All Staff Members

Rev. Andrew “Drew” Ditzel


Drew Ditzel was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and the Presbyterian Church. He is a graduate of Davidson College and Columbia Theological Seminary and recently has returned to Columbia to pursue a Doctorate in Ministry. Before his current role as the pastor of Lexington Presbyterian Church, Rev.Ditzel served as the senior pastor of Kairos… Read More »

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Sandra Hayslette

Director of Christian Education

Sandra Hayslette was born and raised in Rockbridge County, and holds degrees from the College of William and Mary and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M. A. and Phd).   She has worked as an educator for 29 years, teaching mostly history and social sciences in middle school, high school, college and university… Read More »

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William McCorkle

Organist & Director of Music

Organist/Director of Music William McCorkle has been leading music at Lexington Presbyterian since 1979.  He directs adult and youth/children’s choirs and shares oversight of the handbell program, working to involve singers and instrumentalists in worship and fellowship activities of the church.  He has been active over the years in strengthening ecumenical ties with other churches… Read More »

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William L. “Skip” Hess, III

Director of Culinary Ministries

I was born into the Lexington Presbyterian Church on April 26, 1950.  I have enjoyed my lifelong affiliation with LexPres having been taught by wonderful youth instructors and adult leaders.  My ministers were instrumental in making me the person I am today. Early in my life, I became interested in cooking.  While my friends were… Read More »

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Kevin Burke


Kevin Burke became a member of Lexington Presbyterian Church through a letter of transfer from Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville in 2018.  For 20 years, he faithfully served as a Session member and a Trustee for Westminster Presbyterian church. At Lexington Presbyterian Church, he has been on Session for the past three years and is… Read More »

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Cynthia G. Irby

Financial Secretary

Ricardo L. Haston

Night Security Officer

Douglas L. Stevenson


Mary P. Atthowe

Clerk of Session