Staff


  • Steven carne

    Senior pastor

    Steven first encountered the Gospel at age 16 in Southern California.  Shortly thereafter, he was given faith to believe in Christ and a heart to rejoice in his God.  Since then, he has attempted to live, through the enabling of the indwelling Spirit, a life of joyful submission and passionate obedience, in order that his Father may be displayed as glorious, righteous and worthy.  In pursuit of this end, Steven has pastored God’s people since 1998.  Along the way he has earned a Master’s Degree from Duke University and a M.Div. and Th.M. from Southeastern Baptist Seminary.  Steven finds great delight in backpacking, coffee, growing his beard and Duke victories over UNC; though his greatest earthly joy is found in the company of his bride, Allegra and their seven young children.

  • Josh miller

    Pastor to children and STudents

    Josh grew up in the church, but it was not until high school that he followed Christ.  It was in college at Middle Tennessee State University that God began changing the desires and affections of Josh’s heart.  While pursuing an aviation career the Lord altered Josh’s plan calling him to serve Christ’s bride, that is the church, full-time.  Upon graduation Josh and Jessica were married and then moved to Wake Forest, NC in 2006 in preparation for ministry.  It was at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary that God saw fit to grow the Miller clan.  Over the next five years God blessed the Millers with four wonderful children!  Josh enjoys reading while drinking coffee and playing anything with a ball (especially soccer and golf).

  • dawn cochran

    Church administrator and music director

    Dawn is a native of Loudoun County and grew up in the town of Hamilton.  After graduating from Loudoun Valley High School she attended The King's College in Briarcliff Manor, NY and received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education.  Dawn first came to HBC in October 1983 as part-time director of music and youth.  She also taught choral music in the county for twelve years.  She completed her Master's Degree in Music Education from Shenandoah University in 2000.  In August 2004 she became full-time as Church Administrator and Music Director.  Dawn currently lives in Berryville with her husband Mark who is the Church accompanist.

  • erin rickards

    administrative assistant

    Erin joined the staff of HBC as Church Secretary in 2001.  She also handles the bookkeeping responsibilities.  This makes for very busy days but she wouldn’t have it any other way.  Erin lives in Harpers Ferry, WV with her two sons, John and Benjamin.  They are members of Fellowship Bible Church in Charles Town, WV where Erin leads a women’s small group and volunteers on the AV team.

  • renÉ rodgers

    Office assistant

    René is a native of New Mexico and received both bachelor and master degrees in journalism from Baylor University.  René volunteers in the nursery, sews for the “Little Dresses” ministry and has started making quilts for charity.  She and her family live in Leesburg.