Reveille Staff

Reveille UMC
J. Douglas (Doug) Forrester, Lead Pastor
(804) 359-6041, ext. 112
Doug was appointed to serve Reveille in July 2014. A Richmond native, Doug graduated from Emory & Henry College and Duke University Divinity School and has served churches in Newport News, Prince George, and Crozet. Doug is married to Tracy, a third-grade teacher at Colonial Trail Elementary School in Short Pump. Doug and Tracy keep busy raising their two daughters, Ellen and Claire. When not at Reveille, Doug enjoys teaching classes for new clergy, tinkering with computers, writing music, and watching Duke basketball. | Read Doug's monthly column "From the Lead Pastor's Desk" | Doug blogs at

Stephen A. Coleman, Associate Pastor
(804) 359-6041, ext. 115
Stephen came to Reveille in September 2001. A Richmond native, Stephen received a B.A. in history from Hampden-Sydney College, a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary and a Master in Patient Counseling from VCU Health Systems. Stephen enjoys golf, movies, and U.S history. He and his wife, Beth, have one son, Wyn. His primary staff responsibilities are overseeing the Serve Team ministries, including outreach, missions, and congregational care.

Kelley Lane, Minister of Adult Ministries
(804) 359-6041, ext. 121
Kelley, a  deacon in the Virginia Conference, joined the clergy staff of Reveille as Minister of Adult Ministries in July 2014. Previously, Kelley served as Minister of Christian Education at Bon Air United Methodist Church and at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. She holds a B.A. in Art from Williams College, an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an M.Div. from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond. Kelley also teaches art classes for the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Born and raised in Texas, Kelley has lived in Richmond for 15 years. She and her husband, Erling Sjovold, are the proud parents of Robert, Kate, Elizabeth, and Hannah.

Program Staff

Amy L. Andrews, Childcare Coordinator 
Amy joined the childcare staff at Reveille in 2011, becoming childcare coordinator in 2016. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. She has lived in Richmond since 1998, and worked in child care since 2001. In her free time, Amy likes to salsa dance, read, knit, cook, travel and spend time with friends and family.

Daniel S. Banke, Director of Music Ministries
(804) 359-6041, ext. 123
Daniel received his formal music training from Samford University (B.M.E. in vocal music education), the University of North Texas (M.M. in choral conducting), and theological training at Duke Divinity School, M.A.C.P in serving congregations. Before coming to Reveille, Daniel served as Director of Music and Worship Arts at Caswell Springs UMC in Mississippi and First UMC in Gainesville, Texas. He is actively involved with The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, and Choristers Guild. Daniel and his wife Claire enjoy traveling, camping, music-making, and spending time with their dog, Beau. 

Terri F. Edwards, Director of Administration
804-359-6041, ext. 116
Terri joined the staff of Reveille as director of communications in December 2014, becoming director of administration in September 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech with a double major in geography and history. Prior to Reveille, Terri worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch as the director of marketing and communications. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Terri has lived in Richmond since 1990. She and her husband Randall have four adult children, Preston, Ed, Grace, and Abbey.

Ansley J. Higginbotham, Director of Youth Ministries
804-359-6041, ext. 128
Ansley joined Reveille in June 2017. She has been in ministry to young people in churches big and small around Virginia, including an internship at Reveille in 2013. Ansley is a life-long Methodist and Virginia Tech graduate with degrees in communications and political science. She began her career in advertising and marketing before answering the call to ministry. She has completed an intensive certificate program in youth and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. Ansley loves reading, travel, singing, yoga, and running very slowly.  She and her husband Page live on their family beef cattle farm with their sons, Sammy and Franklin. 

Kaarina K. Jobe, Worship and Music Leader for The Point 
Kaarina joined the staff of Reveille in Fall 2008. She holds a master's degree in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Music Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina. She is a licensed music teacher in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is also a licensed Musikgarten teacher. She has over 15 years of teaching/performing experience and currently teaches music in Henrico County. Kaarina is married to Chris and they have two children, Davis and Dalton. Kaarina’s duties include directing CrossPoint, The Point praise band, at Sunday morning worship and at other worship services and planning the contemporary music for The Point worship service. 
Tamara B. Nicely, Assistant Director of Music Ministries
Tamara joined the staff in the late summer of 2012. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University, and Master of Music degree from Memphis State University, both with major instrument French horn. She also received certification to teach public school music and Orff Schulwerk Level 1 from VCU. Her staff responsibilities include coordinating the children’s choirs, directing the elementary choir, the youth handbell choir, and the youth instrumental ensemble. 

Rachel Y. Sanders, Director of Communications 
(804) 359-6041, ext. 111
Rachel joined the staff of Reveille in October 2016. She previously worked at Bethpage Camp-Resort and Grey’s Point Camp, where she was the marketing director. Prior to Bethpage, she worked in the marketing department of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and held sales and marketing positions at Kings Dominion. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in marketing management. Rachel and her husband Dan live in West Point, Virginia, and have two children, Clayton and Lena. Rachel and Dan are former members of Reveille, and active members of West Point UMC.

Tammy A. Tipton-Nay, Director of Children's Ministries 
(804) 359-6041, ext. 117
Tammy Tipton-Nay graduated from Mary Washington University with honors in Dance, has a Master of Science from James Madison University and a Master of Christian Education from Union Seminary. She comes to Reveille UMC from The Brandermill Church where she served as director of children and family ministry. She has a passion for mission, loves children, all forms of art, and enjoys exploring  nature. Tammy believes God has called her to Reveille and is thrilled to be here.

Administrative Staff
Cheryl L. Arrington, Pastoral Administrative Assistant
(804) 359-6041, ext. 114
Cheryl provides administrative support to Reveille’s pastors and the Director of Music and the committees they staff. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University and previously worked in the advertising industry, first as a print production manager and later as an assistant media buyer. She has worked at Reveille since January 1995.

Candice B. Avent, Financial Administrator
(804) 359-6041, ext. 118
Candice joined the staff in April 2016. Before coming to Reveille, she held positions as a business manager and bookkeeper, and she worked in banking for 11 years. She studied business management at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Candice serves as the vice-chair of the youth department at her church. She and her husband Tarvell have two children, Aiden and Aaliyah. 

Kara G. Sentipal, Administrative Assistant 
(804) 359-6041, ext. 125
Kara began working at Reveille in August 2015. She received a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from James Madison University. Prior to Reveille, she interned for March of Dimes and worked in retail management for four years. Kara’s responsibilities include providing administrative support to staff, greeting members over the phone and in the office, and collaborating to maintain the membership database and church calendar.

Facilities Staff
Ken S. Case, Facilities Manager
(804) 359-6041, ext. 113
Ken joined the staff in February 2013. He attended Kent State University (Tuscarawas Campus) and majored in business. His prior work experience includes nine years as a facilities manager at First Christian Church in New Philadelphia, Ohio, and employment as a building service technician for Jo-Ann Fabrics Corporate. Ken and his wife Sue have two children, Ken Jr., who lives in Annapolis, Maryland, and Danielle, who lives in Chicago, Illinois, as well as two grandchildren. 

Byron R. Walker, Custodian
Byron started as custodian in December 2014. Byron is a native Richmonder and attended Thomas Jefferson High. Before Reveille, he was a supervisor in the industrial screen printing field. He and his wife Mahalia (“Missy”) have been married for 28 years. They have two grown children, Amani and Bryant, and one granddaughter, Maleah. 

Reveille Weekday School 
Tiffany M. Christopher, Director 
(804) 359-4600
Tiffany earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Teaching in Early/Elementary Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is certified and licensed pre-kindergarten to sixth grade in Virginia. Tiffany came to Reveille from Jackson Davis Elementary School in Henrico, where she taught first grade for six years and where she received the First Year Teacher Award in 2007. She also had experience as a collaborative teacher with special education students during her time at Jackson Davis. She and husband Blair have three children, Kinley, Collin and Clara.

Beverley F. Tilley, Administrative Assistant 
(804) 359-4600
Beverley joined the Weekday School in 1995. She provides administrative and financial management support to the preschool. She received a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University and graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Beverley and her husband Craig have two children, Charles and Lindsay.


Staff Office Locations
Most of our staff has offices in Reveille House to create a more collaborative atmosphere. Here are the office locations for our staff:

Ground Floor
Lead Pastor Doug Forrester
Pastoral Administrative Assistant     Cheryl Arrington
Facilities Manager Ken Case
Financial Administrator 
     Candice Avent
Administrative Assistant Kara Sentipal

Second Floor
Director of Administration
     Terri Edwards
Director of Communications
      Rachel Sanders

Third Floor
Director of Music Ministries 
     Daniel Banke
Associate Pastor Stephen Coleman
Minister of Adult Ministries 
     Kelley Lane
Director of Youth Ministries
     Ansley Higginbotham

Fourth Floor
Director of Children’s Ministries      Tammy Tipton-Nay