Staff & Leaders

As a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), Hope is “elder-led.” This means that our elders actively shepherd our congregation and provide vision, under the guidance and authority of our Presbytery (a group of many PCA churches in the Tidewater area). Our deacons are responsible for carrying out the practical ministry of the church (including things like facilities management, budgeting, and mercy ministries). Our staff is responsible for implementing the vision of the elders on a day-to-day basis.

  • Blake Wingfield

    Interim Pastor

    Blake is married to Hannah and they have three children – Leland, Clara, and Holden. Blake grew up outside of Lynchburg, Virginia, and he attended James Madison University where he studied geographic and geological science. Blake earned his M.Div. from Westminster Seminary California in May, 2016. He has worked on staff as a pastor of Hope Presbyterian Church since February, 2017.

  • Cindy Joines

    Director of Music

    Cindy is married to Joe, whom God brought into her life when she was 3 and he was 5. They grew up together in Phoebus and have made Smithfield their home for the past 20 years. After a 30-year federal service career spanning Europe and the US, Cindy served as the pianist for Hope and eventually became the Director of Music. She first began serving in music ministry as the church pianist at age 12 and continues to be the privilege of her life to serve God and His people in this capacity.

  • Kathleen Kirkham

    Director of Children's Ministry

    Kathleen is married to Matt, and together they have 3 children. Having grown up in the PCA, Kathleen has experienced firsthand the impact that a strong children’s ministry can have on the development of young peoples’ faith and love for Jesus. Her prayer is that the children of Hope grow to love Christ, serve the church, and build the kingdom of God as they glorify Him throughout their lives. 

  • Patti Fisher

    Office Coordinator

    It is Patti’s pleasure to serve the congregation of Hope Presbyterian Church. Patti grew up in Virginia, is a preacher’s kid, and a graduate of Belhaven College in Jackson, MS. She is married to Jim and together they have five grown children and three grandchildren. They love sports – especially the University of Alabama football – family and antique shopping.

ELDERS:

Dale Baugh | Rick Bise | Matt Kirkham | Steve Runals



DEACONS:

Pete Eaves | Gil Van Hill | Chris Howell | Allen Mitchell | Bill Yoakum