Dan Carlton, Pastor
Dan is originally from Richmond, VA and received his Bachelor’s in Church Ministries and Sociology from Averett University and his Master’s of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dan then went on to complete his Doctor of Ministry in Renewal of the Church for Mission at Palmer Theological Seminary. Dan has previously served as the Pastor at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Ruckersville, VA and the pastor of Downtown Baptist Church in Alexandria. In August, 2014 Dan was called to serve as Pastor at Culpeper Baptist. Dan met his wife, Emily, while at Averett University and they have 3 children. Dan has a passion for seeing legacy churches continue to grow and connect with the surrounding community, while maintaining traditional values and relevant ministries. Dan serves on multiple boards – the Board of Trustees at Averett University, the Board of LifeSpire of Virginia and the Board of Smart Beginnings, Rappahannock. Dan enjoys reading and engaging conversations about the future of the church.
Hans Murdock, Senior Adult Pastor
Minister to Sr. Adults
Hans grew up in Belton, SC. He received his Bachelor’s in Bible and Religion from Erskine College and his Master’s in Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Hans spent two years in Russia with the International Mission Board before moving to Pennsylvania in 2004 to partner with the North American Mission Board. There, Hans planted Living Water Community Church in Latrobe, PA and pastored until 2016. Culpeper Baptist Church called Hans in June of 2016 to serve as Pastor to the Seniors and Chaplain at “The Culpeper.” Hans met his wife, Becky, while at seminary and they are blessed with a daughter, Sandra. Hans enjoys watching things grow: from ministries to vegetables. Hans has always particularly loved serving and working alongside Senior Adults.
Randall Sheets, Organist/Choir Director
Organist/ Choir Director
Randall Sheets began his musical studies in piano and organ while growing up in North Carolina. He holds degrees from Wittenberg University and Bowling Green State University, and received his doctorate from the University of Maryland. Throughout his graduate study Dr. Sheets taught at the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Institution, and later taught at the Levine School of Music, the National Cathedral School, and the Landon School. His scholarly work includes several published articles and many lecture-recitals. In 1986, he was awarded the Liszt Commemorative Medal by the Hungarian Minister of Culture for his work as Festival Director of the Franz Liszt Centennial Celebration held in Washington, D.C. An extremely versatile musician, Randall Sheets has worked full time as a church musician for twenty-nine years. In that time he has performed as organist and directed choral ensembles, bell ensembles and concert series. For the past nineteen years Dr. Sheets has been Ceremonial Organist for Arlington National Cemetery where he performs over 1000 services a year in the historic Old Post Chapel and the Memorial Chapel. In addition, he is the Organist/Music Director at Culpeper Baptist Church, and Organist for the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Mount Vernon. During his tenure at Fort Myer he has produced and performed five CD recordings of choral, organ, and instrumental music. Concert appearances as a solo organist include programs at National City Christian Church, The Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, St. Luke’s Catholic Church, McLean, and historic Bruton Parish in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Jeanine Judd, Children’s Director
Children’s Director Contact: JJudd@culpeperbaptist.org
Jeanine has served at CBC for many years. She joined our staff as Children’s Director in June of 2016. She recently retired from Farmington Elementary School as the Specialist-Gifted Education. Her career has been teaching at the elementary grade level. She received her Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Elementary Education from the University of Mary Washington and received a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education. She is married to Roger, they have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Alex Smith, Worship Leader and Director, Blue Ridge Chorale
8:30 am Worship Leader
Alex is originally from Culpeper. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University studying Music Education with a concentration in vocal performance. While at VCU Alex performed with the VCU Opera Theater Company and served as the choir director of the VCU Gospel Choir. Alex also served as the tenor soloist at Second Presbyterian Church. In addition to leading worship at Culpeper Baptist, Alex serves as the artistic choral director for the Spotsylvanias, a chorus group from the Fredericksburg area. He also conducts music workshops and teaches vocal lessons. In his spare time he enjoys play writing, gardening, cooking and spending time with his nephews, Zach and Chase.
Joyce Beales, Volunteer Office Coordinator
Volunteer Office Coordinator
Joyce Beales has been a member of Culpeper Baptist Church for 34 years. She is mother of 3, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 1. She is the former director of administrative services for “The Culpeper”, where she worked 11 years. She has graciously been offering those skills in support of our office off and on for over 10 years. 4 years ago, she blessed us by stepping in to volunteer as our full-time office support, where she has become a vital part of our every day work.
Amy Martin, Director, Culpeper Baptist Child Development Center, Inc.
Amy is originally from Bloomsburg, PA. She graduated from Bloomsburg University with her degree in Special and Elementary Education. Amy moved to Virginia when she received her first teaching position with Stafford County Public Schools where she taught for 8 years. Her first 5 years were spent teaching students with learning disabilities. After her fifth year she moved into a fourth grade general education classroom. Amy has also completed graduate level courses through the University of Virginia and Fitchburg College. As the director of the Child Development Center, Amy supervises the overall operations of the Center and works under the leadership of the CDC Board. Amy, along with her staff, plans a developmentally appropriate program suited to meet the needs of the children. Amy also ensures that she and the staff attend professional conferences and workshops to keep curriculum and teaching methods up to date.