Mt. Olivet Staff

Rev Dale Ashley

Pastor

Dale began serving as pastor of Mt Olivet in August of 1997.  He is a graduate of University of Richmond and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  He has served three full-time churches since 1980 when he was ordained as a minister.  The goal of his ministry is to help others grow in the likeness of Christ and in their involvement with the work of God’s Kingdom here in this world.

Mrs. Claudia Phillips

Music Minister

Claudia Phillips has served as music minister, first as a volunteer and then as a part-time paid staff member, for nearly 23 years.  She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth of Virginia and most recently of the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. She directs the sanctuary choir and the bell choir and helps to resource the praise team and other music groups within the church.

Mrs. Cindy Weston

Youth Minister

Cindy is a part-time youth minister here at Mt. Olivet.  Cindy became youth minister in 2005 and has spent the last 8 years here following her calling from the Lord to help lead youth to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ.  She leads the youth in grades 6-12 in Bible study, fellowship and outreach activities,  and mission projects.  Cindy is also a full time teacher in Hanover County Public Schools where she has 28 years of teaching experience.

Mrs. Shirley Mills

Secretary

Shirley Mills is more than a church secretary.  She is more than the kind voice who answers the phone.  She is a trusted member of the staff who very competently helps our church family communicate with each other and network resources.   Shirley has been serving our congregation for nearly 30 years.

Karen Morris

We welcome Mrs. Karen Morris (wife of Mark and mother of Marissa) as one of the “Interim Co-Children’s Ministers”. She and Lisa Smith began their ministry on January 1, 2018. Karen has served as chairperson of the Children’s Ministry Committee and is very acquainted with our ongoing children’s ministry at Mt Olivet Baptist Church. Her experience as a mother, elementary public school  teacher, Sunday school teacher, Missions teacher, VBS director, as well as other volunteer work with children gives her an excellent foundation for taking this interim position.

Her primary responsibilities  include working with the children (Age 3 – Grade 5) on Sunday mornings’ children’s worship as well as assisting Lisa Smith and the Children’s Ministry Committee with planning and coordinating special events for children throughout the year.

Lisa Smith

Co-Interim Children's Minister

We welcome Mrs. Lisa Smith (wife of Walter and mother of Madisyn, Kensley, and Berkeley) as one of the “Interim Co-Children’s Ministers”. She and Karen Morris began their ministry on January 1, 2018. Lisa has served on the Children’s Ministry Committee for the past 5+ years and is very acquainted with our ongoing children’s ministry at Mt Olivet Baptist Church. Her experience as a mother, Sunday school teacher, Missions teacher, VBS director, as well as other volunteer work with children gives her an excellent foundation for taking this interim position.

Her primary responsibilities  include working with the children (Age 3 – Grade 5) on Wednesday evenings as well as assisting Karen Morris and the Children’s Ministry Committee with planning and coordinating special events for children throughout the year.