Katherine S. Charapich

Katherine S. Charapich

"Protecting the stewardship of your God-given assets."
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Law
  • Virginia
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U Mass Amherst - University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Political Science - Undergraduate Degree

Real Estate Broker License - Commonwealth of Virginia

Juris Doctorate Degree - Law Degree - Liberty University School of Law - Lynchburg, Virginia

Virginia State Bar - Commonwealth of Virginia

Education
Liberty University School of Law
J.D. (2012)
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Activities: Editor, Liberty Law Journal
Professional Experience
Principal
Estate Law Center, PLLC
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Stewardship of Sisterhood
Thompson Reuters / Findlaw / Estate Law Center, PLLC
A Wellness Check on Your Estate Plan
Thompson Reuters / Findlaw / Estate Law Center, PLLC
Estate Law Legal Terms . . . Grab and Know - Reference Guide
Thompson Reuters / Findlaw / Estate Law Center, PLLC
Cadence of Time – Benefits of Advance Medical Directives
Culpeper Times / INSIDENOVA
Senior Swag & Roles in Estate Planning
Culpeper Times / INSIDENOVA
What To Do When A Loved One Passes - Seven Steps
Thomson Reuters / Findlaw / Estate Law Center, PLLC
Elusive Legacy – Sometimes It’s Personal
Inside Nova
Behind the Photo – The Road to Guardianship
INSIDENOVA
Executor Roadmap - Seven Steps Podcast
Estate Law Center, PLLC
Roadmap for an Executor - 7 Steps
Culpeper Times / INSIDENOVA
Asset Protection - A Mere Rowboat It May Seem
Culpeper Times / Rappahannock Media
Who Would You Trust? Estate Law Center Podcast
FindLaw / Thompson Reuters
What Beauty Looks Like
Culpeper Times / Rappahannock Media
Pet Trusts & Estate Planning in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Estate Law Center, PLLC
The Key to Specific Bequests
Culpeper Times / Rappahannock Media
The Uncomfortable Truth about Estate Planning for Newlyweds in the Commonwealth of Virginia
FindLaw / Thompson Reuters
To Trust or Not To Trust - Estate Law Center Podcast
FindLaw / Thompson Reuters, Youtube, iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify, Stitcher
To Trust or Not to Trust - Article
Culpeper Times / Rappahannock Media
Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. Interview
Virginia Living Television - Pressing Up
Heroes in Every Day Clothing - Estate Law Center Podcast
Estate Law Center, PLLC
A Pet Trust for Those Creatures Great and Small
Culpeper Times / Rappahannock Media
Language Arts - Estate Law Center Podcast
Estate Law Center, PLLC
Estate Law Center Podcasts
Estate Law Center on iTunes
Everything in it’s proper place
Culpeper Times
Quality of Life and Financial Help – Trusted Agent(s) Welcome
Culpeper Times
Things in High Places | In The Gap Podcast Series | Estate Law Center
Estate Law Center, PLLC | FindLaw - Thompson Reuters
A Complexity Of Green | Poem | In The Gap Series | Podcast
Estate Law Center / Thompson Reuters - FindLaw
Podcast - Grace Notes - Stories in Estate Planning - In The Gap Series
Estate Law Center / Thompson Reuters - FindLaw
Laughing Heir Would be in Err
Culpeper Times
Podcast - Boulders, and Streams, and Jumps! Oh, yes!!!
Estate Law Center, PLLC / Thompson Reuters - FindLaw
Podcast - Death, Dignity, & Handbags - In The Gap - Stories in Estate Planning
Estate Law Center, PLLC / Thompson Reuters - FindLaw
Podcast - Fishers of Men - In The Gap
Estate Law Center, PLLC - Thompson Reuters / FindLaw
Podcast - It Seems Like Just Yesterday - In The Gap - Estate Law Center - Attorney Katherine S Charapich Esq
Estate Law center, PLLC on Thompson Reuters / Findlaw
LLC Formation: See You in Court and Check Your Personal Assets at the Door
Culpeper Times / Rappahannock Media
The Most Courageous of All - In The Gap - Elder Law - Podcast
Estate Law Center, PLLC
Newlyweds, both young and old – The Commonwealth may be a third party to your nuptials
Culpeper Times
Elder Law | Carving Out Dignity - Be The Difference Maker
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Elder Law | Grace Notes
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Elder Law | Of Spirit - A Flower Shop There
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Elder Law | Rules of Life - Beyond Legality
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Elder Law | The Most Courageous of All
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Estate Planning | 2,223 Miles of Control
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Estate Planning | A Complexity of Green
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Estate Planning | Boulders, and Streams, and Jumps! Oh, Yes!!!
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Estate Planning | Fishers of Men - A Life Legacy
FindLaw / Thompson Reuters
Estate Planning | It seems like just yesterday
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Estate Planning | Just Duct Tape It?
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Estate Planning | Language Arts
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Estate Planning | Lurking Sharks and Life Changes
FindLaw / Thompson Reuters
Probate & Administration | An Extraordinary Life Via an Extraordinary Bucket List
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Probate & Administration | Death, Dignity, and Handbags
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Probate & Administration | Heroes in Everyday Clothing
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Wills & Trusts | I Know - That I Know - That I Know
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Wills & Trusts | Not for Public Consumption
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Wills & Trusts | Things in High Places
FindLaw, Thompson Reuters
Speaking Engagements
Elder Law, Wills, Advance Medical Directives, & Powers of Attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Culpeper Small Business, Culpeper, Virginia
Culpeper Small Business Associates
Elder Law, Wills, Advance Medical Directives, & Powers of Attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Elder Law, Wills, Advance Medical Directives, & Powers of Attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Senior Adult Educational - Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia
Senior Adult Educational - Culpeper
Elder Law, Wills, Advance Medical Directives, & Powers of Attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia
A Game Plan to Win at Estate Planning Estate Planning Educational Overview, RappU, Sperryville, Virginia
RappU
A Game Plan to Win at Estate Planning | Estate Planning Educational Overview in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Youth After 50 - Panel on Aging, State of the Community, Culpeper Country Club, Culpeper, Virginia
Culpeper Chamber of Commerce
Issues related to seniors in the region.
Estate Planning & Legal Documents for Seniors, Senior Adult Church Group - Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia
Senior Adult Church Group
Elder Law, Wills, Advance Medical Directives, & Powers of Attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia
A Road to Estate Planning | Powers of Attorney & Advance Medical Directives, RappU, Sperryville, Virginia
RappU
A Road to Estate Planning | Powers of Attorney & Advance Medical Directives in the Commonwealth of Virginia
A Road to Estate Planning | Intestate Succession & Trusts, RappU, Sperryville, Virginia
RappU
A Road to Estate Planning | Intestate Succession & Trusts in the Commonwealth of Virginia
A Road to Estate Planning | Last Will & Testament, RappU, Sperryville, Virginia
RappU
A Road to Estate Planning | Last Will & Testament in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Estate Planning & Legal Documents for Seniors, The Art of Aging Expo, Culpeper, Virginia
Aging Together
Estate Planning & Legal Documents for Seniors in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Powers of Attorney & Advance Medical Directives, Culpeper Senior Center, Culpeper, Virginia
Culpeper Senior Center
Powers of Attorney & Advance Medical Directives in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Estate Planning & Legal Documents 3, Learning about Advance Medical Directives & Powers of Attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Found & Sons - Culpeper
Part 3 of 3 Part Series : Powers of Attorney & Advance Medical Directives in the Commonwealth of Virginia. How do I control my quality of life?
Estate Planning & Legal Documents 2, Learning about Trusts & Intestate Succession in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Found & Sons - Culpeper
Part 2 of 3 Part Series : Intestate Succession and Trusts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. When is a Trust appropriate? What if I die without a Trust or Will?
Estate Planning & Legal Documents, Learning about Wills & Probate in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Found & Sons - Culpeper
Part 1 of 3 Part Series : Last Will & Testament in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Why do I need a Will? What is the Probate process?
Succession Planning for Small Business in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Culpeper Chamber of Commerce - Small Businesses, Culpeper, Virginia
Culpeper Chamber of Commerce
Succession Planning for Small Business in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Elder Law, Wills, Advance Medical Directives, & Powers of Attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia, A Roadmap to Estate Planning Seminar Series - Fauquier County Seniors, Fauquier County, Virginia
Estate Law Center, PLLC
A Roadmap to Estate Planning Seminar Series - Elder Law, Wills, Advance Medical Directives, Powers of Attorney, & Legal Estate Planning Documents, in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Elder Law & The Road to Estate Planning, Estate Law Center Seminar Series, Greene County, VA
Estate Law Center, PLLC
Volunteering to help educate seniors regarding Elder Law and Legal Documents in Estate Planning.
Road to Estate Planning | Advance Medical Directives & Powers of Attorney | Session 3 | Season 2, Road to Estate Planning, Rappahannock County, Sperryville, Virginia /
RappU
Overview of Advance Medical Directives & Powers of Attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Road to Estate Planning | Intestate Succession & Trusts | Session 2 | Season 2, RappU - A Roadmap to Estate Planning, Sperryville, VA
RappU
Intestate Succession & Trusts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Road to Estate Planning | Estate Planning Overview | Wills, Road to Estate Planning | Session 1 | Season 2, Sperryville, Virginia - Rappahannock County, VA
RappU
Session 1 of 3 - Season 2 - Road to estate Planning - Overview of Estate Planning Legal Documents In the Commonwealth of Virginia - Special discussion about Wills.
Estate Planning Legal Documents | Elder Law | Estate Law Center Seminar Series, Fauquier Hospital - Warrenton Campus, Warrenton, Virginia
Culpeper Reformation Lutheran Church Seniors Group
Power packed 90 minutes of Estate Planning Legal Document education for church seniors. The session included information on Wills, Trusts, Estate, Advanced Medical Directives, & Powers of Attorney. In addition, the session included topics related to Elder Law such as, Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Incapacitation issues.
Estate Planning Legal Documents | Elder Law | Estate Law Center Seminar Series, Culpeper Reformation Lutheran Church, Culpeper, Virginia
Culpeper Reformation Lutheran Church Seniors Group
Power packed 90 minutes of Estate Planning Legal Document education for church seniors. The session included information on Wills, Trusts, Estate, Advanced Medical Directives, & Powers of Attorney. In addition, the session included topics related to Elder Law such as, Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Incapacitation issues.
Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. Interview, "Pressing Up" Episode, Culpeper, VA
Virginia Living Television
Katherine Charapich Interview - Talk Show Host, Author, and International Gold Medalist Pat Boord interviews Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. from the Estate Law Center offices in downtown Culpeper. Join us for the latest episode of "Pressing Up" on Virginia Living Television - February 21, 2018.
Estate Law Center Seminar Series: Estate Planning Documents: Powers of Attorney & Advance Medical Directives, Estate Planning for Seniors, Orange County, Virginia
LowLINC
Estate Law Center Seminar Series: Estate Planning Documents: Powers of Attorney & Advance Medical Directives
Road to Estate Planning | Session 3 | Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning 2017 | Legal Issues | Commonwealth of Virginia, Rapphannock County | Virginia
RappU
Road to Estate Planning | Estate Planning Session 3 | Powers of Attorney | Advanced Medical Directives | Commonwealth of Virginia
Road to Estate Planning | Session 2 | Trusts, RappU, Sperryville, VA
RappU
The Road to Estate Planning; Session two of three. Wills, Trusts, Estates, Power of Attorney, & Advance Medical Directives
Road to Estate Planning | Session 1 | Wills, RappU, Sperryville, VA
RappU
The Road to Estate Planning; Session one of three. Wills, Trusts, Estates, Power of Attorney, & Advance Medical Directives
Estate Planning for Seniors, The Art of Aging Together, Germanna Daniel Technology Center, Culpeper, Virginia
Aging Together
Estate Planning for Seniors: Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Advanced Medical Directives, Power of Attorney, & Elder Law Updates 2017
Estate Planning & Elder Law for Seniors, Spotsylvania, VA
Helping to educate seniors regarding the latest estate planning and elder law issues in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Estate Planning for Seniors, Senior Adult Conference 2017, Culpeper, Virginia
Helping to educate seniors about today's estate planning issues.
Certifications
Juris Doctorate Degree
Liberty University School of Law
Awards
Nomination Small Business of the Year 2017
Culpeper Chamber of Commerce
Attorney of the Year
Culpeper Times
Distinguished Service Award Liberty Legal Journal, 2010 - 2011
Liberty University School of Law
Editor - Liberty Legal Journal
Professional Associations
Virginia Chamber of Commerce
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Culpeper Chamber of Commerce
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Virginia Bar Association
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Culpeper County Bar Association
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Virginia State Bar # 83735
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Activities: www.EstateLawCenter.com
NAELA
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VAELA
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Business Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Estate Law Center
Videos
Stewardship of Sisterhood

Estate Law Center Podcast - Stewardship of Sisterhood - With the celebration of Mother’s Day this week, certainly a tribute that is memorialized in other fashions throughout the year, stories often come to the forefront of one’s mind that speak to the special bond shared between many a mother and daughter. As an Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney, I am so thankful for the knowledge imparted – mostly shared by those with wisdom gained from years of practice. Often a combination of knowing the law and what some may call “street smarts.” There is no substitution.

Estate Planning A Wellness Check Estate Planning

Estate Planning - Wellness Check Action If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions as it relates to Estate Planning in the Commonwealth of Virginia, it may be an indication that having a conversation with your estate planning attorney that includes a discussion about the "wellness check" of your estate planning documents will be well worth the time invested.

Life Hope Care Assets The Complete Story

Estate Law Center Podcast : Life. Hope. Care. Assets. – The Complete Story. What are two important issues faced by many of my clients? Why are senior adults so important to our community?

Advance Medical Directives Why Now Why Not

Estate Law Center Podcast - Advance Medical Directives - Why Now ? Why Not In § 54.1-2983 of the Code of Virginia, USA, the procedure for making an advance directive is set forth. “Any adult capable of making an informed decision may, at any time, make a written advance directive to address any or all forms of health care in the event the declarant is later determined to be incapable of making an informed decision.” As an estate planning attorney, I am frequently afforded a glimpse into the private lives of clients seeking to prepare for the threshold of death. I treasure the sharing of the fears, struggles, and celebrations. Though most of my clients are older adults, as those under fifty seem not to understand how quickly the years may pass, or as hard as the reality may be - that they may not have many years in front of them. There is a common thread that is expressed...... Click, Listen, and Learn more

Estate Law Center Podcast. Senior Swag & Roles in Estate Planning

What is "Senior Swag" and how does it relate to "Roles in Estate Planning" ..... Listen here or subscribe to the complete "Estate Law Center Podcast" series on most popular podcast players.

What To do When A Loved One Passes - Seven Steps

Estate Law Center Show  What to Do When a Loved One Passes - Seven Steps As an Estate Planning Attorney, I frequently receive the inquiry, “My loved one has passed, now what?” From the view of how to handle the estate of the decedent in the Commonwealth of Virginia, there are specific approaches and those may run concurrent with family traditions. Here are seven basic steps to consider. For more information about Estate Planning and Elder Law in the Commonwealth of Virginia go to EstateLawCenter.com 

Guardianship Basics & Reality

Attorney, Author, & Podcast Host Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. shares perspective on Guardianship, Capacity, and Powers of Attorney of senior adults in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  "When concerned family or friends...

Executor Roadmap - Seven Steps

Estate Law Center Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. shares insights in seven steps to be aware of as an Executor / Executrix in the Commonwealth of Virginia (July 2018) including: Qualification of Executor / Executrix, Attending the Appointment for Qualification, Taking on the role of Executor / Executrix, Inventory for the Decedent's Estate, Accounting for the Decedent's Estate, Debts and Demands Hearing, and Show Cause Against Distribution & Order of Distribution of the Estate.

Asset Protection & Life Mysteries

Before you face a life-altering event, I encourage you to ask yourself if you have adequately protected your interests and put a plan in place in the event you are no longer able to make decisions for your care. Take a thorough look at what assets are part of your estate. Have you protected and controlled those assets for your benefit and use? Have you set forth the distribution of your assets upon your death in a manner that reflects your wishes, which may not be reflective of the distribution default set forth in the Code of Virginia?

Wills and Specific Bequests. Who will Your beneficiaries be?

Wills and Specific Bequests. Who will Your beneficiaries be?

Who Would You Trust? An Estate Planning Matter?

Who would you Trust? Estate planning documents that reflect the beauty of a relationship . . . A husband recognizing the beauty of motherhood, the loveliness in his aging bride, and the desire to make sure she has protective, estate planning documents in place, seems an appropriate tribute that this day and every day is Mother's Day.

Pet Trusts & Estate Planning in the Commonwealth of Virginia

The use of a Pet Trust as a part of an Estate Plan may be a good way to provide care for your pets upon death or incapacitation. Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. shares personal experiences, insights, and reasons to consider adding a Pet Trust to your Estate Plan in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Newlyweds, Nuptuials, and the Uncomfortable Truth in Estate Planning

The Uncomfortable Truth about Estate Planning for Newlyweds in the Commonwealth of Virginia.... by Virginia Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. Visit https://www.EstateLawCenter.com

To Trust or Not To Trust Video Estate Law Center Podcast March 2018

Estate Law Center Podcast - To Trust or Not To Trust - March 2018 Attorney, Author, & Podcast Host Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. shares perspective on the benefits of considering Trusts as part of your Estate Plan in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Protecting your assets for the benefit of your use and distribution per your intent is worth the process of analyzing what estate planning documents as set forth in the Code of Virginia, are advantageous for your protection. Asking questions and investing the time is worth having trust in your estate plan. The material is intended for educational purposes and does not establish an Attorney-Client relationship. The material is dated March 2018. Please contact an Attorney for your personal matters. For more information visit https://www.EstateLawCenter.com #EstatePlanning, #RevocableTrust, #IrrevocableTrust, #Will, #Intestate, #EstateAdministration, #RealProperty, #Virginia

LANGUAGE ARTS - ESTATE LAW CENTER PODCAST

Need Coffee? How many ways can you ask? Words are the key to ordering coffee. Words are the key to drafting Estate Planning Documents. Your preferences are at the heart of the matter. Listen to Estate Planning Attorney & Author Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. discuss the importance of Estate Planning Documents: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, & Advance Medical Directives in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Of Spirit – A Flower Shop There | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Poem: Dedicated to a dear client who loved his wife, and recently departed to prepare a place for her.

I Know - That I Know - That I Know | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

The video discusses the path of having walked along side of a dearly departed, the faith that assures that our earthly lives are only a step in the eternal plan, and that we have the means to transfer the earthly possessions through Wills & Trusts.

Laughing Heir would be in Err | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

If one plans well and drafts her estate documents (wills & trusts) with care, it is possible to avoid the error of the "laughing heir.

A Complexity of Green | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Poem : Preparation for aging as a father, husband, veteran, pilot, and role model in the later years of life using legal estate planning documents

Things in High Places | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Home Memories, Living Lists, and Tangible Personal Property for Wills and Trusts

Grace Notes  | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center

The emotions that surface in the face of life changing events and the importance of a legacy left in writing to comfort those left behind including Estate Planning Documents.

Not for Public Consumption | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Avoiding communication errors and establishing clear estate planning documents: Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Medical Directives.

Boulders, and Streams, and Jumps! Oh, yes!!! | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center

A story reflecting on the crossroads of time in the woods while mountain biking and the importance of scripting estate documents for asset protection.

Death, Dignity, and Handbags | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

The use of Estate Planning documents like a Revocable Trust to help preserve ones dignity in the face of failing health.

Fishers of Men – A Life Legacy | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Triathlon race lessons and their connection to the legacies shared by clients at the estate planning table.

2223 MILES OF CONTOL | ESTATE PLANNING VIDEO | ESTATE LAW CENTER

Having legal documents like Wills, Trusts, & Powers of Attorney in place to help retain elements of control in one's earthly assets.

Estate Planning with Katherine | Law Office | Succession Planning

Law Office of Katherine S. Charapich, Esq., PLLC | Attorney Katherine S. Charapich | Estate Planning with Katherine | Succession Planning for Small Business Owners in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Frequently Asked Questions #77. Why is Succession Planning so important for the Small Business Owner in the Commonwealth of Virginia? Visit www.Culpeper.com | Law Office | Attorney at Law Katherine S. Charapich, Esq., PLLC | #Wills, #Trusts, & #EstatePlanning in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA | “Protecting the stewardship of your God-given assets" | #SuccessionPlan #SmallBusiness #Culpeper #Virginia

Katherine Strickland Charapich Esq., Community Thanksgiving Service 2015

Katherine S. Charapich Esq. is shown introducing the keynote speaker, Reverend Jonathan Falwell and his accompanying Worship Leader, Charles Billingsley, from the Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA.

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