ELNS Board of Directors

Epiphany Lutheran Nursery School is governed by a board of directors as appointed and approved by the Congregational Council of Epiphany Lutheran Church. The Board currently meets a few times a year as needed, usually on the 1st Monday of the month in September, November, February and May. They may meet at other times as needed as well. Members of the Board for the 2021-2022 school year are shown below.

Tricia Stohr-Hunt   Chairperson

Lura Beck


Tyler Joiner 
Parent Representative

Frances Caruso
Parent Representative 

Frances Caruso is an Associate Attorney with ThompsonMcMullan, P.C focusing on civil litigation. Frances is an alumnus of Vanderbilt University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in psychology and sociology. She then attended the University of Richmond School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor and was a member of the Law Review. Frances and her husband moved to Richmond in 2012 and they members of Epiphany Lutheran Church.  Their daughter is a student at ELNS and Ms. Caruso serves as one of the parent representatives on the Board.  

Gwen Newman


Rev. Joseph Bolick

Pastor Bolick is the Associate Pastor of Epiphany Lutheran Church and serves as the staff representative to the ELNS Board.  Pastor Bolick also serves the nursery school community by conducting the weekly chapel program for our students.  Pastor Bolick and his wife have three children, two of whom have attended ELNS.  

Melinda Martin

As the nursery school Program Director, Mrs. Martin also serves as an ex-officio member of the ELNS Board.  

Debbie Sexton

As the Finance Manager for both the church and the nursery school, Mrs. Sexton also serves as an ex-officio member of the ELNS Board.