A New Season of Ministry
- September – A celebration to commemorate our pastoral transition
- July 9 – Rev. Gina Anderson-Cloud’s first sermon and welcome event
- July 1 – Rev. Barbara Miner resumes her role as associate pastor
- April 30 – Town Hall for questions about the pastoral transition
- April 23 – Virginia Conference and Floris UMC/Restoration announce pastoral appointments
- January 1 – Bishop Berlin began his new appointment with the Florida Conference
- December 1, 2022 – Rev. Barbara Miner became the Floris UMC/Restoration acting lead pastor
- November 2, 2022 – Rev. Tom Berlin, Floris UMC/Restoration’s lead pastor, was elected bishop at the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference
“I could not be more pleased with Bishop Sue’s appointment of Pastor Gina to our congregation! I am excited for this new season of ministry as we work together to share the love and hope of Christ with the world.” – Rev. Barbara Miner
Two Clergy Announcements
Welcome Rev. Gina Anderson-Cloud
We are excited to announce that Rev. Gina Anderson-Cloud will be Floris UMC/Restoration’s new lead pastor. Virginia’s Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson announced on April 23 that Rev. Gina will begin her new appointment on July 1, 2023.
We look forward to welcoming her as she leads Floris UMC/Restoration in this new chapter of our church life.
Rev. Gina Anderson-Cloud comes from serving as lead pastor at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, a vital church growing in youth and young families. Spirited preacher, teacher and visionary leader, Gina is passionate about connecting people to a life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ and the church. She started serving as a pastor almost 24 years ago and is looking forward to continuing her journey with us.
Gina and her husband, Rev. Bert Cloud, are partners in life and ministry. They were college sweethearts who later entered seminary together as second-career pastors. Bert will serve as pastor at Sterling UMC. Their greatest pleasure is being parents to three wonderful young adults: Trae, Danielle and Kayana. They also share their home with Gina’s mother, Jan, an incredible person of faith who adds immense joy to their lives.
Gina and her family are excited to settle in and meet everyone at Floris UMC. For weeks, they have been praying for the church and its leaders. They cannot wait to see where God leads the church in the future.
Congratulations Rev. Jake McGlothin
Since 2019, Rev. Jake McGlothin has served as the pastor and planter of Restoration Loudoun. We are excited to announce that he will be appointed Associate Pastor at Gainesville UMC. He will lead their house church network, “Revive House Church,” beginning July 1.
Jake has an exciting opportunity to bring his passion for outreach, deep relationships, and preaching and teaching to another UMC. Stay tuned for our plans to celebrate Jake, his wife Robin, and their children, soon. Jake’s last day with us is tentatively June 4.
We are currently in a time of discernment about the next steps for Restoration Loudoun. Rev. Daniel Park, Director of Restoration Campuses, will facilitate this process.
Save the Date | September 17 | Celebrate!
I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Why are UMC pastors appointed?
Pastors in the United Methodist Church are itinerant. Itinerancy is the commitment of pastors to serve where their bishop sends them. The appointment is the action taken by the bishops.
A Covenant Prayer in the Wesleyan Tradition
“I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee,
exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things
to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.”