Meet the Staff of
Warwick Memorial UMC
To reach any of our staff call the church office at 757.877.2270
For general questions email email@example.com
Rev. James Canody, Senior Pastor
Howdy All — Janice, Jake and I (and both our cats) are settling in at the parsonage … and the church office. We appreciate the loving greetings that we are receiving and are excited to be here in ministry at Warwick Memorial with all of you. We covet your prayers as we are getting settled and wish God’s greatest blessings on each of you. As I close I want to remind us that … in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Rm. 8: 37) Agape, Jim (6/29/18)
Rev. Joshua Dalton, Associate Pastor
While meeting many of you in just the past week, a common question has been asked, “Are you excited?” A short answer is YES! I’m excited, humbled, and honored to be your new associate pastor. What better week to start than the week of VBS? As I arrived Wednesday and observed the morning opening of VBS, my heart was full in seeing so many children who know and love God and are also loved by you, the church members! Memories flood my mind of when I attended various Vacation Bible Schools as a child. I grew up in a small country United Methodist Church but somehow we always had a vibrant VBS. My Granny would make the rounds each week and take my sister and I to other local United Methodist Churches so that my summer was almost full! Each one was memorable. So, while children may be young, we also know they are impressionable. May you know that the work you do for Jesus Christ leaves a lasting and loving impression in the heart of children.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you…” Indeed God has, is, and will be with us. From our childhood to present, from times of struggle to times of joy, through our times of sin and obedience, God has been with us and redeemed us. What greater promise, fulfillment, and joy is there to know that you are loved by God? I look forward to meeting each one of you, to learning and knowing your heart for God, and to be joined with you in ministry as we continue our Great Commission.
May God’s grace and peace be with you and may you know that you are loved — Pastor Josh (6/29/18)
Rev. Peggy Langille, Associate Pastor
Rev. Peggy Langille joined Warwick Memorial as the Associate Pastor in July 2016. Before answering her call to ministry in 2015 Peggy was a Program Manager for a large telecommunications company. As a lay person she was a the Connect Team Leader and member of the Leadership team for Warwick Memorial. Peggy believes that authentic relationships are key to connecting people with God and that mission and small group ministries are foundational for Christian Discipleship. Travelling and spending time with friends by the water are Peggy’s favorite way to spend free time.
Zena Myall, Administrative Assistant
Zena joined Warwick Memorial on May 14, 2013. She joins our staff with over 20 years of administrative experience including a year at the College of William and Mary, 10 years with a Williamsburg attorney and 11 years with United Way of Greater Williamsburg. Zena was born in England and moved to America when she was 13 and grew up in Williamsburg, graduating from Lafayette High School. She went on to receive an Executive Assistant degree from Kee Business College in 1990 and in 2010 graduated from Sessions School of Design with a Foundation Certificate in Graphic Design. Zena brings many skills to Warwick Memorial and will be the front office person there to help you. Feel free to call the church office at 757-877-2270 to introduce yourself.
Jim King, Facilities Manager
Jim graduated from Great Bridge H. S. in 1969. He then served in the Air Force for four years. Following his time in the military, Jim worked at Rock Church in Virginia Beach as the school cook. From there he worked as youth director in Germany for two years. After returning to the states, Jim started a maintenance service company. After 25 years building up his company to 150 employees he sold it and retired. Now Jim is a resident of Hampton, Virginia and his home church is Central UMC where he also serves as the building superintendent and chair of the witness team. Jim joined Warwick Memorial in January, 2011.
Page Williams, Director of Music Ministries
Page has served as Director of Music Ministries and organist at Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church since the fall of 1972. She is the director of two adult choirs, two children’s choirs, one youth choir, and three handbell choirs.
Page holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she studied organ with Dr. Lorna Lutz Heyge, adaptor of the Kindermusik program for the United States and Canada. Page received a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, where she was a student of David Craighead.
Page began Kindermusik Level I training at Westminster Choir College in 1984 under Dr. Lorna Lutz Heyge, and in 1985 began the Early Childhood Musik School of Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church along with Cindy Freeman using the Kindermusik curriculum. Page has been training since 1994 in the Musikgarten curriculum, written by Dr. Heyge and Audrey Sillick .
Page is a member of the International Early Childhood Music and Movement Association and has been a Level III Certified Early Childhood Music and Movement Specialist since 1990. Page currently teaches 10 Musikgarten classes a week at the Warwick Memorial’s Early Childhood Musik School. Classes are for children ages newborn to eight years old.
In addition to the above activities, Page is an active member of the Peninsula Music Teachers’ Association, the Virginia Federation of Music Clubs, Choristers Guild, and the Handbell Musicians of America. She is also affiliated with the Music Teachers’ National Association and the Fellowship of United Methodist Musicians.
Currently, Page runs a private music studio in her home . She has taught piano, theory and organ in Newport News since 1971. Page is married to Lamar Williams and is mother to two very special children, Dana and Ryan Williams.
Emergent Worship Music Director, Kerri Hardwick
Kerri Hardwick grew up being immersed in music. She went to Virginia Wesleyan College and graduated with a BA in Music. She has worked in various ministry setting including serving St. Paul’s UMC in Chesapeake, Virginia as their Minister of Music, and most recently as a music teacher at Christ the King School in Norfolk, Virginia. Kerri began her ministry at The Lampstand in January of 2013. Learn more about Kerri and her Voice Studio.
Nursery Staff: Mary Slemp, Nursery Coordinator, Nicole Hulbert, Brenna Watkins, Crystal Skaggs and Meredith Rose