The Rev. Emily Dunevant
The Rev. Emily Dunevant received a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York with an emphasis in Interfaith Studies and Ecumenical Theology. Before coming to Grace Church, Emily served as the Director of Multifaith Initiatives in the Office of the Chaplaincy at the University of Richmond. Her focus has been on creating stronger communities across lines of religious and cultural difference.
Emily has spent time in Israel, France, Morocco, South Korea, and Indonesia, where she has studied the intersection of faith, politics, and society. Her special interest is in the power of religion to create positive transformation in the world.
In addition to serving as the Rector of Grace, Emily is a chaplain for Goochland County Fire and Rescue, an Executive Board Member for the Diocese of Virginia and a Co-Convener for the Virginia Plan for Covenantal Giving.
In her spare time, you will find Emily scuba diving or horseback riding. She is active in the riding community in Goochland with Deep Run Hunt Club and especially enjoys Blessing the Hounds each year at the Opening Hunt.
Emily and her husband, Dwayne, live in Goochland with their 3 dogs. Their four kids are all grown and semi-flown.
The Rev. Brian Justice
Brian Justice joined Grace Church in June 2021 as our Vocational Deacon. He grew up in Richmond and attended the Collegiate School, later completing both a BA in History and an MA Religious Studies at the University of Virginia.
Before coming to Grace, Brian spent 25 years as a parishioner St Paul’s, Richmond. He graduated from the Deacons’ School of Virginia in January 2021 and served an internship at Holy Comforter, Richmond in 2020.
Brian has spent his career as a teacher and coach. First at Tidewater Academy in Wakefield, Virginia; and in 1996, he came back to his alma mater, Collegiate. He teaches a variety of courses at Collegiate in religion and history. He has also coached football, basketball, and baseball at the youth, JV, and Varsity levels. In addition, he serves as an advisor, mentor, and counselor to students in the Upper School at Collegiate.
His wife of 30 years, Michaelle, is a Speech-Language Pathologist in Richmond. They have two children: Meagan, a 2018 graduate of Muhlenberg College with degrees in Theater and English and Evan, a 2021 graduate of NC State University; and a 14 year old lab, Bo.