Pastors & Staff

Our Church thrives because of the energy and style of the people who are a part of our leadership. Here are a few of the people that make our church special, along with a “Fun Fact” about each one that you may not know!

Rev. Drew Colby

Rev. Drew VanDyke Colby (Pastor Drew) is a lifelong Virginian and United Methodist. He has served as the Senior Pastor at Grace UMC since 2019. He and his wife Allison both graduated from the College of William and Mary. Drew went on to earn a Master Degree in music before attending Wesley Theological Seminary and…

Rev. Janet Salbert

Janet has served churches in the Virginia Conference since 2002, joining in ministry at Grace UMC in July of 2014. She is a registered nurse and served in the USAF before entering into ministry. She graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity and is a graduate of the Shalem Spiritual Guidance Program.…

Rev. C. Milton Rodgers

Rev. C. Milton Rodgers III is an ordained Deacon in the Virginia Conference and has served at Grace UMC since 1992. Rev. Milton coordinates the fifteen musical groups who offer their gifts at Grace as well as concerts and musical programs throughout the year. Having received his Masters and Bachelors of Church Music from Westminster…

Susan Bardwell

“Ms. Susan” brings a BA in Early Childhood Education, a MA in Child Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Psychology to her work, as well as over 30+ years’ experience in preschool and early elementary grades. She and her husband Steve live in Stafford, and have one adult son, Brian, and two grandchildren. Her numerous…

Beth Brooks

Beth is the point of contact at the church for all things related to the buildings and campus. Beth has a BS degree in Psychology from George Mason University and has 25+ years experience in Early Childhood Education which included managing a large staff and maintaining the health and safety of the building. Her life…

Debbie Cali

Debbie is passionate about connecting with young people where they are to help them explore their spiritual journey while developing a relationship with Jesus Christ. God calls us to action and Debbie helps provide opportunities to serve God and HIS kingdom, locally, nationally and internationally through missions. She is originally from New Orleans and loves…

Denise Childers

A retired elder in the Virginia Annual Conference, Denise is glad to be “back” at Grace, having served here as one of the pastors from 2001 through 2007. Her role as Director of Senior Adult Ministries provides a unique opportunity to provide leadership and to serve alongside older adults (55 and above) in the congregation…