Lead Pastor Rev. Brandon Gilmore
Pastor Brandon arrived at Nimmo UMC July 1, 2015 after serving 4 years at a United Methodist Church in Norfolk, Virginia. He entered ordained ministry after graduating from Duke Divinity School in 2009; GO DUKE! Before becoming a pastor, he served 2 years in the Peace Corps in Lom, Bulgaria. He has an Associate’s Degree in Plastics Engineering from Shawnee State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Asbury College. Pastor Brandon is also a pastor’s spouse! The Rev. Rachel Gilmore is the Lead Pastor of The Gathering @ Scott Memorial UMC, a church plant and a church merger in the Virginia Annual Conference. The Reverends Brandon and Rachel are best known as the parents of Bennett and Elizabeth (Izzie) Gilmore. When Pastor Brandon is not pastoring, he is either working on a project in his garage, on the golf course, or preparing for a Cub Scout meeting for his Den in Pack 791.
Office Secretary/Financial Secretary Dianna Kilduff
Dianna joined our team in the Fall of 2015. She is the first person you will probably meet if you come to office during the week. Her office hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Contact her for any of your church needs/questions!
Children’s Minister Donna Spear
Hi, my mane is “Ms. Donna” and I am so excited to have the privilege of working with the children of Nimmo. I have been a member of Nimmo since 1989 and have always been involved with the children in one way or another. I was fortunate to find my passion for children early in life as a teen volunteer in my church and honestly can’t imagine myself ever doing anything else. I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood from Tidewater Community College and over 25 years of experience working with children as a teacher, curriculum specialist and director.
I am, and always will be, a “Jersey Girl”. I moved to Virginia Beach in 1986 when I married my high school sweetheart, Andy. Other than a 3-year tour in Hawaii, we have lived here ever since. When he retired in 2009 we could not imagine living anywhere else. I have the honor of being called “mom” by my amazing son, Ben, who grew up at Nimmo. He attends Tidewater Community College and is pursuing a degree in studio arts and glassblowing. I get the best gifts! I also have a crazy dog named Amber and the best cat ever, named Cookie.
In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, garden, make flower arrangements, put together jigsaw puzzles, read, and watch the Yankees.
Youth Director Stacy Fitzpatrick
I am originally from Crystal Lake, Illinois which is a far northwest suburb of Chicago. I moved to Virginia about 13 years ago and while I miss my family, Virginia has become home. I am certified candidate for ordination as Deacon in the United Methodist Church. I attended Asbury Seminary and The Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology. I have a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and have spent the last 10 years in the role of director at local child care centers. I am the mom to three amazing young ladies- Kaleigh, Eliza, and Summer, is a sophomore at Christopher Newport University. When I am not working, doing laundry, or chauffeuring girls to their activities; I love to cook and read. When I have down time to watch TV I usually chose to watch Netflix. My favorite shows are crime type shows like Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, CSI, Blacklist, and Person of Interest. I love the Harry Potter Books and Movies.
Music Director John Craddock
John joined our team in November of 2016. John directs our adult choirs, Handbells and FYI (For Your Inspiration). John is a gifted musician and we are excited to see what God has in store for us through John’s music ministry!
Organist/Pianist John Folsom
John Folsom is a retired nuclear submarine officer and government employee who has been involved in both instrumental and choral musical for his entire life. After taking piano lessons as a child, he studied organ and stepped in as a replacement organist while in college. Following retirement from active duty, he and his family settled in Virginia Beach and adopted NUMC as their home church. He served as substitute organist until Nimmo added a second Sunday worship opportunity, when he was hired for the new 8:30 am service. Several years later upon the death of Charles Daws, John became Nimmo’s organist for all services.