Helen Simpson
Senior Pastor

We are blessed with a great ministry team that is prepared to serve with you.

Pastor Helen is a Commissioned Minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  She received theological training at the Episcopal Seminary, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

She earned her Master's Degree in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, and has been licensed as a Psychotherapist since 2004.  She is a person of prayer who was also trained in the spiritual disciplines of faith as A Monk at the Order of St. Benedict from 2006-2008.

Pastor Helen has been involved in Christian healing ministry for 30+ years... physical, emotional, and spiritual, and has witnessed God's love and power moving in wonderful and exciting ways, from her own healing, to many hundreds of others.

Donna is a native of Alabama and a graduate of the University of Michigan.


She and her family moved to Mechanicsville in 1977.  

Donna really enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Donna Lewis
Music Director

Born in North Providence, Rhode Island, Elsie has called Virginia home for most of her life.  She has three sons and five grandsons.

She first worked as an Administrative Assistant for Rhode Island  School of Design, in the Provost's Office, before moving to Virginia.

Recently retired from Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA, as the Operations Manager for the Career Center, she was the Administrative Assistant for the College's Career and Counseling Center, and supported the Bassett Internship Program.  She also coached the R-MC Dance Team for 5 years and helped coordinate the College's yearly Orientation program

Elsie enjoys being with her family, ballroom dancing and Italian food!

Elsie Cimorelli
Administrative Assistant