Donna Hopkins Britt was raised in Virginia Baptist churches, and is a graduate of James Madison University and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. She was ordained as Associate Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church of Roanoke in 1995, and then became Senior Minister in 2000. She retired from the pastorate in 2014, and now teaches child abuse prevention through Children’s Trust (roact.org). She is married, with a son (14) and a daughter (12) and two Labrador retrievers. Donna and her family attended University Baptist Church in the late 1960’s.