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Meet Our Staff

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Ann B. Shepherd

     Ann has been doing this ministry thing a really long time. From helping to lead Vacation Bible School classes in high school to her first call at a church in Southwest Virginia to seminary, Ann learned quickly how much she loved serving the people of God!


     Ann is a graduate of Lynchburg College in Virginia (now the University of Lynchburg) and Lexington (KY) Theological Seminary and has served congregations in Virginia and Kentucky. She believes strongly in the importance of Christian Education and promotes learning and growing for everyone in the community.


     Ann is married to Kirk, and has 2 children. She loves spending time with her family, listening to audio books and podcasts, and is trying to learn embroidery.


Children and Youth Coordinator

Jackson Campbell

Contact Jackson Campbell

Tel: 502-223-1165

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Director of Music

Laura Foley

Administrative Assistant 

Valerie Drake  
Valerie is originally from Richmond, Kentucky.
She Graduated from Kentuc
ky State University with a degree in Liberal Studies, focus on English Lit. She is also a published author. 


Jackson Campbell's dynamic ministry traverses the fields of pastoral care, LGBTQIA+ inclusion, spiritual formation, and communications. Most recently, he spent six months in New York City in intensive study with theologians at Union Theological Seminary. Jackson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University, where he studied religion at the crossroads of race, gender, and sexuality. While at Transylvania, Jackson served Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville. Jackson has served in many capacities as an advocate for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the Baptist tradition. Jackson has been a member of Central Baptist Church in Lexington since 2018 and is currently being examined as a candidate for ordination into the Gospel ministry. 

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