Meet Our Church Staff

Rev. Ed Pruitt, Interim Pastor  April 1- June 30

Starting July 1, 2024
Sean Gundry, Senior Pastor
Pastor Sean Gundry comes to Verona from Northern Virginia where he has served as the pastor of Buckhall United Methodist Church since 2020. Prior to Buckhall, he served as the associate pastor at Gainesville UMC from 2015-20, functioning as an executive pastor and overseeing external ministries (including missions, outreach and evangelism), as well as student ministries and communications. Prior to entering pastoral ministry in 2015, he served as youth director at Gainesville and Fairfax churches. Pastor Sean is passionate about sharing the Gospel and engaging the local community by serving both their missional and social needs. A native of Fairfax, Va., by way of South Carolina, Sean is married to his high-school sweetheart Robin, and they have two elementary-aged children. They are all extremely excited by what the Holy Spirit has in store for our ministry and life together in the years to come.
Shawna Hiner, Aisle 7 Campus Pastor
Shawna grew up in Verona, Virginia and has been a member of Verona UMC since birth.  A graduate of Blue Ridge Community College, she began her employment at VUMC in 2003. She and her husband, Tracy, have a daughter, Anita, and a dog, Max. Shawna was commissioned as a United Methodist Pastor in June of 2018 and is currently enrolled in her final year in the Course of Study for Licensed Local Pastors at Duke Divinity School.
Jennifer Cook, Office Administrator
Jennifer brings a deep faith in Christ and a love for serving to her position as Office Administrator. She is a graduate of Ft. Defiance High School and Johnson and Wales University in Norfolk, Virginia. Jennifer and her husband and four children are long-time residents of Verona. 
Todd Martin, Music Director
 Todd graduated from Berea College in Kentucky with a B.A. in Music. He has worked as a music teacher and choir director for Warren County Schools and is presently at Thomas Harrison Middle School in Harrisonburg. Todd lives in Harrisonburg as well.

Sheila Fair, Treasurer Sheila Fair Treasurer

Sheila joined our staff July 1, 2013. She is a CPA, a graduate of Mary Baldwin College with a degree in Business Administration, and an active member of Staunton Missionary Alliance Church. She has been on mission trips to Russia, Ecuador, Burkina Faso, and Germany. She lives in Mt. Sidney with her family and is the owner of Cardinal Financial & Tax, Ltd.

Rhonda Reeser, Pianist

Rhonda is the pianist for VUMC. She was an employee of the VUMC Day Care when she was asked to play the piano for the choir back in the early 90’s.  She became the full-time pianist several years later, providing the music primarily for the early service.  Rhonda has been a member of VUMC since childhood and lives in Verona with her husband Brian and their daughter and son.
Kenny & Donna Cason, Custodial Staff 
Kenny and Donna are responsible for the custodial care of our building facilities.
Both are members of VUMC The Casons have the best needs of our church at heart and do all they can to ensure that VUMC’s facilities are clean and welcoming.