Rev. Dave Cozad
Interim Pastor/Head of Staff
Rev. Cozad has experience as an interim pastor/head of staff, serving most recently at Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Atlanta. Located near the Georgia State Capitol and next door to Atlanta City Hall, the church is nationally known for its inner city outreach ministries and outstanding preaching, worship and music programs. Previously, he also served as Interim Pastor/Head of Staff at Shandon Presbyterian Church in Columbia SC, a large urban church adjacent to the state capitol and the University of South Carolina.
In 2012 Rev. Cozad became Pastor Emeritus upon retirement from First Presbyterian Church of Aiken SC after a 10 year pastorate. He served 7 years as Pastor/Head of Staff at Siesta Key Chapel in Sarasota FL. As a younger pastor he spent 18 ½ years in higher education ministry at Eckerd College, a PCUSA institution in St. Petersburg FL (including 12 years as Chaplain of the College and 6½ in development and community relations).
Rev. Cozad is a graduate of Eckerd College and Union Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Richmond; and also holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary and an M.S.P. in urban planning and social policy from Florida State University.
Director of Communications and Church Life
Kendra is a native of Tennessee, and a 2008 honors graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, where she earned her Bachelor of Music, Music Education. In May of 2014 she graduated from The Portland Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Spiritual Formation. Kendra comes to us with a call to serve the Church, organizational and technical skills, seminary training, and a commitment to building Christian community.
Director of Music/Organist
Steve Lawrence returned to his hometown of Floyd, VA after more than 25 years serving as Director of Choral Music at Bernards High School and Organist and Choirmaster of St. Bernard’s Episcopal Church, both in Bernardsville, New Jersey. He holds a BA degree in music from Bridgewater College and a MMus degree from Westminster Choir College. Since returning to Floyd, Steve has been the Organist/Director of Music at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Roanoke and maintains a private voice and piano studio in his home.
Director Children’s Education and Youth Ministries
A childhood member of Blacksburg Presbyterian, Susan Hunter has served in its classrooms in almost every capacity–as a caregiver, teacher, volunteer, and now staff. Named Director of Children and Youth Ministries in 2008, Susan provides direction and staff support for the Nursery, and Sunday School program for Preschool-5th Graders; coordinates the Mid-High and Senior-High youth groups; staffs Vacation Bible School; and recruits and trains lay leaders for church school and youth programs. With a degree in clothing and textiles and additional training in architecture, she is also an active member of the Arts subcommittee.
Sherry Ingham began work at BPC in March 2006. Her past work experience is in various public school systems and a medical office background. Sherry maintains the scheduling of all activities and groups in the community who use the building and manages a host of other tasks that keep things on track and running smooth here.
Sherry and husband, Randy, have three grown children and three grandsons.