Meet Our Staff

The Rev. Dr. Brent Melton
 
Rector | 804 288 7811 x105

Brent was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He first had two boys, John David (born 2010) and Harrison (born 2007), until his family grew with his wife Monica (married June 2019) and her children Leah (born 2007) and Kieran (born 2010). They enjoy being outdoors riding bikes, exploring the James River, or kicking a soccer ball. They also appreciate getting lost in museums, traveling, and experiencing music. They love growing their young family with other families both young and old at All Saints Church.        

Brent graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. He then taught fourth grade for three years before seminary. In 2005, he graduated from The School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee with a Masters in 

Divinity. Brent was first called to St. John’s Church in Fayetteville, NC and then as Rector to Christ Church in Elizabeth City, NC in 2008. Brent began at All Saints in the summer of 2013. He graduated again from the University of the South with his Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching in May 2016. 

 

Brent wears many hats at All Saints as he enjoys dreaming into the big picture.  His vision is for All Saints to be a true place of formation: a place to help those discern and share their God given gifts. He believes that the future church is pushing us to find new ways to interact with our neighbors by being more ecumenical (interfaith), outreach focused, holders of traditional liturgies and explorers in new worship ways. The Holy Spirit is driving us towards finding more ways to be welcoming of everyone. We hope we can welcome you too

The Rev. John E. Hogg
 
Associate Rector | 804 288 7811 x104

A native of Virginia Beach, John grew up in the Tidewater of Virginia along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and the York River. He enjoys boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming or any other activity that puts him in, on, or near, the saltwater. John appreciates traveling and is a great lover of woodworking, cooking, or anything that allows him to create with his hands. His wife Cameron is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a full-time faculty member at the George Washington University School of Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. Together they have twin sons who are highly energetic, creative, and inquisitive of their surroundings. As a family, they enjoy spending as much time as possible exploring the world, having adventures, and doing crafts together.

John graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in History. After graduating he went to work for the American Red Cross, Blood and Trauma Services in Charleston, SC. In 2000 he was selected to join the Armed Forces Emergency Services (AFES) for the National American Red 

Cross. In 2001, he was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY, and in 2003 he deployed as a field station manager serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. While deployed, John’s primary mission was to maintain operational delivery of confidential communications between military and family members.  In addition, he was tasked with developing and maintaining functional relationships with frontline troops.  John’s team was also responsible for solving logistical challenges in supply and support issues for military personnel and refugees displaced by the war.  In 2004, John resigned his commission and returned to the College of Charleston to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, which he earned in 2007.  Accepting the growing call to serve God and the Episcopal Church, John and Cameron moved to Alexandria so he could begin his studies at Virginia Theological Seminary.  He graduated in 2014 with his Master of Divinity degree. In September of the same year he was called to Immanuel Church on the Hill in Alexandria where he served as the congregation’s first Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries.

John was called to serve as Associate Rector for All Saints in August of 2019. Among the many responsibilities he has, his primary ministries are in Children, Youth, and Outreach.  John has been volunteering and working with children and youth in some form or fashion for the better part of the last twenty years.  Some of John’s favorite experiences and memories include his time spent volunteering at various Children’s Hospitals or working with youth in numerous formats. He is passionate about outreach, community formation, fellowship and providing all children and youth the space to ask questions, explore their faith and build lasting relationships.

Scott Hayes
Director of Music | 804 288 7811 x108

Scott was born and raised as a Methodist pastor's son in West Virginia.  While growing up, he sang in the church choirs in the churches his father served, and decided at an early age to become a church musician.  In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering with computers, working on his house, and any project he can get his hands on.  Since moving to Richmond, he's become a roller coaster enthusiast, and can be found on the tallest and fastest coaster with the shortest line.  Scott, his wife Amy, and their daughter live in Bon Air.  

Serving as a church musician for almost 25 years, Scott began his career at the age of 15 with his first church position in Athens, West Virginia. After high school, he moved to Ohio to continue his education, and attended Ohio Wesleyan and Cedarville Universities. For 10 years, he served as the Tonal Director of Muller Pipe Organ Company in Croton, Ohio (a role he continues in a part-time capacity). In

2012, Scott earned his Masters of Music in Organ Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a student of Todd Wilson. Before joining the All Saints Staff at the beginning of 2016, he was the organist and choirmaster at St. Luke’s in Granville, Ohio for over 10 years.

As Director of Music at All Saints, he is responsible for coordinating all worship music as well as overseeing the many different choirs. He is passionate about showing God's presence through music, and helping raise new generations of musicians through music education. Scott’s favorite liturgy is the Easter Vigil, the Saturday right before Easter, because it tells the "whole story", while the music and liturgy focus on the central goal of resurrection.

Winston Hazlegrove
 
Parish Administrator | 804 288 7811 x102
 

Winston was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and grew up in the Episcopal Church. Winston is also an All Saints Preschool graduate! She and her husband have two children. 

 

Winston graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's of Science in elementary education, Roll Tide! Before graduation, she studied abroad, and completed her student teaching in Perth, Australia. Prior to joining the All Saints staff in the fall of 2015, Winston worked as the Director of Education for Sylvan Learning Center in Anchorage, Alaska while her husband was in the Army and stationed at Fort Richardson in Alaska.

As the Parish Administrator, Winston maintains the daily operation of the office, oversees the church master calendar, and assists in developing and implementing All Saints' various communications.

She is passionate about keeping everything organized, connecting with parishioners, and making sure everyone is informed of all the wonderful events at All Saints. She enjoys the annual Outdoor Service and Cookout which takes place in May. She loves the fun and casual service which is followed by a great fellowship event with lots of food! 

Melissa Taylor
 
Director of the Preschool | 804 288 7861

 

Melissa became the Preschool Director in August of 2020. Before becoming the Director, she was a teacher at All Saints for the past two years while she finished her master’s degree in School Leadership and Policy Studies. She is happy to be able to apply the best practices she learned at University of Richmond in leading the preschool into its next chapter. Melissa enjoys working with the school’s preschool staff and all of the families that call All Saints home.

Natalia Chyhryna
Financial Secretary | 804 288 7811 x100
 

Natallia was born and raised in Belarus. She moved to the United States. She is married and is the proud mother of two. She enjoys reading, traveling, and watching movies. Natallia is also a certified massage therapist. 

 

Natallia has previous experience as a financial secretary and legal assistant at Russian Immigration Services, as well as a bookkeeper for Tikvat Israel Messianic Jewish Congregation. 

 

Natallia joined our staff in April 2012. As the financial secretary, she maintains the

contribution records, handles the deposits, account receivables, and also does the bookkeeping for All Saints Preschool. She enjoys helping with Vacation Bible School over the summer and watching all the children have fun. 

Judy Kronimus
Director of the Nursery | 804 288 7811 

Judy was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She enjoys reading and attending her book club, decorating her home, and spending time with her dog Dixie.

Judy graduated from Radford University with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education (grades 1-7). She also attended the University of Maryland for graduate studies in early childhood education. Judy has taught first, third, and fourth grade in Maryland. She has also worked in administration as an academic dean. She is a nanny as well as a tutor for math and reading.

Judy joined the All Saints staff in 1997 and became the Nursery Director in 2004. She has an obvious love for children which is evident as soon as you meet her. Judy and her staff keep the nursery a safe, orderly, and welcoming space for All Saints’ youngest parishioners. Judy's passion is simply children - the teaching and nurturing of children. She most enjoys having the nursery open for weddings because it is a way for families to enjoy the ceremony without distractions or any added stress.

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