• Lance King - Pastor  email

    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  email

    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 Formation & Fruitfulnessemail

    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, 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 is graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He 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.

  • Tom Conlon - Associate pastor of worship arts/artist in residence

    For the past two decades Tom has endeared himself to audiences across the U.S. and Europe with a unique delivery of story and song that's both transporting and intimate.  He has spent time with us at Chestnut Grove before, offering a fresh and transformative perspective to worship, and he is with us again until the end of 2021!  We are excited to have Tom on staff as he leads our musicians and congregation to find their center between faith and music.  


    Nickie joined the Chestnut Grove staff in March, 2021, and has been an active member of our church since 2010.  She and Joe - her husband of 16 years - are raising three awesome kids, Brody, Mike, and Riley.  Nickie recently retired after 30 years serving Albemarle County as a Fire Captain, and now looks forward to serving her community once again through the church.  The Huff family loves camping and adventure.  Two years ago they took a month-long, 21 state trip around the Country in their RV making life-long memories.  When the RV is parked, Nickie enjoys quilting, being out in nature, or just watching movies with the family.