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. Dennis Perry
Lead Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
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 about people and their experiences. I’ve been the lead pastor of Aldersgate united Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, since 2002. I enjoy the company of two grown children, Jessica and Ben, and the companionship of my best friend since high school, Sharon. I love to walk along the Potomac, read business books, collect sound equipment and listen to improvisational music, live or recorded. I’d love to talk with you about it.
Rev. Jason Micheli
Executive Pastor email@example.com
I’m now the least well-rounded person in the world, having studied theology at UVA and at Princeton. Seriously, I’ve got no skills apart from parsing Greek nouns and obscure theological categories. Fortunately, the United Methodist Church is the perfect place for someone like me. I am an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, and since 2002 have served as a pastor of churches in New Jersey and Virginia as well as a prison and hospital chaplain. I’ve been a pastor at Aldersgate UMC in Alexandria, Virginia, since 2005.
My wife, Ali, is my high school sweetheart. She’s shy and easily embarrassed so suffice it to say that she’s my better 3/4 in every way but cooking. My youngest son, Gabriel, is a budding standup. He loves swimming and the White Stripes. My oldest son, Alexander, is a hardcore swimmer and gifted in everything but common sense. Together, we think baseball is the Platonic ideal.
Rev. Dr. Karla Kincannon
Director of Spiritual Formation firstname.lastname@example.org
“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 Aldersgate’s Director of Spiritual Formation. She joined us from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, where she served as the Director of Field Education and Vocational Formation and Church Leadership, and as the artist-in-residence.
As an artist, author, spiritual director, and United Methodist, Karla believes God’s gift of creativity is an essential tool for navigating the spiritual journey and a necessary element for the corporate life of the Church.
Rev. Michelle Matthews
Associate Pastor, Kingstowne Communion email@example.com
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.
Director of Journeys & Saturday Music x 609 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Communications x 608 email@example.com
Receptionist x 603 firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Administrator x 604 email@example.com
Director of Children’s Choirs x 613 firstname.lastname@example.org
Receptionist x 603 email@example.com
Saturday Music Asst x 643 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Adult Choirs x 617 email@example.com
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Wellness Coordinator & Director of Congregational Care x 626 email@example.com
Director of Child Care firstname.lastname@example.org
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Administrative Assistant x 600 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Ministry Coordinator email@example.com
Director of Children’s Ministries x 616 firstname.lastname@example.org
Finance (Dawn Hower)
x 607 email@example.com
Receptionist (Room scheduling; Event reservations; Wedding scheduling)
Fax Machine 703-765-5841
Aldersgate Day School
Director, Aldersgate Day School x 618 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dayschool Admin Assistant x 619 email@example.com