Born and raised in Virginia, Kirk obtained his B.A. from Emory & Henry College and a Master of Divinity from Duke University. He has served in the ministry for 28 years throughout Virginia and served as a delegate to Jurisdictional and General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Kirk arrived at Braddock Street Church in July 2012. Kirk and his wife Stefanie are the parents of two children, Gary and Maggie, both active members in their own churches.
Sean Devolites became a Pastor at Braddock Street in July of 2017 after having spent two years as the Associate Pastor of Pleasant Valley UMC in Chantilly, VA. A native of Northern Virginia, Sean brings with him a strong passion for service, teaching, and being out in the community. His wife Kate is a graduate of Shenandoah University ('16) and is passionate about geriatric care and advocacy.
Outside of the church world, Sean has spent time working in the public school system as a substitute teacher and an assistant track coach. He enjoys running, basketball, and is still hopeful that the Capitals or Nationals will one day reach the promised land.
Rev. Joanna Dietz graduated from the Crane School of Music with her B.A. in Music Education. She was ordained a deacon in the United Methodist Church in June 2010, after attaining her M.A. in Theological Seminary. Through the church setting, Joanna has also worked with Loudoun Cares, a community coalition, as well as numerous denominations of churches, to care for those in need of both physical and spiritual assistance.
Kristin came to Braddock Street Church in October 2002 as the Director of Youth Ministries. She was called to this ministry in 1993 when she started volunteering to help youth understand their call into missions. Life was never the same again! In 2009, Kristin completed her studies at Wesley Theological Seminary with Certification in Youth Ministry. In addition to spending time with her two awesome boys, Garrett (attends George Mason University) and Parker (who also attend her youth group), she enjoys running and reading. She is married to a Presbyterian Pastor, Ed who keeps her busy with many adventures.
Patty was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. She began serving in children's ministry in 1993 at Braddock Street Church and in 2001 began serving as the Children's Ministry Coordinator as a volunteer. Patty worked with special education students in the local public school system while volunteering at our church. A full-time employee at Braddock Street Church since 2005, she completed her studies in 2009 at Wesley Theological Seminary with Certification in Christian Education. Her passion in ministry is sharing the truth of Jesus and that God is with us and all children. Patty and her husband, Scott have one daughter, Sydney, who is a nurse in Charleston, S.C.
A native of Western Pennsylvania, Judy Connelly started as Braddock Street Church's Minister of Music in 1982. In addition, she is an active member of the American Guild of Organists, Virginia Music Teachers Association and an adjunct music professor at Shenandoah University.
As Minister of Music, she is responsible for the overall design and implementation of the music program, as well as organists and director for ensembles.
Before her old at Braddock Street Church, she received her Bachelor's in Music Education and Performance Certification from Shenandoah University, a Master's in Applied Music from West Virginia University and a Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.
George Amos started with Braddock Street Church in 1987 as a scholarship student in his freshman year at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University. Over the past 27 years, George has helped direct the Children's Choirs, Youth Choirs, hand Bell Choirs and Adult Choirs.
As Today's Associated Minister of Music, George is the director of the Sanctuary Choir, Joyful Ringers, Youth Bel Canto and the Braddock Street Church Praise Band.
Frank, a graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, comes to us from the Western Penna. United Methodist Conference. He served five local church appointments, completing his thirty-six years of active ministry as Superintendent of the Connellsville District. He and his wife Becky reside in Martinsburg, WV.