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Celebrating Pastor Gordon

On Sunday, June 2nd, Woodlake is saying goodbye to Pastor Gordon and celebrating his 9 years of service as our Lead Pastor. We are going to miss the Pruitt Family!Gordon and his family will be in the Student Center from 5:00-6:30pm for a farewell open house. Church members are encouraged to bring appetizers or desserts for a shared meal. 
Woodlake is also collecting cards for Gordon and his family. Write a card telling them how much they have meant to you and drop it off in the basket at the Welcome Center. If you would also like to give the family a gift, they are taking a trip to Disney World in June, so Disney gift cards are highly encouraged. The gifts will be presented to the Pruitt’s at Gordon’s farewell.

Family fun event to celebrate Gordon
Sunday | June 2 | 5:00-6:30pm
Appetizers or desserts welcome

Rev. Lauren Lobenhofer

Joins Woodlake UMC on July 1st

Woodlake UMC's new Lead Pastor, Rev. Lobenhofer is a graduate of the University of Missouri (B.A.) and Candler School of Theology at Emory University (M.Div). Originally from Ada, Ohio, she moved to Virginia after seminary, where she has served the congregations of Bon Air, Gum Spring, and Cave Spring UMCs. She presently chairs the Valley Ridge District Committee on Ordained Ministry, represents the Virginia Conference as a member of the Jurisdictional Conference Delegation, and serves on the Annual Conference Worship Planning Team. 

In her free time, Lauren enjoys hiking, reading, working jigsaw puzzles, and playing trivia. She also likes to have living room dance parties with her husband Sam Chafin, and their three children: MJ (7), Carol (4), and Simon (4). 

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