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Dr. Valerie Carter elected as LifeSpire Trustee

By Ann Lovell

Richmond, Virginia—LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Valerie Carter as the newest member of LifeSpire’s Board of Trustees. Carter was elected at the trustee’s quarterly meeting Sept. 12 at The Glebe, a LifeSpire continuing care retirement community in Daleville, outside Roanoke.

Carter is currently the executive director/treasurer of Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia (WMUV) and has worked in ministry roles with Virginia Baptists since 1988. In addition to her current position, Carter’s roles included Director of Hillside Baptist Center, WMUV Associate of Christian Social Ministries, and Associate Pastor of “Glocal” (global and local) ministries at Bon Air Baptist Church in Richmond. She is also an adjunct instructor of sociology at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Carter to the board of LifeSpire,” said Jonathan Cook, President and CEO. “Her background in ministry and her strong ties to Virginia Baptists will help us realize our vision of vibrant communities where faith, wellness and community flourish.”

Carter holds the doctor of ministry degree from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, a master’s in sociology from VCU, a master’s of divinity from Virginia Union University School of Theology, and a bachelor’s in sociology from Adelphi University. Carter is a native of Long Island, New York, the widow of Rev. Hylan Carter, Jr., and the mother of two sons.

 

Ann Lovell is Corporate Director of Communications for LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes. For more information, email alovell@lifespireliving.org or call (804) 521-9192.

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood in Richmond.

Lakewood’s Walton endorsed as CBF chaplain

07/13/2016

By Ann Lovell

Julie Walton Endorsement (1 of 1)
Julie Gaines Walton is anointed with oil during a commissioning service for CBF-endorsed chaplains and pastoral counselors during the organization’s annual meeting in June.

RICHMOND, Virginia—Julie Gaines Walton, a bi-vocational chaplain at Lakewood, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community in Richmond’s West End, received her chaplain’s endorsement from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship during the organization’s general assembly in June.

“These men and women are partners in renewing God’s world as they embody the presence of Christ in these specialized settings,” said Gerry Hutchinson, CBF’s endorser for chaplains and pastoral counselors.

Walton was one of 45 CBF-endorsed chaplains and pastoral-counselors commissioned during the organization’s annual meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina. She also serves on the advancement staff of the Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond.


Ann Lovell is corporate director of communications for LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes. For more information, email alovell@lifespireliving.org or call (804) 521-9192.

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood in Richmond.