Rev. Dr. William W. Boldin, BCC, joined The Village at Orchard Ridge in July of 2013 as the Lead Chaplain.
Rev. Boldin brings over 25 years of pastoral experience to Orchard Ridge. Most recently, he served as Director of Pastoral Care/Patient Representative at the Retreat Doctor’s Hospital in Richmond for nine years. Prior to serving in Richmond, Rev. Boldin served as Chaplain-Resident at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News and PRN Chaplain at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va.
Recognized by the Association of Professional Chaplains as a Board Certified Chaplain, Rev. Boldin received his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond and his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. Rev. Boldin also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Roanoke College in Salem, Va.
A resident of Winchester, Virginia, Rev. Boldin has been married to his wife Brenda for 31 years. They have one son who resides and attends college in Richmond. Rev. Boldin is also an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Winchester.
Rev. Boldin shares his approach to chaplaincy: “Being a chaplain is a holy privilege. I am often welcomed into persons lives when they are in the midst of difficult experiences and most vulnerable. My main purpose in chaplaincy during those times is to provide a presence that is accompanying them through the ordeal. At The Village at Orchard Ridge, I also have the wonderful privilege to lead this community in worship. I am truly fed by being a member of the Orchard Ridge community and it is a privilege to be called as chaplain to such wonderful people!”