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Here To Guide You

Rev. Dr. Donald (Don) E. Williams, DMin, MDiv, B.A. GWCPM

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Rev. Dr. Donald (Don) Williams


Welcome to Remington United Methodist Church! We are a friendly-multicultural community of believers dedicated to making disciples for Christ through children’s education, children’s ministry, community engagement, and the arts. Founded in 1872, Remington UMC has a rich history of being a beacon of Christ in Fauquier County.

Our current ministries include:

•   Providing backpacks and school supplies for M.M. Pierce Elementary School

•   Children’s Sunday school lessons on Facebook

•   Confirmation Program for Middle School age youth

•   Quarterly Bible studies

•   Sponsors of the Remington Mini-Pantry

•   The annual Old Time Easter Faire

•   The Remington Health Fair

•   The Remington Community Garden

•   The Prayer Shawls and Wears Group

•    The Remington Community Art Show and Sale

•    Supporting Heifer International

•    Operation Samaritan’s Purse

•    A Living Nativity

Our doors are open to all who desire to learn and grow in their relationships with Christ. We are dedicated to the words of the Jewish Shema:  "Here, O Israel:  The LORD our God, the LORD is One. And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength."

Come and join us as we move forth in missional engagement with our community. We look forward to seeing you in worship.

Grace and Peace,

Rev. Dr. Donald (Don) E. Williams, DMin, MDiv, B.A., GWCPM

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Pastor Don spent his childhood years in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area, growing up in the foothills of East Oakland. His youth was characterized by deep involvement in the fine and performing arts, concentrating on classical flute performance, opera performance, and illustration. Pastor Don won the prestigious Marcus Foster Award in vocal performance and performed at his Junior High School graduation.  

Pastor Don joined the Air Force in his mid-twenties and was stationed at RAF Fairford and RAF Alconbury in Britain.  There he met his wife, Sandy, and together they have three beautiful girls, Hannah, Gabrielle, and Rachel. (Pastor Don also has a son from his first marriage named Timothy.) 

Pastor Don spent most of his adult life involved in the fine and performing arts, working as a fine art photographer, Christian composer, guitarist, and vocalist. Thirteen of his limited edition photographs are on permanent display in Capital One Banks' photography collection in Glen Burnie, VA.


Pastor Don received his B.A. in English Literature with a Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Literature from the College of William and Mary in 1998. He also earned his Master of Divinity from Duke University in 2018. Moreover, Pastor Don earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Duke University in 2022. His dissertation, "An Exploration into the Relationship Between Aristotelian Eudaimonia and Christian Discipleship:  A Thomistic Perspective" is being published as a book by Wipf and Stock Publisher in June 2023. Pastor Don's dissertation supervisor was Dr. Stanley Hauerwas.

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Mr. Jim Helm

Lay Leader

In The United Methodist Church, the lay leader refers to the principal layperson in a local church, district, or Annual Conference who represents and leads the laity in ministry. It is an elected position, and the lay leader serves on most church committees. Jim is always willing to lend a hand and go the distance when needed.

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Ms. Linda McClanahan

Church Administrative Assistant/Lay Person

A passionate believer - and a greeter to all well-behaved dogs who are welcomed in our services - our church admin, Linda McClanahan, plays a vital part at Remington United Methodist Church. She is especially attuned to connecting with youth and new members, helping them find their place in our congregation.

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