Emmanuel's Staff

The Rev. Kevin Newell

PRIEST-IN-CHARGE

The Rev. Kevin Newell was called to Emmanuel to serve as Priest-in-Charge in June 2022. He most recently served as a chaplain and religion teacher at St. Catherine’s School for Girls in Richmond, VA, and before that came from work in music, education, and fundraising for nonprofits. Rev. Newell is dedicated to faithful worship, pastoral care, and Christian education, and is delighted to have moved to Richmond. The Rev. Newell lives in the West End (Raintree) with his husband Joshua Borths, an educator. They enjoy opera, hiking, cooking, and baking together. Rev. Newell is currently a transitional deacon, and will be ordained a priest on September 10, 2022.

Trudy Bavolack

PARISH ADMINISTRATOR
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.

Curt Sydnor

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY
Curt Sydnor

Curt Sydnor is a keyboardist who has recently relocated to Richmond from New York City. He studied piano performance and jazz studies at the Russian Academy of Music and Indiana University. In the Summer of 2018 he began studying the organ and is currently a student of Bruce Stevens at the University of Richmond.

Veronica Huynh

CEMETERY MANAGER
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.

Kimberly Aylor

COMMUNICATIONS
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.

Lin Tyler

PROPERTIES MANAGER
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

Pictured (L to R):
Paul Nelson; Ginny Ferguson, Jr. Warden; Susan Loan, Sr. Warden; Blue Holm; Ben Cleary; Jean Castle; Bart Levy, Register; Debbi Sharp; Cheryl Cadaret

Welcome to Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Contact Info

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

Office Hours

Monday- Thursday 9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – noon

Where to Find Us

1214 Wilmer Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227