Harold Rohrs

Organist

ACC is blessed with the talent of Harold Rohrs. Harold was born and reared in Kentucky. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree with majors in chemistry and mathematics from Transylvania University and a doctoral degree from the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine. 

     

Harold developed an interest in music at an early age. He began piano instruction at age six and started playing for services at his local Christian Church (DOC) at age 11. When his church purchased an organ in the 1950s, he began organ lessons in order to continue playing for services. 

     

Harold was a professor/researcher at Drew University in New Jersey and continued to play the organ at various churches throughout the greater New York City area. During a sabbatical year in Norway, he served as assistant organist at the American Lutheran Church in Oslo. 

Following 51+ years of marriage, Harold became a widower in February of 2014. He has two children and three grandchildren.

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Rev. Trudy Betts

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Senior Minister

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Virginia Nicholas

Administrative Assistant

Virginia has served as Administrative Assistant at Ashland Christian Church since 2004 and we have been greatly blessed by her faithfulness and talent. Prior to coming to ACC Virginia worked at AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Avaya. 

   

Viriginia is married to Raymond and together they have two grown children, Greg & Kimberly. Virginia attends Mount Vernon Church where she sings in the choir and serves as Secretary of Sunday School.

ACC is blessed with the talent of Harold Rohrs. Harold was born and reared in Kentucky. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree with majors in chemistry and mathematics from Transylvania University and a doctoral degree from the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine. 

     

Harold developed an interest in music at an early age. He began piano instruction at age six and started playing for services at his local Christian Church (DOC) at age 11. When his church purchased an organ in the 1950s, he began organ lessons in order to continue playing for services. 

     

Harold was a professor/researcher at Drew University in New Jersey and continued to play the organ at various churches throughout the greater New York City area. During a sabbatical year in Norway, he served as assistant organist at the American Lutheran Church in Oslo. 

Following 51+ years of marriage, Harold became a widower in February of 2014. He has two children and three grandchildren.

Harold Rohrs

Organist

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Stacey Wilson

Choir Director

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Stacey earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000.  She has performed with the Richmond Symphony and is a previous member of the Virginia Symphony Chorus. Stacey was a professional member of the adult choir at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for seventeen years.

 

She has had the privilege of directing the Lakewood Singers at Lakewood Manor Retirement Community for the past eleven years and counting!  Stacey is the proud mother of Ava and Lily and the grateful wife of Ashley Wilson. 

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Bob Brooks

Pastor

Pastor Bob Brooks has been a Disciples pastor since his graduation from Lexington Seminary in 1981. He has served congregations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Washington State. He started a new congregation in Aurora, Illinois, and worked on another in Brownsburg, Indiana.  Since moving back from the west coast he has been an interim pastor in Melbourne, Florida, Winterville, North Carolina, and here at Ashland Christian Church.

 

Pastor Bob is married to Annie Porter. She is from Wabash, Indiana. He has two grown sons, Jeremy and Joshua. Jeremy lives in Columbus, Ohio.  Joshua lives in Woodbridge, VA. Bob and Annie enjoy spending lots of time with their granddaughters Ruby, and Luci. They also love to travel. They have been to Spain five times walking different routes of the Camino de Santiago Compostela. In addition, they have been to the Holy Lands.

 

He is an avid canoeist having paddled in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota, the Green River in Utah, and the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, and Ontario in Canada. He also enjoys cooking (eating), gardening, and most anything spontaneous. 

 

After his first month as interim pastor, he says that he finds the Ashland Christian Church is a pretty good church with pretty good people. He says Ashland Christian is an open and affirming congregation with a big heart and open arms. As he has told us, “We are a faith community that wants all to know that you are welcome here just as you are. Your thoughts are welcome. Your doubts are welcome. We are in this together and God is here, ready to connect with you in a fresh way.”

 

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Virginia Nicholas

Administrative Assistant

Virginia has served as Administrative Assistant at Ashland Christian Church since 2004 and we have been greatly blessed by her faithfulness and talent. Prior to coming to ACC Virginia worked at AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Avaya. 

   

Viriginia is married to Raymond and together they have two grown children, Greg & Kimberly. Virginia attends Mount Vernon Church where she sings in the choir and serves as Secretary of Sunday School.

ACC is blessed with the talent of Harold Rohrs. Harold was born and reared in Kentucky. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree with majors in chemistry and mathematics from Transylvania University and a doctoral degree from the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine. 

     

Harold developed an interest in music at an early age. He began piano instruction at age six and started playing for services at his local Christian Church (DOC) at age 11. When his church purchased an organ in the 1950s, he began organ lessons in order to continue playing for services. 

     

Harold was a professor/researcher at Drew University in New Jersey and continued to play the organ at various churches throughout the greater New York City area. During a sabbatical year in Norway, he served as assistant organist at the American Lutheran Church in Oslo. 

Following 51+ years of marriage, Harold became a widower in February of 2014. He has two children and three grandchildren.

Harold Rohrs

Organist

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Stacey Wilson

Choir Director

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Stacey earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000.  She has performed with the Richmond Symphony and is a previous member of the Virginia Symphony Chorus. Stacey was a professional member of the adult choir at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for seventeen years.

 

She has had the privilege of directing the Lakewood Singers at Lakewood Manor Retirement Community for the past eleven years and counting!  Stacey is the proud mother of Ava and Lily and the grateful wife of Ashley Wilson. 

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Shannon Stockwell

Youth Minister

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