Meg (and husband Bob) came to Foundry UMC in 2012 to serve as Music Director.  She retired in 2011 from the Virginia Beach City Public Schools, having taught elementary music for 31 years.   She was the Music Specialist at Kingston Elementary for 28 of those years.   A graduate of Norfolk Christian High School, Meg earned a degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Milligan College in Tennessee.   She has also earned the Church Music Certification from Virginia Wesleyan College, as well as certifications in Orff Schulwerk and World Music Drumming.  Although raised in the Church of Christ, she is no stranger to Methodism, having worked in other area Methodist churches directing music: Aldersgate UMC and Virginia Beach UMC.   Meg and Bob are thrilled to share with this congregation in worship, service and fellowship.  Currently, the Music Ministry at Foundry has established 4 regular ensembles at 3 worship services which honor God through music:  the Adult Choir, the Children’s Choir, the Handbell Choir and the Foundry Lane Praise Band.  There is also a Praise Dance Team that provides liturgical dancing upon occasion.  Meg’s passion and calling is to provide every worshipper with a way to praise God through their specific “heart music.”  The Dornbrocks live in Meg’s childhood home in Virginia Beach.  They enjoy antiquing and share four funny, amazing grown children: John, Tim, Meghan and Ben.

Mrs. Meg Floyd Dornbrock
 Minister of Music 

Hi I’m Grayson. I serve a Director of Modern Worship here at Foundry. I grew up in the Methodist Church at Norview, Oak Grove, and St. John’s. I became a deacon in the Baptist faith and have served as a Youth Pastor, Interim Pastor, Worship Pastor, and Associate Pastor at several area churches both Baptist and Non-Denominational. I was ordained into the ministry in 2014 by The Bridge Network of Churches and Azalea Baptist Church. At each of these churches and each of these callings music played a vital role in the ministry God allowed me to serve in. I play drums, guitar, (learning banjo), and sing. I love writing and acting and use it in Worship. God allowed me to found and serve as Pastor at two locations of The Chosen Ministry (a ministry for people and their families with Special Needs). I worked for 37 years at NNSY and retired but still work in the ship repair industry. I was born in Bethesda Maryland. As a Navy family we moved some but spent the majority of our time in this area. I attended John Leland Center for Theological Studies. I am married to the love of my life Sandra for over 37 years. God graced us with two daughters, Jessica and Racheal, a granddaughter Adalynn, and a son in law Cory.

My goal is to serve Christ in whatever place He places me. To introduce folks that do not know Him to Him. To take those who have fallen away and show them God loves them no matter what we’ve done and forgives us. I want to get to know you and help you determine how you can use your gifts God as given you to serve at Foundry UMC. I’d love to talk to you and can be reached at 757 646-9315.

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FOUNDRY’S VISION STATEMENT

 

“It is the vision of Foundry United Methodist Church to reach out, nurture, and witness to all people the good news of Jesus Christ and share the joy that comes through serving Him.”

WELCOME!

Kathy came to us in September of 1991.  She is a graduate of Kempsville High School and Princess Anne Business College.  She also attended Old Dominion University.  She is married with two grown sons and has lived in the Tidewater area most of her life.

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Mrs. Kathy Dziagwa
Secretary/Bookkeeper

Reverend Dr. Sandra Benton Plasters
Senior Pastor

German-born educator and musician, Claudia Moorad is the organist and pianist at Foundry UMC.   She has more than three decades of teaching and accompanying experience in churches, schools, and community programs.  Claudia is a specialist and respected clinician in the area of early childhood music.   Currently, she teaches art and music at Prince of Peace preschool in Virginia Beach and also operates a home based piano studio.  Claudia earned her Church Music Certification from Virginia Wesleyan College and is a certified instructor in the Kindermusik and Musikgarten Curricula.  She believes that music truly is the universal language - where communication has no barriers because music unites everyone through shared expressions of faith, creativity and joy.  Claudia enjoys Baroque and Classical music and plays the soprano, alto and tenor recorder.  She has been ringing handbells since 1993 and is an integral part of reviving Foundry’s handbell ministry.   In her spare time, Claudia enjoys textile arts, piano duets and taking occasional trips back home to Germany to spend time with her parents and sisters.  The mother of three talented grown children, she presently resides in King’s Grant with her son Nicholas.  She also is crazy about her precious granddaughter Madeline who lives with her parents, who are pastors in Maryland.

 Our pastor has been in ministry over 20 years, and she is a native of Virginia Beach.  She and her husband, Rev. Mike Plasters, have a teenage daughter and two dogs. 

FOUNDRY’S MISSION STATEMENT

“The Mission of the Church is to make Disciples for Jesus Christ.”


Grayson Leach

Worship Leader

Ms. Claudia Moorad
Organist/Pianist