Staff

Music

Carolyn Eng
- Music Director
Carolyn Eng has been playing in churches since she was 16, which is a pretty long time. She likes all styles of worship music, directing the Silverbrook Singers, singing a capella, teaching piano and making quilts.

Administration

Myrna Meling
- Administrative Assistant
Myrna Meling has been with us since 2004. She has been a UMC member since 1987 and serves on the executive board of the Alexandria District United Methodist Women. Myrna has lived in Northern Virginia since 1973 and is active in her local UMC church and Silverbrook.
Anne Szymanski/Mi-Yong Kim
- Webmaster
Anne Szymanski has been a member of SUMC since 2009. She works in the IT field and has supported SUMC in their social media campaigns and website maintenance. If you run into technical difficulties please contact the church. Mi-Yong Kim provides operational support to the website coordinating between SUMC and the co-webmaster, Anne Szymanski. Though she has no membership in the church, she regularly attends and provides support in various capacities. She has no IT experience and her sole qualification is that of the older sister of the webmaster affording her the authority to boss her around. :-)

Pastors

Rev. Tim Blake
- Pastor
Tim Blake is the interim pastor of Springfield United Methodist Church, where he has been serving since September of 2020. Prior to that he served at St. James United Methodist Church as their Assistant Pastor, beginning in 2019. While at St. James he restarted a dormant men’s ministry, occasionally led worship, and was planning special fellowship gatherings at the church when COVID began. Tim was appointed interim pastor at Springfield United Methodist Church on September 1st, 2020 after filling in as a substitute preacher for them twice in August. Since then he has preached weekly, both in a recorded format, on a livestream, and, since Easter, live and in person as the church reopened for worship. Tim’s call to the ministry dates back to 1987, when, during a “Youth Night” Sunday service at Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Savannah, GA he preached his first sermon. While it was the youth pastor who asked him to speak, God would use that event to confirm in him a lifelong call to ministry as a pastor and preacher. Through the years that have followed, Tim has served in nearly every facet of church ministry, serving as a youth pastor, a music minister, singles pastor, Officer Christian Fellowship group leader, men’s group pastor, associate pastor, interim pastor, church planter, and senior pastor. He is currently working on his Masters of Divinity degree at Wesley Theological Seminary and hopes to complete it by December of 2022. Tim is married to Devon M. Blake. They have 4 teenage children: Grayson, 19, Gabe, 18, Abigail, 16, and Malcolm, 14.
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