• 6/12/23 PEVA Council 1:00 via Zoom
  • 6/14/23 Tustees 1:00 via Zoom
  • 6/20/23 Commission on Preparation for Ministry 9:30


Liza for staff

General Presbyter - The Rev. Liza Hendricks

Phone (757) 397-7063 | 

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The General Presbyter is charged with the responsibility of leading the Presbytery.  She is the spiritual leader, setting the tone of pastoral care for clergy/church professionals, leaders, and congregations in the Presbytery, providing inspirational and administrative leadership, and serving as head of staff. Liza is a full-time PEVA employee.


Stated Clerk - Elder Q. John Tamm

Phone (757) 397-7063 | 

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When it comes to interpreting the Book of Order, John can find the answer. John serves as staff support to the Presbytery Council, Commission on Ministry,  Permanent Judicial Commission, and helps coordinate meetings of Presbytery in conjunction with the Presbytery Council (Council).  He maintains the rolls of ministers and certified educators in the Presbytery and keeps records of all proceedings of PEVA. He is an elected official of the Presbytery, his position being required by the Constitution, and is directly responsible for carrying out ecclesiastical functions, i.e., Book of Order responsibilities.  John is a part-time employee of PEVA and works 25 flexible hours per week.

Raymond Rodrigues

Office Administrator/Journal Clerk - Raymond Rodrigues

Phone (757) 397-7063 | 

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Raymond works with the General Presbyter and Stated Clerk. He can answer your questions about Commission on Ministry, Commission on Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Council , Congregational Transformation, and other ministries as needed.  Raymond also oversees the daily operation of the PEVA office. He makes sure that everyone throughout our presbytery knows about workshops, concerts and other events to which all are welcome. He is also the webmaster for the PEVA website. He is the friendly voice that answers the phone at the Presbytery Office.  Raymond is a part-time PEVA employee, he is usually in the office Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m..


Adm. Asst./H.A.A & Cert. Church Administrator Level III, APA -  Elder Jessica A. Fitzgerald

Phone (757) 397-7063 | 


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Jessica, a Certified Church Administrator, works with the Office Administrator, Business Administrator and General Presbyter.  She supports Compassion Peace and Justice  ministries such as the Congo International Partnership Ministries, Hunger Committee, Peacemaking Committee, and  Disaster Assistance,  She also provides administrative support to the Stewardship Ministry Team, Presbyterian Women, the Eastern Virginia Black Caucus Chapter, Youth Ministry, the Resource Center Committee and other ministries as needed.   She provides a variety of clerical support services and computer technical support. She can answer your questions about mission giving contributions and missionary project codes, church giving and other administrative concerns. She is the other friendly voice that answers the phone at the Presbytery Office and assists the Office Administrator with the PEVA webpage. As Hunger Action Advocate, Jessica works with ministries related to hunger, peacemaking, disaster assistance issues and hunger related causes as well as the presbytery's Nickel - A- Meal program.  Jessica is a full-time PEVA employee and she is usually in the office Monday - Friday 9 a.m - 5 p.m.


Business Administrator - Regan Knutson

Phone (757) 397-7063 | 

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Regan, has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting & Business Management.  She is responsible for Presbytery's accounting and finances which includes accounts payable, classifying and recording revenue from various sources (mission giving, gifts, restricted funds that include capital fund campaigns) processing payroll for PEVA’s staff, the filing of quarterly payroll (withholding taxes, both federal and state) and the preparation of annual forms (W-2, W-3, 1096, and 1099).  She reconciles monthly bank accounts with an appointed SMT member and coordinates the budget process, including the distribution of budget requests forms, as directed by the General Presbyter. She serves as primary staff for the Stewardship Ministry Team.  Regan is in the PEVA office on Wednesdays and works remotely most of the time.


UPM Office Administrator - Wendy Whedbee

Phone (757) 489-2042 | 

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Wendy provides support to the PEVA ODU University Chaplain and the PEVA Campus Ministry Steering Committee in the operation of the campus ministry at ODU and its ministry house (1318 49th St, Norfolk).  Wendy is a part-time employee of PEVA and works 10-12 flexible hours per week