The Reverend Christopher H. Miller began serving as rector of Immanuel Episcopal Church on July 1, 2017.
Prior to Immanuel, Chris was the Assistant Upper School Chaplain at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. During his time as a school chaplain, Chris especially enjoyed coaching sports including ice hockey and lacrosse.
Chris is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary. Chris is married to the Reverend Sarah H. T. Miller and they have one son.
Chris is the Co-Director of the Young Priest Initiative for the Diocese of Virginia. He is passionate about spreading the love of Jesus and especially enjoys walking with people on their faith journeys.
Chris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Minister of Music
Jimmy Hicks is the Minister of Music for Immanuel. He has served as Organist and Choir Director since 1992. He works with the choir to provide anthems and support for congregational singing on Sunday mornings and other special services throughout the year. He has a degree in Piano and Music Education and taught Elementary Music in Hanover County for twenty-one years.
He has been active in the Richmond Theatre Community as Director, Musical Director, Pianist and on rare occasions has been seen on stage. Within the Diocese, Jimmy has lead music for the annual Diocean Conventions and also Clergy Retreats at Shrine Mont. Twenty years ago he helped to organize Immanuel's concert series, Music In The Old Church and has been instrumental in organizing concerts in the Parish or our larger community concerts with volunteer singers and professional orchestras. Jimmy believes that everyone has a voice to use on Sunday mornings and works to insure that the music, whether hymns or anthems, reflects the Lessons of the day.
Our Parish Administrator
Our Parish Administrator, Britton Trimble, is a native of Gloucester County, Virginia. She's lived in Old Church and been a member of Immanuel since 2002. She received an A.B. from the College of William and Mary in 1988, and an M.B.A from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993. Previous workplaces include: Tompkins-McCaw Library at MCV-VCU, University of RIchmond's Boatwright Library, and her husband Jim's environmental consulting firm. Britton began working at Immanuel in 2012.
She grew up attending Bellamy United Methodist Church. Fun fact: Britton was not baptized or confirmed in a church! She was baptized and confirmed at age 15 while attending Bethany United Methodist. However, a fire had just destroyed the church, and the congregation was meeting in a school. Britton grew to love the Episcopal Church during her time at William and Mary, and expanded her love and knowlege of Anglican choral music while singing in the William and Mary Choir. She was receved into the Episcopal Church in 1993 while a member of St. James the Less, Ashland.
Britton and her husband Jim, who were married in 1991, are owned by four cats. Britton sings in Immanuel's choir, has served on Immanuel's Vestry, is the assistant treasurer, and serves on the budget and stewardship committees.
Seselia "Bunny" Coles keep us straight! She takes care to keep the the church and the parish house buildings tidy. Bunny is a long-time Old Church resident. She is an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and an alto in their choir.
Our Cherub School Staff
The Cherub School has their own staff page; please click here to read about them.