Ministry Team

Pastor Linda Ray

Pastor Linda Ray comes to St. Paul’s UMC on July 1, 2022, as our new Pastor.  Pastor Linda last served as Ordained Clergy in the Virginia Annual Conference, United Methodist Church.  Her career spans thirty years of religion, music, education and community service.  Pastor Linda’s many years of ministry, educational degrees and certifications, personal and professional strengths, and accomplishments and experiences will bring an enriched ministry to St. Paul’s.   We look forward to her guidance and becoming a part of our family.

Listed below you will find St. Paul’s Church Staff, Lay Leaders and Committee Leaders. If you have questions about any programs at St. Paul’s please contact the person listed. Our Administrative Assistant will be happy to assist in any way she can. Reach her at the main church phone number or email at stpodessa@stpaulsodessa.org

Lay Leadership

Position/CommitteeName(s)Contact Information
PastorPastor Linda Rayemail Pastor Linda
Administrative AssistantBonnie Valeskiemail Bonnie
Family Life Coordinator  
Director of Music MinistriesThomas Maloneyemail Thomas
Minister of MusicDuane Dillardemail Duane
Lay LeaderJanet Milleremail Janet
Lay Leader
Melissa Brooksemail Melissa
Lay Leader
Mark Holden
Ministry Candidate
Min. Adrienne Dillard
email Adrienne
Leadership Team Co-Chairs
Dave Corby
Kris Elliot 

email Kris

Staff/Parish Relations
Eleanor Leuliette
email Eleanor Leuliette
TrusteesCharlii Milleremail Church Office
Finance ChairHap Bonham email Church Office
TreasurerAlice Mullinsemail Church Office
Lay Delegate to Annual ConferenceMelissa Brooks
Missions & Outreach
Dawn Buckworthemail Dawn
Missions & Outreach
Sue Holden
Newsletter ContactBonnie Valeskiemail Bonnie
Website ContactGarrett Rayemail Garrett
Women of St. Paul’sN/A 
United Methodist MenMark Holden email Mark
Youth Ministries Coordinator email Church Office
BishopBishop LaTrelle Easterling 
District SuperintendentRev. Joe Archie