Leadership L. Bryan McClain, Sr. Pastor Rev. James Rodden I wish to tell you a little about my history. I was born on June 3, 1956, in Takoma Park, Maryland. My Parents moved in September 1958 to Manassas Park, and I have lived in Virginia ever since. My parents raised my sister and me in the Southern Baptist Church. We went to church on Sunday Morning and Sunday Evening and of course Wednesday night prayer service. I had no lack of religion growing up, and this base, I believe, led me to a life lived in God’s graceful service. My formal education was in the public school system of Prince William County. I went to Manassas Park Elementary for grades 1-4, and Bennet Elementary for grade 5. My Middle School journey was at Marsteller Middle School. I graduated from Osbourn Senior High School (Go Yellowjackets) in 1974. This is the last graduating class from Osbourn as a county school the next year the school became the city of Manassas’ high school. My college career began at Northern Virginia Community College. I received an Associate Science degree from NVCC and transferred to George Mason University. I attended GMU part-time while working for the government and starting a family. In 1987 I graduated from GMU with a Bachelor of Individualized Studies (BIS) Degree in Communications and Philosophy and Religion. In 1986 I entered Wesley United Methodist Seminary earning a Master of Divinity Degree in 1989. I have twice attempted to return to school for a Ph.D., but in both cases, God had other plans for me. Julie Williams George Julie is Ned & Hazel Williams youngest daughter and is married to "Silky" George. She is retired now and donates her hours to her Church. Russell Keller Originally from Harrisburg, PA., Russell brings with him his many years of experience making him a valuable team member as our Church Sexton. He is the Father of two Daughters and the Grandfather of two Granddaughters. He moved to Virginia as a teenager and enjoys fishing, cooking and building models in his spare time. He is engaged to fellow Church member Stacey Corbin. Tonya Spears Tonya Spears has been involved with church music since becoming pianist for Children’s Worship at age 10. She was full time pianist for the church two years later, continuing until her sophomore year in college. She has been involved in accompanying and leading a variety of musical groups ever since, from preschoolers and youth to children and adult choirs, as well as a ladies’ ensemble. Tonya most recently was Music Director/Pianist for St. John’s UCC in Pottstown, PA. Her 3-year term ended this February when she moved to Weems with her husband Rusty. Tonya enjoys teaching piano lessons, sewing and embroidery, gardening and playing with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Barquer. She and Rusty have three children.