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Meet the Newest Members of RCPC

Steve & Ester Brockman

Steve and Ester moved to Roanoke in July 2023 from Florida. They have 5 children with 3 of them still living at home. Steve works for the City of Roanoke, and he enjoys racing in ultra triathlons and spending time with his family. Ester is a stay at home mom and she served as a Deacon and Elder at her last church. Ester also enjoys going to the lake, and being with friends and family. They have two middle school age children, Isabell and Rachel, and a kindergartner, Kai, all of them are in different activities! The Brockmans love living in Roanoke, being so close to the mountains, and they are enjoying the different seasons that they did not get when they were living in Florida. They are looking forward to being a part of RCPC in their new hometown!

Elizabeth & Barry Jones

Elizabeth is a community health worker at Carilion Clinic’s Care Connection for Children. She also sings with Opera Roanoke and enjoys playing the piano. Barry is a controller with Precision Fabrics Group in Vinton. They have three school-aged children: William, Helene, and Henry.

Hope Kessler

Hope and her husband Andrew met while working at Target in 2012 and after a short engagement were married in 2014. They share a big love for the outdoors and hiking, hitting the trails on many weekends, and now they take their 3 children hiking and camping. Andrew was born and raised in Roanoke and has attended RCPC since birth. Hope moved to Roanoke in 2012 from Rocky Mount and attended RCPC with Andrew when able. Andrew works for New Millenium, and Hope has recently become a stay at home mom after working at the local rock climbing gym, The River Rock, for 6 years. They have 3 children, Augusta (5), Grayson (3), and Bennet (1), a standard poodle named Sugar and a cat named Cloud.

Charles Richards

Charles is a native Roanoker, growing up in the Back Creek area of Roanoke County. He has worked in public education for 40+ years as a teacher and now as a librarian. He has a love for reading, gardening, cooking, and live entertainment. Charles enjoys eating at local places, shopping yard sales and online auctions, and spending time with family and friends. David Charles and Charles love to ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway exploring in Floyd and the surrounding counties.

Robin & Tom Scott

Tom is a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia and Robin of Atlanta, Georgia. They meet in the marching band at the University of Kentucky and began their married life in Jonesboro, Arkansas where Tom worked for Dupont BioMedical Systems as an Electrical Engineer. They moved  to Roanoke in September of 1984 after Tom received a job with GE Drive Systems. Robin and Tom have 4 adult children: Doug, Emily, and twins Monica and Meredith. In more recent years, they have added a daughter-in-law, 2 sons-in-law and 3 grandchildren to the fold. Tom is currently a Technical Instructor with TMEIC and Robin is retired after serving as a music teacher for several years at First Presbyterian Preschool before working as an Instructional Assistant with Roanoke City Public Schools. They live near Virginia Western Community College with their beagle mix, Manny, and still enjoy participating in area music ensembles and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats!


Leslie Weaver & Geoffrey Weaver

Leslie and her husband, Jonathan, moved to Roanoke 35 years ago from Clearwater, Florida. They started their family and raised them here in the Raleigh Court Neighborhood. They regularly attended RCPC where the children attended preschool, sang in many choirs, and enjoyed Youth Group and LOGOS activities. Dr. Tupper Garden was pastor at this time. Leslie’s love of art, music, books, and young children led her to a career as an Early Childhood Special Educator with Roanoke City Public Schools. She now spends her time being home with the dogs, gardening, reading, and creating. Leslie enjoys the little things like the perfect cup of coffee, crips autumn days, and drives in the country. Geoffrey spends his days out and about in the community, doing volunteer work, and going on many adventures with friends. He is very musically inclined and has many interests including Bach, the pipe organ, weather, rock and roll, and American Sign Language. Geoffrey enjoys being out with friends swimming, blowing, and shooting hoops. They are very excited to be back with the RCPC community!






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