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Church Leadership

Julia Riedel

Director of Grow & Ministries

As Director of Grow, Julia seeks to develop and deepen Christian faith from childhood through the older adult. Through gathering in community to share our lives and strengthen our relationship with God and each other, we are able to grow in grace and love.

Early in her career, Julia worked as a Christian Educator and Youth Director for many years. She retired this year from LCPS after 21 years as an elementary school counselor. Julia graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Masters in Counseling. She has also done work as a hospice volunteer and as a volunteer chaplain at Fairfax Hospital. She looks forward to bringing her experience to the Director of Grow position.

Julia has been a involved at Arcola United Methodist since 1995 when her husband Chris became the church’s pastor. Presently, she enjoys long walks, reading and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

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