Andy & Pastor Jane Whitehead

Rev. Jane L. (Jane) Whitehead was born in Lynchburg and has lived in Lynchburg all her life. She is a graduate of Mary Washington College and prior to answering the call to ministry worked as a legal assistant and mortgage loan processor. She is retired from her secular position.

Pastor Jane was raised in Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church in Lynchburg where she served as head of Ladies Ministry, taught an adult Sunday School Class, and sang in the choir. She also served as an ordained deacon and during her adult life went on four mission trips. One to Brazil, two to Guatemala and one to Romania. She also helped start a mission center at Rivermont Avenue that did food distribution from Parkview. In addition to distributing food from Parkview, the mission center also had a hair salon, Pastor Jane did manicures, there were devotions and prayer ministry.

Pastor Jane believes that all of her experiences growing up and serving led to her answering the call to pastoral ministry at the age of fifty-seven.

She joined the United Methodist Church in 2015 to pursue the calling of Licensed Local Pastor. She received her License on July 1, 2017. 

From July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017, Pastor Jane served as Lay Supply Pastor for Cove United Methodist Church. On July 1, 2017, she was appointed to Huddleston United Methodist Church and Mount Horeb United Methodist Church where she served as part-time pastor until June 30, 2022. On July 1, 2022, she became full-time pastor at Epworth United Methodist Church and served there until December 3, 2023.

She is currently attending Duke University Divinity School Course of Study where she has six more classes to complete.

Pastor Jane considers traditional Wesleyan theology as her faith and belief as a Christian.

Pastor Jane is married to Andy Whitehead, and they have three furry children. Dog, Izzy, and cats, Phantom and Chrissie.

Jan Stinnette

Patmos has been blessed to have Jan Stinnette as our Music Director and Organist at Patmos since May of 2010.  Under her talented and creative leadership the Patmos Choir has provided meaningful music for our weekly worship services as well as well as quality Easter and Christmas programs.