Elizabeth Alexander Campbell and Virgil Everett Roberson

Elizabeth Alexander Campbell and Virgil Everett Roberson had formerly been members of the Bronxville Reformed Church in Bronxville, N.Y. Elizabeth is originally from Lexington, Ky., and Virgil, from Hillsboro, Mass. The two met in New York City and now live in Chestnut Ridge with their two adopted sons, Will Campbell-Roberson, age 11, and Jake Campbell-Roberson, age 7. Elizabeth keeps busy as wife and mother. She does team building and career development as a consultant and is a teacher of the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator—Personality in the Family. She also volunteers at Jake and Will’s school, Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge. She does community building activities and is involved with its capital campaign and annual fund. Virgil is a licensed psychoanalyst and loves to play tennis and sing (many of us have heard his beautiful voice). He graduated from Union Seminary with a M.Div., but decided he would rather do counseling than parish ministry and went on into psychoanalysis. Virgil says that “no matter how much I plan, God’s plan is better and ‘trumps’ mine every time—finding UCSV, moving to Chestnut Ridge, having children, and marrying my wife, to name a few.” Elizabeth, Virgil, and the boys began attending United Church last August and had been seeking a church home for more than two years. They came to United Church because they knew Rev. Williams and liked his preaching and his pastoring. In addition, they found a congregation that was friendly, diverse, and warm—a community that was truly a “people of faith.”