About Us

Our Mission

To worship God as a loving family of Christ, through ministry involving education, fellowship, evangelism, and missions.

Meet Our Staff

Pastor Hopkins

We welcomed Hop to PUMC in the summer of 2017.

Pastor Scott D. Hopkins

Scott was born and raised in Atlanta in the Northeast suburbs where he lived until he left for college. He attended Young Harris College from 1981-1983, Mars Hill College from 1985-87 where he graduated with a BA in Religion with focuses in Philosophy and Christian Education. He then attended Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina from 1987-1990. He entered into pastoral ministry in 1987. In 1989, Scott moved to Louisville, KY where he attended Southern Seminary from 1990-1992 and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree with a focus in Pastoral Care. Scott did Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Baptist East Hospital where his focus was in the area of Substance Abuse. Following this time, he continued this field of work in the inner city of Louisville with families of addiction. Scott has done seven years work in the area of Bowen Family Systems Theory with the Center for the Study of Human Systems and is now in the Post Graduate Program at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington DC. He was an elected member of the Virginia Annual Conference Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, served as the Virginia Conference Peace With Justice Coordinator for the United Methodist Church, a member of the Methodist Federation for Social Action and the Reconciling Ministries Network.

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Brenda Scott came to Peace UMC in Sept. 1995 as choir director and pianist.

Brenda Scott

Choir Director and pianist

Brenda Scott came to Peace UMC in Sept. 1995 as choir director and pianist.  Since playing her first service at age 16, she has played organ and piano in ten states and Japan and has sung in choirs since age 14. She also has enjoyed playing for community choruses and local community theater musicals. She established the Peace Bell Choir in 2003. She and her husband, Jim, reside in Stafford and are the proud parents of 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

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Handbell Choir Director

Mary Westbrook

Handbell Choir Director

Mary Westbrook has been playing handbells for the past fifteen years. Her start came when she was choir director for a small Baptist church that had a set of bells, and the pastor asked what she knew about bells. “Nothing” was the response, but she started learning at summer music camp. Besides leading the Bells of Peace, she also plays with the Stafford Regional Handbell Society. When not ringing, she is a librarian for the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, the regional public library system.

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Tim joined the staff at Peace United Methodist church in July of 2015.

Tim Gates

Secretary

Tim joined the staff at Peace United Methodist church in July of 2015, coming from Chattanooga, TN where he served as the Administrative Coordinator for 4 ½ years at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Prior to that, Tim spent 33 years in the steel industry along with 29 years as a volunteer firefighter/EMT. He has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Jefferson Technical College. He and his wife, Denise, who is a RN at Mary Washington Hospital, a Certified Lay Servant and a Certified Lay Minister, live in Spotsylvania. They are members at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

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Preschool Director

Sandy Corvin

Preschool Director

Sandy Corvin, Peace UMC Preschool’s Director, has been joyfully with the Peace Preschool Program since September 2007. Sandy earned her BSED with a concentration in MR LD EH from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She taught in the public school systems prior to transitioning to working as an Educational Consultant, and later an Inpatient Program Director for Children at a Private Behavioral Healthcare program. Sandy has enjoyed volunteering as a Catechist for her church, a youth group volunteer, as well as spent many years as a Family Readiness Volunteer assisting other families in the Marine Corps.

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Alice is a member of the church staff.

Alice Loprete

Nursery Worker

Hello, my name is Alice Loprete and I work in the nursery at Peace United Methodist Church. I have been a member and worked at Peace close to 10 years. I have worked with kids for a long time. In 2003 I became a substitute teacher for Spotsylvania County Public Schools and I am still substituting for the elementary schools. I am CPR certified and love being around kids.

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Mandy is our new Children and Youth Director.

Mandy Robinson

Children and Youth Director

Mandy Robinson is from Martinsville, Va. She attended UVA Wise and received a Bachelors degree in communications. After college she moved to Waynesboro and had four beautiful children.  Mandy has always had a passion for children’s ministry. In Waynesboro, she was the Children’s director of the Main street UMC for 4 years. She now resides in the area with her husband and children and can’t wait to share Christ with your children and youth!