Rev. Dr. Philip Miller
Interim Transitional Minister
Phil Miller has served First Christian, Jeffersonville, Indiana, in 2017-18; First Christian, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in 2018-19; and First Christian, Greensboro, North Carolina, in 2019-20. He is a certified Transitional Minister with the Interim Ministry Network. Phil and his wife, Paula, will be transitioning to Richmond soon. Phil has two daughters, Hope and Emily. Phil looks forward eagerly to his ministry with First Christian of Richmond, a church filled with committed and talented members making a significant witness reach out to the community and to the world.
Dr. Richard Waters
Chancel Choir Director
It is my privilege to be part of the longstanding tradition of excellence in choral singing at First Christian Church. I have been Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Eastern Kentucky University since 2011, and joined the staff at FCC in 2015. I have previously served Catholic, Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ congregations in Connecticut, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Virginia. My first church music experience was as a treble in the All Saints Choir of Men and Boys in Richmond, Virginia. I have degrees in music education and choral conducting from James Madison University, the Hartt School of Music, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I live in Lexington with my wife, Cindy, and our four children.
I am a Richmond native and graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance. My sister was the first organ student at EKU and I followed right behind her. In my early performing career I toured the country as a pianist/entertainer and was involved in over 47 union musicals/plays. I love to play for all the various programs in the church. I love a good story or movie and have always been astonished at the therapeutic power of music! I am proud and grateful to have been the organist and pianist for FCC since 2005.
My position as Office Assistant actually started out as a volunteer situation. After 27 year, I retired from teaching Kindergarten and Pre-K children and agreed to “help out” in the office one morning a week. Being a life-long member of First Christian, I was familiar with many of our families and that helped make the job pretty easy. Some changes were made in the structure of the office staff and here I am. I also direct the hand bell choir and have served as Deacon and Elder over the years.
- Emily Fritz– Office Assistant, Tech, & Children’s Ministry Director- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kelsey Middlebrook– Interim Youth Ministry Director & Office Assistant – email@example.com