And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

~ The Acts of the Apostles 2:42

The Rev. Robert Ray Gilman (Bob)

Bob is married to the Rev. Connie Gilman who serves as Associate Priest at Trinity Church, Portsmouth where they live in an area known as Olde Town. He have three daughters and five grandchildren who live presently in the Washington D.C. area and one in London, England.  Connie’s daughter and grandson live in Norfolk and are a joy and love to know as well.  

Bob’s career began as a third mate with two companies in the merchant marine, which led to 29 years as a chaplain in the United States Air Force, followed by serving as rector in 3 locations in Virginia, as well as an interim ministry in Houston, Texas. His last service as Rector was at a parish formed in 1642 in Suffolk, and the opportunity to serve once again in a parish known for its historic commitment to the Gospel is a particular joy for him.

Mike Tuck

Senior Warden

The Vestry

Erick Styve

Junior Warden

Denee Tuck

At Large

Don Danielson

Finance & Stewardship

Colleen Potter Thorburn

Music Ministry

John Maclin, IV

At Large

Linda Wynne

At Large

Bishop Susan B. Haynes

The Diocese of Southern Virginia elected the Rt. Rev. Susan B. Haynes as its 11th Bishop at Special Diocesan Council in Dinwiddie on September 21, 2019. She was ordained and consecrated on February 1, 2020, with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry as chief consecrator.

Haynes is married to the Rev. Thomas Haynes, and they have two adult daughters, Sarah and Avery.


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