Our Staff

At Leesburg United Methodist Church, our staff is here to support you on your journey as you encounter God and experience grace through Jesus Christ. Get to know more about our pastors and staff by clicking their profiles below! 

Jim Wishmyer


Office: (703) 777-2056

Reverend Jim Wishmyer has been serving as pastor to Leesburg United Methodist Church since 2007. Prior to Leesburg, he pastored churches on the Eastern Shore, served as an associate pastor in Lynchburg, Dunn Loring, and Stafford. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and Asbury Theological Seminary, and is an ordained Elder in the Virginia Conference.

Jim loves his work as a pastor.  There is no other work that covers the breadth and depth of our common humanity. In the church, one gets to affirm each and every person as made in God’s image and deeply loved by God.  His ministry includes providing pastoral and spiritual leadership, working with LUMC’s leadership team and staff, preaching, planning and leading worship, visiting, discipling, administering the sacraments, working with other faith leaders in the community, and much more. For Jim, the most fulfilling part is connecting with people, helping them connect with Christ, and sharing in their faith journey as followers of Jesus.

Jim is married to Debbie, whom he first met in youth group when both were attending Fairfax United Methodist Church. They have two grown daughters, one of whom is married, and two growing grandchildren.

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