BS Overfield

Rector, St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church – The Rev. Brenda S. Overfield - Ext. 101

Ordained in 1993, Brenda holds a Master of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary and is a Board-Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Fun facts: Brenda is a licensed Formula One Race Car driver, has ridden a mule to the base of the Grand Canyon, and has climbed a live volcano on the Island of St. Vincent! She has a regular practice of meditation and prayer daily, and loves spending time with her husband Rich and their two dogs, Maya & Lexxi.

804-464-1842 x. 101

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John Murdock

Director of Music - John Murdock - Ext. 103

John A. Murdock is the Director of Music and Organist. He came to St. Matthias in September 2005 from Newport News, VA, where he had been organist and associate choir director at Grace United Methodist Church from 1994 - 2005. John oversees the music ministry for both the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services, and special services throughout the year. Mr. Murdock also serves as the Artistic Director for the St. Matthias’ Cultural Series. John received his Bachelor of Music degree from Christopher Newport University where he studied piano performance, voice and organ. In addition to his work here at St. Matthias, John continues his studies in organ with Grant Helmers and piano with Michele Bynum.

Office Hours: Sunday - Thursday

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Mark Jenkins

Parish Administrator - Br. Mark Jenkins - Ext. 100

Mark is a native of Virginia. After spending 20 years away from Virginia he returned home in 2011. Mark is a life vowed member of the Community of Francis and Clare, a dispersed Franciscan order made up of Brothers and Sisters with members in the US., Canada, Mexico & Great Britain. When not overseeing the day-to-day operations of St. Matthias’ Parish, he serves in various roles at his Parish, St. John’s Warsaw VA. He also leads alcohol/drug recovery groups for those who are transitioning out of intensive outpatient programs. Mark has served in various ministry roles over the years in parishes in Southern CA, Tucson AZ, New Jersey and South Florida and has made mission trips to Honduras. Mark has served as Parish Administrator for St. Matthias’ for over 10 years.

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Kristen Ketron

Director of Formation Ministries for Children & Youth – Kristen Ketron – Ext. 104

Kristen Ketron studied speech pathology at Radford University which led to a profession in teaching. Kristen moved to Paris, France in 1997 where she became a member of The American Cathedral. She taught Sunday school, served on the Youth Task-Force Committee, as Director of Sunday school, as the Youth Program Coordinator and on the Vestry. She is married to Rob Ketron who was a Sunday school teacher. They have two sons, Nathan is a chef in Richmond, VT and Marshall is a U.S. Marine.

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