William T. Cox Sr., President of the Allegheny West Conference; William Miller, President of the Potomac Conference; and Dave Weigley, President of the Columbia Union Conference, release the following joint statement regarding the unrest in Charlottesville, Va.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Heather Heyer and Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates of the Virginia State Police, who lost their lives on Saturday, August 12, during the violent uprising in Charlottesville, Va. We’re also praying for healing for all who were injured and impacted.
Story by Potomac Conference Staff
The Potomac Conference family has lost one of its most valued members. Richard Cooper, a teacher at the Desmond T. Doss School in Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Rick had been teaching 5th and 6th graders at the Doss school since August 2015. Respected by his colleagues and loved by his students, Rick was passionate about teaching. He believed in ministering to the whole child --academically and spiritually, and he took every opportunity to talk to them about God.