Welcome Our New Lead Pastor, Rev. Gina Anderson-Cloud
Rev. Gina Anderson-Cloud is 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 began serving as lead pastor of Floris UMC/Restoration Church in July 2023. Prior to arriving at Floris/Restoration, she served as the lead pastor of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. Gina is the mother of three young adults: Trae (US Army, Fort Cavazos, TX), Danielle (UVA Nursing Student, 2026) and Kayana (2023 high school graduate/2027 University of Mount Olive). She is married to Rev. Bert Cloud, who serves Sterling UMC.
Gina is an ordained elder who came to the ministry as her second career in life. A spirited preacher, teacher and visionary leader, Gina has a passion for connecting people to a life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ and to the Church. Originally from the mountains of Southwestern Virginia, and a life-long United Methodist, Gina values family and the blessings of community, particularly the community that can be fostered in Christ. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Radford University, a master’s degree in gerontology with specialty in administration and clinical psychology from The Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Divinity degree from The Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Psi Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Theta Phi. Additionally, she was a dean’s scholar, gerontology “student of the year,” a Pitts’ Scholar at Candler, and she received the John D. and Alice Slay Award for Academic Performance and Promise in Pastoral Ministry.
Before entering ministry, Gina had a successful career in gerontology serving as a social worker, advocate, legislative policy analyst, and consultant with state and local agencies serving older adults. She received a Robert Wood Johnson fellowship in long-term care from The University of Minnesota and served on several national and statewide task forces aimed at improving quality of care and services to vulnerable populations.
In ministry, Gina has served as pastor of small, mid-size and large congregations, including starting a new congregation as a church planter. She’s known for work in church revitalization, outreach, and growth. Gina has led local and international mission teams and advocated for matters of social justice throughout her life. She has an entrepreneurial and creative way of engaging the church, which makes fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ. Currently, Gina serves on the Virginia Conference Committee on Episcopacy, the VA Conference Large Church Workgroup, and as a mentor for local pastors and provisional ordination candidates. Previously, she’s served on the Conference Common Table, as chairperson of The Children’s Initiative Committee, as chair of the District Board of Ministry, as district clergy president, and on various boards and agencies that serve in mission and ministry.
Gina enjoys time with her family, good friends and her pets, Obie & Annie. She loves the outdoors, cheering at her daughter’s basketball games, a good cup of tea, and hope-filled conversations about Jesus. A walk through the woods, or a day at the beach with Bert gives her great joy.
“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
Five Ways to Welcome Pastor Gina
Engage in Our New Chapter
In this time of transition, let’s help Pastor Gina become familiar with our congregation.
Create or update your InFellowship profile and opt-in to the online church directory. These first steps will help Pastor Gina learn about our congregation and let you connect with others in the church.
2. Connect Online
Follow Our Journey
Show us how you engage in our community. Whether at a life group meeting, serve opportunity or just hanging out in the gathering space, we want to see you. Share pictures on our social media and look for friends doing the same!
Tell Us What You Love
We want to hear from you! Tell everyone what you love about the Floris UMC/Restoration community – the people, the activities, a specific memory or anticipation of what’s to come. Leave a note on our kudoboard today!
3. Be the Change
Tell us about YOU
Let Pastor Gina know how you can make a difference at Floris UMC. What are your interests, skills and experience? How would you like to serve your church, community and world? We want to know!
Be the change you want to see.
Your Voice is Vital
Pastor Gina wants to hear from you! We invite you to attend a Voices of Floris/Restoration Listening Tour session. Meet at a host’s home with a small group and Pastor Gina, enjoy refreshments and share your vision for our church. Sessions will begin in July and continue through October.
The more, the merrier! The Voices of Floris/Restoration Listening Tour will be more effective if more people participate. Sign up and invite a friend!
5. Kick Up Your Boots – September 17
Big plans are in the works for a fun fall festival! We look forward to commemorating the pastoral transition and celebrating the Floris UMC/Restoration community. All are welcome!
Save the Dates
- September 17 – A celebration to commemorate our pastoral transition
- July 9 – Rev. Gina Anderson-Cloud’s first sermon and welcome celebration
- July 1 – Rev. Barbara Miner resumes her role as associate pastor
- June-October – Voices of Floris/Restoration Listening Tour
- April 23 – Virginia Conference and Floris UMC/Restoration announce pastoral appointments