Rev. Betty Dax, Designated Interim Pastor
Betty Goshorn Dax is the daughter of Robert and Jean Goshorn and the niece of Chalmers Goshorn. She is a third generation Presbyterian minister. Her father served several Virginia churches including the Hebron Presbyterian Church outside of Staunton and the Berryville Presbyterian Church .
A graduate of Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Betty was ordained in West Virginia Presbytery then served as the pastor of the Fairfield Presbyterian Church. Most of her ministry was spent serving congregations in New York and New Jersey. While she was serving as the organizing pastor of the Malta Presbyterian Church in Malta, New York, she married David Dax.
David and Betty live in Lexington with their dog Frankie (a very large and furry mixed breed).
Heidi Steele, Administrative Office Manager
Heidi is a Pennsylvania native raised in Stuarts Draft and Vesuvius, Virginia. She graduated from Riverheads High School in 2004 and completed her Psychology and Communications Studies degree at Bridgewater College in 2008. A year later she married Eric Steele. They live in Bridgewater with their four-legged dog child Kody. Heidi really enjoys being an aunt to her niece and 2 nephews. If you see her out and about, she will most likely be singing along to a Broadway Showtune. God has always been good and she gives Him all the glory!
Barbara Bombassaro, Financial Secretary
Barbara moved here in 2003 with her husband, Richard who was transferred from their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Their black and gold flag is always flying during football season. They are blessed with one daughter, Amanda. She is a teacher in Woodbridge, VA teaching 3rd grade for the past 6 years. Barbara’s other daughter, Cookie, walks on four legs and is the best dog (except when she turns into a Cookie Monster). Barbara’s favorite words her husband can say to her are, “Don’t cook tonight, let’s go out!” She was raised in a wonderful Catholic family by two wonderful parents, who are missed. Her parents owned a bakery growing up, so she loves to make homemade goodies. Barbara has one brother, Walter. He is a Priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, for their Deaf and Signed members. Barbara’s husband knows that he has no choice when Dancing with the Stars is on TV. Rick and Barbara love to go on rides everywhere and nowhere in particular. She has been working at First Presbyterian since January 2004 and considers this her other home. She says that “When my lucky lotto numbers are called, I’ll be living at the beach.”