Meet Our Staff
Rev. Dr. Caitlin Deyerle- Pastor
Caitlin has been the pastor at Southminster for almost 8 years. A graduate of Rice University and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Caitlin was ordained in 2011 and served as a resident at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, IN for two years before coming to Richmond in 2013. Caitlin is married to James, an ordained Ruling Elder, and together they have two daughters, Abigail and Rose.
In 2020 Caitlin graduated with her Doctor of Ministry from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a focus on creating new practices of mission for a changing church and world.
On her day off you can find her outdoors with her dog Molly or catching up on her favorite podcasts. During the week you can find her in the church office planning worship, in a hospital visiting church members, or at a coffee shop preparing her weekly sermon.
Joni Ervine- Office Manager
Joni Ervine took over as Office Manager in March 2014. Prior to joining the Southminster staff, she spent several years in corporate real estate. She also served a five-year stint on the administrative staff of a synagogue.
Joni attended Hollins University, graduating in 1999 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Sociology. During her time at Hollins, she was active in the Religious Life Association and was a student manager at the Hollins Riding Center for three years.
Outside of work, Joni’s interests include creative writing, reading, and genealogy.
Kimberly Ryan - Director of Music
Kimberly has been teaching and performing in Richmond for over 15 years. She is the director of Vocal Music and Orchestra at Trinity Episcopal School, where she is building a new program that currently consists of 2 choirs and a chamber string orchestra. She also runs a Suzuki Violin and Viola studio in her home, with students ranging in age from 3 to 18. She served for 5 years as alto section leader at First Presbyterian Church, where she was also the director of Praise Kids, the kindergarten through 2nd grade children’s choir.
A seasoned performer, Kimberly can frequently be found playing viola with professional ensembles around Richmond, including the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and her string quartet, Rosette. Her musical training started at a young age and continued at VCU where she earned a Bachelor of Music Education focusing on violin and voice, and then Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a graduate student studying viola performance. She has a deep passion for music, teaching, and worship, and feels honored and excited to join the community at Southminster Presbyterian! In her free time, Kimberly loves practicing yoga, reading, and spending time with her niece and nephew.
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Gabriella Ryan - Accompanist
Gabriella Ryan has her piano performance degree from the Chicago Conservatory, and brings with her over 30 years of teaching and church music experience. She is the current President of the Richmond Music Teachers Association, and teaches private piano lesson as well as lessons at St. Catherine’s School. In addition to her extensive music experience and expertise, Gabriella is a gifted chef and gardener.
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