Rev C Steve Melester
Welcome to Burnt Factory United Methodist Church! We are a church that is experiencing growth and are excited at the wonderful opportunities God is placing at our doorstep. We invite all who are searching, seeking, or wondering about church to come and be a part of our family. For all who may want to explore this thing called faith; we offer an opportunity to come and share in worship. Presently, we offer a traditional Sunday morning worship service at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with Sunday school meeting at 9:45.
Burnt Factory U.M.C. is a family of believers that are committed to Jesus Christ. We practice what Robert Schnase coined as “The Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation” in that we are committed to: (1.) Radical hospitality (2.) Passionate worship (3.) Intentional faith development (4.) Risk-taking mission and service and (5.) Extravagant generosity. We are not a perfect place with perfect people for we all sin and fall short of the glory of God. But we are devoted to worshiping and proclaiming the truth, hope, grace, love, and good news of Jesus Christ in that: “Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; and that proves God love for us!” We are glad that you are visiting us and we hope and pray that you will find a bible believing, Christ-based family church. God bless you!
For Pastoral questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Pastor Melester thru: firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 667-0736.
May God bless you and keep you!
Grace and Peace,
Director of Youth and Spiritual Formation Ministries
A child of a military family, Rob was born in Germany, lived in the Philippines, attended three elementary schools, two middle schools and four high schools. After graduating from George Mason University with a degree in Business Management, he provided computer and network solutions for over 20 years. After working in the woodworking industry and obtaining his teaching certificate in middle school math, God directed him to serve in his present role as a leader for Youth Ministries and program coordinator for Spiritual Development. The glory goes to God, and much of the credit goes to the support of his wife, Debbie, and daughters, Katie and Laura.
Director of Children Ministries
Carrie T Fair was born and raised in the Winchester area. She has been involved in children’s ministries for around 16 years including preschool-youth leadership, and some experience and training in Early Childhood Special Education. Carrie attended Lord Fairfax Community College and earned an AAS in Philosophy and Religion and went on to attend Liberty University in which she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Religion. She is also a Lay Servant in the United Methodist Church Winchester District. Carrie lives in Berryville with her husband of 20 years Glen, and her two children Hannah and Harrison.
Parish Faith Community Nurse
Theresa graduated from Shenandoah University as a Registered Nurse in 1983 and returned there again in 2008 to complete their program to become Burnt Factory UMC’s Faith Community Nurse. She has held numerous positions and has had the great fortune to be able to gain a multitude of skills, clinical experience and varied knowledge in her 31 years as a nurse, the last 22 she has been employed by Amherst Family Practice. Theresa has two daughters. Katie is married to Daniel Mowery and they just recently moved to San Antonio, TX. Allie and her husband Mike Goode live in Stephens City and attend BFUMC.
Director of Music Ministries
Born and raised in Winchester, Virginia. A graduate of Handley High School (1973) and Winchester Medical School of Radiologic Technology (1975). Diana was employed by Winchester Medical Center for 10 yrs. and is now working for the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV where she has been for the last 30 yrs. Diana has been a member of Burnt Factory UMC all her life and has been directing the choir for the last ??? years. She is currently serving as the President of United Methodist Women. Diana has two children, Tiffany and Jason and two grandchildren, Mason and Jamar. She also has three granddogs, Murphy, Brady and Pedey.