PASTOR: Rev. Richard L. Work, Jr.
has passion for Creative worship - believes one cannot under estimate the power of visuals and music;
has extensive work and training with The Autism Training Center, Huntington West Virginia.
Conference speaker, documents published, assisted in developing social skills clubs for children and young adults with autism

Ministerial Charges

  • June 2014 Appointed Senior Pastor - SAUMC
  • Avery United Methodist Church, Morgantown, West Virginia - 2005 to 2014
  • Winfield United Methodist Church, Winfield, West Virginia -1998 to 2005
  • St. Marks United Methodist Church, Charleston, West Virginia - 1995 to 1998 as Associate Pastor
  • Reynolds Memorial United Methodist Church, Charleston, West Virginia 1992 to 1995

Candler School Of Theology, Atlanta Georgia, M.Div. 1992
Off-site placements at United Methodist Children's Home, Decatur, GA and Northside Shepherd's Center, Atlanta, GA

West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, West Virginia, BA 1989
Major in Religion, minor in Sociology, Mortar Board

Wife - Lydia M. Work, Senior Chemist, Environmental Standards, Phoenixville, PA
Shaffer A. Work, graduate of West Virginia University, working.
Caleb Work, high functioning autism, currently working part-time,
Extended family in Coatesville, PA, and Ocean County, NJ.

Rev. Work can be contacted via e-mail at

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