Bill Wheeler

Sandra Bartholomew

Stephen Bartholomew

Louise Dodgion

Michael Dodgion

Bonnie Worsham

Gerry Sherayko

Sharon Wheeler
Klawa Thresher



Sandra Bartholomew moved to Rivermont Avenue from upstate New York in 2010. She and her husband are restoring 2233 (the Joseph Oppelman house), a Spanish Colonial designed by Pendelton Clark and built in 1922. Sandra taught at Liberty University and Randolph College; formerly, Sandra was also Vice President for Enrollment Management and Vice President for College Relations at Randolph College.


Stephen Bartholomew has lived on Rivermont Avenue with his wife since 2010.  An artist and a writer, Steve has extensive experience in home renovation and restoration, and enjoys learning about the Lynchburg history and the historic homes on the Avenue.


Louise Dodgion is a native of Caroline County.  She and her family have lived in their Rivermont Avenue home since 1968, making her the Avenue resident of longest standing on our board.  Louise was a kindergarten teacher in the Lynchburg Public School system before retiring.  Louise and her son Michael are our resident experts on Rivermont Avenue.


Michael Dodgion is not only our only native-born Lynchburger, but also has lived his entire life in his Rivermont Avenue home.  Michael formerly worked in home restoration a resale.  He currently works in property management.  His lifetime experiences on the Avenue and in Lynchburg are invaluable.


Gerry Sherayko has taught in the History Department at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (now Randolph College) since 1998.  A member of the FORHS board since 2006 and president from 2007 to 2014, his interest in architecture and historic preservation was sparked by an architectural boat tour of Chicago over twenty years ago.  During the summers of 2010, 2011 and 2015 he, along with five Randolph College students, gathered information and took photos of the buildings within the Rivermont Historical District for our website.  In January of 2011 Gerry received the “Preservationist of the Year Award” from the Lynchburg Historical Foundation.


Klawa Thresher moved to Lynchburg in 1993 to teach at Randolph-Macon Woman's College (now Randolph College). She fell in love with the area, and enjoys living in the Rivermont Avenue neighborhood.


Bill Wheeler resides in a circa 1910 Rivermont Avenue home situated at the entrance to Riverside Park. A member of the Board since 2013, Bill is the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Liberty University. His office supports university-wide planning, assessment, research and accreditation activities. Bill is a deacon of First Baptist Church of Lynchburg, located at the corner of 11th and Court Streets. His interests are home restoration, chess, and golf.


Sharon Wheeler has been a resident of Rivermont Avenue since 2009, where she and her husband are restoring a home built in 1910. A member of the Board since 2013, Sharon is the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Liberty University where she works with faculty development of both residential and online faculty.