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Floris United Methodist Church

Student Ministry Staff

Students

  • Rev. Tim Ward - Associate Pastor and Director of Grow Ministries
  • Rev. Ashley Allen - Assoc. Pastor -Student Ministries Program Director
  • Donita Dickerson - Grow Ministry Coordinator
Rev. Tim Ward - Associate Pastor and Director of Grow Ministries

Rev. Tim Ward

Associate Pastor and Director of Grow Ministries

Rev. Tim Ward was born in Culpeper, Va. and received his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia. After college he spent two years working as an account executive in the corporate world while serving as a volunteer in youth ministry at The Falls Church, an historic parish in Falls Church, Va. In 2003 Tim joined the staff as the middle school director at The Falls Church. In 2005 Tim married his wife Susan.

Tim joined the staff of Floris United Methodist Church in the fall of 2006 as the Youth Director. Soon thereafter, Tim and Susan had their first son, Jackson, in February of 2007. In the summer of 2008 Tim began working on his MDIV degree at Wesley Theological Seminary. In 2009 Tim and Susan expanded their family with the birth of twins Nathan and Sarah.

Currently Tim serves as one of the associate pastors at Floris UMC. His focus is on the area of discipleship to children, students, and adults.
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Rev. Ashley Allen - Assoc. Pastor -Student Ministries Program Director

Rev. Ashley Allen

Assoc. Pastor -Student Ministries Program Director

Ashley Allen serves as the Student Miinistry Program Director for Floris United Methodist Church.. Ashley grew up in Virginia but has lived in Florida, London, and New York where she pursued a career in musical theatre. Ashley holds a BA degree in musical theatre but left the theatre five years ago when she received a call to ministry. She currently attends Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. and will complete a Masters in Divinity degree in May 2012.

Ashley has called Floris UMC her church home for almost four years now and was overjoyed to join the staff in March of 2011.

• Favorite Bible verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17
• First job: Ashley’s first job was at Einstein Bros Bagels in Jupiter, Fla. where she learned quickly that she lacked skills in the kitchen but loved interacting with customers.
• Ashley's idea of a perfect day: Ashley’s idea of a perfect day is sleeping in and then spending the day with friends and/or family. A good cup of coffee never hurts either. She is always ready for a new adventure.
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Donita Dickerson - Grow Ministry Coordinator

Donita Dickerson

Grow Ministry Coordinator

Donita Dickerson is the Grow Ministry Coordinator at Floris United Methodist Church. Donita grew up in Northern Virginia and attended Fairfax High School and earned a BS in Economics from George Mason University. She enjoys time with her two sons and their very playful puppy.

Donita has been working at Floris UMC since 2007. Her primary responsibilities include assisting the Director of Grow Ministries and the Coordinators of the Student Ministry program by providing administrative support, volunteer coordination, and financial record maintenance. She also coordinates and participates in student trips, events, and missions.

• Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11
• Donita’s idea of a perfect day: A sunny day spent at the beach with family and friends.
• Donita loves working with Floris students especially as they grow closer to Christ and serve in Christian community.
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