Staff

All Staff Members

Rev. Thomas Groome

Interim Pastor

Rev. Dr. Thomas Groome has served as Transitional Pastor of Lexington Presbyterian Church since September 2020.  Prior to coming to Lexington Tom served as Interim Pastor at Presbyterian churches in Fairfield, CT and Lexington, KY.  His previous calls were at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, SC from 1998-2006 and First Presbyterian Church, Tupelo, MS from… Read More »

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Rev. Betty Dax

Parish Associate

After receiving her M. Div. from Union Presbyterian Seminary, Betty was ordained by West Virginia Presbytery where she served the Bradley Presbyterian church until accepting a call to the  Fairfield Presbyterian Church. In 1990 Betty moved to Albany New York to become the Associate Pastor in Evangelism for the Westminster Presbyterian church.  Eventually she accepted… 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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Andy Coffey

Youth Director

The church and youth has always been a part of my life and that continues today.  I grew up in the Buena Vista Presbyterian Church. Some of my greatest and earliest memories were the church plays, Sunday School and VBS.  My parents are both active members in the church and in the community.  I learned… 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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Rachel S. Rorer

Communications Assistant
540.445.1850

Rachel S. Rorer comes to Lexington Presbyterian after working in the fields of higher education and marketing at Virginia Western Community College and Portcullis, Inc., a former international IT Security firm where she served as Key Account Manager and Director of US Marketing. Prior to her adventures “across the Pond,” Miss Rorer cultivated basic public… 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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Cynthia G. Irby

Financial Secretary

Ricardo L. Haston

Night Security Officer

Douglas L. Stevenson

Custodian

Mary P. Atthowe

Clerk of Session