About Our Pastors

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Shane Schlesman · Lead Pastor

shane@weag.org · 804-774-4284

Shane has served at WEAG for over ten 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 · Music & Fine Arts Pastor

bobo@weag.org · 804-774-4320

Bob oversees all of WEAG's Music 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.

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Marlyn DeFoggi · Adult Discipleship and Women's Ministry Pastor

marlyn@weag.org · 804-774-4281

Marlyn oversees all the Adult Discipleship classes and directs Women’s Ministries. She has served at WEAG 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.

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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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Chuck Maddux · Finance Pastor

chuck@weag.org · 804-774-4294

Chuck oversees our business department and serves as the church treasurer. He has been on staff since 1996 and has a B.A. in Mathematics/Education from VA Tech, an M.Div. and an MBA from Regent University, and is a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA). As part of his ministry at WEAG, Chuck assists church members with their financial planning and investment goals. He and Betsy have three adult sons.

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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, Leighton, Olivia, and Hagan.

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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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Rodney Green · Community Life Pastor

rodney@weag.org · 804-774-4289

Rodney has served at WEAG since 2010. He leads the Men’s Ministry, Groups and Community Life including Volunteers and the Assimilation Process. 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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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 May 2011.

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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!