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Dennis and his wife Carolyn moved to Williamsburg in October 2012 to begin ministry with Grace Covenant. Dennis has served as a pastor in the PCA for more than twenty years, previously leading churches in East Tennessee, Western Pennsylvania, and Northwest Georgia. He completed his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. Prior to seminary, Dennis worked as a sales manager and announcer for a local radio station in Knoxville, TN and also began serving the local church at that time. Both Dennis and his wife Carolyn did their undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee, where Dennis was also a reserve quarterback for the Volunteers football team. Dennis grew up in suburban Philadelphia, and spent his high school years in Broken Arrow, OK and Nashville, TN - where he became a follower of Jesus Christ through the influence of Young Life. Carolyn grew up in Knoxville. They were married in 1989, and have three grown children: Andrew, and his wife Stephenie, live in Bristol, Tennessee; Matthew, and his wife Lauren, live in Bluff City, Tennessee; and Rebekah, is a grad student in Education at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia

Dennis serves a board member for 3e Restoration; and as Associate Staff/Project Associate for MTW's Mission to the Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina.  Carolyn Griffith is Head of School at Covenant Christian School here in Williamsburg. 


Associate Pastor

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Camper and his wife Heather moved to Williamsburg in August 2007 to join the ministry and mission of Grace Covenant. Previously, they spent six years in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where Camper served as a pastor at Grace Vancouver Church (PCA) after receiving his M.Div. from Regent College in Vancouver. Before that, they were in Chapel Hill, NC for six years where Camper served as a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Before entering vocational ministry, Camper was a professional snow ski instructor at Keystone Resort in Colorado. He grew up in Gainesville, GA, and Heather grew up in Enid, OK. Camper and Heather were married in 1996 and have three young children. They met as undergrads at Wake Forest University.

Charley Bartelmay

Director of Student Ministries

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Charley joined the staff of Grace Covenant in July 2018, coming to Williamsburg with is wife, Rachel, from Brookfield, Ohio.  A native of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, Charley is a graduate of Grove City College (B.A. in Biblical & Religious Studies).  In additon to his previous church ministry experience, Charley has also served with Young Life, and engages in ongoing youth ministry training through partnership with RYM.  Additionally, Charley also recently completed Perspectives, an intensive training course on the World Christian Movement and global mission, focused on developing a strategy to mobilize youth workers to the Nations.  Rachel is also a graduate of Grove City College, and is a teacher at Covenant Christian School in Williamsburg.

An avid sports enthusiast, Charley espcially enjoys basketball, soccer, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Charley also serves as an Assistant Football Coach at James Blair Middle School.  Even more than his sports, Charley enjoys people - meeting new people, and hanging out with friends and students.

if you have questions about our youth ministry, or if your teenager has any needs we can help with, please shoot an e-mail to Charley Bartelmay, or call the church office at 757-220-0147. 


Administrative assistant

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Kathy and her husband Wayne moved to Williamsburg in 1988. Originally from Bennington, VT, they lived in Cleveland, OH for 15 years prior to moving to Williamsburg. She has a degree in Secretarial Science and served as the Pastor's Secretary at their church in Ohio. Kathy has been on staff at Grace Covenant, in various capacities, since 1992. Kathy and Wayne have a married daughter and a married son, four granddaughters and two grandsons.

Isaiah DaY

Director of Music

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Isaiah joined our Grace Covenant staff in February 2016 to serve as the Director of Music. He initially moved to Williamsburg to pursue a degree in Counselor Education at William & Mary's School of Education, and currently works as an Intensive In-Home Therapist at a local agency. He is a graduate of Covenant College, where he majored in English, but also studied music. Isaiah, and his wife Lien, welcomed daughter Selah, born in 2017.


Director of Children's Ministries

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Starr has lived in Williamsburg since 2015 after living up and down the East Coast from New Jersey all the way down to South Carolina. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Starr is happy to be back home in the Hampton Roads area! After earning her Bachelor's degree in English Education at Old Dominion University, Starr spent the last several years teaching in public, private, and home school coop environments. She now enjoys educating her four children at home and serving as the Children's Ministry Director here at Grace Covenant. Starr and her family live in Toano with their dogs, ducks, chickens, and one happy goose!