Meet the Staff of
Warwick Memorial UMC
To reach any of our staff call the church office at 757.877.2270
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Rev. Bert Cloud, Senior Co-Pastor
Rev. Bert Cloud joined Warwick Memorial as the appointed Co-Pastor in June, 2013, along with his wife, Gina Anderson-Cloud. Bert was a board certified school psychologist last serving as the Senior Psychologist for Campbell County Schools near Lynchburg. Bert also served in several leadership roles in the Virginia Psychological Association and was president of the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists. As a pastor, Bert has also served a range of church sizes and last served in a growing church in the James River District. Bert understands his call as helping people connect and journey with God. He is an active retreat leader and teacher in contemplative spirituality and explores how photography is a way to pray. A great day for Bert is spent wandering by foot with a camera or an afternoon making a great meal. These are even better when his family is along for the journey.
Visit Gina and Bert’s Ministry Website at www.bertandgina.com
Rev. Gina Anderson-Cloud, Senior Co-Pastor
Rev. Gina Anderson-Cloud joined Warwick Memorial as Senior Co-Pastor with her husband, Bert Cloud, in June, 2012. Before ministry, Gina trained as a gerontologist and worked several years in long-term care, later becoming a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow who helped shape health care legislation and policy for Virginians in need. Gina’s advocacy interest turned to children’s issues and she led the Virginia Conference Children’s Initiative for several years. As a pastor, Gina has served a range of church sizes and most recently planted a church in the James River District. She has a passion for God’s mission to “the least and the lost” and inviting people to a meaningful relationship with God. In her free time, Gina enjoys time with family, friends and pets. She likes basketball and loves hiking, especially in the mountains.
Visit Gina and Bert’s Ministry Website at www.bertandgina.com
Rev. Peggy Langille, Associate PastorRev. 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.
We welcomed Rev. Peggy Langille in June, 2016, as our Associate Pastor.
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.
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.
Susan Brendle, Music Assistant
Susan Long Brendle was born in the old Riverside Hospital and baptized at Grace United Methodist Church. Her mother noticed she was a peacemaker from early on in her life when she saw her sisters Sara and Page not getting along. She attended Newport News schools growing up. Singing in the church, Madrigal and ACapella choirs Susan made lifelong friends. Performing choral music from madrigals to jazz sparked her love of music even though she had taken piano lessons starting at the age of six. After graduating from Ferguson H.S. she attended JMU and ODU. She graduated with a BA in Education with a music concentration. In 1982 she was hired to teach music and drama at Newsome Park MS. After seven years she transferred to Palmer Elementary and has been teaching there ever since. In 2000 she married Wayne Brendle and they have two beagles, Ziggy and London, who they love dearly. She was also president of the New Kent Memorial Association for two years which holds annual family reunions at the family owned New Kent Chapel. Susan enjoys playing for the choirs at WMUMC, loves spending time outdoors in God’s glorious kingdom, especially time by the ocean or on her deck and any time spent with family and friends.
Favorite Wesley quote:
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
Nursery Staff: Amanda Jones, Nursery Coordinator, Christi Girvin, Nicole Hulbert, Brenna Watkins, Debbie Keafer, Karen Owens and Crystal Skaggs