Allow me to introduce myself. I am Joe Albright, the Pastor of Geneva Presbyterian Church. Together, my wife Robbie and I have five daughters, Celia, Marley, Cori, Emily, and Noelle. We all love spending time on the ocean and I especially enjoy surfing and fishing. It also gives me great joy to lead this family of faith, and to belong to a community that serves and loves unconditionally. I am a graduate of Flagler College and Columbia Theological Seminary. Before entering the ministry, I taught high school Spanish in Cape Hatteras North Carolina and Lawrence Tavern, Jamaica. I have served churches in Sarasota and Jacksonville, Florida and also currently write daily devotionals for the Dial Hope Foundation(www.dialhope.org).
Gregg and Patty have two children and two granddaughters. When not working they love to travel, explore, going to concerts and especially spending time with our families. Patty loves the Lord and has been involved with the women of the church, assisting with Sunday School, helping out with VBS and Wednesday night fellowship dinners.
Director, Pre-School and Children's Ministry
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and am certified to teach Prek – 3rd grade. Most recently I have worked as independent contractor with University of Florida as an online instructor for Early Childhood courses. Before working at UF, I worked at Episcopal Children’s Services as an Early Learning Specialist. I have also worked as a Kindergarten teacher in Saint John’s County and continue to substitute with the county. I am married to Kenny and we have three daughters.
Director of Music
Roman recently relocated to St. Augustine from Durham, NC, where he was a graduate student at Duke in Historical Musicology, with interests in Church Music and Hip-Hop. In addition to his position as Music Director at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Roman directed the Collegium Musicum Early Music Choir at Duke and served as the Interim Curator of their instrument collection. He has been a frequent collaborator with the Triangle-based Voices of a New Renaissance, Singers of New and Ancient Music, El Fuego, and Christ Church Raleigh’s Schola Cantorum.
Our Defining Vision
By God’s grace, this is the kind of people we want to be…
Our life together is characterized by Trusting God, Nourishing People, and Encouraging All in a Christ-centered Walk.
As people of intelligence, energy, confidence, we often are guilty of handling things ourselves, or trying to handle them ourselves. Too often, we turn to God for help only when we are overwhelmed. Recognizing that God’s Word directs us to depend not on ourselves, but entirely on God, we commit ourselves to become people who fully trust God and call on him in everything. With God’s help, we will trust God to provide for our needs. We will trust God to keep his promises. We will trust God to be with us always and to guide us when we listen. We will trust God when we face challenges and circumstances that disturb us. As God has made Jesus Christ Lord of all and Head of the church, we will trust ourselves and our church to him.
As a people nourished by the love of Jesus Christ, so we are called to nourish one another in love in the power of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes nourishing people means sharing hugs or sharing tears. Sometimes it’s as simple as sharing meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Sometimes it requires bandaging a wound, protecting a reputation, or helping someone face a significant personal challenge. Sometimes it calls for a discrete word of truth or honest feedback. Sometimes it is holding a quiet conversation, sharing a word of prayer, or taking a walk through the scriptures to find guidance and hope; peace and answers; comfort and spiritual growth. Always, it means responding to what God has done for us and taking the initiative to love one another.
Encouraging All in a Christ-centered Walk:
As a people, we affirm God’s call to lead lives centered on Jesus Christ. As sinners saved by grace, we recognize that maturity in Christ forms over seasons, the fruits of the Spirit ripen over time, and developing a relationship with God is never a flash and you are done thing. A Christ-centered walk is a journey. It involves seasons of ease and difficulty, of joyful discoveries and unanticipated trials, of rest in green pastures and restless desert wanderings. In this journey, we recognize our need and our calling to find and give encouragement as we worship together, as we study and apply God’s Word, as we seek and share wisdom, and as we actively invite others to walk with us as we follow Jesus.