In the Disciples of Christ, we believe the Priesthood of all Believers, which means each member is a minister and is called to serve God. However, we do lean on the leadership of the following folks to guide us.
Rev. Hollie E. Woodruff
Hollie is a left-handed only child who grew up in Lubbock, Texas. She moved to Nashville, TN to complete a BBA in Music Business from Belmont and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt.
An Enneagram 8 she loves to bring people together for good reasons: food, conversation, worship, music, and justice.
Hollie's hope for SSCC is to create a courageous space where respectful dialogue on difficult conversations can occur. The church should also be a haven for all LGBTQIA individuals and their families and a place for active justice-seekers to find ways to transform their community.
She lives with her partner, Brett, in Oregon Hill with their Great Pyrenees, Mishka, and two cats, Ginny and Willett Rye.
Rev. George Cunningham
George has served as Co-Pastor at Seventh Street Christian Church since September 2021. Prior to coming to Richmond, George lived in Tennessee. He holds an M.A, degree in Clinical Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and an M. Div. degree from Vanderbilt University. He was ordained into Christian Ministry in 2005 by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Rev. George brought with him 37 years of professional non-profit experience, where he served full-time as the Executive Director at Journeys in Community Living, a private non-profit agency that supports adults with intellectual disabilities.
George established a new church start in Tennessee called Open Table Christian Church, an Open and Affirming congregation He lives with his partner, Gary, who is a member at St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Pam has been involved in music ministry since she was 16 years old. She studied piano and voice at Asbury College and then started teaching privately. She had a dual teaching certificate in Early Education and Music Education.
Pam taught early education and music education for many years. During this time she served in churches as Music Minister.
Pam loves playing piano solos and singing solos. She also enjoys directing the Seventh Street Singers, crafting worship and being a member of Seventh Street’s worship team!
Carol is a mom of two grown humans (Emilia & Gabriel) and two sweet furry friends (Rosie & Gus, twin cockapoos). She met her husband John in high school, and they have been married for 31 years!
Carol has a bachelor’s degree in English from Hollins College, and a master’s degree in teaching from VCU. In her 20s, she was a high school English teacher in Chesterfield.
Carol has spent countless hours as a political volunteer and activist, and has been a champion for the Equal Rights Amendment, which she was so proud to see passed in Virginia in 2020. Carol loves reading, working puzzles, going to the beach, and spending time with family, friends, & her pups.
Amy Oblinger is a native of Southwest Virginia, raised on Wonder Bread, Friday night football, and church hymns. After earning a bachelor's in Performing and Visual Arts at King University in Bristol, Tennessee, she spent some time living and working with the Iona Community in Scotland and then went on to pursue a Master's of Music in Musicology at the University of Edinburgh.
Over the years, Amy worked as a choir director, donut maker, theatrical music director, nanny, accompanist, barista, drama teacher, and campus minister. Eventually sensing a call to ordained ministry, she and her husband Brandon moved to Richmond, where she now studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary and continues to work as a musician while going through the ordination process. She and Brandon have five cats.