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You will find our congregation to be an open and loving place. Whether you are single or married, an individual or part of a family, we pray that you will find a welcoming spirit here.

Our Vision

We envision Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church as a loving faith community where all are sought, welcomed, nurtured and transformed to be Christ in the world.

Worship Services

We welcome everyone to join us at any of our worship services, whether you’re looking for a faith community or simply visiting Ashland or Randolph-Macon College.

  • Join us for three Sunday services –
    Weekly Communion – 8:00 a.m.
    JOLT (Jesus Our Loving Teacher) Contemporary worship – 8:50 a.m.
    Traditional Worship – 11:00 a.m.

Our Staff


Tim Gerde
Senior Pastormail

Sandra Stanley
Interim Director of Discipleshipmail

Atticus Finn
Director of Musicmail

Jodie McDowell-Brill
Interim Organistmail

Faith Boyle
Office Administratormail

Welcome R-MC Students!


Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church is located on the scenic campus of Randolph-Macon College. We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with the institution and its students.

When our former Director of Discipleship and Youth Ministries took a new position, she didn’t go far! Kendra Grimes is now the Chaplain for Randolph-Macon College and the Director of our College Ministries.

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What’s New

Duncan Memorial is pleased to announce appointment of new Associate Pastor in July 2017

We are pleased to welcome Joshua McCauley, who will be joining us in July 2017.

Joshua McCauley has an undergraduate degree from Shenandoah University with a B.A. in Religious Studies and will graduate this May from Wesley Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. He is currently serving as the Youth Pastor at Community of Faith United Methodist Church in Herndon and is looking forward to serving Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church this summer.


Join us for Day Camp at the Martin Farm

Join us for “Bug Me @ Day Camp 2017” at the Martin Farm
June 26, 28 & 30 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

We will have a fun and buggy time singing, dancing, swimming, creating crafts, and more. Join us for one day or all three.  Day Camp is FREE but if you want a camp t-shirt (optional), the cost is $5.00. Donations from our mission project will be used to purchase beehives from […]

Duncan Memorial is pleased to announce appointment of new Lead Pastor in July 2017

We are pleased to welcome The Rev. Dr. Dorothy McNeer O’Quinn, who will be joining us in July 2017. Dorothy McNeer O’Quinn has over 200 years of Methodist pastors on her family tree. Her grandfather, a graduate of Randolph Macon, was one of the last horseback circuit riders in Virginia.

Dorothy was raised in Chester, Virginia with two brothers and a sister. She does not remember a time she was not involved in her local church. She was active in Sunday […]

Preschool Sunday School

We have a new Sunday school class for Preschool aged children (3 – 4 years).  Since this is NEW, we are meeting once a month initially with a phenomenal team teaching. All are welcome to join this friendly and enthusiastic group. Corinne Luck and Susan Sillmon are leading this class, which will meet the second Sunday of each month in Room 3 for an hour, beginning at 9:40 a.m.  Parents can attend an adult Sunday School class or meet together in the Fellowship Hall […]

Circles Ashland

Duncan Memorial UMC is partnering with a new an innovative program – Circles Ashland – to work toward resolving poverty. The Circles Framework – Circle Leaders, allies and a diverse array of community members gather in five collaborating teams to understand, engage with and sustainably resolve poverty. Click here for more information.

Small Group Studies

This Holy Mystery: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion

This Holy MysterySundays, April 30 – June 4, 2017 (10:40 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.)
This study will explore the divine grace that is available through the sacrament of holy communion and is divided into seven sessions, with commentary on the history, practice, and principles of communion. Click here to read more about This Holy Mystery.

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