Education Coordinator

Rachel Popp

Rachel is the chief educator and custodian of the church building and the museum’s artifacts. She leads the team of museum interpreters and public historians. She holds a BA in History from Christopher Newport University.

Outreach Coordinator & Museum Interpreter

John Ericson

John is a passionate and well-versed public historian on many social, justice, religious, and early-Virginia historical topics. He serves as both an on-site museum interpreter and coordinates the museum’s outreach program offering a wide variety of lecture topics. He also leads his own Lutheran Parish in Newport News, Virginia.