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.


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.  


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


Rev. Matt Potter


Pastor Matt is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is a father & 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 & Mary with a BA in Hispanic Studies and a minor in Music. During his undergraduate studies, Matt worked for three years as an RA and fixed computers in the IT department. Matt and his wife, Kellie, have a son, Grayson, and daughter, Harper.

Claudia Moorad


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 Certificate.

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Kathy Dziagwa


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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Rev. Matt Potter

Mary Leeds

Linda Cockrell

Lynn Hollandsworth

Keith Mathews

Page Cockrell

Lynn Hollandsworth

Chris Work

Lisa Kim

Judy Mitchell

Byron Work

Nancy Norman

Jamie Shedlock

Kelly Collins

Watkins Bracey

Paul Bozard

Carolyn Mahoney

Russ and Ginger Scherck


We are a community church located by  Beach Ford on Virginia Beach Boulevard.  We invite you to come and worship with us and check back on our website for new programs and announcements.


757-340-0595 (Church)


2801 Virginia Beach Boulevard

Virginia Beach, VA 23452



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