Staff

Seth Wispelwey

Rev. Seth Wispelwey

Directing Minister

Seth is a grassroots organizer, educator, nonprofit consultant and pastor. At Restoration Village Arts, he oversees operations of the organization and guides strategic planning, communications, and growth of mission and goals.

Seth’s career includes years of public policy advocacy and mobilizing communities of faith and conscience with leading NGOs and human rights organizations. Seth is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Master’s in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College. Any free time is preferred outside gardening, tending and building on the Restoration Village Arts homestead.


Grace Aheron

Grace Aheron

Program Manager

Grace is a community organizer, frontlines activist, committed Episcopalian, and youth minister. Grace helps Restoration Village Arts run in all the important everyday ways, from running program and event logistics to maintaining our online activity. She does all this while generating vital written and visual content for RVA that is informed by her lived experiences pursuing justice in community and direct action. Grace holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, and lives in a Christian intentional community that practices radical discipleship in covenanted life together.