We are are grateful for the magnificent contribution that Charlie and DJ Whittaker have made during the past three months serving our congregation and the music program. Their willingness to commute from Williamsburg each week and share their musical talents with us has been amazing. Today we offer our appreciation, our love and our prayers as they conclude their tenure at FUMC.
Beginning January 31, 2019 we look forward to welcoming our new Organist/Director of Music, Tommy Webster. Tommy has been a church musician for nearly twenty years serving congregations in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. He is excited to be moving back to Northern Virginia. We look forward to welcoming Tommy to our FUMC family as he blesses our church with his exceptional relational and musical gifts.
Kyle Johnson, our new Director of Youth/Outreach Ministry, is joining the FUMC staff full-time on September 15, 2018. He is moving to Northern Virginia from Columbus, GA. Kyle grew up in a rich culture of Methodism as the the grandson of a United Methodist pastor, and his current pastor described him as having a heart and passion for Christ.
Kyle is a graduate of Young Harris College in Georgia where he earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Interpersonal Communication, Psychology and History, along with a minor in Philosophy. Kyle gained significant youth and mission experience during his tenure with Youthworks where he served in Milwaukee WI, New Orleans, LA, Denver, CO and Leech Lake Reservation, MN.
In addition to leading our youth program, Kyle will serve as a part of the Mission and Learning Pillar Ministry Teams. Please enthusiastically welcome Kyle to FUMC.
Natalie Gray is stepping down from the position of Director of Children’s Ministry on September 15, 2018. We sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication that Natalie has exhibited during the past year and a half supporting the teachers and nurturing our children.
Through the remainder of 2018, Jane Ciorba is serving as interim Director of Children’s Ministry. Jane is currently a Head Start teacher with FCPS. She holds a BS in Early Childhood Education and a MEd in Special Education. Please join us in thanking Natalie and welcoming Jane to our FUMC staff.