Pastor: The Reverend Susan M. Reaves
Pastor Reaves was born in Sacramento, California and grew up in California and Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she earned a Bachelor's degree in English. She is married to Michael Reaves, who is the pastor at Fletcher's Chapel, and they have two daughters. Michelle Reaves Taylor is married to Ryan Taylor and lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Their younger daughter, Rachel Reaves, attends the University of Mary Washington.
Susan graduated summa cum laude in 1999 from the School of Theology at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. She was a youth pastor at Teaneck UMC in Teaneck, New Jersey and a student pastor at Park Avenue UMC in New York, New York before returning to Virginia to take her first full-time appointment. She has served the Mountain View Charge in Bedford County, Prospect UMC in Ebony, and High Street UMC in Franklin, all in Virginia.
Chancel Choir Director