Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

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Dr. Shane Schlesman

Shane has served at WEAG for over thirteen years. With a background in business and family ministry, Shane understands the needs of families today. He and his wife Sue have 3 sons – Bruce, Brent, and Brady.

Bob Laughlin

Bob oversees all of WEAG’s Media and Fine Arts programs, from Sunday worship to evangelical broadway-style productions. He has served at WEAG since 1981. Bob has a special knack for identifying and utilizing the creative talents of hundreds of people and is constantly working to develop new ways of creatively expressing the message of the gospel through the arts. Bob has a B.A. in Music Education from Lee College with graduate studies in Community Counseling from Georgia State University. He…

Rodney Green

Rodney has served at WEAG since 2010. He oversees WEAG’s Community Life Departments, Administration Functions, and Finances. Rodney has a passion for discipleship and organizational leadership. He has a business background. Rodney has a B.S. in Industrial Management from the University of Tennessee, an MBA from the College of William and Mary and is pursuing a MA in Christian Ministries from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife Faye have 3 adult sons – Josh, Jake and Joe.

Dr. Dave DeMasters

Dave is a native Richmonder who hails from Texas. Dr. Dave serves as the Family Life Pastor and provides direct ministry leadership in Marriage & Parenting, Congregational Care, and Counseling. Dave holds a D.Min/Counseling and MDiv degree, as well as a Masters in both Leadership and Psychology. Dave is married to Amy and they have two adult children, Josh and Chelsea.

Marlyn DeFoggi

Marlyn has served at WEAG for 30+ years. She is an ordained minister, published author and speaker, and recognized leader in ministry to women. She has led multiple mission trips to provide conferences around the world that inspire women to live their best lives through Jesus Christ. She has built a wide variety of opportunities at WEAG for women to be involved in Bible studies, experience healthy and supportive communities, and engage in serving experiences. She and Paul have two…

Moises Diaz

Moises has overseen WEAG’s Latino Ministry through weIglesia de Bendición since August 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Mechanical Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the Faculty of Theology in Cuba and in the United States, a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from the Faculty of Theology in Cuba and a Master of Divinity degree at United States Faculty of Theology. Moises’s apostolic gift has served him to plant several churches in Cuba, Canada and…

Lisa Eggert

Lisa came on staff in 2008 and oversees WEAG’s Family Ministries. Prior to WEAG, she served as a Chi Alpha campus missionary for 3 years. Lisa has a desire to disciple others and to share her passion for loving the world. Lisa is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God, received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jamal Jones

Jamal grew up at West End Assembly of God and is thankful to now serve as Associate Student Ministries Pastor. His role enables him to be involved in ministry from upper elementary through college, while his primary responsibility is to lead our middle school ministry. His dream is to see all students develop a love for Jesus Christ and make him known from Richmond to the ends of the earth. Jamal received his B.S. in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University…

John Kelly

John grew up attending West End Assembly of God and is the Online Campus Pastor. He wants to help create an impactful atmosphere of community for our online ministry. John received his B.A. in Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University and is married to Nikki.

Tony Robinson

Tony joined the WEAG staff in 2010. He is passionate about seeing the lives of people impacted by worship and oversees the development and ministry of the WEAG worship teams. Tony received his BA in Church Music/Vocal Performance from Lee University. Before coming to Richmond, he served as a Worship Pastor for 12 years in Florida, Texas, and Alabama. He is a native Virginian and is so glad to be home to enjoy all things Hokies! Tony and his wife,…

Jeremy Woltz

Jeremy has attended WEAG for most of his life, and attributes the bulk of his spiritual development to his family, both at home and at this church. Jeremy oversees the Young Adult ministry at West End Assembly of God, which involves college students and young professionals. He is passionate about seeing the lives of Young Adults shaped by the truth of God’s Word through discipleship and community. Jeremy received a B.A. in Psychology from James Madison University and a Masters…
Pastoral Intern Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

Nathan grew up at West End Assembly of God and is so grateful for the spiritual foundation that was set in his life from a young age. His role enables him to grow and be versatile in many areas of ministry within WEAG. His dream is to glorify God through making disciples and intentional ministry in under-resourced communities. Nathan has worked with Richmond outreach initiatives for three years ministering to children, teens, and adults. Nathan is working towards credentialing through…

Tommy Christmas

John Hershman

Pat Bragg

Pat’s passion lies within instrumental music. At the very heart of our Music and Fine Arts ministry is the belief that all should be serving in their areas of giftedness. Pat trains musicians and sound technicians of all ages to maximize their gifts and strive for excellence. He also oversees the WEAG Facilities which assists all who attend and serve in accomplishing their ministries in a clean and comfortable environment. Pat has been involved with WEAG since 1984. He has…

Mike Dalton

Mike is the director of WEAG Media/IT, which records and produces still and video media that is used in our weekly services. This department is also responsible for maintaining the churches technology and IT structure. Mike and his wife, Gina, moved to Richmond from southwest Virginia and began attending WEAG in 1988. They have three children.

Susan Chewning

Susan has been a part of the WEAG family since 1990 and a Family Life staff member since 2000. Families and children are extremely important to the life of WEAG. Susan coordinates the administrative needs for Family Life and our Kids Pastor, managing projects and budgets for ministries involving children ages 0-5th grade. She also works closely with the Youth, Young Adult, and Marriage ministries coordinating calendar events and providing team support with projects and activities. Susan is married to…

Beth Hamilton

Beth and her husband Daniel began attending WEAG after marrying in 1996, and she has served on staff at WEAG since 2001.  Serving in Family Life Ministries has provided the opportunity for Beth to create, organize and implement many programs and events that impact children and families both here at WEAG and throughout our community.  Camp WEAG is an exciting new endeavor for Beth and her husband as they work to build this exciting ministry in Amelia County.  Beth and…

Cindy Johnson

Cindy coordinates and administrates missions events, Faith Promise, short-term projects and more. Mission outreach at WEAG provides global opportunities for each of us to use our gifts, talents and abilities as we reach out to those in need. Through combined Faith Promise giving, WEAGers are financially supporting 100+ career missionary families in 41 different countries. Short-term projects give team members a glimpse into the daily lives of these same people. Cindy has been a part of the WEAG family since…

Jim Washok

Jim and his wife, Donna, have enjoyed being a part of the WEAG community since their first visit in October 1994. They have since assisted with most ministries of the church and raised their three kids to be active contributors. As Communications and Marketing Director since September 2017, Jim supervises WEAG’s online profiles and marketing. He co-directs the curation of fine art for the on-site Gallery 401. And, Jim works with the Welcome team to ensure guests have a great…

Paul DeFoggi

Elder Katie Gilman

Katie Gilman

Susan Glasscock

Carl Miller

Elder Joe Ruiz

Joe Ruiz

Elder Patricia Shaw-Brooks

Patricia Shaw-Brooks

Elder Chris Withers

Chris Withers

Mike Bridges

James Bryant

Lynn Green

Deacon Rachael Jackson

Rachael Jackson

JJ Culyer

Brad Stang

Rush Middleton