Our Pastors and Staff

Our Pastors and Staff

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, VA 22308

Weekday Office Hours, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Staff Phone Extensions @ 703-765-6555


Rev. Dr. Randy Orndorff

Lead Pastor randy@aldersgate.net x602

I’ve been blessed to serve only two Methodist churches so far, Riverton UMC for 15 years and Culpeper UMC for 17 years. I know the value of being in relationship with people over the long haul. Although I’m new to Aldersgate, I hope to develop the same relationships in mission and ministry here as I have in my previous appointments. My wife, Lee Anne, and I are excited to serve with you. My hobbies and many of Lee Anne’s include being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, fishing, playing softball, golfing, and gardening. We look forward to being with you to learn, grow, share, and be in mission and ministry together, sharing the love of Jesus with all.

Rev. Emily Moore-Diamond

Pastor emily@aldersgate.net x601


I was blessed to join the ministry team at Aldersgate on July 1, 2018. Having served in ministry for over twenty-five years, I was a resident chaplain at Mary Washington Hospital, pastor of Warsaw United Methodist Church, and a pastor and discipleship director at River Road United Methodist Church in Richmond. God has woven in me a little gentleness, wonder, compassion, and spunk. I like to start my days reading, running, writing, and being with my husband and stepson. Ministry is a joy, and my passion is sharing lived life, theology, and faith in a community. This community. Let’s get together for a run or a little coffee and conversation. And share God’s grace together.

Rev. Michelle Matthews

Associate Pastor, Kingstowne Communion michelle@kingstownecommunion.net

Michelle Matthews

Michelle Matthews is the pastor of The Kingstowne Communion in Alexandria, Virginia. The Kingstowne Communion is a new United Methodist church serving the Kingstowne, North Lorton, & West Springfield areas of Northern Virginia and it is a satellite campus of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. She graduated from Duke Divinity School with her Master of Divinity.



Andreas Barrett

Director of Contemporary Service & Saturday Music x 609 andreas@aldersgate.net

Katie Carbone

Children’s Choir Director katie@aldersgate.net

Diane Gillespie

Receptionist x 603 receptionist@aldersgate.net

Ernest Johnson

Director of Adult Choirs x 617 ernest@aldersgate.net

Molly Johnson

Director of Youth and College Ministry x 615 molly@aldersgate.net

Deborah Jones

Director of Handbells x 625 deborah@aldersgate.net

Judy Jurkowski

Wellness Coordinator & Director of Congregational Care x 626 judy@aldersgate.net

Corey Latta

Director of Child Care corey@aldersgate.net

Elizabeth Miller

Organist x 641 liz@aldersgate.net

Terri Phillips

Administrative Director x 600 terri@aldersgate.net

Elaine Woods

Director of Children’s Ministries x 616 elaine@aldersgate.net


x 607 finance@aldersgate.net

Receptionist (Room scheduling; Event reservations; Wedding scheduling)

703-765-6555 receptionist@aldersgate.net

Fax Machine 703-765-5841

Aldersgate Day School

703-768-8351 dayschool@aldersgate.net

Patty Spitnale

Director, Aldersgate Day School x 618 patty@aldersgate.net

Laura Lewis

Day School Admin Assistant x 619 laura@aldersgate.net

Aldersgate’s Lay Leadership Team