Alex Creager, BAPC Pastor
Rev. Alex Creager has served as Head of Staff at Bon Air Presbyterian since October 2021. Born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, Alex is a graduate of Kent State University and Princeton Theological Seminary. He served as a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 2008-2009. There, he met his wife, Hannah, who is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). In February 2019, Alex and Hannah welcomed their daughter Alanna Claire into the world. She is a source of great joy, love, and exhaustion for Alex.
Rebekah Tucker-Motley, Covenant Pastor for Family Ministry
Rev. Rebekah Tucker-Motley joined Bon Air Presbyterian in August 2023. She is a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Reformed Theology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the University of Edinburgh, New College. She is married to Cameron Motley and has three children.
Janet Watts, Interim Music Director
We are excited to welcome Janet Watts to BAPC as our Interim Music Director.
Janet Watts has studied piano since childhood and the organ since her teens, pursuing these interests in college, and after college with local teachers. She previously served Bon Air Presbyterian Church in this role as Interim Music Director at BAPC in 2022. She served 9 years as part-time staff organist at Battery Park Christian Church, 3 months as substitute for Steve Henley here at BAPC, 4 months at St. John’s Episcopal Church as Interim Organist, and as Interim Organist at Providence United Methodist Church. Janet has substituted in Richmond area churches over the years. She is also Emeritus Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, a piano teacher, and Gram Jan to her grandchildren.
Meredith Himmelman, Section Leader/Soloist
Meredith Himmelman has been a section leader/soloist at BAPC since 2016 after she graduated from VCU with her Bachelor’s in Music Education with a concentration in Vocal/Choral Music. In addition to serving at BAPC, she is the music teacher to over 600 children at Swift Creek Elementary in Chesterfield, and teaches private lessons from her home studio. Meredith believes that anyone has the ability to sing, and that music can truly heal.
Brenda Norton, Office Manager
Brenda has been married to John since 1989 and has two adult sons, Ryan, and Jake. She also has two fur babies, Daniel, and Rags. Her mother, Wanda Markle, lives with her full time.
Brenda has been on staff at Bon Air Presbyterian since April 2008. She is a member of Good Shepherd UMC in Henrico but considers Bon Air her second church home. Before starting at Bon Air, she worked at Bethany UMC in Weyers Cave, VA for 15 years. Brenda loves to spend time with her family, read and spend time outdoors, preferably in the mountains.