Leslie has served on the St. Thomas staff since December 1994, for eight years in Children’s ministry and now for over ten years in Adult ministry. She previously served five years on a church staff in Los Angeles, CA. She completed her studies in Lay Ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary in 2000 and was certified at the 2001 Virginia Annual Conference. She and her husband of 36 years, Larry, have a son, Brent, in Los Angeles and married daughter, Alise, in Albuquerque, NM. They live for the bi-annual trips to see their grandson, Paul.
Leslie currently assists both our Senior Pastor and Haymarket Lead Pastor in many capacities, including hospital and homebound visitation, new visitors, and membership. Program responsibilities primarily include Small Groups, Adult Christian education, missions and special events. The position of Assistant Minister was incorporated in 2001, at a time when St. Thomas did not have an Associate Pastor. Responsibilities have continued to grow over the years with several pastoral changes. Leslie appreciates church and community, remembering that she serves in a laity capacity, not ordained.