Meet Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Steve Starzer

Senior Pastor

Steve Starzer does not particularly care for the title Senior Pastor, although the thinning hair and gray beard betray the fact that he is the senior member of the staff. He saw the light and became a Virginian in 2011. Prior to that, he endeavored on his “missionary journey” as the Pastor of the Conklin (NY) Presbyterian Church, which he joyfully served for nearly 20 years. His first call was to serve the rural small town congregation of the Wyalusing (PA) Presbyterian Church in the scenic hills of the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. It was during that wonderful calling that his life became richly blessed by his marriage to Debby Dabback, the daughter of a well respected colleague. It seemed appropriate, since Steve himself is the son of a very distinguished Pastor. Their love for each other was seen in the expansion of their family with the birth of their children Courtney and Chad. Both of their children are now grown and making contributions in their own fields of endeavor.

Steve is quick to point out that his training came from the churches he served and who nurtured him in return. He did, however, receive his academic training at Wheaton (IL) College, Princeton Theological Seminary and his doctorate from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. We have found Steve to be a welcoming presence who enjoys people and has a passion for the Good News of Jesus Christ, which he shares through his preaching and his leadership in the church.

Mike Watson

Rev. Michael Watson

Associate Pastor

Mike grew up in the golf capital of the world, Augusta, Georgia. As his golf career was clearly not going anywhere, he soon found his call to ministry while at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. He attended seminary at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. After pastoral residencies at Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia and Southminster Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Mike was called to University Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the summer of 2012, as an Associate Pastor. While there, Mike and his wife Melody were married and grew to enjoy travel, live music, and building community. In January 2018, Mike was called to serve as pastor of Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. While there, their family grew as their daughter, Hazel, and son, Bruce were born. Beyond spending time with his wonderful family, Mike enjoys running and pickin’ on his guitar and mandolin.

Rev. Dr. Keith Curran

Rev. Dr. Keith Curran, HR


Keith retired from 40 years of pastoral ministry in 2019 and moved to New Kent Co. in 2020 with his wife Debbie. He serves Fairfield Church in a volunteer role in retirement, occasionally helping in worship, teaching and preaching once in a while. Usually, you’ll find Keith and Debbie worshiping at the 9:00 am service.

Keith served churches in NY, PA, FL, and VA. Prior to retirement, he served as interim/transitional pastor at three churches in eastern VA. He served St. Andrew Church in Suffolk, VA for 18 years. He was an Army Chaplain serving in the National Guard for 12 years. He was a classmate of Pastor Steve’s at Princeton and received his Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Seminary. He is also serving as a volunteer chaplain for Hanover Fire-EMS.

He is author of two books and numerous devotionals in The Upper Room and These Days. His latest book, A New TULIP for the 21st Century can be picked up in the Narthex.

He and Debbie, a retired middle school teacher, have 4 grown sons and 4 grandchildren. Scooter the cavapoo lives with them in Patriots Landing in Bottoms Bridge. You can contact him at 3009 Ponderosa Pine Ln, Quinton, VA 23141 or 757-793-6035. Email:

Angela Blue

Coordinator of Children and Family Ministries
Matt and Amy Wenninger

Amy Wenninger

Music Director
Matt and Amy Wenninger

Matt Wenninger

Praise Band

Celeste Underdown

Choir and Bell Choir Director

David Starzer

Organist and IT Coordinator

David was born and raised in Carbondale, PA, and started playing the organ in church during his sophomore year in high school. After earning a B.S. Degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1999, he returned home and took over as Organist and Choir Director of the First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale in 2001 after subbing for various local congregations during 2000. In 2014, he followed his uncle to Virginia and took on the Organist and Choir Director position at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Petersburg. After 6 years with that congregation, he accepted the position as Organist here at Fairfield and started in 2021.

Donna Carson

Administrative Assistant

John Longest