Pastor / Head of Staff


Geoffrey Bell

Geoffrey joined our staff in April of 2012. He is a native of the Eastern Shore, VA. He is oversees the Sanctuary Choir, Hidenbells, Praise and Worship Band. Geoffrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Virginia Wesleyan College, and he is currently pursuing his Master of Church Music degree from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. He also holds a Colleague Certification from American Guild of Organists and is a member of the American Guild of Organists, American Choral Directors Association and Hymn Society, Canada and USA. He lives in Hampton Roads with his dog, Toby, a rat terrier.

Carey Gertsner

Carey joined our staff in October of 2014. She is a native of Alexandria, VA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA and a Master’s degree in Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary. She moved to Newport News in 2003. She and her husband Tom have four children, four children. Grant and his wife Brandi live in Maryland, Alyssa is in Law school in Indiana, Eric is at RIT studying engineering, and Tarquin. She has one dog, Ellie; and two cats, Sophie and Theo. When at home, she loves spending time reading and gardening.

Barbara Adams

Barbara Adams

Barbara has been with Hidenwood for more than 30 years. She is responsible for helping staff and church members with anything and everything. She has an Associate’s Degree from Thomas Nelson Community College and is a PC(USA) Certified Church Administrator. Her son Patrick is married to Jessica, she has two granddaughters, Sunshine Grace and Peyton Rayne.  She enjoys watching baseball games, traveling, and reading.

Belinda Hammond

Belinda joined Hidenwood as a member in 1983 and joined our staff in July of 2002. She coordinates our food service programs and coordinates upkeep of our facilities. She has three children, Donnie, Ronnie and Christina; and five grandchildren. She lives with her cat, Maggie. She loves yard sales and a good bargain.