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Welcome New Members - October 2022

We welcome David-Charles Campbell to RCPC by letter of transfer from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, where he served as organist and director of music for 20 years. Prior to that he served at Rivermont Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg. He is a collector of antiques and is an avid gardener.

Margie Hale moved to Roanoke from Charleston, West Virginia less than a year ago to be closer to her family. She was born in Huntington. Being a lifetime Presbyterian, she has served in many areas of the church as a deacon and elder as well as serving as a Stephen Minister. Margie’s career was in social work, and she was a planner and CEO. She retired from a non-profit, West Virginia Kids Count, leading and creating programs to raise awareness of such issues as teen pregnancy and child development.

Gillie and Eric Henriksen both work for Acceleration Point in Roanoke. They love walking the greenway and going all the festivals Roanoke has to offer. Eric moved to Roanoke in 2014 and Gillie has been here since 2015. You can find them in local restaurants and playgrounds in the area with their children, Ellie and Hank. They love being a part of the Grandin Village area and supporting the local community.

Lisa Lovegrove moved to Roanoke as a youngster at the age of eight. After graduating from the University of Virginia she started her career in nursing. In 1981, she moved back to Roanoke to work at Community Hospital. She and her husband, Richard, have been married for 43 years. Retirement has given Lisa more time for hiking, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and working with the Compress and Shock Foundation. Lisa has jumped in headfirst becoming involved with hunger mission, Presbyterian Women, and the blood drive at RCPC.

Bruce Loving is a native of Clifton Forge. He works in non-profit fund development, marketing, public relations, and management. He is presently the Director of Development for Roanoke Area Ministries. He adores his cats, and they adore him.

Kris Merritt moved to Roanoke after retirement to be closer to family. She worked in the health care field. Kris has a grown son who lives in Atlanta. She enjoys traveling, the outdoors, walking her dog, and cooking, especially for family and friends for special holiday occasions. Retirement has given Kris the time to pursue volunteer opportunities and enjoy relaxing and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Linda and Roger Wickert have lived in the Martinsville, Smith Mountain Lake, and Roanoke areas for 52 years. Linda is from Erwin, Tennessee, a graduate of the University of Tennessee and received her masters from Virginia Tech. She retired from teaching with her last 20 years being at Williams Fleming High School. Roger is from northern Ohio and graduated from Bowling Green University. He spent most of his career in residential real estate in Roanoke and SML. They enjoy playing cards, ballroom dancing, and traveling. Their lives have been guided by the three F’s~ Faith, Family, and Friends.


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