Chris Barras grew up just north of Tampa, Florida, and attended Cincinnati Christian University. After several years in ministry, Chris and his wife Abby moved to Richmond in January 2006. Chris began working full time at Starbucks and part time with a church plant in Short Pump. In March 2008, Chris left those jobs to launch Area 10 Faith Community. Today -- when he's not working for the church -- Chris enjoys NFL football, golf, soccer, music, reading, and playing with his family.
Chris”topher” grew up in the jungles of Southern California where his love of tacos, Disney, and pop culture gave him all the information he needed to succeed. Topher gave his life to Christ and a year later was attending Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO. He moved to New Orleans to work as an associate pastor and outreach director where he met his wife Leanne. Over the years, Topher and Leanne’s journey took them to Southern CA, New Orleans, Nashville. and finally to RVA. Topher enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, Isabella, hiking, movies, maple syrup, cooking, maple candy, comics, reading, slurpees, maple cookies, and history.
Rachel Woolard, Director of Communications & Operations
Rachel grew up in Cary, NC and received a degree in Media Communications from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN. After graduating, she was the Media Arts intern at Area 10 for a year and fell in love with the church and Richmond and decided to stay and worked as the Director of Media for Waypoint Church Partners for for over seven years. She married Zach in 2013 and moved to Lynchburg to get a second degree in Graphic Design from Liberty University. Now, she is so excited to be back in RVA and serve on staff at Area 10.
Landon grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina where he met his best friend and wife, Jo Beth. He graduated from Mid Atlantic Christian University in Elizabeth City, NC and now works full time for Student Ministries of Virginia. He has played in many different capacities in bands and on worship teams over the past 8 years and is skilled at playing drums, bass guitar, and piano. However, his first love will always be leading people in song behind an acoustic guitar. Landon enjoys songwriting, long distance running, video & board games, all Cleveland sports (ouch), and spending time exploring Richmond with his wife and two sons, Liam and Nolan.
Susan received her undergraduate degrees in Secondary Education and Bible and Master's of Art in Education from Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. She completed her internship teaching in two public middle schools in Tennessee and a private Christian school in Tao Baja, Puerto Rico. The daughter of a church planter, Susan grew up working in churches in the United States and overseas and is excited to lead all of our children’s ministry teams at Area 10. Susan enjoys playing soccer, reading anything and everything, and meeting new people.