Dr. David Benjamin
David has a Ph.D. in New Testament, served as a missionary in Asia, and helps coach cross country at Midlothian High School. But most of all, David is a person who is committed to Jesus Christ and wants to discover what that means in everyday life and in his relationships with others. David says that in the Sunday messages he tries to convey meaningful, biblical truths that have real life applications in an engaging form that communicates God’s love and is easily understood by anyone. David is married to Jana, who also has a seminary degree. They have two children, Claire and Evan. David’s mother, Lou, is also a member at Winfree. He says that Winfree is “home” for them and hopes that you will discover the same is true for you.
Rev. Steve Mapp
Minister of Discipleship & Pastoral Care
Pastor Steve has been part of the Winfree staff since the fall of 2012 when he began his seminary internship. He received his Masters in Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond. Steve did his undergraduate work at Hampden-Sydney College and also earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. Steve has extensive experience in small group ministry and is passionate about biblical study in the small group environment. As a part of his work in pastoral care at Winfree, Steve has focused attention on caregiving and grief support.
Rev. Cynthia Collins
Minister of Children & Families
Rev. Cynthia Collins came to Winfree on January 1, 2013. She has been in the ministry for over twenty-two years and and graduated with a Bachelor of Ministry in Religious Education and Music from Florida Baptist Theological College. She also attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where she received a Masters of Arts in Christian Education with a Concentration in Ministry to Children. Helping children develop a significant relationship with Christ is her passion.
Jimmy joined Winfree back in June of 2014. He has a dual degree in Religion/Philosophy and Psychology from Roberts Wesleyan College. His wonderful wife, Meagan, is a drama teacher at a local high school. Jimmy has spent most of his life in Upstate New York, which is why he is a huge fan of the Syracuse Orange and the Buffalo Bills. Jimmy truly has a passion for helping students navigate through the difficult times in their lives while trying to point them to how much Jesus loves, cares for them, and wants to be at the center of their lives.
Dr. Mike Weaver
Associate Pastor-Traditional Worship
Mike came to Winfree in 1987, and for twenty-five years served as an educator, pastoral counselor, youth minister, missions coordinator, retreat director, and musician. Tennessee native and seminary graduate, he also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in choral music. After over forty years of full-time ministry in Virginia, Connecticut, and Georgia, Dr. Weaver currently designs our traditional worship service and guides our thirty-voice adult choir.
Rev. Randall Goulard
Contemporary Worship Pastor
Randall joined Winfree in January 2018. In addition to his role at Winfree, he also teaches worship development at Passion Academy and leads worship at Deep Passion Ministries in downtown Richmond. Nothing makes him happier than seeing worshipers truly come into their full identities as sons and daughters of God. Randall has a M.A. in Pastoral Studies with emphases in worship leadership and church leadership development, but admits his proudest moments are as a husband and father. Randall's wife, Deirdre, is also a minister and worship leader, and they have two passionate daughters, Serenity and Aurora.
Susie has been at Winfree since May 2010. She graduated from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) with a degree in Finance, and worked in banking for years before she stayed home to raise her four children. Now that her children are grown, Susie has enjoyed growing in her role here at Winfree. Susie loves the ministry of serving the Winfree staff and church members as the financial administrator.
Hannah graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Music in Worship Studies in 2017 and is a California native. She has a great passion for serving the Lord in a variety of ways, with music being her favorite. Hannah currently attends Friendship Baptist Church in Chesterfield where she serves in the choir and on the praise band with her husband, Jacob, who is the Worship Pastor there.
Kelsea joined Winfree in the spring of 2017. She has always had a passion for design and graduated with a degree in Graphic Design in 2010. Since then, she has explored many creative endeavors and is raising a daughter who is in elementary school. Kelsea enjoys being part of the Winfree family and serving the staff and church members in her role designing and creating Winfree's major publications.
Michele is a native North Carolinian with many family ties to Virginia. She received her Bachelor's Degree of Music and Master's of Music in Piano Performance from Greensboro College and Converse College, respectively. She also has certification in Music Education and is a piano instructor at Salisbury Presbyterian Church Music Academy. Michele and her husband, Bill, live in Midlothian with their cairn terrier, Scooter. They have a son, Will, who lives in Richmond.
Jim was born in in New York and raised in Massachusetts but has lived in various parts of the country throughout his life. He recently retired after a fourteen-year tenure as a Regional Maintenance Supervisor for a not-for-profit organization providing support services for individuals with special needs. Jim enjoys traveling, fishing, working on special building projects, helping others, and giving back to his community. Jim and his wife, Donna, live and worship in the Midlothian area.