We embody the Marks of Discovery: Excellence, Authenticity & Innovation.
Adam grew up in Blacksburg, VA, where in high school he met his future wife Sandy. Sandy is the payroll manager at Owens and Minor and sings soprano in the Richmond Choral Society. They have two teenagers, Teddy and Henry, and an adult daughter, Samantha. Adam is a graduate of Radford University and Wesley Theological Seminary. He studied in Cambridge, England for his doctorate. Adam serves as the Cluster Leader for the West End Cluster of United Methodist Churches in the Three Notch’d District. He has been featured on podcasts and workshops talking about the intersection of faith and the digital market cross of today. Adam likes a good book, walks with his dog, bodyboarding, and video games. He’s also the founder of Methodist Gaming a digital ministry of presence on Twitch and throughout social media with the tagline “The World is Our Stream.”
A graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, Pai is passionate about community and the transformation of self, others, and the world through faith and life. He grew up in Bangkok, Thailand, and has spent many years in the southern United States. Consequently, he loves Thai food and also corn pudding, biscuits and gravy, and sweet tea. Pai has a background in restorative justice, community organizing, and recovery counseling. His vision for the church lies in the Marks of Discovery, which are excellence, authenticity, and innovation. As a Seven on the Enneagram, his interests span from architecture to cooking, long-distance running, badminton, and rock and roll.
Prior to becoming director, Lorrie taught at KIDS for two decades. Before moving to Virginia, she was the director of a senior center for adults with intellectual disabilities in Rhode Island. Born in NYC, Lorrie grew up in northern NJ where she met her husband, Patrick, in a drum corps. She is a graduate of Ohio University with degrees in Music Therapy and Psychology, has a master’s degree in Education from Averett University, and is working towards her doctorate in Early Childhood Education. Lorrie and Patrick enjoy spending time with their four children, son-in-law, and two grandbabies. She looks forward to working closely with families, staff, and the church community to further develop our play-based preschool program in a safe, loving, and Christian environment.