Take a moment to get to know our small but dedicated church staff.
Rev. Dr. Steve Runholt, Pastor
Steve grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, where, as he likes to say, the deer and the antelope play and the buffalo still literally roam. He graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in psychology. He spent the next five years living abroad, first as a student at Oxford University (where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar), then as a Hunger Corps Volunteer in Kenya, with Food for the Hungry International. In 2000 Steve graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he won the Presbyterian Leadership Award and the Mary Long Grier-Hugh Davies Prize for Preaching. A lifelong learner, Steve capped his academic aspirations with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Duke Divinity School in 2013.
Steve is married to Robyn Castellani, and together they serve as staff to Huck and Lucy, two exuberant standard poodles. Apart from his family and his ministry at Warren Wilson Presbyterian, Steve loves the outdoors – hiking, cycling, paddling and birding are all favorite activities.
Steve has served as the pastor of the Warren Wilson Church since July 2005. He previously served as an Associate Pastor at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Asheville, and as a Lilly Resident in Parish Ministry at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago.
Associate in Ministry
We are currently in transition and looking for our next Associate in Ministry
Donna Eagle Joslin, Church Administrator
Donna Eagle Joslin was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri, moving to North Carolina to attend Warren Wilson College in 1976. Completing her degree in Fine Arts, she did graphic work in Asheville until moving to Raleigh where she worked, and became Art Director for Southeastern Screen Printing. She returned to the mountains in 1989 to manage Seven Sisters Gallery in Black Mountain, and continued there until 1996 when she left to start her own small landscape design business. Her business, Eldergardens focused on helping older gardeners continue their quest to grow beautiful spaces on their property, even when their bodies could no longer handle the hard work.
In 2002 Donna was asked by Warren Wilson College to help create and run a unique Gallery/Shop in downtown Asheville called, The Warren Wilson Store. This unique shop ran until 2006, the year Donna was hired by Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church. She continues to work at the church as Church Administrator, Work Crew Supervisor and Facilities Manager.
Donna and her husband Blake have two wonderful kids, Josh and Emma and live in a beautiful spot not far from the church.
Frank Boles, Interim Director of Music
Frank Woodhouse Boles has been an active church musician in Indianapolis for over 43 years. Mr. Boles has held positions at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where he established an intergenerational choral program for trained boys and girls with adult singers. St. Paul’s Choir School was established for young singers including a Choral Scholar Program which provides scholarships for private instrumental lessons for the choristers. Frank completed his time in Indianapolis as Organist & Director of Music at All Saints Episcopal Church.
As a composer, conductor, and organist, Frank enjoys all facets of the sacred music profession. Frank has been active as a guest conductor and clinician for various choir festivals including the American Guild of Organists, RSCM – America, and The Association of Anglican Musicians. A native of Jonesville, North Carolina, Mr. Boles earned a BA in Organ and Church Music at Pfeiffer College, cum laude, and a Masters of Music Degree with High Distinction in Organ and Church Music at Westminster Choir College.
In June 2022, Frank and his spouse, Harry Mamlin, relocated to Swannanoa, NC with their two dachshunds, Lily and Lester. While both are retired, they continue to be active in church music and public education.