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. Dennis Perry

Lead Pastor dennis@aldersgate.net


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. Emily Moore-Diamond

Pastor emily@aldersgate.net


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

Richard Bass

Director of Communications x 608 richard@aldersgate.net

Diane Gillespie

Receptionist x 603 receptionist@aldersgate.net

Ernest Johnson

Director of Adult Choirs x 617 ernest@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 Assistant x 600 terri@aldersgate.net

Ana Sanders

Receptionist x 603 receptionist@aldersgate.net

Ahnna Lise Stevens-Jennings

Director of Youth Ministry ajennings@aldersgate.net or youth@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

Dayschool Admin Assistant x 619 laura@aldersgate.net

Aldersgate’s Lay Leadership Team