Emmanuel’s Staff

The Rev. Kevin Newell


The Rev. Kevin Newell has served Emmanuel since June 2022. He is dedicated to faithful worship, pastoral care, and Christian education. Before his call to Emmanuel, Fr. Kevin served St. Catherine’s School for Girls in Richmond, VA. Fr. Kevin currently serves on the Diocesan Committee on Priesthood, and sits on the board of Underground Kitchen – Community First (UGK-CF).

Fr. Kevin lives in the West End with his husband, Joshua Borths, a college professor. 

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.

Patrick Dahlman


Patrick Dahlman is a pianist and a recent graduate of the JMU jazz studies program. Since relocating to Richmond in 2021, he has performed as a wedding and church musician and plays in numerous original acts performing throughout the city and across the state. He is active as a freelancer and works with some of the best jazz musicians in the area.

Patrick enjoys exploring a wide variety of musical styles and has a passion for improvisation. He has recently made the transition to Organ and is eager to continue to explore the instrument and the roles it has in worship. Patrick lives in Richmond’s Northside and enjoys hiking, camping, and being outdoors.

Veronica Huynh

Veronica Huynh

Veronica graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from VCU in 2011, majoring in Sculpture and minoring in Painting and Art History. She has worked on a stone conservation project at Hollywood Cemetery and loves visiting historic gravesites. Veronica also works at two wildlife restoration studios and a monument company. She enjoys culinary history, cooking, fishing, motorsports, and taxidermy.

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

Susan Northrop, Sr. Warden; Debbi Sharp, Jr. Warden; Marilyn Malone, Register; Barbara Bivens;
Susan Boisseau; Blue Holm; Bart Levy; Suzanne Messerschmidt; 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