Bluemont United Methodist Church

Pastor Wes and his wife Pam have been richly blessed in coming to Bluemont UMC.  Married in 1979, they have lived in Loudoun County for more than 25 years, and their son Jeff is in Louisiana attending graduate school.  Here is a little biographical background on Pastor Wes:


Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH (HS Diploma, 1972)

Duke University, Durham, NC (BA, 1976)

Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC (MDIV, 2011)


Employment History:

Wes worked for 30 years in the Northern Virginia professional services industry as a software engineer, program manager, and business developer before starting his candidacy for ministry and seminary studies.

BDM Corporation, 1976-1998

TRW Mission Systems, 1998-2001

Northrop Grumman Corporation, 2001-2006


Community Service Activities:

In addition to the church, community service has been an important part of his life.  Some examples are:

Chairman, Arlington Advisory Commission on Nellie Custis Parkway, 1980-1981

Executive Committee, Virginia Council on the Environment, 1978-1982

President, Black Oak Citizen’s Association, 1990-1998

Chairman, Loudoun County Republican Committee, 1994-1996

Member, Rotary Club of Purcellville, 2000-2008

House Captain, Christmas in April/Rebuilding Together, 2005-2007

Chairman, Loudoun County Advisory Commission on Youth, 2006-2007



His childhood church was Mount Olivet UMC in Arlington, VA, where his parents were very active and he had a great relationship with a gifted pastor, Rev. W. Roy Smith.  He was also blessed with a great pastor in Exeter, Rev Gleason, and church life has been central throughout his adult years.

His favorite sport was ice hockey as a teenager, and he still skates for exercise (though inline, nowadays).  In college, his sport was lacrosse.  He also swims regularly for exercise during the summer.  He loves to read and write fiction, and he enjoys woodworking and yard work.

You may contact Pastor Wes via email or phone, or mail


Voice: 540-338-5084
Address: 36292 Paxson Road, Purcellville, VA 20132




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