Rev. Rebekah J. Johns
Rebekah Johns joined the Hidenwood Presbyterian Church staff in June 2019 as the Interim Pastor for a covenanted twelve-month period of time. Rebekah was drawn to Hidenwood by their spiritual desire of “keeping God in the center of everything…” as they “go through this time of transition.” She is delighted to share her passion about Christ and to lead Hidenwood in this journey of spiritual growth.
Rev. Johns earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Religious Studies and Psychology; a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, Phase I and II Interim Ministry Certification, and she has done post-graduate work at Union Presbyterian Seminary in women’s ministry and leadership.
Rebekah enjoys being at home in Mechanicsville or visiting with family in Waynesboro. She loves listening to Big Band and smooth jazz music, entertaining, fine wines, and just being a contented homebody. Devoted and committed to Jesus Christ, she lives to serve God as the Holy Spirit leads.
Barbara has been with Hidenwood for more than 30 years. She is responsible for helping staff and church members with anything and everything. She has an Associate’s Degree from Thomas Nelson Community College and is a PC(USA) Certified Church Administrator. Her son Patrick is married to Jessica, she has two granddaughters, Sunshine Grace and Peyton Rayne. She enjoys watching baseball games, traveling, and reading.
Director of Faith Formation
Carey joined our staff in October of 2014. She is a native of Alexandria, VA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA and a Master’s degree in Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary. She moved to Newport News in 2003. She and her husband Tom have four children and one grandson. Grant, his wife Brandi and his son Isaac live in Maryland, Alyssa is in Law school in Indiana, Eric is a mechanical engineer, and Tarquin who is attending nursing school at the University of Pittsburgh. She has one dog, Ellie; and two cats, Sophie and Theo. When at home, she loves spending time reading and gardening.
Director of Music Ministries
Geoffrey joined our staff in April of 2012. As Director of Music Ministries, he oversees all the musical and worship arts activities of the church, including the Sanctuary Choir, Hidenbells, Celebration Band, children’s musical groups, and the Music in the Woods concert series. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music as well as the Church Music Certificate from Virginia Wesleyan University, and a Master of Church Music from Shenandoah University. He obtained the Colleague certification from the American Guild of Organists in May 2013 and serves on the Tidewater chapter’s executive board. In addition to the AGO, Geoffrey is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. A native of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Geoffrey currently lives in Norfolk with his dog, Duncan, and cat, Ollie.
Director of Food Services & Property
Belinda joined Hidenwood as a member in 1983 and joined our staff in July of 2002. She coordinates our food service programs and coordinates upkeep of our facilities. She has three children, Donnie, Ronnie and Christina; and six grandchildren. She lives with her cat, Maggie. She loves yard sales and a good bargain.