We are thrilled to work side by side with our wonderful staff:

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Catharine Guest

  I began my pastorate at Franconia UMC in July, 2012. As northern Virginia native, I feel very blessed to be ‘back home.’ I am the mother of four grown children and two (much younger) dogs. Previous appointments include Stanardsville UMC in the Charlottesville District, Leesburg UMC (as an associate pastor), and the lead pastor […]

Mende Wentzel

  I grew up in the Methodist faith, and felt the calling to work with children and youth when I was pretty young myself. I hold a BS in Business and a Master’s of Divinity. I have enjoyed working in Christian Education and with Youth Ministry for many years. My husband, Bruce, and I have two adult daughters. […]

Jay Parrotta

I began my ministry with Franconia UMC in October, 2013. In addition to my work at Franconia, I am currently working on my Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Catholic University. I am an avid composer whose works for voice and a wide variety of instruments have been performed throughout the Washington DC area. I also perform in recital and as an accompanist. I am a Fellow […]

Myleen Lankford

I have been a part of the FUMC family for years and years – my eldest daughter was a preschool student at AGC.  I instantly fell in love with the warm, caring nature that was felt in the halls of both the church and the preschool. In addition to spending time with my family (husband, Blaine, and three […]

Ese Sifo-Kuti

I enjoy my work at Franconia UMC, as I am also a United Methodist and was happy I was able to find a position that feeds me spiritually.  I am a native of Nigeria, and my husband and I are the parents of three children (2 sons and 1 daughter). I am also the oldest in my […]