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.

Dr. Dave DeMasters

Dave leads our Executive Team of Pastors. Dave oversees the day-to-day operations of the church. He also teaches, counsels, and provides support for multiple ministries and leads all church special projects. 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…

Tony Robinson

Tony is responsible for Worship and the Arts leading creatives and developing leaders to use their giftings to glorify God and lead others into an experience with God. These areas include worship teams, Encor Academies, and seasonal productions. 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…

John Kelly

John oversees the Engagement process with guests which includes branding, communications, online ministry, building environments and Next Steps. The heart of his work is to help people feel welcomed, get involved and stay connected. John grew up attending WEAG | Church, he met his wife in the youth group, and then found himself called to specifically Pastor here. He received his B.A. in Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University and his MATS from Liberty University. John and his wife Nikki love…

Lisa Eggert

Lisa provides oversight leadership to youth ministry and leads kid’s ministry. The kid’s ministry consists of weekly services, bible study, small groups, outreach, leadership development, summer camp, VBS, retreats, choir productions, and more! WEAG Kids is supported by youth and adult volunteers that Lisa leads and develops on a regular basis.  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…

David Adams

David oversees the youth ministry including weekly services, bible study, small groups, mission’s trips, outreach, leadership development, camps, and retreats. WEAG Youth is supported by adult volunteers that David leads and develops on a regular basis.

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…

Praveen Bunyan

Praveen overseas local and global missions and equips church members to pray, go and give. He also distributes the resources and finances and offers counsel, prayer, and encouragement to our supported missionaries and mission’s organizations.

John Hershman

Amy Young

Amy serves in executive administrative partnership with the Executive Team. She is responsible for maintaining the master church calendar and database. She provides administrative support for the Groups Ministry, Pastor, Elder, Deacon Board and several other ministries in the church. Amy is also the special projects manager.

Mike Dalton

Mike leads our production team for Sunday services where he maintains our cameras, screens, and projectors. He also oversees the volunteer teams in these areas. Mike manages our Staff Resource Center where we do most of our printing and signage. Mike is also our IT Director.

Susan Chewning

Susan serves in executive administrative partnership with the Executive Team. She has overall responsibility for Fellowship One (our church management software). She provides administrative support to Family Ministries, WEAG Women, WEAG Men, and several other departments in the church. 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…

Beth Hamilton

Beth is the Director for Camp WEAG, a 70-acre retreat property in Amelia County. She oversees all operations and reservations for the Camp.

Sue Schlesman

Sue oversees discipleship including sermon response follow up, adult Bible studies, classes, workshops, and the Connections Gathering for new believers.

Amos Miles

Amos assists the Family Ministries Pastor and Youth Pastor by discipling kids and youth through connection and relationship. This is developed through leading bible studies, facilitating small groups, one-on-one mentorship, and planning activities and events for fellowship. Miles was born and raised in Dover, Delaware. After high school, he lived in Prince George’s County, Maryland for six years before moving to Richmond, Virginia in 2014. He has been attending WEAG for three years, and first served with the gym set…

Kathryn Straw

Kathryn guides the Engagement and Experience process by managing the Sunday morning volunteers, first-time visitors, Next Steps, facilitating outreach events, and managing the social media accounts.

Nikki Kelly

Nikki supports the Worship Pastor and all worship events, services, and initiatives. She communicates with service participants, helps create the order of worship and produces sermon graphics. Nikki is responsible for the weekly email, announcement slides and live announcements. 

Gina Dalton

Gina teaches three- and four-year-old children for the Preschool at West End. She is the nursery director and baby dedication coordinator. Gina is also an assistant for congregational care.

Cathy Kelly

Cathy oversees the care process. She is responsible for maintaining the prayer lists as well as arranging for pastoral calls and visits, benevolence requests, and all aspects of funeral arrangements. Cathy makes sure all are loved and cared for by our pastors and staff.

James Smith

James leads our facilities team and is responsible for all aspects of building security, maintenance, and repair. James is also the director of our sports ministry.

Amy Mahan

Amy leads the Community 50+ leadership team, which creates opportunities for connection, spiritual growth and transformation, and care for one another. 

Jeff Grathen

Jeff oversees the Business Office which includes the monthly financials, cash management, bill payment, budgets, payroll, insurance management, and year-end audit/review. He also serves as our Human Resources Director.

Mac Dunn

Mac helps facilitate the high school experience for MDWK Youth Group, special events and retreats throughout the year. He is also responsible for assisting with engagement and experience on Sunday mornings, working with volunteers, new people and those looking to take next steps. He also is a part of the facilities team.

Thomas Kelly

Thomas is the Music Director overseeing the worship bands that lead on Sunday mornings. He helps coordinate and plan worship experiences and assists with music projects for students and other ministries.

Nicole Pearson

Nicole is the director of Encor Academy. Encor Academy is a ministry of WEAG | Church that helps students of all ages pursue training in the arts. 

Mary Ann Hughes

Mary Ann teaches ages two and three for the Preschool at West End.

Annemarie Lee

Annemarie teaches Pre-K for the Preschool at West End.

Leah Armstrong

Leah is the Missions Assistant. She helps with social media, incoming contributions, supporting ministries, volunteers, and administration for mission projects. 

Jessica Garcia

Jessica is the Kids Ministry Administrator. She helps coordinate events, weekly gatherings and assists Pastor Lisa.

Jessi Culyer

Jessi manages our West End Thrift Store coordinating volunteers, and manages the day to day store maintenance, merchandise and promotions.

Tracy Provost

George Green

Yoneko Stephen

Katie Gilman

Andy Martin

Carl Miller

Abi McCamant

Lee Crowe

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