Meet the Staff
Rev. Susie Thomas
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.
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.
Summer is our new Office Manager. She joined us in February of 2022. She and her husband, Romulus, live in Pamplin, Va with their four cats. She graduated from Longwood University in 2008 and 2012 respectively with a BA in Arts and a MA of arts in English.
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 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 Longwood University as Financial Service Specialist for Student Government Association and Student Engagement. She has 2 daughters, Lucia, (’20 W&M) and Audrey (’21 GMU).
Dr. Gordon Ring
Rev. Justin Hicks
Director of Wesley Foundation