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Meet Our Team

Dennis Perry Lead Pastor
Dennis Perry Lead Pastor “I’ve been on the front lines of human transformation for nearly four decades. I’m fascinated by relationship, religion and business. And food. I like learning h Read More
Jason Micheli Executive Pastor
Jason Micheli Executive Pastor Jason blogs at Tamed Cynic and is a host of the Crackers and Grape Juice Podcast I’m the least well-rounded person in the world, having studied theology at UVA and at Princeton. Read More
Karla Kincannon Director of Spiritual Formation
Karla Kincannon Director of Spiritual Formation “Without creativity we cannot imagine a life faithful to the gospel. Imagination supports the restoration of soul in our Church and our world.” Rev. Dr. Karla M. Kincannon is A Read More
Michelle Matthews Campus Pastor, Kingstowne
Michelle Matthews Campus Pastor, Kingstowne Michelle Matthews is the campus pastor of The Kingstowne Communion, Aldersgate’s satellite congregation. The Kingstowne Communion is a new United Methodist church serving Read More

News and Events

  • Service Sunday
    March 23, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Service Sunday Is April 23 With Guest Preacher Becca Stevens On April 23, a week after Easter, we will have another Church Wide Service Day, with a single worship service at 10:00 a.m. At that service our special guest preacher will be Rev. Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest, chaplain at Vanderbilt University, and CEO of

  • May UMM Dinner on Flint Water Crisis
    April 20, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    May UMM Dinner on Flint Water Crisis Christina Devine at work in the lab The speaker at the United Methodist Men’s dinner on Tuesday, May 16, will be Christina Devine, who will provide a presentation on the Flint Water crisis from her work on a study team at Virginia Tech. Christina was confirmed at Aldersgate

  • This Week at Aldersgate, April 13
    October 17, 2016 / No Comments » / News

    Read the April 13 edition of This Week at Aldersgate for all the latest events and announcements. You can listen to or watch all of our sermons at If you don’t already receive This Week at Aldersgate in your email, subscribe today!      

  • Summer Events for Kids
    March 8, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Summer Events for Kids Evening Vacation Bible School June 25-29, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join us as we adventure alongside some of our favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God: Heart, Hope, Power, Courage, and Wisdom. We’ll use epic music, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help

  • Summer Mission Trips
    January 6, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Summer Mission Trips Guatemala Register now for our summer youth mission trip to Guatemala. Our trip to Guatemala for youth who have completed ninth grade and older and adults will be led by Jason and take place from July 20-27. We will continue our ongoing project to construct a secondary school in the Maya Highlands.

  • Great Decisions 2017
    February 8, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Great Decisions: 2017   Sunday Evenings, February 29-April 23   Each year, Aldersgate United Methodist Church sponsors a Great Decisions discussion group, which includes citizens from the community as well as members of Aldersgate, who meet to study eight of the most pressing foreign policy challenges of the year.   Great Decisions: 2017 is a

  • Aldersgate Acolytes
    March 15, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    Aldersgate Acolytes Calling All 4th through 12th Graders We have expanded our acolyte age range to allow middle and high school students to serve and invite your 4th through 12th graders to participate. Acolyte service is welcome Saturdays at the 5:30 service and Sundays at the 8:30 and 11:15 services. Training will be provided if

  • A Space for Peace in the Holy Land
    January 11, 2017 / No Comments » / News

    A Space for Peace in the Holy Land United Methodist Peace and Justice Tour 2017 Aldersgate pastors Dennis Perry and Jason Micheli will be part of a group that will journey to the Holy Land this September 4-11. Led by Alex Joyner, District Superintendent for the Eastern Shore in the Virginia Conference, the group will

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