November 01, 2019 | Pastor by Rev. Dr. Marg Kutz
Marg was born in Pennsylvania to a family of seven children. She graduated from Clarion University in 1971 with degree in Elementary Education, Wesley Theological Seminary in 1976 with a Master of Divinity Degree, and Virginia Union University School of Theology in 2007 with a Doctor of Ministry.
She was ordained a deacon in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1974 and an elder in 1977.
Beginning in 1976 Marg served as pastor of six United Methodist churches in Virginia including Round Hill in Loudoun County, Trinity in McLean, Sleepy Hollow and St. Luke’s in Falls Church, Wellspring in Williamsburg, and Chester in central Virginia. She retired in 2013 with 39 years of service, the longest serving clergywoman in the history of the Virginia Conference. Since her retirement she has served as interim pastor at St. Stephen’s in Fairfax County (for a year) and Brandermill (for 3 months) and worked with Just Peace in the capacity of interim. Her most coveted award is the Harry Denman Evangelism Award which she received in 2008.
Marg received her training and recommendation as a life coach from Path 1 (General Board of Discipleship of the UMC) and is currently coaching 9 United Methodist pastors and 2 Baptist pastors. She fulfilled her life-long dream of teaching in Africa when she went to South Sudan in the fall of 2013 and opened a secondary school, teaching the first five weeks. She continues to work with the Lost Boys of Sudan and Abukloi, Inc., a non-profit in Virginia, in their work to improve the lives of people in Rumbek, South Sudan through education and opportunity. For the past three years she has co-led the weekly Disciple Bible study at the women’s state prison in Goochland, VA.
Marg and Bob have been married for 47 years and have two children and three grandchildren (soon to be four). Currently she is writing a book about the two earliest clergy women in Virginia Methodism. Marg’s hobbies include gardening, bird watching, walking, and art.
Welcome our new Interim Pastor on her first Sunday, November 3. A reception will follow the 10:00 am One Table Worship Service. All are invited.