Held at 11 a.m., we welcome you to praise God and hear the Word each Sunday.
Congregation of faith
Kelley Connelly is a Middle Level Student at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia and our Intern for the academic year. Before beginning her Masters of Divinity at Union, Kelley worked in Youth Ministry and Music Ministry in her hometown of Winchester, Virginia. Her joys in ministry at First Presbyterian Church Winchester are a major part of her calling to pursue theological education. Kelley also holds a Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance from Shenandoah University and loves incorporating music into her theological studies. When she’s not studying, reading, or spending time at the church Kelley enjoys seeing live music, drinking fresh coffee, cooking, exercising and spending time with her friends and family. Additionally, Kelley’s ministerial interests and vocational goals include community engagement, feminist theology, Middle Eastern studies and early church history. Kelley is so excited to serve the Brett Reed congregation through worship leadership, community engagement, pastoral care, and to work closely with the Rev. Karen Stanley, her partner in ministry..
Our adult Sunday School program meets on Sunday mornings at 9:45 to discuss the Word through Bible Study.
The Reverend Karen V. Stanley is our Covenant Pastor. She received her Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education degrees from Union Presbyterian Seminary (formerly Union-PSCE) in Richmond.
She served as Associate Pastor for Christian Education for 13 years at the Williamsburg (VA) Presbyterian Church. Since retiring in 2013, Karen served as supply pastor in a PCUSA church in Lancaster County, VA. Prior to her ordination as Minister of Word and Sacrament Karen served as Christian Education Consultant for St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and Director of Christian Education for Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, both in Lancaster County, VA.
Karen is a native Virginian who was reared in Arlington, when the Northern Virginia county still had a small-town atmosphere. She has had the experience of living in three major cities – Richmond, Baltimore and Atlanta – as well as in the town of White Stone, with its population of about 500. Karen and her husband, Tony, returned to their native state 38 years ago to be with and to care for elderly family members. Tony established a photography studio in White Stone, and Karen assisted with portrait and wedding photography. Their home is on the Rappahannock River in White Stone.
Tony and Karen have one daughter, Susan, who lives in Roswell, GA, with her husband, Pat, and their two daughters, Catherine and Elizabeth. Catherine, an Ole Miss and Georgia State University graduate, is a special education teacher working with deaf and hearing-impaired students. Elizabeth is a Junior at Wingate College in North Carolina.
Our faith community welcomes you, and your family. Join us every Sunday to worship, pray and learn.
Concerts, dinners, and meetings help you build your faith with one another and with the Lord.
Come home to the love of the Lord.
Our outreach programs help us bring the gospels to life every month.