About Our Pastors

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Shane Schlesman · Lead Pastor

shane@weag.org · 804-774-4284

Shane has served at WEAG for over thirteen years. Before being elected lead pastor, he oversaw all of WEAG's ministries relating to families including marriage, parenting, children, youth, and young adults. With a background in business and family ministry, Shane understands the needs of families today. Shane has a B.A. in Humanities and attended Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary and Masters Theological Seminary. He completed his coursework at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary for his MDiv degree and is presently earning his Doctor of Ministries degree there. He and his wife Sue have 3 sons—Bruce, Brent, and Brady.

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Bob Laughlin · Oversight Pastor of Media and Fine Arts

bobo@weag.org · 804-774-4320

Bob oversees all of WEAG's Media and Fine Arts programs, from Sunday worship to evangelical broadway-style productions. He has served at WEAG since 1981. Bob has a special knack for identifying and utilizing the creative talents of hundreds of people and is constantly working to develop new ways of creatively expressing the message of the gospel through the arts. Bob has a B.A. in Music Education from Lee College with graduate studies in Community Counseling from Georgia State University. He has two adult children, Jeff and Kara and five grandchildren.

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Rodney Green · Oversight Pastor of Community Life, Administration and Finance

rodney@weag.org · 804-774-4289

Rodney has served at WEAG since 2010. He oversees WEAG’s Community Life Departments, Administration Functions, and Finances. Rodney has a passion for discipleship and organizational leadership. He has a business background. Rodney has a B.S. in Industrial Management from the University of Tennessee, an MBA from the College of William and Mary and is pursuing a MA in Christian Ministries from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife Faye have 3 adult sons – Josh, Jake and Joe.

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Dr. Dave DeMasters · Oversight Pastor of Families, Care and Counseling

dave@weag.org · 281-935-5796

Dave is a native Richmonder who hails from Texas.  Dr. Dave serves as the Family Life Pastor and provides direct ministry leadership in Marriage & Parenting, Congregational Care, and Counseling. Dave holds a D.Min/Counseling and MDiv degree, as well as a Masters in both Leadership and Psychology.  Dave is married to Amy and they have two adult children, Josh and Chelsea.

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Marlyn DeFoggi · Adult Discipleship and Women's Ministry Pastor

marlyn@weag.org · 804-774-4281

Marlyn directs and oversees all of the Women’s Ministries and Adult Discipleship programs at WEAG and has served here since 1987. Marlyn is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, a teacher, and a published writer whose articles appear in Christian magazines at home and abroad. Her devotional book, Daily Meditations for Life’s Journey, is a compilation of various WEAG devotions she has written over the past 20 years. Her ministerial education is through Central Bible College and Global University. She and Paul have two adult children and four grandchildren.

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Moises Diaz · Latino Pastor (Spanish and Portuguese Communities)

pastormoisesdecuba@yahoo.com · 301-541-9541

Moises has overseen WEAG’s Latino Ministry through weIglesia de Bendición since August 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Mechanical Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the Faculty of Theology in Cuba and in the United States, a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from the Faculty of Theology in Cuba and a Master of Divinity degree at United States Faculty of Theology. Moises’s apostolic gift has served him to plant several churches in Cuba, Canada and Maryland. Moises is passionate and gifted in forming teams and making them functional to reach out to the Latino community. He and his wife Damaris have three adult children – Libnita, Laisita and Moises Jr.

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Lisa Eggert · Kids Pastor

eggert@weag.org · 804-774-4319

Lisa came on staff in 2008 and oversees WEAG’s Kids Ministry. Prior to WEAG, she served as a Chi Alpha campus missionary for 3 years. Lisa has a desire to disciple others and to share her passion for loving the world. Lisa is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God, received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Jamal Jones · Associate Pastor of Student Ministries

jamal@weag.org · 804-774-4293

Jamal grew up at West End Assembly of God and is thankful to now serve as Associate Student Ministries Pastor. His role enables him to be involved in ministry from upper elementary through college, while his primary responsibility is to lead our middle school ministry. His dream is to see all students develop a love for Jesus Christ and make him known from Richmond to the ends of the earth. Jamal received his B.S. in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and his Master's of Divinity at Union Presbyterian Seminary. He and his wife, Maria, were married in May 2011 and they have 2 children.

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John Kelly · Youth Pastor

johnkelly@weag.org · 804-774-4322

John grew up attending West End Assembly of God and is the Youth Pastor for our middle and high school students. He wants to help create the same atmosphere of fun and learning for our youth that he believes helped form him into the person he is today. John received his B.A. in Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University and is married to Nikki.

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Tony Robinson · Worship Pastor

tony@weag.org · 804-774-4296

Tony joined the WEAG staff in 2010. He is passionate about seeing the lives of people impacted by worship and oversees the development and ministry of the WEAG worship teams. Tony received his BA in Church Music/Vocal Performance from Lee University. Before coming to Richmond, he served as a Worship Pastor for 12 years in Florida, Texas, and Alabama. He is a native Virginian and is so glad to be home to enjoy all things Hokies! Tony and his wife, Amy have three children.

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Jeremy Woltz · Young Adult Pastor

jeremy@weag.org · 804-774-4323

Jeremy has attended WEAG for most of his life, and attributes the bulk of his spiritual development to his family, both at home and at this church. Jeremy oversees the Young Adult ministry at West End Assembly of God, which involves college students and young professionals. He is passionate about seeing the lives of Young Adults shaped by the truth of God’s Word through discipleship and community. Jeremy received a B.A. in Psychology from James Madison University and a Masters of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary. He and his wife Melissa have been married since August of 2015!