Rev. Dr. Daniel G. Bagby, Minister of Pastoral Care
Dan Bagby has served as the Minister of Pastoral Care since 2011. In addition to his work at RRCB, he serves as the Theodore F. Adams Emeritus Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR). Dan’s education includes undergraduate work in psychology, religion and English, a master’s degree in psychology, an M.Div. at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. and a PhD. in Pastoral Care & Counseling (Wayne E. Oates fellow). His outside study area was Homiletics & Worship. Dan also has done postdoctoral work at the Univ. Of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dan has pastored for twenty-six years (Virginia, Indiana, and Texas), was chaplain to a Juvenile Detention Ctr., to a mental hospital, and chaplain to a Women’s Prison four years (Ky), a Pastoral Counselor in two Pastoral Counseling Centers (Indiana and Texas), and has taught Pastoral Care at two seminaries (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and BTSR). Dan teaches several courses: Basic Pastoral Care, Marriage & Family Counseling, Crisis Care, Ministering In Complicated Losses, Care of Difficult Relationships, Pastoral Care of Children & Youth, etc. (teaches in Brazil at seminary every four years). Dan also serves as a consultant to Hospice Programs and Non-Profit agencies.
Dan is a clinical member of American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT), the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), and the American Orthopsychiatric Association. Supervisor of seminary clinical pastoral education programs (on MCV and Caring Community CPE Consultation Boards). Board member, VipCare (Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care).
Dan has written / contributed to eight books in his many years of ministry and teaching:
Understanding Anger in the Church, Transition and Newness (on Loss), Before You Marry, The Church: The Power to Help and to Hurt, Seeing Through Our Tears, Crisis Ministry: A Handbook, Beyond The Myths: The Journey To Adulthood, and Healing Our Hurts: Dealing With Difficult Emotions. He has edited three books in series for Abingdon (1st: The Church and Addiction (2002), Pastoral Responses to Sexual Abuse (2003), and Pastoral Responses to Suicide (2006).
He has written section on “Anger” in The Dictionary of Pastoral Care & Counseling (Abingdon), and a chapter on “Managing BiPolar Issues” (Oxford).
Dan was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, son and grandson of missionary parents. He speaks Portuguese fluently. Dan and his wife Janet have been members of RRCB since 1994, where they and their family have thrived in service and community. Dan’s wife Janet is the retired Chair of English Dept. at Godwin High School. Dan and Janet have two grown children. Their son holds a Ph.D. and is Director of Student Activities in Fla., and their daughter serves as a Chaplain at the University of Richmond (she is a UR, UVA, & BTSR grad).
Dr. Robert Gallagher, Minister of Music
Bob Gallagher came to River Road Church as Minister of Music in August 2011. He oversees the vibrant Music Ministry for children, youth, and adults.
A native of New York, Bob received a Bachelor of Music in Organ from Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music in Organ from The Juilliard School, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Catholic University of America. He also holds diplomas and prizes in Organ, Harpsichord, and Improvisation from his year of study in Paris.
Bob served as Associate Director of Music at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, Pennsylvania for 10 years and as Minister of Music at Wayne United Methodist Church for 5 years. In Washington, D.C. he served for 8 years as Organist at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle and also taught in the departments of Organ, Conducting, and Liturgical Music at The Catholic University of America. He served as Assistant Organist at Columbia University during his student years in New York.
In addition to serving in church music ministry, Bob has performed as organist, harpsichordist, conductor, and accompanist throughout the United States and Europe. A founding member of the Liturgical Organists Consortium, (a group of five organists committed to the renewal of esteem for the organ in the Catholic Church) Bob has recorded several CDs and appeared as a guest on Pipedreams Live.
Bob and his wife, Louise, enjoy living near Stony Point, just across the James River from the church. They have four grown children who live in Philadelphia and various parts of New England. Louise currently works as Music Coordinator and Cantor at St. Bridget Church in Richmond. She is also landscape and portrait artist, using primarily oil paints.
Rev. Libby M. Grammer, Interim Minister of Christian Education & Spiritual Formation
Libby has been on staff at RRCB since January 2015. She began her time here in the role of Pastoral Intern, working with then-pastor Mike Clingenpeel, and moved into her current position of Interim Minister of Christian Education & Spiritual Formation in September 2015.
She is currently working on her Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree with McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA with a focus in Justice & Peacemaking/Ethics. She earned an M.Div. degree from McAfee in December 2010 (Academic Research/Christian Ethics) and an M.A. in Religious Studies (Theology, Ethics, & Culture) from the University of Virginia in May 2015. Her undergraduate work was completed at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia in May 2007, with a semester abroad in Seville, Spain with the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies (Major: Spanish; Minors in Religion and English).
Libby is the author of Privilege, Risk, and Solidarity: Understanding Undocumented Immigration through Feminist Christian Ethics (Wipf and Stock, 2017). Libby has also served as a Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Fellow in July 2017 and works to advance the mission of the BJC as an ambassador for Religious Liberty. Libby blogs here on the RRCB Pastor’s Blog, as well as Huff Post, and her own website.
Originally from North Georgia/Southern Tennessee, Libby was ordained to the ministry in December 2010 in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. She has served as a teacher, a pulpit supply preacher, and in music ministry leadership roles in various churches since that time. Libby also worked as an immigration paralegal with a large law firm for 10 years, from 2007-2017, where she became proficient in immigration law and practice, leading to her advocacy efforts for and writing about the issue of undocumented immigration.
Libby and her husband William Underwood have been members of River Road Church, Baptist since August 2014, when they moved to Richmond for William to attend Virginia Commonwealth University to complete a degree in Mathematics. William graduated from VCU in December 2016 and currently works in Project Management at the City of Richmond’s Information Technology Department. Libby and William are both members of the RRCB Chancel Choir. They have three dogs, Paco, Boober, and Samson, who are their pride and joy. Libby loves to hike, sing, drink coffee, and continue to grow as a photographer.
Rev. Kim C. Crowley, Interim Minister to Children
Kim was called as Interim Minister to Children in June 2016. She is a 2009 graduate of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Kim earned her Bachelor of Music Education from East Carolina University in 2005.
Kim was ordained by Grace Baptist Church in Richmond in 2010. Previously, she has served as Minister to Youth and Children and Associate Minister in Richmond area churches where she taught, preached, and wrote curriculum for Sunday School as a part of her duties.
Kim’s husband Chris is also a musician and serves as the Music Minister at Chamberlayne Baptist Church. They have an adorable daughter Erica, who is two years old, and an adorable Shepherd Husky, Iris, who is seven years old.
Rev. Chester Phelps
Interim Minister of Visitation & Youth
Preschool Development Center Staff
Lyndsay McGreevy, Director, River Road Church Preschool Development Center
Lyndsay became the Director of RRCB’s Preschool Development Center in July 2016. She was looking for a faith-based program that would allow her to continue the work she loves with a basis in her love for God, and she has found that in her role with RRCB.
Lyndsay is a graduate of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College and an active member of a local church. She has 15 years of experience. She has worked in Rainbow Station, the Children’s Museum, and Chesterbrook Academy. She brings fiscal and supervisory skills to her position. Lyndsay is married to David and has two children: Hailee and Maddie. She loves to ride horses and spend time with her family.
Wendy Graves, Administrative Assistant, River Road Church Preschool Development Center
Wendy joined the RRCB staff in August 1994, assisting both the prior and current Preschool Directors.
Wendy and her husband Tom joined RRCB in October 1991. Tom is President Emeritus of Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond (BTSR). Wendy and Tom have two adult daughters.
Rev. Billy Burford, Intentional Interim Church Administrator
Billy has been on staff at River Road Church since October 2014. Prior to his retirement in September 2013, he served First Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia, for 16 years as Church Administrator. Previous to that he served other churches in Texas and Arkansas, beginning in 1982. A native of Houston, Texas, Billy received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A & M University and a Master of Arts in Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1992, he was certified by the National Association of Church Business Administration as a Church Administrator. Billy and his wife Beverly have one son and three grandsons.
LeAnne Lane, Office Manager
LeAnne is a native of Richmond and has been employed at River Road Church since 2008. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Lynchburg College.
Cassandra Ducca, Communications Specialist
Cassandra came to River Road Church in September 2011 as the Communications Specialist. She has a B.S. in Communication, with concentrations in Professional Writing and Advertising from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She graduated from Monacan High School in Chesterfield County.
Cassandra is from the East Coast, having lived in New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, and is lucky enough to have family in SW Florida to visit for warm vacations any time of the year. In addition to her work at RRCB, some may know about her homemade cupcakes, which have made appearances at the church on a number of occasions. Prior to working at RRCB, Cassandra worked in gourmet food stores, a university office, an art gallery, as well as an educational non-profit organization, all in Philadelphia. She has a soft spot for good coffee, Italian food, art, music, and pop culture. Cassandra has two fur-babies, cats named Teddy and Poppy.
Terri McMahon, Administrative Assistant
Terri joined the RRCB staff in March 2016 on the building support team. In November 2016, she moved into her current role of Administrative Assistant. Terri holds a degree in Theatre & Speech from William & Mary, and in the past has worked in theatre & film, both as a performer and in production. She has also held various teaching and management positions. Terri has a daughter, Brenna, and lots of siblings, nieces & nephews.
Susan S. Young, Administrative Assistant
Susan joined the church staff in September 2008 through a friendship with a staff member. Susan is married to Tom Young and they have two grown children and one grandchild. She was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Her hobbies include watercolor, card making, knitting, and reading.
Chuck Ursiny, Building Services Coordinator
Charles “Chuck” Ursiny came to River Road Church as a Sexton on Easter Sunday in 1993, and in 2015, he became the Building Services Coordinator.
A life-long Steelers fan, Chuck was born in Pittsburgh, PA, moved to Clearwater, Florida in 1980, and landed in Richmond in 1993. He studied Advanced Firefighting at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. Before RRCB, Chuck worked at the Neutron Device Department and the Department of Energy as a fireman. In 2001, Chuck married Laurie Beauchamp at River Road Church. He has two children – a daughter, Blake, and a son, Matthew. Outside of work, he loves fishing, hunting, and boating, as well as family vacation spots on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Disney World.
Zelda Goode, Cook / Environmental Services Aide
Zelda Goode came to River Road Church in 2010 as the Cook and Environmental Services Aide. Zelda, originally from Charles City, VA, moved to Richmond at an early age with her parents and six brothers and sisters. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in the city of Richmond. She her husband, Joe, have been together for over 35 years. They have two children, Uronda and Shawn. Zelda and Joe are extremely active in their church, including singing in the men’s and women’s choirs. On special occasions, especially celebrations, they like to spend time together and go out of town when they have the chance.