INTRODUCING PASTOR 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 disabilities, 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.
Now, I am excited to be the new pastor at the Southern Albemarle Charge and serve both Scottsville UMC and Mount Zion UMC!
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/
SUMC Administrative Council – 2021
Chair – Sharon Wormser
Lay Leader – Sharon Wormser
Secretary – Janet Stargell
Treasurer – Ron Wormser
Finance Chair – Lora Hooper
Trustee Chair – David Herndon
SPRC Chair – Bob Warring
Missions – Staci Hainsworth
Faith and Witness – Ellen Pitts
Annual Conference Rep. – Sharon Wormser
Members at Large – Mary Curtis Ott and Alice Sorum