Meet Our Staff

Jenny Day, Pastor
Rev. Jenny Day was born and raised in Northern Virginia and her parents still live in the house she grew up in. She received her BA at Randolph-Macon College and her MDiv from Union-PSCE (now Union Presbyterian Seminary). Pastor Jenny has been in pastoral ministry for 13 years and has served churches in Manassas, Newport News, and most recently Richmond. The past 13 years have been so full and Jenny is extremely grateful for and humbled by the calling God has entrusted her.
Keri Hiner, Administrative Assistant 
Keri and her husband, Chad, live in Bridgewater and have two children. Their son, Blaine, is working in Jekyll Island, Georgia with a conservation group. Their daughter, Kaylee, attends college in Williamsburg, Virginia and is studying communications. Keri worked at a local preschool for 14 years as their assistant and then becoming one of their directors. She and her family enjoy traveling and spending time with extended family.
Nicole Jenkins, Choir Director
A native of New York, Nicole received her MM from The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College. She continued her training at the prestigious Renata Scotto Opera Academy in New York and at the University of Vienna for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. While in Vienna, Nicole travelled to Lusaka, Zambia, to assist a missionary in the installation of a sound system. In 2010, she returned to the US to perform with the Virginia Opera. In 2012, she performed as the guest soloist at the 38th Annual Hampton Roads Leadership Prayer Breakfast with guest speaker Congressman Randy Forbes. She is currently working on her DMA at James Madison University.


Anna Showalter, pianist
Anna grew up in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania but has roots in the Valley. She is a Doctorial Candidate of Piano at JMU. She has earned her Bachelor’s of Music and Religious History at Goshen College in Indiana, Master’s of Piano at the University of South Florida and a Master’s of Divinity at Duke University. She has been married to Stefan Hess for three years and they live in Harrisonburg. They have an “urban farm” that is a Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA). They love growing and selling organic vegetables and pray they can do it on a larger scale in the future.


Ramona Evans, Adult Handbell Director
Ramona is a life-long friend of Dayton UMC and has served in music ministry for many years. She and her husband, Phil, run a bed and breakfast in Montazuma called “Spring Creek.” Ramona has 2 grown daughters and six grandchildren.
Jeff Weaver, Organist
Jeff also teaches Sunday School and leads our young children’s choir. He teaches middle school science in Augusta County. We are delighted that Jeff shares his many skills with us.

Betsy Hedrick and Jessica Tatro, Young First Followers Leaders