REVEREND LAURA STRATTON
I attended The College of William and Mary and graduated in 2007 with a B.A. in Russian Studies. After graduation, I lived in Pyatigorsk, Russia for a year, working with the local United Methodist Church, volunteering at two orphanages and a boarding school for children with developmental delays, and studying at the local linguistic university. In 2010, I finally recognized God’s call in my life to ordained pastoral ministry, and I began the process to become an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.
I graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2013, and at the 2013 Virginia United Methodist Church’s Annual Conference, I was commissioned as a provisional elder. I was ordained an elder in 2016. During this time, I served for eight years as pastor at Page UMC.
I am excited and grateful to be the pastor at the Southern Albemarle Charge and serve both Scottsville UMC and Mount Zion UMC!
One of my favorite Bible verses is John 31:34-35, and this verse is central to my ministry. – “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’”
I live in Scottsville with my husband, J.R., and our two daughters.
Check out my thoughts and musings at the church’s blog – https://sumc-va.org/blog/
Office Manager & Administrative Assistant – Staci Hainsworth
Tech Associate – Melinda Critzer
Treasurer – Cindy Proffitt
SUMC Administrative Council – 2023
Chair – Cindy Johnson
Lay Leader – Sharon Wormser
Secretary – Kris Schmidt
Treasurer – Cindy Johnson
Finance Chair – Lora Hooper
Trustee Chair – Chuck Schmidt
SPRC Chair – Sharon Wormser
Missions – Staci Hainsworth
Worship Chair – Janet Stargell
Lay Member to Annual Conference – Sharon Wormser
Members at Large – Mary Curtis Ott and Keith Johnson