Ebenezer United Methodist Church Staff & Leaders

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    Judy DeBres

    Pastor Debres has an Associate degree in Occupational Therapy, a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Family Health and Spiritual Services, and a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. She is working towards a Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) at Wesley in the Soul Care Track. She is a volunteer chaplain at UVA Hospital and a PRN Hospice Chaplain. She is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was during her time as a pediatric occupational therapist that she began to understand she was called to serve the families she was working with. Debres saw that there were so many families with special needs children who did not have a church home that could meet their family’s needs. These experiences allowed her to form and answer her call to ministry.