Emmanuel’s Staff

Pictured (L to R):
Kimberly Aylor, Charles Humphries, Veronica Huynh, Trudy Bavolack, Lin Tyler, Fr. Kevin Newell

The Rev. Kevin Newell


The Rev. Kevin Newell was called to Emmanuel to serve as Priest-in-Charge in June 2022. Fr. Kevin is dedicated to faithful worship, pastoral care, and Christian education, and is delighted to have moved to Richmond. He most recently served as a chaplain and religion teacher at St. Catherine’s School for Girls in Richmond, VA. Before his call to the priesthood he worked in classical music, education, administration, and fundraising for nonprofits. Fr. Kevin lives in the West End with his husband Joshua Borths, an educator. They enjoy opera, hiking, cooking, and baking together.

Charles Humphries


Charles Humphries’ vocal career began in the United Kingdom as a 7-year-old chorister at Salisbury Cathedral and since those days music has taken him to all parts of the globe. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, he was honored with the letters ARAM (Associate Royal Academy of Music) for his services to music. Known for his intelligent interpretations of baroque and renaissance music he has been one of the most sought-after countertenors worldwide for the past thirty years. Throughout that time his career has paired him with numerous distinguished conductors and directors and as a soloist he has collaborated with the likes of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Richard Hickox, Paul McCreesh, Robert King, Rinaldo Allessandrini, Nicholas McGegan, James O’Donnell, Trevor Pinnock, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Harry Christophers and Scott Allen Jarrett. As a consort singer and soloist, he has made over fifty recordings and his solo album of Bach Cantatas by JS Bach continues to create much attention on the Claudio label with Naxos worldwide distribution. Specializing in the music primarily of Bach and Handel, he was a major contributor to the Bach cantata pilgrimage with Sir John Eliot Gardiner. His operatic appearances have taken him as far afield as Germany, England, Lithuania, France, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Latvia, and Greece. Humphries continues to perform and record, and is in high demand as a vocal coach, teacher and mentor. Humphries runs a private voice studio as well as visiting Universities and schools giving masterclasses, and is the Artistic Director of the Red Letter Consort.

Trudy Bavolack

Trudy Bavolack

Trudy Bavolack has been employed by Emmanuel Church since June 2001, first as a part time Financial Coordinator, and now as a full-time Parish Administrator. She has an associate’s degree (cum laude) in Business from J. Sargeant Reynolds as well as a B.S. in Business Administration and Management and an M.B.A., both from Virginia Commonwealth University. She lives in Goochland County on the family farm. She and her husband Danny have two daughters – Jessica, who lives in Northern Virginia with her husband Matt, and Maggie, who lives in Richmond. Trudy enjoys reading and watching British television.

Kimberly Aylor

Kimberly Aylor

Kimberly Aylor is our part time Communications Coordinator. After spending over 20 years in the fast-paced corporate world she decided it was time for a change. She has enjoyed working in the Episcopal church recently and is excited to be here at Emmanuel. Kimberly grew up in Richmond and attended The Governor’s School and VCU. Go Rams! She now lives in Glen Allen with her husband, daughter and two labs. In her free time, she enjoys baking, crafting and traveling.

Veronica Huynh

Veronica Huynh

Veronica has lived in Virginia for most of her life. Her parents are of Chinese descent, growing up in Vietnam and Hong Kong, respectively. She graduated with a BFA from VCU in 2011, majoring in Sculpture and minoring in Painting and Art History. For over two years, she worked on a conservation project at Hollywood Cemetery and loves visiting historic gravesites. Currently, Veronica works at two wildlife restoration studios. She enjoys culinary history, cooking, fishing, motorsports, and taxidermy. She is also a big fan of cats, ducks, goldfish, and beetles.

Lin Tyler

Lin Tyler

Lin Tyler joined our staff in September 2017 as Sexton. She is retired from the Richmond Police Department as a Sergeant after 28 years and professes to have a love for cleaning. Lin lives happily on a small farm in Hanover with an array of animals which include donkeys, goats, pigs, dogs, cats and birds. She spends most of her time tending the animals and raising specialty breed chickens.

Emmanuel’s Vestry

Front Row (L-R): Ginny Ferguson, Senior Warden; Jean Castle; Cheryl Cadaret, Junior Warden; Susan Northrop, Debbi Sharp; Bart Levy, Registrar

Back Row (L-R): Fr. Kevin Newell, Susan Boisseau, Hank Milligan, Paul Nelson

Contact Info

Phone: (804) 266-2431
Email: church@emmanuelrva.org

Office Hours

Tuesday – Thursday
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
(or by appointment)

Where to Find Us

1214 Wilmer Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227