David A. Richardson email
INTERIM Minister of Music
David was raised in Huger, SC and has been teaching for a decade in Dorchester School District Two Schools as Director of Choral Activities at Summerville High School. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor of Music Education in the Master of Arts in Teaching Choral Music program at the College of Charleston.
David has served as choral clinician/guest conductor for many elementary, middle, and high school and church choirs throughout the Southeast. Before arriving at Providence, he served several churches and denominations in the Charleston area as Organist/Director of Music, Interim Director of Music, and Director of Children and Youth Choirs.
David earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Choral Music Education with an emphasis in Voice from Charleston Southern University and his Master of Music degree with a concentration in Choral Music Education from Kent State University.
Pamela Brunson email
Pamela is a native Charlestonian and graduate of Middleton High School. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Furman University, she has taught middle school music and chorus for over 30 years and is currently the chorus teacher at Laing Middle School in Mount Pleasant. Pam and her husband Scott have been married for nearly 34 years and have an adult daughter Caitlyn, who lives in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Pam grew up and was baptized at Ashley River Baptist Church. She has served in the music ministry of several churches including music staff with husband Scott for 19 years at Hibben United Methodist Church. She has served as organist at Providence since 2016.
Marjorie Avent email
interim minister to youth
Marjorie is originally from right up the road in Kingstree, SC. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in choral education from Furman University. Then in 2002, she completed her Master of Divinity studies at the McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta before pursuing a degree in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina.
Marjorie has been a member of Providence since 2007 and was ordained by the congregation in 2009. She has served as a hospital chaplain, a clinical therapist, a counselor in private practice and a life coach.
She joins Providence staff as the Interim Minister to Youth and wearer of multiple hats. In her spare time, Marjorie enjoys writing, reading, walking on the beach, and enjoying time with her pup, Murphy.
Brandy Mullins email
minister to CHILDREN & families
Brandy Mullins grew up in a military family and has lived all over; but she considers Mississippi to be her home state. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Mississippi University for Women and a Master of Divinity from Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. Brandy is a Board Certified Chaplain and served as a Pediatric Staff Chaplain at Texas Children’s Hospital.
“Working with children is such a powerful experience. The insight that they provide and the capabilities that they possess are world-changing. I regularly find myself understanding God more clearly through a conversation with a child. I am excited to have the opportunity to encourage and empower children to be fully themselves and fully engaged in the world around them.”
Brandy loves books, nature, musical theater and travel, but her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family – her husband, Billy, and their three children, Laurel, Connor and Mason.
Anne Lynch email
Director, Providence Preschool
Originally from Greenville, SC, Anne is a Furman University graduate with a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Prior to leading the team at Providence Preschool, Anne taught elementary and preschool for 12 years in both SC and NC. Additionally, she has worked as a teacher to special needs children at a pediatric rehabilitation facility and taught 4K at a local church preschool.
“My oldest son is on the high-functioning end of the Autism spectrum. He has his share of challenges both at school and in social situations but is a unique and special soul. He and his brother are the apples of my eye! As a member of Providence Baptist Church, my vision for Providence Preschool is that it will continue being a program that lovingly encourages and teaches children in the tender years before Kindergarten and that fills them with God’s love.”
Away from work, Anne loves to play with her 2 sons (ages 13 and 11), read, cook, travel and spend time outdoors.