9450 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23503
Miles Memorial United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Beacon by the Bay


      Reverend Dr. David Goodpasture
The Rev. Dr. David Goodpasture, 56, comes to us with thirty years’ experience pastoring small, medium-size, and large congregations in the Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. He is the youngest of six children of the late Rev. M.G. and Thelma Goodpasture. He was raised at one of our Virginia Conference-related schools – Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA – where his father taught and served in administration for twenty-five years.
Pastor David graduated from The University of Virginia and holds Masters and Doctoral degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC. His wife of thirty years, Jannette Clavez (pronounced Clah-vay’), is also a Wesley Seminary graduate. Jannette has served multiple pastorates in the Virginia Conference and is currently on the staff at Community UMC, Virginia Beach, as Director of Program Ministries.
Jannette and David have two daughters. Grace Goodpasture, 24, works as a Rehabilitation Aide at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA. She begins graduate school this June in a Doctoral program in Occupational Therapy at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA. Louise Goodpasture, 21, is concluding her Junior year as a Fine Arts major (graphic design) at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH. Rounding out the family are two felines: Stella and Lady Jane Grey.
                                                                                             Cyndie Seamans             
 Cyndie's position is that of Administrative Assistant. 
She and husband Bruce have been married for 28 years and have 2 grown children; Natalie 23 will be graduating from JMU in
December with a Masters in Occupational Therapy and Ian 21 who is a full time student at TCC and works part time at Farm
Fresh Wards Corner.
Cyndie is originally from Winchester, VA and the oldest of 5 children.  She and Bruce moved to Norfolk in August from northern Virginia for Bruce to complete his requirements for an engineering degree from ODU.  Cyndie was employed by the Department
of Defense until 1988, then pursued her desire to stay home with children until Ian entered high school.  Cyndie likes bowling,
reading and enjoys puzzles and games of every kind.  Her vices.......  Chocolate and coffee!
Bruce's family lives in NJ and his dad and grandfather are both Methodist ministers.  The Seamans are active members of Christ
UMC on Bayview Blvd and Cyndie sings in the choir.

        Lynne Henderson

Lynne is the Minister of Music here at Miles Memorial.  She is married to Claude, a member of the choir and instrumentalist.

Lynne has a son, daughter and two beautiful grandchildren. She is originally from North Carolina.  Her professional experience has taken her from accompanist to worship leader having served at several churches since beginning her music ministry at age 10.

Lynne's role here at Miles includes developing new music ministries and opportunities.  Besides a career in music she has also experienced a successful profession in real estate with several well known firms. When not working or playing piano, she is trying to become the fifth member of the Gaither Vocal Band or scrapbooking with other friends and church members.


               Tina Evans                                               Tommi Frazier                                             

 These ladies are the Nursery attendants for both the 9:00 and 11:15 AM Sunday worship services.  They can also be called upon to provide childcare for other functions at the church. 


                                                                            Gregg Griffeth

 Greg is our Building Superintendent who endeavors to keep the building clean and in good repair.