A native of Michigan, Lead Pastor Justin White grew up in the metro-Detroit area. He attended the University of Evansville (IN) for college before moving to Northern Virginia in 1998. He and his wife Katy live in South Riding with their daughters Avery (4) and Ellie (1). Kevin (the cat) and Mookie (the dog) would also like to be mentioned.
Justin is proud to have been in mission and ministry at Pleasant Valley UMC since 2009, when he was appointed as the Lead Pastor. Justin has encouraged a focus on reaching out to the community of South Riding, and helping PVUMC to determine how they can grow with the ever-growing neighborhood that surrounds the church.
Along with his career in the “God business” that began in 2001, Justin also worked in government affairs for the agribusiness and biotechnology industry. He received his Masters degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2004, and also a Doctor of Ministry degree from WTS in 2012.
Justin and Katy enjoy good food and good friendships- especially at the same time! They look forward to many more years of ministry at Pleasant Valley.