Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Danville VA


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Bart Fletcher, at right, Christmas Eve 2015, with his wife, Claudia, and most of their 12 adopted children, along with some spouses and grandchildren and grandmother.

Bart comes to Mount Vernon from the Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church, where he was pastor of Brunswick UMC in Minneapolis. His wife, Claudia, recently began work as Chief Program Officer for Patrick Henry Family Services in Brookneal. Two of their younger sons moved with them to Danville; the youngest attends George Washington High School in Danville.

Lin Benefield

has been the communications manager at Mount Vernon since July 2008. She's a graduate of the Kent State School of Journalism and for many years edited books for religious and academic publishing houses. She and her husband have a son and two grandchildren. 

Catherine Carter

became the director of Children's House, Mount Vernon's preschool and daycare, in February 2017. She began teaching children in her church at age 15, studied Early Childhood Education at Danville Community College, and earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology at Averett University in May 2017.

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