Our Leadership


The Rev. Emily Dunevant

The Rev. Emily Dunevant


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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.

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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.

Now at Grace Church, Emily is building upon the strong ties of Goochland County and the commitment that our community shares to love and serve each person. Her goal is to nurture spiritual formation, build worship opportunities, and increase service and outreach.

Emily received her undergraduate degree from Winthrop University in Art History and spent many years in marketing and fundraising. She is also a certified yoga instructor.  

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.  She has recently joined the Chaplaincy Team for the Goochland County Fire and Rescue. 

Emily and her husband, Dwayne, live in Goochland with their children. 


The Rev. Brian Justice

The Rev. Brian Justice