Pastor Julie is licensed for pastoral ministry in the Virginia Conference, and earned a master of divinity in 2017. She’s been called to ministry a little bit later in life, having already enjoyed a distinguished career as a Registered Nurse in acute cardiology. Pastor Julie’s passion is in fostering an intergenerational faith community, and she served for many years as a director of children and youth ministries before accepting a charge as the pastor at Westover United Methodist Church.
Whitney was born and raised in Charlottesville, Va. She grew up very active in community theatre and school choirs. She first studied Musical Theatre and Music Education at Shenandoah University. She then earned both her Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Master’s Degree in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College. Whitney, and her husband Jeremy, have 3 children and have been attending Aldersgate for the past 3 years. Whitney runs her own Voice and Piano Studio, teaches Drama for a large homeschool coop, co-directs Higher Voices and performs with Black Box Players. Whitney loves spending time with her family and friends.