Rev. Chris Andress

Senior Pastor

Chris is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, and received a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. He has been serving in the ordained ministry in the Virginia Annual Conference of United Methodist Church since 1997. He served as Senior Pastor of Memorial United Methodist Church, Associate Pastor of Farmville United Methodist Church, Senior Pastor of Broad Street United Methodist Church, Senior Pastor of the Caramel-Cole’s Point Charge, and Senior Pastor of Hopewell United Methodist Church before coming to First United Methodist Church in Hopewell, VA. 


Chris served on the Virginia Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry for nine years, coming off the BHECM after being President for one and one half years after serving as Board Secretary. He was the Chairman of the Board of Pace Campus Ministry, a Wesley Foundation at VCU, after serving as the Board Secretary there. He has served on the District level, too.

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Theresa Gee

Administrative Assistant

Judy Blevins

Director of Music

Nancy Honaker


Cindy Altman

Chapel Pianist, Children's Choir Director

Gloria Donati

Church Custodian


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