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Pastor Lydia 00010Reverend Lydia Rodriguez, Pastor   

I am more than blessed to be the Pastor of Wesley UMC since June 2014. I’ve been blessed to be a Pastor with 22 years of service and an Ordained Elder since 1998. I have a variety of ministry experiences which include being the Bishop Assistant of Former Bishop of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, Rev. Dr. Juan A. Vera from 2001-2004. I was also a Missionary in Central and South America in the years 1987-1988. I have a passion for Discipleship that transforms lives, and for Missions both local and International that enhances the quality of life of those in need. I shared my home with my beloved husband Angel, who is the Associate Pastor for Hispanic Ministries at Spirit and Life UMC in Woodbridge and with our happy cat Angie. Angel and I love to sing a joyful noise to the Lord and love to travel around beautiful Virginia and other places as well.

NatalieNatalie Naudus Bradner, Director of Music for Wesley

I am delighted to be entering my third year as the music director and organist for Wesley United Methodist. I completed my Masters of Music at the University of  North Texas with a concentration in opera, and my Bachelors of Music from George Mason University. I have a passion for church music, as well as teaching, and singing opera and oratorio. We have a wonderful and warm group of people here at Wesley who enjoy praising God together through our choir, bell choir and praise band. I live in Woodbridge with my husband Don and our two beautiful daughters.

 

Mrs.Bradner’s Awards include:

J. Charles Groom Memorial Voice Scholarship
Dean Hamilton Memorial Opera Scholarship
Achievement Award for Professional Preparation
Outstanding Achievement for German Studies
Mrs.Bradner’s performances include:
Beggar Woman, Sweeney Todd, Sondheim, UNT Opera, 2014
Mere Marie, Dialogues des carmélites, Poulenc, UNT Opera, 2013
Young Artist, Opera Theater of Pittsburg, 2012
Mercédès, Carmen, Bizet, Bel Cantanti Opera Company, 2012
Opera Studio, American Institute of Musica Studies, Graz, Austria, 2010
La Badessa, Suor Angelica, Puccini, GMU Opera, 2010
Announcer, Gallantry, Moore, GMU Opera, 2009
Alisa, Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti, Bethesda Summer Music Festival, 2009
Jenny Hidebrand, Street Scene, Weill, Freiburg Opera, 2008

 

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