Mt. Vernon UMC, 7801 Church Lane in Toano, welcomes Rev. Lorena Beach as its new pastor. A native of New Jersey, Pastor Lori comes to Mt. Vernon from the Richmond area where she served two churches. She holds a MA in Christian Education and MDiv from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond as well as a MA in Patient Counseling from VCU. Her internships included part-time youth director in Chester, VA and serving as chaplain at VCU. She spent the summer of 1997 in Zimbabwe Africa working with street children and other local and International missions. Pastor Lori lives in Mechanicsville with her husband, Andy, and their two children, Graeson and Myka, 9 and 7 years old. Pastor Lori and the congregation invites members of the community to their Sunday worship at 10:15 am to meet Pastor Lori.
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