Members and Responsibilities

The Rev. Marc Brown is director of Connectional Ministries for the Virginia Annual Conference and chairperson of the Common Table. He is a native of Virginia and an elder in the Virginia Conference with a bachelor’s degree from Radford University and a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. Marc has served appointments in the Virginia Conference since 1977: appointed as a student to Wesley Theological Seminary, Buckroe Beach (Peninsula District), Trinity Associate (Richmond District), Toms Brook-Mt. Olive Circuit (Winchester District), Emmanuel (Charlottesville District), Thalia (Norfolk District), Richmond District Superintendent (Richmond District), and as director of Connectional Ministries since July 2008. His wife, Beverly, is an elementary school teacher in the Henrico County school system. They have two children, Ginny (married to Bryan) and Adam (married to Rachel), and six grandchildren: Abby, Brady, Frankie, Ethan, Vivian and Eddie.

The Rev.  Rachel Chen is currently pastor of the South Fluvanna Charge on the Charlottesville District. Rachel has served other congregations as youth director, director of Ministries with Young People, and director of Missions & Age-level Ministries. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University and holds an M.A. from Wesley Theological Seminary. Rachel and her husband, Kearby, enjoy chasing their toddler around and finding time to get out and enjoy God's beautiful creation.

Unsil Choi is a member of the Korean United Methodist Church of Greater Washington in McLean since 1985. She currently serves as the president of the KUMCGW Women’s group and a committee member of the Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee. Previously, Unsil served as a scholarship committee member at the Nathaniel Academy in Cacalchen, Mexico, to empower children to pursue higher education. Unsil currently works as a Korean interpreter for Fairfax County Public Schools. She is married to Henry, resides in Vienna, VA, and has two grown children, Justin and Jackie.

David Dommisse is the treasurer and business administrator of the Virginia Annual Conference. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a Certified Public Accountant for Smith & Eggleston PC in Richmond and as the controller for a large staffing company before joining the conference. A native of God’s Country (Wisconsin), he still vacations there with his wife, Carol, an operations manager with Wells Fargo, and their twin 16-year-old boys, Derek and Drew. He currently attends St. Matthew’s UMC.

Warren R. Harper is serving as Conference Lay Leader and president of the Board of Laity. He is vice chair of  the Common Table, co-chairs the Conference Leadership Discovery and Development Team, and is a member of the Episcopacy Committee. He is a member of Wellspring UMC in Williamsburg. He is married to Sandy, and they have one adult son David and daughter-in-law Ana and three grandchildren.

The Rev. Larry Lenow is the senior pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, Richmond. A native of Texas, Larry holds a B.A. from Trinity University and an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School. In his 26 years in the Virginia Conference he has served in a variety of church settings — small medium and large: North Garden: Trinity; Messiah (Associate); Courthouse Community UMC; and Fredericksburg UMC. Larry is married to the Rev. Amy Lenow, a deacon in full connection on the associate staff of the Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care (VIPCare). The Lenows have two grown sons.


Dr. Carlos Liceaga is the Leadership Team Leader at Warwick Memorial UMC in Newport News. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, the College of William and Mary, and Carnegie Mellon University. Carlos is a Certified Lay Servant and teaches Sunday School. He has been the co-leader and a translator for 15 Friends of Barnabas medical mountain teams in Honduras. Carlos served as a Reserve Delegate and Page for the 2016 Jurisdictional Conference. He is a Professional Engineer and works as an Acquisition Manager for NASA Langley Research Center. His wife, Marisol, is an engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding. They have three grown children, Juan (married to Jessica), Camil (married to Chase) and Mariel, and one granddaughter, Cecilia. Carlos enjoys dancing and plays the congas at his church. He enjoys participating in many sports such as tennis and triathlons.

The Rev. Rob Lough was raised in East Tennessee and received his B.A. from the department of Religion and Philosophy at Maryville College in 2001. Following September 11, that year Rob accepted a commission in the United States Air Force and flew as a special operations navigator on KC-135 Tankers including four tours in the Middle East in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Rob graduated from the Candler School of Theology in 2009 and pastored the Pembroke Charge on the Roanoke District for four years during which time he was awarded the Denman Award for Evangelism. He is currently the pastor of Saint Mark's UMC in Daleville.

The Rev. Lyle E. Morton is a resident of central Virginia. He attended the Prince Edward County public schools. After completing high school, he served as a combat field medic in the U.S. Army. Upon his honorable discharge, he earned an A.S. degree from Southside Virginia Community College, B.S. degree from Radford University, and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Lyle served Mount Olive and Mount Airy United Methodist churches in the Wytheville District of the Holston Conference. The churches that he served in the Kentucky Conference were Duncan Chapel United Methodist Church in the Lexington District and Wesley, Boydtown, and New Zion (Boydtown and New Zion later merged) in the Frankford District. Since returning home to the Virginia Conference, he has served Asbury United Methodist Church on the Roanoke District as well as Woodlawn and Faith United Methodist churches (which merged to become Woodlawn-Faith UMC) on the Alexandria District. He is presently serving St. Paul and West End United Methodist churches on the Roanoke District. He is married to Vera D. Morton and they are the parents of two adult children and grandparents to five grandchildren.

 The Rev. Jonathan Page is the Lead Pastor at Fieldstone United Methodist Church in the New River Valley of Virginia. He was born and raised in Virginia Beach and holds degrees from Christopher Newport University and Duke Divinity School. He is married to Kelly, shares a birthday with Mr. Rogers, and is passionate about learning, leading, and loving others. 

The Rev. Susan Reaves is the conference secretary. An elder in the Virginia Conference, she was born in Sacramento, Calif., and her formative years were spent in California and Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Drew University’s School of Theology. She has pastored churches in Bedford County, Franklin and Lake Gaston. Currently, she is the pastor of Trinity UMC in King George County. She is married to Michael Reaves who serves as the pastor of Fletcher’s Chapel UMC. They have two daughters, Michelle (married to Ryan) and Rachel.

The Rev. Ashley B. Roth is the associate pastor at St Luke’s UMC in Yorktown Virginia. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College (BA) and Wesley Theological Seminary (MDiv). Previous to her current appointment she pastored a rural three-point charge in South-Central Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys catching as many local baseball games as she can and having good conversation over coffee.

The Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster is currently the Roanoke District superintendent. Kathleen is a native Virginian. Her home church is Fredericksburg UMC. She is a graduate of Stafford County High School, the College of William and Mary, and Duke Divinity School. She has served in a variety of settings (the Greensville Charge in Emporia, Forest Grove UMC in Ashland, McGaheysville UMC in the Harrisonburg District, as superintendent of the Staunton District, and most recently at Asbury UMC in Harrisonburg). Kathleen is married to the Rev. Harold Webster Jr., a retired elder in the conference. She is mother to Joel; stepmother to Cherise and Harold III; and grandmother to Michael, Tyler and Liam. She enjoys walking, cool weather hiking (no mosquitoes, snakes, snow or ice), and reading (especially compelling fiction for fun).

Sandra "Sandi" Wilson-Blackwell is a member of Galilee United Methodist Church in Edwardsville, Va., on the Rappahannock River District. She has served as the chair of the Staff Pastor Parish Committee for over 15 years and is currently assistant minister to the pastor, Carl L. Perez. She is married and has three wonderful children and three precious grandchildren. She is currently employed as Options Counselor and Care Coordination Assistant at Bay Aging in Montross, Va. Sandi loves serving God and ministering to the least, lost and forgotten. She believes that everyone, no matter the background or circumstance, is a child of God and should be treated as such. Her favorite saying is “This is the day that the Lord has made and we should rejoice and be glad in it." It’s all good! And it’s all Jesus!


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