Leadership & Staff

Rev. Amy Starr Redwine

Pastor and Head of Staff

Office: (804) 358-2383 ext. 114

Pronouns: she/her

Questions about worship, administration, adult formation, outreach, and pastoral care can be directed to Amy.


  • Bible Verse: Isaiah 43:1-7; Revelation 21:1-4
  • Movies: Shakespeare in Love, The Martian, Storks, and the Marvel Universe
  • Books: Lincoln in the Bardo, All the Light We Cannot See, The Wolf Hall trilogy, the Gilead series
  • TV Shows: The Crown, The Queen’s Gambit, Broadchurch, Schitt’s Creek
  • Podcasts: Presidential, Another Name for Everything, It Was Said, It’s Been a Minute, Everything Happens
  • Music: U2, Nanci Griffith, Imagine Dragons, Alison Krauss and Union Station
  • For fun I like to: spend time with family — preferably outside — cook, read, and run

About Amy

I was born at Duke Hospital (destined to be a Duke fan!) and moved to Roanoke, Virginia when I was two years old. My family attended Second Presbyterian Church, where I was confirmed and where my faith was nurtured and my questions and doubts were openly received. After high school, I attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where I became a religion major after taking my first religion class. I graduated with a degree in religion and classics and headed to seminary.

At Princeton Theological Seminary, I found a passionate and intellectual community of classmates and professors. I also met and married Derek Redwine. Between the two of us, Derek and I have served churches in Denver, Colorado; Akron, Ohio; and most recently in Cleveland, Ohio. It has been such a joy to return to Virginia and get to know the faithful, curious, and earnest people of FPC and join with FPC members, friends, and staff deepening our faith and serving our city and the world God so loves.

I am passionate about meaningful, thought-provoking, inspiring worship; leading people to encounter God in their daily lives in ways that lead to personal transformation; exploring how God calls us to use our gifts for the transformation of the world; and discerning together how the church can best serve our community and world with passion and joy.

Derek and I have a daughter, Sarah, and two sons, Quinn and George. As a family, we enjoy reading, basketball, and baseball (watching and playing), spending time outside, cooking and eating good food, and our Friday family movie nights.

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Elders are charged with the oversight of the life of our congregation – leading, governing, and caring for its members.  Both individually and collectively (as the Session), elders provide leadership in worship, teaching, mission, evangelism, care and nurture.  Along with the pastors, the elders are the shepherds of the flock.

Deacons are charged with the sympathy, witness and service for all our members. Deacons are persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies and sound judgment. Both individually and collectively (as the Diaconate), deacons provide compassionate care for all church members. 

The Session

Class of 2024

Christina Annas, Congregational Life Chair
Neely Barnhardt, Faith Formation Chair
Caley Cantrell, Membership Chair
Mary D. Ellison, Clerk of Session
LaMont Noble
Nicholas Reynolds, Finance Chair

Class of 2025

Heather Cooper
Elizabeth Darling, Outreach Chair
Clark Lewis
Ann Nickels, Communications Chair
Jim Purser, Nominating Committee Chair
Susan McNulty, Personnel Chair

Class of 2026

Gary Barranger, Property Chair
Eone Beck
Kathy Harris, Worship Chair
Shep Haw
Alison Herring
Charlotte Woodfin

The Diaconate

Class of 2024

Jon Chase
Mary Farrell
Connie Gottwald
Julie Magrath
Jon Morris
Ashley Raggi
Teddy Reynolds
Karen Rohr
Kathy Smallwood
Beth Witt

Class of 2025

Kim Basmajian
Sally Brown
Burton Kunz
Ann Latstetter
Melissa Layfield
Sean McAndrew
Tara Modisett, Moderator
Rose Lane Nimmo
Cortland Putbrese
Christa Santos
Anton Van Thoen
Marsha Williams

Class of 2026

Laura Bland
Blanche Bruns
Madeline Bryson
Bill Collier
Matt Cooper
Martha Mathews
Melissa Mintz
Martha Morrill
Robbie Rice
Meg Simonton
Sheila Smith
Kelly Winters