Good Friday

Join us for a virtual Good Friday Prayer Breakfast on Friday, April 2.

Good Friday


You’re invited to celebrate diversity, unity and healing at the Good Friday Community Prayer Breakfast.

Friday, April 2, 8 a.m.


This event will be hosted on the YMCA of Greater Richmond’s Facebook and YouTube Pages.  You will also be able to stream this event on this page!

Keynote Speaker:

Joseph D. Wilkins, DPT, MSHA, FACHE, Keynote Speaker for the Good Friday Prayer Breakfast

Joseph (Joe) Wilkins, DPT, MSHA, FACHE
President of St. Francis Medical Center

Originally from Halifax County, Virginia, he attended William and Mary and received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology prior to attending Virginia Commonwealth University and attaining his Masters and Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He began his healthcare career as a physical therapist at Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital in Mechanicsville, VA with the goal of “helping people walk again”. He attained this goal while working with patients who had suffered spinal cord injuries and strokes at Sheltering Arms and the Department of Veterans Affairs. After which, he set a new goal of “helping more people”. Seeing Health Administration as an appropriate route to achieve this objective he returned to Virginia Commonwealth University and attained his Masters in Healthcare Administration degree and embarked on his journey into hospital management. As part of this journey, Joe has served as Director of Rehabilitation for Henrico Doctors Hospital (Richmond, VA), Assistant CEO for Southside Regional Medical Center (Petersburg, VA), VP/COO of Raleigh General Hospital (Beckley, WV), and CEO of Wythe County Community Hospital (Wytheville, VA).  

Joe has been married to his lovely wife Tonya for 20 years and they have 3 beautiful children: Joseph (17), Juliusa (15), and Anthony (14).  

Other speakers include:

Abigail Farris Rogers, President & CEO, YMCA of Greater Richmond
YMCA Teen Leaders from the Chester, Manchester, Midlothian and Swift Creek YMCAs
Pastor Delano Douglas, Walmsley Boulevard United Methodist Church

Special Music by Lucy Hansen.