Our Senior Pastor: Reverend Ryan Thrasher
Our Parish Associate: The Reverend Beth McKinney
Our congregation is blessed to have Rev. Beth McKinney as a Parish Associate. Beth is a lifelong member of our community, having been baptized here as a child in 1963, nurtured as a youth, and serving as an active leader in adulthood. She has also received seminary training. Educated in Catholic schools as a young person, Beth began theological studies at Virginia Theological Seminary, and completed her Master of Divinity degree at nearby Wesley Theological Seminary.
On May 5, 2012, she was ordained at PCC, and in October of 2013 she was installed as Assistant Pastor. Since then she has volunteered her pastoral services at PCC by preaching, teaching and making pastoral visits. In recent years she has developed a passion for Biblical Storytelling, and has earned a certificate from the Network of Biblical Storytellers. While doing all this, Beth has also pursued a 30 year career in public health. She is currently a dental hygienist working with undocumented immigrants, often children.
In 2021 the Church Council changed her official title to Parish Associate to better reflect her relationship to the church, since she performs pastoral services without remuneration. As before, Beth continues to exercise her gifts within this congregation, for which the members are exceedingly grateful.