Reverend Patrick Dennis joined the staff of Tuckahoe as Pastor/Head of Staff on August 1, 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. 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.
Ginger holds a B.S. from Virginia Tech in Management, Housing, and Family Development. After working at Westminster Canterbury, Richmond for eight years she earned a Masters in Christian Education in 2008 from Union Presbyterian Seminary. She continued working at WCR and completed her Clinical Pastoral Education degree in 2009. Ginger grew up here at Tuckahoe. She joined the church with many other communicants before Bill Wilson, our first pastor, left in 1963.
Active in the youth group here, she participated in the Presbytery high school youth mission trip “Operation Mexico” of 1970, and helped lead it in 1974. Ginger and her husband Mike were married at Tuckahoe in 1975 before moving west.
They returned to Richmond in 1996, with their three children, Preston, Marly, and Ben. Since that time Ginger has served as Sunday School teacher and Superintendent, Deacon, mission trip volunteer,Habitat for Humanity coordinator, and FeedMore volunteer.