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Our Staff

Andrew Conrad | Senior Pastor

andrewBorn in Irving, Texas, and raised in Naples, Florida, Andrew Conrad attended Covenant College near Chattanooga, Tennessee. While at Covenant College Andrew studied Sociology and Youth Ministry and played on the soccer team. After marrying his wife, Michelle from Fredericksburg, Virginia, they moved to St. Louis where Andrew attended Covenant Theological Seminary. Andrew received his Masters of Divinity from Covenant, Andrew and his family moved to Richmond, Virginia where he served as Associate Pastor of Youth Ministry for eight years. In July of 2005, he began the work of starting Spring Run Presbyterian Church. He is the chair of the church planting committee of our presbytery (regional churches from Fredericksburg to Richmond).

Andrew and Michelle live in Woodlake. They have four grown children (Hanan, Riley, Clara, and Ethan), a son-in-law, and a grandson. Andrew says, “I love soccer but too many knee surgeries have redirected my passions to other outdoor activities like kayaking, backpacking, and golf. I also enjoy visiting breweries and wineries with friends.”


Brian Fletcher | Associate Pastor

brianBrian was born and raised in Midlothian. He became a Christian through the ministry of Young Life in high school. Brian was on staff with Young Life for 14 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, his Masters of Divinity and his Doctorate of Ministry Degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Brian and his wife Julie have three children and three grandkids.  Brian loves to fish, read and develop resources to help people grow in their relationship with Christ.

You can check out his website at www.gospelchange.com.


Jake Ruefer | Director of Youth Ministries

jake headshotJake was born at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia and grew up in a military family that spent several years in Ohio, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Germany, and eventually northern Virginia. Jake was homeschooled for his entire life until attending James Madison University. Throughout high school and college, Jake spent several years interning with church youth programs and summer camps. After graduating and marrying his wife, Moriah, in 2017, they moved to Charlottesville where he worked for a property management company for two years. Sensing a call to youth ministry, Jake and Moriah moved to Midlothian to attend Spring Run. They have a daughter, Emerson, who was born in 2020 and a son, Finneas, who was born in 2022. Jake is currently working towards a Masters of Divinity degree through Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington DC

Jake is an avid film fan, loves to read, sit on the beach, play guitar, hike, and play sports.

Lauren Moore | Director of Children's Ministry

IMG-1353 updated sizeLauren was born and raised in Chesterfield, Virginia. Lauren attended Mount St. Mary University in Emmitsburg, MD, where she received her undergraduate degree and played collegiate basketball. A year later, she obtained a teaching degree from VCU. She taught students with Autism in Chesterfield County Public Schools for seven years before staying at home with her children.

After a few years at home, Lauren accepted a position at Bethel Baptist in Midlothian where she served for five years on staff as the Children’s and Youth Minister. In early 2022, she began serving Spring Run as the Children’s Ministry Director. Lauren finds it a great joy and absolute privilege to serve the church.

Lauren and her husband Jason have three children: son Coen, born in 2014, daughter Elliott, born in 2016, and daughter Everly, born in 2017. The Moores live in Powhatan. Lauren enjoys the sunshine, coffee, loud music, and adventures with her children. 

Joy Roberts | Director of Operations

Joy Headshot 225*225Joy is a native of Hampton, VA where she met her husband Wayne. They married and made Richmond their home in 1997. They have an adult son currently attending college in Farmville. An invitation to the SRPC Ladies' Bible Study led them to Spring Run Presbyterian Church in 2008, back when we were still meeting in a school.

With a degree in Computer Networking/Web Development and a background in business management, Joy shifted her focus in 2014 to support church financial and technical operations. She considers it a blessing to be able to work with and serve her SRPC family.  She loves spreadsheets, technology, planning (especially travel), and exploring new places with friends and family.

Jeremy Hancock | Director of Worship

jeremy headshotJeremy's love for music started at age 7 with the piano, a passion that he has nurtured throughout his life. Though he pursued music in many ways, it was a sudden, unexpected conversion from atheism to Christianity in his mid-30s that led him to Spring Run. Jeremy feels that his conversion included a calling to use his musical gifts in service to others. His approach has been one of genuine devotion and connection, aiming to guide Christians in authentic worship and celebration of our Holy God.

In his role as Worship Director, Jeremy collaborates with instrumentalists, vocalists, and technical teams, focusing on creating worship experiences that resonate with the heart and soul of the congregation. He endeavors to lead the church community in genuine praise of our holy God, nurturing an environment that encourages growth in faith, understanding, and love for the gospel.

Outside of his church responsibilities, Jeremy's life is filled with family and hobbies. Married to Janell since 1998, he cherishes time with his son Parker, daughter-in-law Hayley, and grandson Miles. He enjoys writing music, hiking, and traveling, but finds his greatest joy in serving the Spring Run community, fostering a spirit of worship that's sincere and beautiful.

 

Martha Nice | Office Administrator

martha headshotMartha was born in Monterey, CA but as an Army brat, grew up living in multiple states before landing in Northern Virginia during High School. She and her husband, Ed, moved to the Richmond area in 2005. They have 2 teenage children, Jeremiah and Samantha.

As a founding member of Spring Run Presbyterian Church, Martha performed many administrative functions and played an integral role in inviting people to church when the church was in its infancy. All these years later, she is excited to be on staff and continue serving the church. Martha enjoys supporting her children in all their activities, and spending time with friends and family.


Doris Paul | Finance Administrator 

Doris headshotDoris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and was employed as a CPA in the early years of her career. In 2011, she earned a Master of Arts in Education and served on the student ministries staff at her church for six years. As a result of participating in numerous domestic and international mission trips during that time, Doris was led to serve the homeless community. She worked at a daytime drop-in center for the homeless as the Communications and Volunteer Manager for four years.

Doris is originally from Seattle, Washington. She and her husband, Michael, have lived in a variety of places prior to moving to Midlothian, VA in 2021. They have two grown children and extended family located all across the country. In her free time, Doris loves to walk, kayak, read and travel. 

Samuel Huff | Youth Ministry Intern

sam huffSamuel was born and raised in Midlothian and has attended Spring Run since 2006, where he became a Christian through Sunday School classes. Samuel has volunteered with Spring Run's VBS and as a music leader at Youth Group. He has also served on the A/V and worship teams. After graduating from Midlothian High School, Samuel is currently studying International Relations in the William & Mary University of St Andrews Joint Degree Programme. Since being involved with Young Life in high school, he now serves as a leader with Young Life International in Fife, Scotland. He hopes to be able to work with nonprofit organizations in the future.

Samuel is so excited to be Spring Run's Youth Intern and looks forward to opportunities to serve the church and the community in new ways. He loves music, traveling, and getting outside to hike or play Spikeball.

 
Marty Cates | Assistant Pastor of Church Planting

marty catesBorn and raised in The Commonwealth of Virginia Marty grew up hunting and fishing with his father throughout the Tri-City area, from hunting in Dinwiddie County to fishing on Lake Chesdin and the Appomattox River. He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech, a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with minors in History and Religion. After graduation, he moved to Norfolk, VA, and worked in wholesale distribution for a mutual fund company. After college, he married his college sweetheart, Meredith. She moved to Norfolk after their marriage and was a teacher in the public school system of Chesapeake, VA.

Marty eventually grew tired of the financial industry and found himself spending more of his time planning and leading the youth ministry of the church he and Meredith were attending. It was this work and the session of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, VA that lead him to pursue an M.Div. from Covenant Seminary. After seminary, Marty took a call to serve as Dir. of Student Ministries at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, FL, and in the summer of 2016, God in his grace called Marty back to the Commonwealth to Sycamore Presbyterian.

In 2019 God began working in the hearts of Marty and Meredith with a call to a new place, and in the Fall of 2022, the Session of Spring Run called Marty as Assistant Pastor of Church Planting. Marty, Meredith, and their 3 daughters are in transition as they move to plant a church among the back roads and bean fields of Amelia County.