The mission of the UMC is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  At Westhampton UMC, we are committed to putting our faith into action, transforming young learners into confident Christians and enriching the lives of those we encounter.


Thank you to all who have made financial contributions to our 2020 Ministries.

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Our goal is to receive pledges to cover 100% of anticipated 2020 ministry funds by December 31. Please click here to complete an electronic pledge card. Or feel free to submit your paper pledge card in the offering any Sunday during worship.



Koru Mindfulness Class for Advent


Beginning Sunday, December 1st at 9:30 AM, we are offering a meditation and mindfulness class for Advent. Roger Mancastroppa, Koru Mindfulness Instructor from the University of Richmond, will be leading us. The class will use the book, Mindfulness for Twenty-Somethings by Holly Roger, available from your favorite bookseller. To register for the class, click here.



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Staff Profiles
Rev. Christy Haga Turner

Rev. Christy Haga TurnerBeginning in July 2009, Christy began her ministry as the Pastor of Westhampton UMC.  Christy joins Westhampton after serving 7 years as Associate Pastor of Bon Air UMC, in Richmond.


Christy is a native of Virginia, spending her childhood years in West Point, and her college years in Fredericksburg, where she attended the University of Mary Washington (formerly Mary Washington College) receiving a BS in Chemistry. She is a life-long United Methodist, with a family history of pastors.  After college, she moved to Richmond and was an active member of Reveille UMC, which is where she discerned her call to ministry. 


She attended seminary and received her Master of Divinity from The Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  While in Atlanta, Christy enjoyed her work as the Youth Director at Peachtree Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  She also served as a Chaplain Resident at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where she met her husband. Christy is married to Dr. David Turner, who is a Baptist minister serving Central Baptist Church in Richmond.  They have two young sons.


Christy enjoys playing with her boys, scrap booking, spending time with her family, and taking trips with friends. Christy has a passion for spiritual growth and development.  She feels that building relationships within a community of faith is essential for growing as mature disciples of Jesus Christ.


Christy's favorite parts of ministry include Passionate Worship and Congregational Care.  She is committed to a worship experience which first and foremost glorifies God, and is also meaningful and relevant to our everyday lives.  Through Congregational Care she seeks to make sure that all persons in the church are cared for in ways that are spiritually renewing for them.


Please feel free to contact her or drop by the church to introduce yourself.  Christy would love to share a cup of coffee or meet you for lunch to get to know you in person.  You can contact Christy by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Alex Strabley

Director of Westhampton Day School

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(804) 282-7459

Melanie Barba

Director of Children & Youth

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Michelle Payne

Administrative Assistant

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(804) 288-4903

Nat Tuck

Director of Music


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