Executive & Lay Staff

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Won Lee

Lead Pastor

Born and reared in Inchon, Korea (near capital city of Seoul) Won Lee grew up in the Korean Methodist Church and received his calling to ministry when he was twelve years old. Perhaps his calling was
influenced by his grandfather who had served as a pastor of Korean Methodist Church for over 45 years.


Following his completion of Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology at Methodist University in Seoul Korea, Won Lee came to America in 2002 and enrolled at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D. C. to
further his theological training. Upon his graduation with a Master of Divinity Degree in 2005 he was received into the Virginia Conference.
Pastor Won is married to Young Lee and they have two boys, Elliot and Eric. Pastor Won and his family are eagerly looking forward to our shared journey of living into God’s vision as witnesses of Jesus Christ
at Culpeper United Methodist Church.

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Kelly Weiss

Executive Director

Hi, I’m Kelly Weiss, the Executive Director at Culpeper United Methodist Church.  I joined Culpeper UMC in January 2018 after I heard God’s call to join this beautiful church in its mission, and I became a professing member of the church in February 2018.  I have been blessed to work for Culpeper UMC, to be part of this community, and to be involved with the many wonderful ways in which Culpeper UMC helps out in the community.  

Prior to joining Culpeper UMC, I spent 17 years at ATIS – the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions in Washington, D.C. where I was the Vice President of Finance and Operations.  I have also worked for law firms in Washington, D.C., for the Alaska Department of Revenue, and in the U.S. Senate for an Alaskan Senator. I received my Master of Public Administration from The American University, and my undergraduate degree from the University of Washington (go Huskies!).

I have been married to my lovely wife, Maria for 23 years. Maria works for the City of Charlottesville as the IT Operations Manager.  We have two amazing daughters, Hailey (18) and Caitlin (15), who attend Culpeper County Public Schools.  Our other family members include our two Pugs, one Golden Retriever puppy and our five (!) cats.

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Cheyenne Garvey

Children's Ministry Director

Hey there! I’m Cheyenne, the Children’s Director at Culpeper United Methodist Church. I’m joining the CUMC ministry team in obedience to my call to ministry after a tumultuous pandemic put it on hold for a while. 

 

Before this role, I served in other children’s ministry positions. I have served hundreds of families as a doula and caregiver. I graduated with a divinity degree in 2018 and began graduate school just before 2020 studying public health, focusing specifically on maternal and postpartum care around the world. In addition to my role at CUMC, I’m a recruiter for a newborn care agency that hires nurses and caregivers to ensure families have access to the care that they need in the early months of their babies’ lives. 

 

My husband and I live in Remington with our daughter. I love to garden and grow food for my family - so I joined our local community garden in the summer of 2022 and have so enjoyed providing food for my family and my community. If the children around me have Jesus in their hearts and dirt under their nails, I’m a happy woman! 

 

My passion in ministry is not only teaching our children to live like Jesus and to love Him - but to spread that love to others through sacrificial service and community outreach. I want the children in our community to feel loved by Culpeper UMC even if they never walk through our doors, and I want our children to be a part of that! 

 

I’m so thankful for this new opportunity to serve you. 

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Jean Krueger

Administrator of Congregational Life and Event Planning

Jean Krueger has volunteered in many areas of CUMC before joining the CUMC staff family in June 2016. She has been married to Paul Krueger IV since October 1988 and they have three great kids, Paul Carl V & Colin Michael, twins born in Dec 1993 and Keely Morgan born in July 2000. Jean loves to read and dig deeper into the Bible and is also passionate about youth and youth ministry where she has been a volunteer small group leader for many years.

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Aly Wynham

Preschool Director

My name is Aly Wynham and I am excited to be joining the ministry team at Culpeper UMC as the Preschool Director. I will bring my classroom experience as a kindergarten teacher in Culpeper County Schools (2006-2015) and what I have learned as a local small business owner, to support Culpeper UMC Preschool as it continues to shine a light in our community.


I graduated from Monmouth University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and History and accepted a position at A.G Richardson Elementary where I taught kindergarten, first and second grade. In 2015 I decided to pursue another lifelong dream of opening my own small business in downtown Culpeper. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my son, who is serving in the Air Force and my daughter, who will be in high school this fall. I currently attend Grace Church of Fredericksburg.

 

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Greg Harpine

Modern Worship Leader/Youth Director

Greetings Church Family - I am very honored and excited to introduce myself to you although I have seen so many familiar faces already. My name is Greg Harpine and I am your new Modern Worship Leader
at Culpeper United Methodist Church.
I am a lifetime resident of Culpeper.

For 42 of the 50 years that I have lived here, I have been an active member of Culpeper Presbyterian Church. During my time there I was heavily involved in their music department including choir, bells, quartet, and development and leading our praise team as well as our Sunday evening Praise and Worship Service. I served on our worship committee and also taught youth and adult Sunday school classes.

I am a private music teacher at White Dove Studios, a local business I have owned and
operated since 2007. In 2010 I left a 20 year career in local law-enforcement to teach music full time. I am also the Executive Director of a non-profit called Souls In Harmony which offers therapeutic music programs for those suffering Alzheimer’s dementia, as well as other cognitive disorders including strokes. COVID has impacted our ability to provide these
services, but are anxious to get volunteers back to work as circumstances allow.
I am the father of two adult daughters (Caylie 20) and (Ashton 22). I am in a relationship with an amazing woman, Melissa Dean, who brings 3 boys to the family (Wyatt 23), (Liam 21),
and (Luke 4).

We are so thankful for the opportunity to integrate into this church family and to move into our next chapter with you here at CUMC.

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Maria Weiss

AV/Technical Director

Maria Weiss serves as our AV/Technical Director handling sound, video and graphics for Culpeper UMC.   Maria works as the IT Operations Manager for the City of Charlottesville.   She is married to Kelly and has two daughters, Hailey and Caitlin.

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Gina Vallette

Church Accountant