Reverend Patrick Dennis joined the staff of Tuckahoe as Pastor/Head of Staff in August 2013. He and his wife, Sarah, came to us from The Presbyterian Church in Fredericksburg, VA. Patrick served as the Associate Pastor there since 2006 and Sarah as the Director of Youth Ministry since 2008.
Patrick received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Religion minor from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and went on to attend Princeton Theological Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity degree in May 2006. He was ordained in the PCUSA in October 2006.
In addition to his work at the church, Patrick has served on the Personnel committee and Committee on Representation for the Presbytery of the James and the Camp Hanover Board, Vision 2020 Team of the Presbytery and the Synod Nominating Committee. Patrick and Sarah have three children, Audrey, Iain, and Connor and a Golden Retriever, Kona.
Sarah joined the Tuckahoe Staff in June of 2016 as Director of Christian Formation. She has a BA in communications from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity from Princeton seminary. Since her graduation from seminary, Sarah has had experience in Christian Education and served as the Director of Youth Ministry at the Presbyterian Church Fredericksburg for 5 years. She is passionate about exploring ways to help people of all ages engage in deeper spiritual formation and express their faith at home as well as in a Christian community.
Sarah is excited to be joining her husband, Patrick, on staff at Tuckahoe. Sarah and Patrick have three children Audrey, Iain and Connor, and a golden retriever, Kona. When not at church she enjoys playing with the kids, trying to get a run in, sewing, reading, and trying fun Richmond restaurants.
Mark came to Tuckahoe in October, 1990. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Kentucky, and a Master of Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
One of his joys is to have seen his Bell Choir “TUCKADINGS” start from Day # 1 and develop into a vibrant, exciting group of musicians playing premier music. The singing of the Chancel Choir is a much anticipated moment in each Sunday’s service among Tuckahoeans.
Mark often charges the choir and congregation to remember the words of Psalm 100:2 “Serve the Lord with gladness: Come before his presence with SINGING!”