Rev. Dr. Michael Edwards has served as May Memorial's pastor since September, 2011.  A native North Carolinian, Michael enjoys jogging, reading, and spending time on the James River with his family.  Michael is married to Beverley, and they have three daughters, Anna, Sophie, and Laura.  Michael attended Bob Jones University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, and completed his doctorate at Columbia Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.  

Ashley Edwards, Minister of Children and Youth

Ashley Edwards is married to Wes Edwards and they have 3 children, Linden, Peyton and Walker.  Ashley is a graduate of N.C. State University and attended Southeaster Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.  Ashley worked as a homeschool mom up until the spring of 2017, when God directed her to use her seminary training in other ways.  Ashley is so blessed to be a part of a church where children and youth are not only loved and appreciated, but where they hold a great importance in the eyes and hearts of the entire church family.

Joan Maples, Minister of Music

Diana Schmitz, Church Secretary

Diana has served as church secretary for over 5 years.  She enjoys singing and playing guitar occasionally in the service.  Her husband Karl is also a member and helps with the audio/visual needs of the church.

Irma Alvis is May Memorial's organist and choir accompanist.  Irma began playing the piano and organ and church as a teenager at her childhood church in Louisville, KY, and has been playing at May Memorial for nearly 20 years.  Irma is a wonderful musician who is also an active part of the May Memorial family.

William "Nip" Pulliam has served as May Memorial's Facilities Manager since January 2015.  Nip graduated from National Business College in Roanoke, Va.  He retired from his business career in 2014 following employment as a sales representative with a wholesale grocery company.  He previously served as the administrator of a full service legal firm, and earlier, partnered in a family operated insurance and real estate business.  He and his wife, Brenda, live in Powhatan and are members of Huguenot Road Baptist Church.  The experience of working at May Memorial has allowed him to meet a number of caring, Christian people from all walks of life.


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