Staff

Pastor

The Rev. Rachel Erin Stuart

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The Rev. Rachel Erin Stuart comes to us from Atlanta, GA, where she was the Theologian-in-Residence at North Decatur United Methodist Church and continues as a doctoral candidate in Hebrew Bible at Emory University. Her dissertation, titled “Semantic Gender in the Book of Ezekiel,” explores the relationship between grammatical gender and social gender roles in several chapters of Ezekiel. Prior to her appointment at North Decatur, she interned at Kingston UMC in the Princeton, NJ area, and at Asbury First UMC here in Rochester.

Rev. Rachel is an ordained Elder, graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2017, and returns to the area after completing her undergraduate degrees in physics, music, and religion at the University of Rochester in 2014. She is a life-long Methodist, does medieval reenactment for fun, and has a gorgeous black cat that can do no wrong.

In addition to her appointment at Victor, Rev. Rachel also works at East Bloomfield United Methodist Church, with her time divided evenly between both.

A favorite verse (or two):

Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, worker of wonders?   (Exod 15:11)

And the one who was seated on the throne said, "See I am making all things new."   (Rev 21:5)




Church Administrator

Wendy Hubert

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Wendy joined VUMC as a part-time Finance/Admin Secretary in February 2020, just before the pandemic hit.  She is retired from the US Postal Service, where she served as a clerk & field trainer in Victor for 20 years, before being promoted to Postmaster of Ionia and then Union Hill, NY.  She finished her career as an Executive Administrative Assistant to the Plant Manager at the Rochester Processing and Delivery Center, which handles all incoming and outgoing Priority mail for Western NY.

Wendy is proud Mom to one son, Nate, and two grandchildren, Drake & Allana, who all live locally.  She keeps busy, working as a fill-in at the gift shop at the Seneca Arts & Cultural Center in Victor, and volunteers at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua, where she has enjoyed directing and acting in the Annual Fall Mansion Mystery at Sonnenberg Gardens for the past 10 years.

A favorite quote:

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”   (Mahatma Gandhi)




Youth Education Coordinator

Dottie Augustine

Dottie has been attending the Victor United Methodist Church her whole life! From her baptism in 1976, her confirmation in 1989, her marriage in 1998 and the baptism of her daughters in 2004 and 2007 Dottie has called VUMC her home. She has been the Youth Education Coordinator since 2013. Dottie oversees the Sunday schools classes, youth group programs and many outreach events. Dottie has a Master's Degree in Education believes there is no greater gift to give a child than education of all types.




Custodian

Maria Graham




Treasurer

Marsha Mason