Memorial United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 31, 2020
God's Love Grows Here!


Pastor – Russell Cheatham
Pastor Russell was raised in Chestnut Hill Methodist Church in Lynchburg,Va.  He graduated from Lynchburg College in 1969 and received his Masters of Divinity from Oral Roberts University in 1981.  He served in the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference for 19 years before joining the Virginia Conference in 2000.  He has served as pastor of Memorial since 2010.  He met and married his beautiful wife, Julie, in New York City in 1977.  They have three grown daughters, two sons-in-law, several grandchildren, and a cocker spaniel named Prince.
Music Director – Bryan Allgood
Bryan is the music director at MUMC.   He is involved with music education in Appomattox County, where he also enjoys teaching many kids who attend MUMC.  Bryan expanded his musical leadership to include directing church music after being part of the Experiencing God Study here at Memorial. 

Allison, Bryan’s wife, is a classically trained pianist.  She is delighted to have the role of pianist and leader of the paise and worship team.

They currently have two daughters, and will soon be welcoming their third daughter … another member of the child’s choir.   

Keyboardist – Carolyn Bergdoll

Office Assistant – Rena Baine
Rena graduated from Virginia Tech and the University of North Florida.  She was a teacher for several years.  She has been in Appomattox for 7 years and has been a member of Memorial UMC for that time.  She enjoys working as an Office Assistant in the church office, teaching Sunday School, and spending time with her church family in various activities.  She has a passion for missions and has served on mission teams in various parts of the world.
Treasurer – Nancy Dawson
Youth United Director - Jason & Tori Rothgeb
Methodist Day Care Director - Nancy Letterman
Office Administration - Cindi Williams
Church Council Chairperson – Susan Eggleston
Lay Leader – Blair Smith