IMG_1501Rev. Rebecca Page Lesley, Pastor

Rebecca completed her B.A. at Hanover College (Indiana) in 2000 followed by Masters of Divinity at Columbia Theological Seminary in 2003. She spent the next few years as an administrator at an Atlanta church. Rebecca was ordained in 2007 when she answered a call to ministry at Suffolk Presbyterian Church. She was called to lead Green Acres in 2014.

In addition to her pastoral work, Rebecca serves as moderator for the presbytery’s Commission on Preparation for Ministry, helping others called to ministry navigate the ordination process. She’s also involved with Young Clergy Women’s Project, a support network of ordained women under forty. Rebecca says that while she enjoys all aspects of ministry, “preaching and worship are my true passions.”

Together with her husband Patrick, daughters Laura and Miriam, two cats, and a dog, Rebecca makes her home in Suffolk. When she has a little free time, Rebecca enjoys throwing pottery, knitting, drawing, and reading mysteries.

Contact Rebecca at rebecca.lesley@greenacrespc.org or 757-484-5125.


Jaime Ambrose, Director of Christian Education and Outreach Ministries

Jaime is a native of Virginia Beach and graduate of First Colonial High School. She completed her B.S. in Psychology at Old Dominion University. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity degree at Union Presbyterian Seminary.

Jaime spent 10 years as a financial planner before hearing a call to ministry, but she has always enjoyed working with youth. She  formerly served as youth director at Lynnhaven Presbyterian Church and Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. Jaime also has worked at the Presbytery level in many different roles.

Jaime says youth ministry is “truly my passion and my calling.”

Contact Jaime at jaime.ambrose@greenacrespc.org or 757-484-5125.


Thom Robertson, Music Director

Thom received his B.A. in Music from the University of Richmond. He continued through the Master of Sacred Music (MSM) program at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) where he studied under Robert Anderson and Lloyd Pfautsch.

Thom previously served churches in Virginia (Newport News, Hampton, Danville, Alexandria), Texas (Amarillo), and Minnesota (St. Paul). While in Texas, he also taught at West Texas A&M University as adjunct professor of organ and harpsichord and performed with the Amarillo Symphony Orchestry as principal organist and harpsichordist.

From 1996 to 1998, Thom served as national president of the Association of Anglican Musicians. Currently he is on the board of The Portageville Chapel, a retreat center for organists. He retired from full-time church music in 2012 and is now living in Suffolk, VA.

Contact Thom at thom.robertson@greenacrespc.org or 757-484-5125.


 

Sarah Hyslop, Church Secretary

A graduate of Converse College (Spartanburg, SC), Sarah brought her computer, organization, and people skills to the Green Acres front office in 2012.

Sarah and her husband, Jonathan, along with their spoiled-rotten dogs Bart and Andy, make their home in Virginia Beach. In her free time, Sarah enjoys singing with her church choir and keeping up with family in her hometown, Henderson, NC.

Contact Sarah at secretary@greenacrespc.org or 757-484-5125.

 

 


Ambrose Young, Church Custodian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Walter Charles Hunting, Pastor Emeritus

Walt Hunting was born in Highland Park, Michigan. He grew up there and in Royal Oak, Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. After his ordination, he served congregations in Galeton, Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; and Portsmouth, Virginia. He was Pastor of Green Acres Presbyterian Church for 34 years.