A native of the Lynchburg, Virginia, area, Pastor Bill has served in pastoral leadership in a variety of ministry settings. A graduate of Randolph-Macon College with a B.A. in Religious Studies, he received the Master of Divinity degree from The Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, NC. He went on to receive the Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian Spiritual Formation from The Theological School at Drew University in Madison, NJ.
Bill enjoys being active in body, mind and spirit. He reads widely, and counts Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard, and Kathleen Norris among his favorite contemporary authors. He also enjoys a wide range of music. Every once in a while, he can be found watching episodes of Dr. Who or reruns of Star Trek or Battlestar Galactica.
Bill has led short-term mission teams to Mexico and Poland. His favorite aspects of Christian ministry, however, involve the connections of worship, teaching, and pastoral care with daily life. He considers the worship of God together with others to be the foundation for communal and individual identity, vitality and outreach. In proclaiming the Word and administering the Sacraments, he seeks to present the riches of the Christian experience in which God is glorified and an environment of hospitality and beauty is provided for all. He also regards small group and learning settings, as well as one-to-one conversations, to be the areas in which struggles and questions about faith can be honestly aired and lovingly addressed.
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Ronnie is the staff member with the most years at Trinity United Methodist Church. He has been here more than 20 years, starting with him performing odd jobs every now and then until things evolved for him to check in with the church on a daily basis! Ronnie is truly a person of commitment and is always willing to lend a helping hand to his Church family. He enjoys meeting all the members here at Trinity and has made many lasting relationships with different members of the congregation. He is very reliable and is always willing to help us fix any of our problems in and around the Church. Some of his fondest memories are just hanging out with the youth who stop by the church. He treats many of the youth as though they were his own.
Renee comes to us from the Merritt Academy in Fairfax. Before that, she was the Assistant Director and Enrollment Coordinator for the Child Development Center of First Baptist Church of Clarendon, the largest center of its kind in Arlington County. She has extensive experience in Early Childhood Education, including the development and supervision of faculty and staff, ensuring licensing requirements, curriculum development, family correspondence and support, and oversight and administration of budgets. She also developed, wrote, and implemented the “Movers and Shakers” music and movement enrichment program for young children. A colleague who formerly taught in Trinity Preschool and Alexandria City Public Schools describes Renee as “the most qualified early childhood educator I have ever met.”