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Our Staff

Pastor - Dave Durant

Dave has been the pastor at Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church since his ordination in 1996. He is a graduate of Chesapeake Theological Seminary. Dave came to faith in Christ while a student in college. After working for many years at the Food and Drug Administration, Dave became convinced that God was calling him to serve full-time in ministry. During his seminary education, he helped to organize a church plant of Shady Grove PCA, the plant that eventually became Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church. Dave and his wife Kathy have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren.

Choir and Handbell Director - Barbara Scheffter

Barbara is a member of Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, where she serves as Choir and Handbell Director. She has a Master's Degree in Education and Bachelor's Degrees in English and Music Education. From 1986-94, she directed a children's choir program at her church in Aiken, South Carolina, growing the program from one preschool choir to four choirs for ages 4 through high school. Barbara started the adult vocal choir at Mt. Airy Presbyterian in 1997 and has led the choir plus various chime and bell choirs since 2001. She is committed to giving musicans of all ages the skills to appreciate music and participate in it to the best of their abilities, all to the glory of God.

Office Administrator - Betsy Lalley

Betsy has many years of experinece as an Administrative Assistant for churches and other non-profit organizations. She has served in various volunteer and leadership roles at her local church, currently she is president of the trustees there. Prior to that she homeschooled her children and worked as a Sign Language Interpreter.