Joe Albright

Joe Albright

Pastor

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).

If I, or any other member of the staff, can be helpful to you in anyway, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (904) 287-4865, or send along an email. Grace and Peace, Joe Albright

Patty Rasor

Patty Rasor

Church Secretary

Patty has been secretary for Geneva for seven years and a church secretary for over 25 years. She and her husband, Gregg, (both Florida natives!) moved to the Jacksonville  in 2010.

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.

Lorrie Watkins

Lorrie Watkins

Youth Director

Lorrie teaches 62 1st Graders at once! Through a virtual classroom, which is an amazing testament to her ability to handle groups of young folks and technology.  Lorrie received her BA in Christian Education from Presbyterian College and MA in Christian Ed from Pfeiffer University. She also holds a MA in Early Childhood Education from Converse College. Lorrie is a life-long Presbyterian, ordained elder, and has served churches through the years as Youth Director, Christian Educator and volunteer!
Teri Batchelor

Teri Batchelor

Church Administrator

Teri received her BS degree in Finance from the University of Florida.  She has lived in St Johns for over 20 years and has worked at Geneva for over 10 years.  Currently, she handles the financial responsibilities at the church.  She is married and has two daughters.  Teri loves to teach Sunday School and share her faith with children.  She loves God, her family, going to the beach and cheering for the Gators
Vallis Henley

Vallis Henley

Director, Pre-School and Children's Ministry

I am so excited to be the director of the preschool at Geneva Presbyterian Church.  I feel that I have been led to this position and church to help start the preschool and grow the children’s ministry.  I am passionate about early childhood education and am eager to put my knowledge and experience to work.

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.

Roman Testroet

Roman Testroet

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.

Esther Kirkham

Esther Kirkham

Organist

Esther moved to North Florida in September of 2010 from South Florida where she had been organist at First Presbyterian Church in Boca Raton for seventeen years. She earned her B.A. with a major in music from Malone University in Canton, Ohio and her M.M. in applied organ from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Additional organ study was done under Diane Bish at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Ft. Lauderdale and additional piano study was with Judith Burganger of Florida Atlantic University. She is a member of the Jacksonville American Guild of Organists and serves on the Executive Board. She sings with the Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale.