The Staff of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia

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General Presbyter
The Rev. Liza Hendricks
Phone (757) 397-7063 Ext. 303
 
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.
 
 
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Stated Clerk 
Elder Q. John Tamm
Phone: 757-397-7063 Ext: 310
 
When it comes to interpreting the Book of Order, John can find the answer. John serves as staff support to the Vision Implementation Council, Church Order Team, Commission on Ministry, Permanent Judicial Commission, and helps coordinate meetings of Presbytery in conjunction with the Vision Implementation TEAM (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. 
 
 
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Office Administrator/Journal Clerk
Raymond Rodrigues
Phone 757-397-7063 Ext: 311
 
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.
 
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Administrative Assistant / Hunger Action Advocate 
Certified Church Administrator Level III, APA
Elder Jessica A. Fitzgerald
Phone: 757-397-7063 Ext: 308 
Skype: pevajessicafitz 
    
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 assits 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. 
 
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Business Administrator
Regan Knutson
Phone: 757-397-7063 Ext: 305
 
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 remotley most of the time.
 
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Old Dominion University Chaplain, 
Pastoral Leadership at University Presbyterian Ministry 
Rev. Catherine Hart Monroe
Phone: 757 489-2042
 
Campus Ministry at Old Dominion University, Campus Ministry Steering Committee leads student Bible study and creates activities such as Bible Study, dinners, opportunities for service and mission trips for Presbyterian students and other students that are interested in the Presbyterian Campus Ministry fellowship and provides pastoral care for students and faculty.  Please visit the UPM website www.upm-peva.org  for further details.  Rev. Monroe is also the Associate Pastor for Discipleship & Spiritual Formation at Second Presbyterian Church, Norfolk.
 
UPM Office Administrator
Wendy Whedbee
 
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.