Pastors & Staff
The Rev. Emily BéghinAssociate Pastor
Emily was born in Carmel, Indiana and spent her first 12 years of childhood as a Methodist in Indianapolis. In 2002, Emily moved with her family to Scottsdale, Arizona. There, they immersed themselves in the life of Pinnacle Presbyterian Church.
Jacqui HortonChristian Ed. Director
Jacqui Horton is a Virginia Beach native who graduated from First Colonial High School, attended Old Dominion University, then traveled to Greensboro, N.C. to achieve her BA in Religion from Greensboro College.
Lyndsey McCallYouth Director
The Rev. Lyndsey McCall received her bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Applied Ministries from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 2007. In the fall of 2007 she began her studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA and earned her Master of Divinity in 2011.
Randy DuvallMissions Coordinator
Randy grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated from The College of William & Mary in 1975 and the University of Richmond Law School in 1977. Randy was a trial lawyer in private practice in Tidewater from 1979 until June 2011 when he retired from active practice.
David KunkelMusic Director
David Kunkel joined the staff as organist at First Presbyterian in 1981 following a career as a Navy Bandmaster. In 1987 he was appointed Music Director. During his tenure the church has begun a graded choir system for children, purchased and begun a handbell program, begun an active concert series and replaced the aging Sanctuary organ with a 70 rank Reuter instrument in 2005. He also served as Church Administrator from 1989 to 2002.
Belinda ValetChildren’s Music
Belinda has served at several churches as an organist and choir director since 1972 and has been directing handbells since 1989. In 1996 she became Director of Handbells at First Presbyterian Church and Director of Children’s Choirs in 1999.
Antoinette received early musical training from her mother. Formal lessons began at age four (piano) and eleven (organ). She has held various church positions since the age of twelve, when she became Assistant Organist at Winfield Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. Antoinette holds the DMA in Organ Performance from the University of North Texas, where she was a Teaching Fellow. Prior to moving to Virginia Beach, she was the Organist and Choirmaster at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kinston, North Carolina, serving the Diocese of East Carolina for a number of years on the Commission for Liturgy and Music, the Spiritual Resources Commission, and the Schola Cantorum. From 1990-1992 she was the Dean of the East Carolina chapter of the AGO.