ABOUT US

We are a group of imperfect people who are trying to figure things out.  Most of us believe that following Jesus is the way to a life of more.  We strive to grow as individuals and as a community.  We also seek to help others seek and claim their vision in Christ.

OUR HISTORY

On January 3, 1958, a four and a half acre land on Virginia Beach Blvd was purchased for $1.00 from Mr. and Mrs Ollie and Adrian Vellekoop.  The property was transferred to the Norfolk District Board of Missions, and the location of Foundry Methodist Church became a reality.  The church was named after the first meeting house of early Methodists in London, where John Wesley had purchased a cannon foundry for his service.  

OUR VISION

“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.”

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

OUR STAFF
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REV. MATT POTTER

Pastor

Pastor Matt is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia.  He is a father and husband who enjoys playing guitar, running, soccer, reading comic books and telling dad jokes.  He received his Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School and graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Hispanic Studies and a minor in Music.  During his undergraduate studies, Matt worked for three years as a Resident Assistant and fixed computers in the IT department.  Matt and his wife, Kellie, have a son, Grayson, and daughter, Harper.

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SHERRI HALL

Secretary

Sherri was born and raised in Vermont.  She recently moved to Virginia Beach to be near her daughter and grandchildren.  She studied bookkeeping and accounting and is certified in substance abuse counseling.  She has worked in recovery programs helping people overcome substance addiction.  Sherri enjoys dancing, listening to music, walking and spending time with her grandchildren.    

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CLAUDIA MOORAD

Organist/Pianist/Music Director

German-born educator and musician, Claudia 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 Certificate.

OUR CHURCH LEADERSHIP

To email any of our leaders, double click on the blue text box.  

Rev. Matt Potter

Watkins Bracey

EDUCATION CHAIRPERSON

TBD

YOUTH MINISTRY

TBD

UMM (UNITED METHODIST MEN)

Bill Shedlock

CHURCH COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON

Mary Leeds

Nancy Norman

Chris Work

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

TBD

Judy Mitchell

Byron Work

Nancy Norman

Jamie Shedlock

HOSPITALITY

Kelly Collins

Watkins Bracey

Paul Bozard

PRAYER MINISTRY

Carolyn Mahoney

KEENAGERS

TBD

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