Pastor Rob grew up in Virginia Beach. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was a pre-med and history major. Following his graduation, Rob went into the information technology field and owned his own business.
In 1999, Pastor Rob answered the Lord’s call to ministry. He sold his business and attended and graduated from Duke Divinity School. He has served two congregations in the Virginia Beach area, prior to coming to Aldersgate UMC in 2016. Pastor Rob and his wife Carolyn live in Chesapeake, VA. They have two children, Michael and Katherine. Their family dog, Ginger, is 12 years old. She is part lab, part golden retriever and 100% friendly mutt.
Chelsea is the worship leader for the 9:00 AM service. She leads a team of musicians and singers as well as works on the visual graphic slides for the service as well. After graduating from Christopher Newport University, she moved to Charlottesville in 2009. Since leading the worship band Chelsea has recognized a calling to pursue ministry full time. Chelsea is pursuing a Masters of Divinity and is pursuing candidacy within the United Methodist Church to become an ordained Pastor. In her free time she enjoys hiking, antiquing, and spending time with her husband Andrew and young son, Evan.
Amy grew up in Charlottesville and has been with Aldersgate United Methodist Church since 2007. Having grown up in church and served in various ministry capacities and on church boards, she began working full time in the non-profit sector in 1999, quickly finding her niche in church administration. She has one daughter and they enjoy treasure hunting in antique stores, movies, adventures, and taking in a live show whenever possible. Amy is also an avid reader, writer, and Latin dancer. She will have to live a few more lifetimes to complete her bucket list.
Ashley Thornton was born and raised in Charlottesville, VA. Ashley attended Liberty University where she earned a double major in Religion and Business Management Information System: Web Development. She joined Aldersgate’s staff in the fall of 2015, as the Information Technology Director. Ashley manages the website, database as well providing photography and videography for the church. Ashley enjoys finding new ways to use technology to help further God’s kingdom. When she isn’t working, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and watching/playing sports, she is die-hard Dallas Cowboys and Maryland Terrapins fan!
Melody was born in Washington, D.C., and moved to Buckingham County at age two. She is a graduate of the Buckingham County Public School System, Liberty Baptist College, Lynchburg, VA and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Melody is the founder and owner of DaySong Studio, is an adjunct voice professor at Piedmont Virginia Community College and is the Children’s Music Coordinator for First Baptist Church (Park Street).
Melody has been the Director of Handbells at Aldersgate United Methodist Church since March of 2011.
Melody is married to Philip E. Day of Roanoke, VA.
I’ve been at Aldersgate since 2009 and I love rehearsing with choirs, preparing the church music and playing the organ. I’ve been doing music ministry in several churches in New York, Texas, Virginia and the Dominican Republic. Besides, I’m a composer and classical guitarist and I share regularly the music I compose in concerts. My musical education began in the Dominican Republic and later in the USA where I completed a BM, MM & DMA in guitar performance, a MM in orchestral conducting several certifications in church music and 4 AGO certifications, including the AAGO and ChM. Apart from music, I love biking, reading and nature. www.RafaelScarfullery.com,