Our new pastor, Rev. Spencer Broce, comes to us with 25 years of professional experience in the United Methodist Church. He began in professional ministry at Beulah UMC, in Chesterfield, VIrginia as an Associate Pastor. His next appointment was to Calvary UMC in Salem, VA as their solo pastor, and most recently served as the pastor of Lebanon UMC in Hanover County, VA.
Pastor Spencer grew up not far from St. Stephen’s in Dale City, VA where he worshiped at Good Shepherd UMC. He graduated from Gar-Field HS before attending the University of Virginia, receiving his B.S. in Religious Studies. Soon after, he attended Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree.
Pastor Spencer is married to Lori, and they have two daughters, Gavyn and Morgan. Lori grew up in Suffolk, Virginia before attending James Madison University. Following graduation she followed her call to teach Special Education. Their daughters, Gavyn and Morgan, are also JMU “Dukes.” Gavyn just graduated this past spring with her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences as she heads to Veterinarian Technician school in the fall. Morgan is a rising Junior at JMU, also in Health Sciences, and is pursuing certification as a Physician’s Assistant. Their family is rounded out by their beloved rescue dog, Ginger, who is incredibly affectionate.