Our People | Shepherds


Titus 1:6


“if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.” 

I Timothy 3:1


“This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover, he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” 

Philippians 1:1

“To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:”

Hebrews 13:17

“Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.” 

We currently have 5 Shepherds/Elders at Cold Harbor church of Christ congregation.

Tom Green


Tom Green and his wife Donna are originally from Silver Spring, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C.  They have two children and five grandchildren.  Tom retired from United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) in 2021 after 50 years in the grocery industry.  He attended Abilene Christian University for three years, eventually earning his bachelor degree from the University of Maryland.  Tom and Donna have been worshiping with and serving the Cold Harbor Road Church of Christ since 2003.

Ron Herman


Ron Herman is a native “Richmonder.” He and his wife, Charlene, have one daughter, Jillian. Ron is now retired, but previously served as a principal at Lucille Murray Brown Middle School in Richmond. They are one of the original families of CHR. Both Ron and Charlene are very active. Ron is one of our song leaders. He was one of our deacons before becoming an elder. Another one of Ron’s talents is in cooking. A CHR potluck would not be complete without Ron’s fried fish or a fried turkey.

Steve Knox

Steve Knox is originally from northern West Virginia.  Steve is married to Dee Dee and they have two sons, Austin and Cody.  Steve and Dee Dee are both very active in the congregation, attending functions and being involved in most projects. Steve was employed by a business that supplies “Farm” stores and worked for the corporate office in Pricing, Richmond, Va. He now works for Lowe’s. Steve is a former deacon and has been very active in the buildings and grounds.  

Torrance Seward


Torrance Seward was born in Lawrenceville, Virginia. He’s married to Maria Seward and the couple have five children.  The family has been members at Cold Harbor Road since 2014. Torrance was appointed as a deacon in 2019 and appointed an elder in 2023.  He currently teaches the teen Bible class on Wednesday nights. He runs a Commercial Flooring Company.

David Young

​Dave Young is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. Dave is married to Kay and they have two sons David, Jr., a member of the Cold Harbor Road Church of Christ and Ken who lives in Tennessee.  Dave and Kay have four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Dave served in the U.S. Navy (USS Hornet) during the Korean Conflict.  Dave retired from the A.H. Robins Pharmaceutical Company (29 years) and the Macy’s Company (10 years). Dave is a former deacon of many years and he and Kay are both active at Cold Harbor Road Church of Christ. Four generations of his family worship at Cold Harbor Road. 

Deacons

The congregation is also served by six capable deacons.

  • Spencer Adkins (Edification/Benevolence)
  • Michael Inge (Building)
  • Joe Ketchem (Education)
  • Tyler Martin (Worship)
  • Mike Noggle (Building) 
  • Bobby Townsend (Youth)

Minister

Doug Haught


Doug Haught received his education from Ohio Valley College, Lubbock Christian University and Ambridge University.  He has served as a minister in Virginia and Georgia.  He came to Cold Harbor Road in 2017.  He and his wife Linda have two sons Reuben (his wife Rachel) and Daniel.