Pastor Greg Fleshman
My name is Greg Fleshman. I was born and raised in Rockbridge County. I have been married to Stephanie for 22 years. Stephanie teaches Special Education in Roanoke County Schools. We are blessed with two great kids! Leah is 20 and is a Junior at Radford University, where she is pursuing a degree in Education. She plans to continue at Radford to get a Master’s degree in Counseling. Seth is a 17 year old Junior at Cave Spring High School and can be found on a soccer field or a skateboard/snowboard most of the year. He is currently researching colleges and is planning visits for the summer.
After graduating from Bridgewater College in 1995 and completing an Associate's degree in Physical Therapy Assistant in 1997, I began to discern God's call to ministry. Over the next 8 months, as I worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant, God made it very clear to me that He wanted me to be a full-time pastor. I became a Licensed Minister in 2000, after completing a denominational program. After a year of providing pulpit supply at various churches, God led me to accept a part time preaching internship at Hiner Church of the Brethren in Highland County. In 2002, God opened another door to interview for a full-time pastorate position at Mount Union Church of the Brethren. I was hired as the pastor of Mount Union in January 2003. Over the past 18 years, Mount Union has taken great strides to follow God’s will. We have grown in the spirit, which has allowed us to provide many opportunities for all age groups to know and serve God. We are blessed to be a loving, caring, and compassionate congregation that reaches out into our community and world to be ambassadors for Christ! We hope that you will join us for worship to experience the transforming Love of God!
Kim Whitlock (Children and Youth Director)
My name is Kim Whitlock and I live in Floyd, Virginia. I am told by my daughter, Kayla (25), that I am a "professional Mom". In addition to Kayla, I have two sons, Robbie (27) and Skylar (12). However, I have fostered many kids over the years that are dear to my heart. In addition to my title as Mom, I am very proud to be "Granny Kim" to Ridley and Macklan (thanks to Robbie & Mollie).
Over the years, I have worked in many positions and places like nursing homes, special education, insurance, and daycare. My passion boils down to compassion - just as Christ has for us. Especially, for children and the elderly.
I have attended Mt Union since 2014. In my time here, I have had the pleasure of helping with senior outreach activities as well as helping with youth activities. I am excited to come on staff in a more official capacity as the Children and Youth Director. I pray that God guides me to be His hands to sculpt and lead the youth into a more intimate and fulfilling relationship with Him while bridging the gap between seniors and youth. I am excited to see all that is to come!