We expect to have a new pastor in place during the spring of 2017. Until that time we have several exciting guest pastors filling Sunday worship duties. Please contact the church at or 804-233-4371 for any pastoral needs.


Administrative Assistant

Charlotte Graham, Administrative Assistant


Director of Music

Dr. Patrick Carlin, Director of Music
Dr. Patrick Carlin is the Director of Music at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church and serves on the Music 
Faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University where he teaches music history and literature to undergraduate and graduate music majors.  In addition, Pat is the recipient of several grants to perform free concerts in venues throughout the City of Richmond, Virginia.  Pat maintains a large private studio of voice and piano students.  In recent months, Pat has been a guest voice teacher at The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music in New York.  Previously, for over 30 years, Pat served as Director of Music and Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond.  Pat is a graduate of The Juilliard School (piano and voice), University of Debuque (piano and voice), New York University (M.A. in college teaching/conducting; Ph.D. in college teaching/keyboard performance), Univesity of Notre Dame (M.A. in theology/liturgical studies), and Virginia Commonwealth University (M.P.A. in public administration).  In addition he has studied music at Columbia University and theology at the Aquinas Institute of Theology.  Pat's vocal teachers have included Eleanor Steber, Bernard Taylor, and William Toole; his keyboard teachers have included Roger Boardman, Robert Harris, Rosina Lhevinne, Ruth Mahmoud, and Robert Pace; and his conducting teachers have included Rebecca Scott, John Gilbert, and Jon de Revere.  Prior to moving to Richmond, Pat served churches in New York and Minnesota and taught music on the college and elementary school levels.  His articles and reviews appear in several liturgical music journals.  As a pianist and organist, Pat has performed in over 400 concerts in Richmond, VA.  As a conductor, Pat has conducted The Richmond Symphony in major works, including Mahler's Resurrection Symphony, Bruckner's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, and Beethoven's Mass in C Major, among many others.  Pat is the proud father and father-in-law of Stephanie and Andrew and Sean and Carrie.

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