New Faces at the EPC


Assistant Stated Clerk, Michael Davis, shares a video explaining big changes in communications at the Office of the General Assembly.

Watch Video of Special Announcement

Watch the video above for special information about what’s new at the Office of the General Assembly and then get to know three of the members of the Creative Communications Team of the EPC! Watch their videos and read more about them below.

Now, for a little more about each of them. First, Gianna…

Beginning with the newest member of the team, we are delighted to introduce Gianna Lazzaro as our Creative Communications Coordinator! Gianna is a proud graduate of Wheaton College, where she earned her degree in English Writing. Gianna’s education at Wheaton equipped her with both writing and communication expertise as well as a deep sense of faith and values, aligning her perfectly with the mission of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Originally from Philadelphia but raised as a lifelong Pittsburgh fan, Gianna now cheers for two teams on Sunday nights despite those who insist she choose between the Eagles and the Steelers. Gianna has a true love of storytelling, which manifests in her creative writing lift as an essayist and screenwriter. Her satirical essay, “How To Write an Autistic Character in 15 Easy Steps,” was honored at the Johns Hopkins Humanities Symposium in 2021 where she presented her piece and sat for a panel of up and coming creative writers. Gianna enjoys reading, hiking, and playing with her new puppy, Peanut.

And also introducing Savannah…

Savannah Baker serves both the EPC World Outreach and Benefit Resources, Inc. as the Communications Coordinator. In her undergrad, she studied English at Olivet College. There she grew in her love for all things communications.

In August 2023, Savannah and her husband, Bruce, moved from Mid-Michigan, where she was born and raised, to Orlando, FL. This past summer, she began taking classes at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, where is pursuing an MA in biblical studies. Her desire is to use her education to help equip the body of Christ in whatever capacity that may lead.

Savannah is excited to step into this role with both World Outreach and Benefit Resources. She was raised in a Christian home and has always had a deep love for the Church. She is so grateful she now gets to serve in this way.

And finally, meet Ritchey…

Ritchey Cable has a deep love for the church as well as a heart for the EPC. He enjoys using creative means, especially in digital media and filmmaking, to reach the culture with the Gospel and challenge current thoughts with ideas from a biblical worldview. He is excited to join the OGA in his new role as Digital Content Lead.

Ritchey was born and raised in Conroe, Texas. He came to faith in Christ when he was nine years old. Later, he attended Baylor University where he met his wife, Melissa, and graduated with a degree in Marketing.

After graduation, Ritchey attended Covenant Seminary and had the opportunity to participate in the early days of EPC church plant, Riverside, in Webster Groves, Missouri.

After seminary, Ritchey accepted a call as Associate Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church (EPC) in Alexandria, Louisiana. After seven years at Grace, Ritchey became the senior pastor of Gashland EPC in Kansas City, Missouri. During his eleven-year tenure there, he watched the Lord do a compelling work of revitalization.

Ritchey has chaired the Nominating and Church Revitalization Committees at the Presbytery level and currently serves as the Church Health Coordinator of Mid-America Presbytery.

For the last 20 years Ritchey has sought to engage and shepherd the culture through film. Most recently Ritchey completed work on, The Author, a film he wrote and produced, which releases in November. He is shooting a second film later this year.

Ritchey and Melissa have three children, Parker (20), Cooper (18) and Sophie (15) and have loved calling Kansas City their home for the last decade.

Fun facts about Ritchey: In his spare time Ritchey cheers on the Chiefs, runs a 24-hour tech service for his immediate family to troubleshoot all their technological needs, and unfortunately, laughs at his own humor more than anyone else who hears it.

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