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In June 2019 Pastor Janine joined us as Lead Pastor at FUMC.
Janine joined the Methodist church
in her young adulthood after being welcomed and recruited by the United Methodist Women at a local Methodist Church on the Eastern Shore, where she was living. She had the unique experience of being called, ordained and then serving as the pastor at the very church that first welcomed her. Janine was ordained in 2000 and received her Dr in Ministry from Wesley in 2007. She was the lead pastor at various churches before being called to leadership at the cabinet level. Most recently she concluded her term as the District Superintendent of the Danville VA District.
Janine expressed excitement at being with a Reconciling Congregation. She is ready to lead us through the fallout from General Conference, wherever that takes us.
Janine has been involved in Caring for God’s Creation on a leadership level and personally enjoys being out in nature. She will be moving here with her dog, Kobi who chose her in a street encounter and who loves to hike with her.
Janine is familiar with the area, as she has lived in Falls Church and attended George Mason Junior High and Senior High School.
Here is a message from Janine:
I am excited about the prospect of our shared ministry at Fairlington. I
am already experiencing gracious support and encouragement offered by leaders, lay and clergy, of the congregation. We have a lot to learn about one another in upcoming weeks and months; our "journey of discovery" together promises to be energizing for all. I am grateful for the opportunity
to serve alongside you in ministries of peace, justice and compassion with our neighbors, wherever and whomever they are!