Staff

  • Lance King - Pastor  

    Lance is a graduate of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and Colorado State University. He is married to Tonya- a joy to the world! Together they enjoy life with their daughter and son. He enjoys anything with an internal combustion engine as well as soccer, carpentry, and coffee. Lance joined Chestnut Grove in September 2006. Previously he served as Associate Pastor for Discipleship Outreach and Youth at a sister church in Richmond, VA.

  • Barbara Edwards - Minister to Children and Families  

    Barbara, along with husband Kenny and their three children joined Chestnut Grove in 2000. In August 2010 Barbara joined our staff as Minister to Children and Families. Barbara is a graduate of State University College at Oswego and Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also a graduate from the John Leland Center for Theological Studies. Before coming on staff Barbara retired with a total of 31 years in public education. For more information about our Children's Ministry visit our children's page. 

  • Zac Cannon - Associate Pastor of Youth  

    Zac – along with his wife, Jess, and their children, Dexter and Penelope – were welcomed to Chestnut Grove in the summer of 2017. After a decade-spanning adventure in California (including making movies in film school, a rewarding time of ministry, not nearly enough time on sandy beaches, and the enigma that was a vanishing cat named Steve), the Cannon’s decided their plot needed a change of location; returning home to Virginia to explore what God had spent so much time and energy preparing them for. Zac can often be found sipping coffee while getting lost in a good book or the weeds of his own imagination. His love languages are sci-fi and cheesecake. For more information about our Youth Ministry visit our youth page.

  • Kris Moran - Preschool Director  

    Kris has been a member of Chestnut Grove since 2006 and joined our staff as Preschool Director in July 2008. She has both an undergraduate degree in management and a Masters of Education enabling her to guide both the business and instructional aspects of her job. Kris resides locally with her husband and three children. She enjoys reading, exercising and travel. To learn more about Chestnut Grove's Preschool visit our preschool page.

  • Ann Comarovschi - Administrative Assistant

    Ann is the central hub of communications at Chestnut Grove. A former business owner and entrepreneur, Ann very capably keeps the office in order, publications in print, and the congregation informed. Ann and her husband enjoy caring for animals, gardening, and travel.