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Meet Our Staff

Adam Tyler, Senior Pastor

Adam Tyler has served as pastor at Grace Hills Baptist Church in Appomattox since June 2009. He leads Grace Hills in ministry with his passionate faith, heart for missions, commitment to discipleship, and love for the congregation. Prior to his service with Grace Hills, Adam pastored Mt. Zion Baptist Church in New Canton, VA, for 3 ½ years. Adam holds a Doctor of Ministry from Palmer Theological Seminary and a Master’s of Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. He has also been very involved in the ministry of the Baptist General Association of Virginia, and currently serves as the organization’s elected president. Adam married his wife, Cadance, in 2011. She is youth minister at Randolph Memorial Baptist Church of Madison Heights, and the couple welcomed their son Jonathan in March 2015 and daughter Phoebe in July 2019.

Lara Peterson, Youth Pastor

Lara Peterson has been a member of Grace Hills since 2004, and she has been Youth Pastor since 2018. She is married to Tim Peterson, and they have two children, Ellie and Gray. Lara also works at Appomattox Primary School as a Title I Reading Specialist.

Nancy Williams, Music Director

Nancy has been with Grace Hills for over 10 years. She directs our adult and children's choirs, as well as the bell ringers. Nancy also leads the congregation in worship each Sunday.

Susie Thomas, Pianist

Susie and her musical fingers have enhanced worship at Grace Hills Baptist Church since August, 2004. A gifted musician, Susie plays the piano for congregational and choral singing, as well as offering piano music for periods of meditation and reflection in each worship service.

Monica Ewers, Financial Secretary

Monica has been with Grace Hills since January 2009 and oversees our church office. You can email Monica at [email protected]

Ruth Perry, Administrative Assistant

Ruth has been assisting Monica with administrative duties since early 2019, and came on staff part-time in January 2020 assuming the Administrative Assistant role. You can email Ruth at [email protected]

Steve Giuliano, Facilities Supervisor

Steve became the facilities supervisor in September 2011. He is responsible for maintenance of the building and other caretaking duties.