Meet Our Pastor
Reverend Barry Blakley is a life-long Methodist and over the years has served on various committees from Finance (including a stint as Church Treasurer), Evangelism, Missions, and he has been a Sunday School leader and a facilitator of Disciple Bible Study. He is a graduate of Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and moved to Virginia in 2018 after living in Georgia. Barry is a “second-career” pastor who left behind a 20+ year career as an organizational psychologist to enter the ministry shortly after attending Walk to Emmaus in 2010.
Pastor Barry is excited to be a part of the Spotsylvania and greater Fredericksburg community as Zion UMC actively meets local needs. Barry’s ministry is guided by the understanding that faith is not just an individual matter, but rather a faith deeply rooted in fellowship with others and in serving others in the community. He has extensive experience both in participating and coordinating a variety of mission activities, including his work with Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity’s home repair program called A Brush with Kindness.
Barry and his wife, Cindy, have been married for over 40 years. They have four children and seven grandchildren. Cindy has her own history of church activities and is a Stephen Minister. She also has been a facilitator of Disciple Bible Study and others, and she has been involved in mission experiences in Gulfport, Honduras and Costa Rica.
Please stop in any Sunday to meet Pastor Barry and hear him preach the Word!
Angelia Yonts (pronounced Angela) is the Administrative Assistant at Zion United Methodist Church.
Angelia has been happily married to her husband Tommy for 17 years and is the proud mom of 2 wonderful daughters, Kimberly, 13 and Felicity, 11. She is a native Virginia girl growing up in the country of Fauquier County. Her family has resided here in Spotsylvania County for the past 18 years and she loves the area (besides the traffic). She enjoys being a mom and spending time together as a family. She and her husband have been soccer coaches for many years and currently coach Soccer for Fredericksburg Parks & Rec with their daughter, Felicity. Her other hobbies include photography, bowling, biking and spending time with extended family and friends.