Clergy

The Rev. Richard E. Fichter, Jr.
Rector

The Rev. Richard Fichter, Jr., is a native of Fairfax County, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1990 with a major of computer science and a minor in religion. After spending about eight years in the computer industry, he entered Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria and graduated in 2001.  He was ordained deacon and then priest in the Episcopal Church in 2001.

He has served as various forms of assistant clergy at St. Paul’s Beaufort, NC; Grace Church, Kilmarnock, VA; and Christ Church, Winchester, VA. He served over eight years as priest-in-charge at Christ Church, Gordonsville, VA.

Richard enjoys traveling. He has had several opportunities to travel domestically and internationally including visits to Russia, much of Northern and Eastern Europe, Israel, and India (1997 for sight seeing and 2005 on a mission trip with Five Talents). More recently his travels have been mostly via Carnival cruise ships in the Caribbean. He also has a season past to the local amusement park, Kings Dominion, where he visits regularly. Richard enjoys hiking, especially in the Shenandoah National Park, and photography. He also is a fan of science fiction and fantasy movies, TV Shows, and books.

Richard continues following his interest in computer science. His projects include maintaining his parish’s website (www.hwbkgva.org) and a website dedicated to audio recordings made at clergy events at the Diocese of Virginia’s Shrine Mont conference center (www.dovmedia.org). He continues to post his free Episcopal Liturgical Calendar that made its debut in the late 1990’s as EpiscoCalendar on the PalmPilot. He also has his own web based church membership system that he has slowly been developing.

On June 1, 2017, Richard began his tenure as three quarter’s time Rector of Hanover-with-Brunswick Episcopal Parish, King George, Virginia. On November 5, 2018, Richard began a part time job as a contractor in the information technology field with Bowhead Professional Solutions (www.bowheadsupport.com).

Richard’s primary parish email address is: rector@hwbkgva.org

Vestry

Class of 2019: Michaele Morton, Senior Warden; Frank Stevens, Junior Warden
Class of 2020: Roan Grapes, Richard Pasto
Class of 2021: Kevin Biondi, Denise Mannard

Vestry Officers

St. John’s Treasurer: Phyllis Gibson
Emmanuel Treasurer: Jack Meyers
Registrar: Michaele Morton