Sunday Schedule

services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

On special occasions, the service schedule may vary. This is rare and will be listed in the Current Events section below the image grid of the front page.

sunday school is from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m., main campus

Visit the Children's Ministries, youth's The Grid, and adult's Academy of Discipleship pages for details about classes. Immanuel Sunday School is at 9 a.m. On days when only one service is held, Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.


Main campus

6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Call us at 703-256-8330 or email
Fax 703-914-8896.
Office hours are weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

AUMC Mission center

7901 Heritage Drive, Annandale, VA 22003

Here at Annandale United Methodist, we pride ourselves on the diversity of our staff. We have people who have been here for two months and people who've been here for twenty years; some born here in Annandale and some from halfway across the world. One thing is true of all of us: we have a lot of fun here and would love to meet you. Come on by sometime!

The main office phone number is 703-256-8330.

Rev. Dr. Clarence Brown Jr. - Senior Pastor

Dr. Brown comes to AUMC from the Norfolk District, after seven years of leadership as the District Superintendent. He has also served as District Superintendent of the Charlottesville District, as Senior Pastor of St. Paul's UMC in Chesapeake, VA, and as Director of the Wesley Westminster Foundation at Norfolk State University. He holds a B.A. degree from Georgia State University, a M. Div. degree from Gammon Theological Seminary (Atlanta, GA), and a D. Min. degree from Wesley Theological Seminary. Rev. Brown is known across the conference for his strong preaching, his expertise in church revitalization, community engagement, and his mentoring of young pastors. Dr. Brown's wife Jaie, a former marketing executive at McDonald's, has a Master's degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University. The Browns have two adult sons, Jordan and Collin, and three wonderful grandchildren, Elijah, Zoe and Israel.

Rev. Eduardo Carrillo - Associate Pastor

Rev. Eduardo Carrillo was born and raised in Mexico, where his father was a Methodist preacher and now serves as a bishop. Rev. Carrillo attended the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas, the only United Methodist high school on the border. He holds a B.A. in Religion with a minor in Spanish Literature from Ferrum College in southwest Virgina. In 2007 he started his seminary education at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., where he received a Master of Divinity degree. Rev. Carrillo has worked in various UMC agencies, including the General Board of Church and Society and the World Methodist Council. He is grateful for family and friends—and the scholarships provided by the UMC and related agencies—for supporting his education. Rev. Carrillo currently serves as a delegate to the Division of Ministry with Young People.

Rev. Cynthia Johnson-Oliver J.D.- Adult Discipleship Pastor,

Rev. Johnson-Oliver is Associate Pastor of Adult Discipleship at Annandale UMC. She joined the staff in 2007 and became an associate pastor in 2008. She is an ordained Elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church serving "on loan" to the Virginia United Methodist Conference. She received the AB degree magna cum laude in Comparative Religion from Harvard College, a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School, and a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School. She has served in numerous clergy roles, including most recently National Organizer for Health Care Advocacy for the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society. She has also served as National Director of Youth Ministry for the CME Church, Co-Pastor of the Black Church at Yale, and Coordinator of Faith-Based Outreach for a presidential campaign. She has been a national speaker at churches, annual conferences, and workshops. Rev. Johnson-Oliver is the first woman in her family's five generations of Methodist clergy and the granddaughter of the late CME Bishop Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband, Davis Oliver, and daughters, Danielle and Lily.

Becki Stewart - Director of Christian Education for Children,
Becki is responsible for planning, implementing, reviewing and being a visible presence for all children’s-related programs, including childcare, education, and worship. Email her for information on our Children's Sunday School programs or to get on the Children's Ministries mailing list.

Patrick Vaughn - Director of Music Ministries
As leader of our music programs, Pat conducts our choirs and music groups from children to adults. Every few years he heads the effort to bring a musical to AUMC, and he also organizes the visits of the many traveling choirs and bands that perform here. Email Pat for information on joining one of our music groups.

Garry Bell
- Business Administrator Garry is responsible for administering the business affairs of AUMC and is charge of the work in the church’s administrative offices. Contact him to schedule a large-scale event at AUMC: a wedding, a funeral, and so on.

Trish Bradley - Director of Youth Activities
. Trish is responsible for planning and implementing youth ministries at AUMC, which are designed to enhance study/spiritual growth, service, fellowship and recreational opportunities for youth. Email her with any questions about our youth ministries.

Maribeth Day - Director of Weekday Children's Program,
Maribeth is responsible for directing and supervising the staff and programming of all three weekday children’s programs at AUMC: the Child Development Center (CDC), Early Learning Program (ELP) and Weekday
                                                Preschool (WPS).

Diana Dzikiewicz - Media Specialist Diana is responsible for producing all publications and electronic display media, including that which you are observing right now. Email her with questions, comments, or requests regarding website and Facebook content.

Goldy Galeano - Custodian
Goldy and Mauricio are responsible for the cleanliness of the church and its furnishings.

Amy Halvorsen - Program Director, Children's Development Center Amy is responsible for ensuring that our CDC classes remain fun, safe, and educational for all the children in them.

Joyce Kitzmiller - Office Manager, Columbia Pike Campus Joyce is responsible for the day-to-day management and direction of the church office functions and personnel. She handles the Calendar and Registration page. Email her to reserve a room at AUMC for your activity.

Mauricio Marin - Custodian
Mauricio and Goldy are responsible for the cleanliness of the church and its furnishings.

Jay Morris - Communications Manager Jay is responsible for implementing a comprehensive communication plan to promote AUMC’s programs, activities, events and vision and to help strengthen the church’s role and identity in the community. Email him with anything you want publicized: upcoming events, articles for the weekly bulletin, etc.

Taye Nadi - Facility Maintenance Manager, Taye performs or oversees the maintenance and improvements of AUMC’s facilities and equipment and oversees the work of the custodians.

Michelle Shepard - Assistant Director, Weekday Preschool and Early Learning Program, assists Director Cherrie Welch in the Weekday Preschool and Early Learning Program by facilitating teachers as they develop their lesson plans and by maintaining the resources and enrichment activities required to ensure that our Preschool and Early Learning Programs remain fun and safe places for children to explore and learn.

Dottie Rogerson - Membership Secretary,
Dottie is responsible for Membership/Constituent records, in addition to other general administrative duties. Email her to get on many of our mailing lists, including to receive the Witness newsletter online, the weekly E-blast with information about upcoming services, the Prayer Chain for emails about AUMC members and friends in need of prayers, and the Funeral List. Also email her to buy Flowers on the Altar for the Sunday service, or to tell her of upcoming anniversaries of 50 plus years to get congratulations in the bulletin.

Simon Samuel - Office Manager,
Heritage Drive Campus,
Simon is responsible for the day-to-day work of running the Heritage Drive campus. Email him with any questions or comments regarding that location.

Nakia Smith - Accountant,
Nakia is responsible for the maintenance of all of AUMC’s accounts and financial records. Contact her for information on your giving statement.

Cherrie Welch - Director, Weekday Preschool and Early Learning Program
Cherrie is responsible for ensuring that children in both the Weekday Preschool and the Early Learning Programs are receiving the highest caliber of educational experiences. She supervises the staff and curriculum for both nationally accredited programs to ensure that they remain within guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC] and Virginia Licensing. Cherrie also oversees the Weekday Preschool and Early Learning Program pages of this website.



The banner photo is of our three pastors in the main sanctuary at the July 1, 2012 service where Annandale United Methodist Church and Immanuel United Methodist Church merged. The thumbnail photo shows Rev. Dr. Clarence Brown enjoying a "Stop Hunger Now" meal packaging event in Wright Hall of our main campus. Individual photos were taken outside the main campus in July 2013 by Mary Pat Abraham, who also took the photo of the roof of the main campus.