Paul Bakeman

Communications Coordinator and Hyperlink Praise Band Director

Paul comes to us from Hanover County Public Schools after a 28-year career as the music teacher at Rural Point Elementary.  He will continue in his role as the Hyperlink Praise director as he adds the role of Communications Coordinator.  Paul is excited to serve Shady Grove in this new role, working to bring people closer to God.  Paul loves playing the guitar and ukulele, and enjoys playing in several bands around the Richmond area.  He also loves technology and computers, and has worked extensively on website design, event promotion, publications and media, and communication in his many years in the school system!

As Communications Coordinator, Paul will be the primary point-person for Shady Grove’s communication, including the website and the weekly E-News.  He will work with staff and congregation members to share announcements and information inside and outside the church. Look out for more news from him about how we can best work together to build energy and interest in the amazing things happening here, communicate about the life of our church, and share God’s message of love in the world. Paul’s office hours will typically be Mon-Thurs from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Feel free to contact Paul anytime at