Pastors & Staff

rev. will davis


Will was called by the Session of Burgaw Presbyterian Church to be its minister in October of 2014.  He and his wife, Debbie, moved here from Charlotte, NC.  A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Union Presbyterian Seminary, Will is a second-career pastor with a background in broadcast journalism and television station management.

louema Richardson

Office Manager

A Pender County native, Louema has been involved in education and church office management for more than forty years.  She worked as the secretary for a private school for eleven years prior to joining the staff of Burgaw Presbyterian Church in 1991.

david hooVer

Music Director

David has been a Music Minister for more than 30 years, serving churches across the United States.  He and his wife Victoria moved to Southeastern North Carolina from Flint, Michigan in 2016 in order to be closer to aging parents who live in the Wilmington area.  They have three adult children:  Rachel, Joshua, and Benjamin.

ann dees


Ann studied music at Meredith College and graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Music Education.  She has taught music both privately and in the public schools for more than 30 years.  Having served several churches in the area as organist/pianist, she has now been at Burgaw Presbyterian for five years.

wendy eason

Director, Childcare Center

Wendy has worked at Burgaw Presbyterian Childcare for 20 years.  Born and raised in Pender County, she is married to Greg Eason and they have two adult children:  Courtney and Mark.  Her favorite activity is spending time with friends and family.


Assistant Director, Childcare Center

Beth is now in her 10th year as Assistant Director but her connection goes back much further, having attended the childcare center herself as a little girl.  She grew up here in Burgaw, is married to Nick Rivenbark, and has three children.