Meet the Staff

Susie Thomas

Rev. Susie Thomas

Lead Pastor

Susie began her ministry at Farmville UMC in 2020. Ordained in 2012, she came to Virginia from the Louisiana Conference, where she served for 12 years. Her spiritual gifts lie in the areas of preaching, teaching, and getting to know people over coffee in local coffee shops. Susie has a strong orientation towards connecting the unconnected and towards making the Gospel known in new ways in a rapidly-changing landscape. She is married to Britt Thomas, an intellectual property consultant. Their daughters Olivia and Katherine live in Baltimore and Charlottesville, respectively.

Rev. Lyndsie Blakely

Minister of Youth

Lyndsie is an ordained deacon, serves as our Minister of Youth and has been serving at Farmville UMC since 2010. She is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College and Duke Divinity School. Lyndsie and her husband, Josh, enjoy being in ministry with middle and high school students and being a part of the music ministries at FUMC. They have two boys, Noah and Jeremiah.

Rev. Lyndsie Blakely
Brandy Hogan

Brandy Hogan

Children's Ministry & Christian Education Director

Brandy is our Director of Education and Children’s Ministries. She has been with Farmville UMC since June 2017.  She supports our Sunday School and short/long-term small groups, children’s programming, and special events.  She is a 2017 Longwood graduate and teaches at Victoria Elementary School.

Vacant

Vacant

Office Manager

Tracey Oddo

Tracey Oddo

Bookkeeper & Remote Office Manager

Tracey Oddo, joined us in July of 2017 and moved from Office Manager to remote work.  She and her husband Walt Oddo enjoy hiking and climbing as well as hanging out with their Shiz Tzu, Bentley.  The Oddos are members of New Life, where they serve with the dream team.

Martha Butler

Martha Butler

Financial Secretary

Martha is our Financial Secretary as of 2021.  She joined the FUMC family in 2013.  She is a UMW member, attends Coffee Chat Sunday School group, (formerly) with the Counting Team and Assists with the Liturgist Ministry. She enjoyed the Wednesday Night Praise & Potluck gatherings and is a happy supporter of many of our church ministries.  Martha currently works for Aramark at Longwood University as Catering Coordinator for 1839 Events.  She has 2 daughters, Lucia, (’20 W&M) and Audrey (Sr. GMU).

Vacant

Vacant

Music Director

Dr. Gordon Ring

Dr. Gordon Ring

Organist

Judy Amos

Judy Amos

Handbell Director

Rev. Justin Hicks

Rev. Justin Hicks

Director of Wesley Foundation

Bennie Walker

Bennie Walker

Custodian