Pastor Greg Fleshman
My name is Greg Fleshman. I was born and raised in Rockbridge County. I have been married to Stephanie for 19 years. Stephanie teaches Special Education in Roanoke County Schools. We are blessed with two great kids! Leah is a 17 year old senior at Cave Spring High School and plans to attend Radford University in the fall to pursue a career in teaching. Seth is a 14 year old freshman at Cave Spring High School and can be found on a soccer field or a skateboard/snowboard most of the year.
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 then began a process to become a Licensed Minister in the Church of the Brethren. To gain preaching experience, I sent out a form letter to about 150 churches to inform them of my availability to provide pulpit supply. After a year of preaching in 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 16 years, we have seen God accomplish many miraculous things at Mount Union! We are blessed to be a loving, caring, and compassionate congregation that provides many opportunities for spiritual growth for all age groups.
Christa Craighead (Children and Youth Director)
Christa joined our staff in 2020 as our Children and Youth Director. She resides in Callaway, Virginia with her family and her pet leopard gecko, Kevin. Before coming to Mount Union, Christa attended Bridgewater College, where she was responsible for managing Bridgewater Church Travel Teams, Spiritual Life Board, and Interfaith Board. Currently, Christa teaches 7th grade Social Studies at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Rocky Mount. During the summers, she stays connected to children's ministry by being involved at Camp Bethel. She has worked at Camp Bethel for 6 summer. Four of those summers, she has been the Spiritual Life Coordinator.