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How can you be in service in your local church or with the Virginia Conference? Let us help you see the many ways you can be a servant leader. 

                              Serving Ministries Office  

 

The Serving Ministries Office will focus primarily on mission and justice opportunities. This office also oversees All God’s Children Camp and the Camp Rainbow connection. 

The Associate Director serves as the Virginia Conference Secretary of Global Ministries and oversees accessibility concerns at each year’s Annual Conference session. 

Associated Boards:

  • Missional Ministries Board
  • Commission on Disabilities (COD)

 

For more information, contact Associate Director the Rev. Seungsoo “RJ” Jun at (804) 521-1137 or serving@vaumc.org
Contact Administrative Assistant Glenda Blackwell at (804) 521-1138 or GlendaBlackwell@vaumc.org. 

For questions about All God’s Children Camp (AGC), please contact Administrative Assistant Becky Tate at (804) 521-1139 or BeckyTate@vaumc.org. 

 

Texas Disaster Recovery

 The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is in prayer for the many U.S. states that are experiencing the dangerous and deadly effects and after-effects of a string of winter storms. 

UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to people within the United States. When disaster strikes, it is local churches that provide the first response to their communities. This basic understanding—that disaster response is local—forms the foundation for UMCOR’s U.S. disaster training and response.

You may send a check to the Virginia Conference (PO Box 5605, Glen Allen, VA 23058) earmarked Advance #901670 to assist people in Texas and other states. Or you may make an online donation at https://advance.umcor.org/p-620-umcor-us-disaster-response-and-recovery.aspx

Specific questions about this Advance project may be directed to Lara S. Martin at lmartin@umcor.org

2021 Kit Collection update

As of January 2021, 11 points of contact have been identified for 11 districts for 2021 Kit Collection. These persons will work with the conference kit coordinators and questions may be directed to them by individuals in their respective district.

What are “kits”? The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provides assistance to persons and communities in aftermath of natural disasters or crises. One way UMCOR offers relief is by providing affected persons with supply kits to help them as they strive to rebuild and restart their lives. Local churches in the Virginia Conference help create these kits each year UMCOR in its mission. Learn more… 

The Rev. David Magruder has been named the new kit collection coordinator. He may be reached at DavidMagruder@vaumc.org.

Thank you for your continued patience as the rest of the points of contact are identified.

District Kit Coordinators:

Arlington District: Sharon Thompson (thompies5@comcast.net)
Charlottesville District: Darryl Lam (540-219-2829; darryllam@comcast.net)
Danville: Tobias Lutz (434-203-3510; TobiasLutz@vaumc.org )
Eastern Shore District: Kendra Powell (757-710-5961; KendraPowell@vaumc.org)
Elizabeth River District: Marta Pizzeck (ERDKits@gmail.com)
Farmville District: Susie Thomas (225-205-2883 or 434-392-4686 (church); SusieThomas@vaumc.org)
Harrisonburg District: Brian Posey (540-236-2472; BrianPosey@vaumc.org )
James River District: Andrew Book (757-787-7107; AndrewBook@vaumc.org)
Lynchburg District: Kim Ness (LynchburgDistrict@vaumc.org)
Richmond District: Joshua McCauley (540-820-5601; JoshuaMccauley@vaumc.org)
Roanoke District:  Jeff Wilson (jeffwilson@vaumc.org)
York River District: David Magruder (757-879-2363 or 757-898-7417 (church); DavidMagruder@vaumc.org)