Rev. Dr. Daniel E. Glaze, pastor
Rev. Dr. David Breckenridge, Minister of Pastoral Care
David joined the staff of River Road in April of 2019 as the Minister of Pastoral Care. David is a graduate of Mississippi College (BA), the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University (DMin). He is currently a student at William and Mary pursuing a M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Cumulatively David has over 30 years in ministry serving churches as pastor and youth minister in Virginia, Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky, and Mississippi, as well as serving as a hospital chaplain in Kentucky. Most recently David served as the pastor of First Baptist Church, Memphis, TN, for 11 years. Through the years David has served in a variety of leadership roles with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He is a member of the Alliance of Baptists.
David is married to Leigh Ann who is a nurse practitioner and a professor of nursing at VCU. They have three children. Hannah, a LCSW, lives with her husband, Anson, in Towson, MD. Seth is a sales associate at Cabellas in Short Pump. Micah is a sophomore at the University of Richmond where he also plays football. David enjoys hiking, biking, photography, live music, attending sporting events, and most any adventure. He enjoys these all the more when doing so with family and friends.
Rev. Marnie Fisher-Ingram, Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families
Marnie was called as Associate Pastor to Youth and Their Families in January of 2018. She is a graduate of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR) and received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown College in Kentucky.
Marnie joined the staff of River Road after serving 11 and a half years with Passport, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama as Youth Program Coordinator. Marnie has more than two decades of experience in youth ministry and is passionate about building relationships with teenagers. Marnie is an active member of the Cooperative Baptist Youth Ministry Network.
Marnie is married to Daniel, a fellow minister here at River Road and they have one spunky 10-year-old who is a budding soccer star, Mollie. Marnie loves college basketball, coloring, being outside, reading, and spending time with her family.
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. Daniel Ingram, Minister of Administration
Daniel was called as Minister of Administration in January 2018. He comes to River Road following eleven years of service with Passport Camps in Birmingham, Alabama. Passport is a CBF partner organization with which River Road has a long and rich history. Daniel has also served congregations and non-profit organizations in Virginia and North Carolina.
Rev. Anna Perry Miller, Associate Pastor for Adult Discipleship
Anna joined the staff of River Road Church in January of 2019. Her pastoral focus is on the discipleship of our adults, through study, worship, and missions, believing that all we do as the church contributes to our formation as followers of Christ.
From Averett College, Anna received her BA in Church Ministries and Music. She is also a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Christian Education.
Through the years, Anna has served in various ministry capacities, most recently as the pastor at Westhunt Baptist Church in Henrico, VA for almost nine years.
Aside from two interim ministry roles, Anna served at Derbyshire Baptist Church as their Minister to Youth and Young Adults, and as the Minister of Education and Senior Adults at First Baptist Church of South Boston, VA.
Although she was born at Fort Sill in Oklahoma (an army baby), she is a Virginia girl. Her teen years were spent in Waynesboro, VA where she went to high school and was active in her youth group and church. It was in Danville at college that she met her husband Dean, marrying him in 1990. Anna and Dean have three children: two sons, Bray and Adam, who are in college, and one daughter, MaggieBeth, who is in high school. The Miller family lives in the far reaches of Glen Allen, VA, enjoying country quietness and beauty.
In her free time, Anna enjoys being outdoors, creating art and crafting, reading, and enjoying meals, games, and fun with family and friends.
Sandy Rooney, Minister to Children and their Families
Sandy was called as Minister to Children and Their Families in January 2019. She is a graduate from University of Virginia with a Masters in Education, and received her undergraduate degree from University of Richmond in Early Childhood Education. Sandy joined the staff of River Road after teaching at the preschool for 15 years. She and her family are longtime members of the church. Sandy is married to Scott who is a Surety Account Executive at Marsh & McLennan Agency. They have four children, Beth, Meg, Matt, and Amanda, who keep them busy with various sports, college visits, and other activities. In addition, the family has two dogs: Leia and Indy. When she is not visiting her daughters at college or watching Amanda and Matt play ball, Sandy enjoys the beach, reading, and time with friends.
Preschool Development Center Staff
Danielle Simone, Director, River Road Church Preschool Development Center
Danielle brings to the school community 25 years in Early Childhood Education. With a Masters of Education in this same field, she is looking forward to being able to spend time working alongside the teachers in their classrooms and helping out with the Inspire Curriculum in the Junior Kindergarten. Danielle and her husband Chris have 5 adorable grandchildren who all live in the area. Their kitties Maurice and Pierre are named in a tribute to Maurice Sendak’s children’s books. Together, they enjoy golfing, pool time, and yardwork. River Road Preschool has an amazing staff of dedicated and experienced teachers that Danielle is looking forward to work alongside. She is co-Director of Richmond Area Directors (RAD). Danielle is excited to find ways to grow partnership opportunities between the church and preschool, and chose to come to River Road because of the strong faith based support system found in its members, families, and staff.
Beth Howe, Assistant Director, River Road Church Preschool Development Center
Beth is excited to be the Assistant Director of River Road Preschool! She has been at the preschool as a teacher for twelve years in the Two-Year-Old and Pre-Toddler programs. She started teaching here when her children were attending the preschool. She has also taught Afternoon Adventures classes and was the Coordinator of the program for the last two years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Teaching (NK-4), both of which she received from Virginia Commonwealth University. She and her husband, Jay, have 19-year-old twin sons, James and Matthew, who are freshman in college, and a 14-year-old daughter, Anna Grace. Her family has 3 dogs: a Golden Retriever, Lucy, Cody the Cockapoo, and a Lab, Daisy. Outside of River Road Preschool, Beth enjoys working in her garden, relaxing in the mountains, spending time with family and friends, and snuggling with her dogs. Beth believes that the foundation of all learning is feeling safe, secure, and loved! She loves working closely with children to help them learn and grow, being a partner with their families in their education, and watching the children develop over their years at RRP!
Kay Starke, Curriculum Coordinator, River Road Church Preschool Development Center
Kay is the Curriculum Coordinator at River Road Church Preschool Development Center. She graduated from Radford College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. This is her 27th year at River Road where she has worked as a teacher, the curriculum specialist, and the LIFE teacher which is a guidance program for the pre-k and junior kindergarten classes. Kay taught kindergarten in the Richmond Public School System. She helped to create the first preschool program at St Mary’s Catholic Church where she served as a teacher and director. Kay and her husband, Jay, are active members at St. Mary’s. They have 3 daughters, 2 granddaughters, and 1 grandson.
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.
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.
Leah Bryan, Building Support Team
Bio coming soon
Mike Christian, Building Support Team
Bio coming soon
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.