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Denise Watkins


Rev. Watkins is a second career minister, having worked in the accounting field for several years. She is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a 2010 graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity degree. Before her appointment to Saint Andrew’s in 2019, she spent time as a Christian education leader at several local churches and six years as pastor of Walmsley Boulevard United Methodist Church.

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Marcy Wright

pastoral care assistant

Marcy is a final-level, dual-degree Master of Divinity/Master of Christian Education student at Union Presbyterian Seminary.  A native of Hampton, Virginia, Marcy previously worked in non-profit management/advocacy for 28 years.  An ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Marcy has over 25 years of congregational and educational ministry experience serving at her home church, Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News, VA, and is currently under care with the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia (PEVA) for ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacrament.


James Dettmer

Director of Children’s Ministries

James Dettmer is originally from Portsmouth, Virginia, and graduated from William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Elementary Education in 2007.   He has taught children of all ages, from Pre-K through fifth grade, and has also worked with summer camps and church youth activities, including Vacation Bible School. While serving as our Director of Children he is also continuing his education at Union Presbyterian Seminary located in Richmond. 


Felicia Howard

director of youth ministries

Felicia Howard earned a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from James Madison University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has served the foster care community in various capacities since her undergraduate studies. Felicia currently also works for Virginia Department of Social Services on the foster care team as the Education and Training Voucher Program Specialist.


Jean Edwards

Director of Music

Jean Edwards has served as the Director of Music at Saint Andrew’s UMC for over 40 years.  She currently plays both the piano and organ at our 8:30 and 11am worship services. She also directs the choir and coordinates special music in our worship services.