Lucia Lloyd, Rector
Lucia Lloyd loves doing ministry with such a welcoming and energetic congregation that has so much courage, dedication, faith, and joy! Lucia was raised as a Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, and felt a call to ordained ministry from her teenage years. She has also had a lifelong love of literature, and studied English at Davidson College (with a junior year abroad at Oxford) before going to Princeton Theological Seminary. She continued to pursue both interests, as her graduate education included an M.A.R. in Religion and Literature from Yale Divinity School, an M.A. in English from Middlebury College, and an M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary. She has taught religion and literature at Linden Hall School, St. Margaret’s School, and Rappahannock Community College. She also served as a chaplain at VCU (MCV) Hospital in Richmond. In 2005 she was ordained a priest, and served as the Assistant Rector of St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church in Richmond for three years before she was called to St. Stephen’s in 2008. Lucia lives in Tappahannock with her husband Marshall, who is a Latin teacher at St. Margaret’s School, and their two teenage daughters.
Terry Bain, Office Manager
Terry has been Office Manager at St Stephen’s since March 2010. She is also the church secretary at Warsaw United Methodist Church where she is an active member, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Millers Tavern. Terry was born in North Carolina but her home has been the Northern Neck since the age of four. She lives in Richmond County.
Cheryl Brown Davis, Music Director
Dr. Cheryl Brown Davis received a Bachelor of Music Ed. degree from Madison College, in 1971 a Master of Music in vocal performance and choral conducting from The University of Michigan and in 1990a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Virginia in Curriculum and Instruction. In 1972 Dr. Brown Davis began her teaching career in the Cheboygan Michigan Public schools where she taught music in grades k-12. From 1973-1977 she taught choral music at Ferguson High School in Newport News. For ten years she taught vocal music in the Rockingham Co. Virginia Schools, 2 years in the Ann Arbor Michigan Public Schools and for five years taught at North Dakota State University. From 1998-2007, Dr. Brown taught vocal music in Albemarle Co. Virginia at the middle school and high school levels. After her husband retired in 2007, Dr. Brown Davis returned to Newport News and taught at Riverside Elementary School until her retirement in 2011. During 1978-1983 while teaching choral music in Rockingham County, Dr. Brown Davis was adjunct teacher of voice and choir at Mary Baldwin College, sand with the Shenandoah ChoralSociety, organized and directed the first Shenandoah Valley Children’s Chorus, directed the Staunton Chapter of Sweet Adelines, and directed a professional vocal jazz ensemble, “Jasmine”.From 1987-1990 while a doctoral student at the University of Virginia, Dr. Brown Davis sang with the University Singers, was a member of the University Arts Council, theJefferson Society, and worked as a guide at the Rotunda. In 1989 she was elected into the Raven society and co-directed the Glee Club, the first and only woman ever to direct that group. Dr. Brown Davis has been a frequent guest conductor and vocal music adjudicator in district and state festivals for the past thirty-five years in Virginia, Michigan and North Dakota. She continues to perform as a guest soprano soloist and choral conductor. She worked as private voice instructor and clinician at both Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan and the International Music Camp in Canada. In 2005 she was named the “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” at Monticello High School where she was the department chair. From 1976-2007, her choral groups maintained a superior rating in festival competition. Since 1998 she has been an adjudicator for Spectrum of Richmond and the Fiesta-Val Music Competitions. She conducts the ANNUALMessiah “Sing-In” each December held at Kilmarnock United Methodist Church. She retired from teaching in June 2011 and lives in Heathsville with her husband William Davis. She is the Artistic Director of the Chesapeake Choraleand is active in numerous local and statewide civic and artistic activities.