Our Staff

The Rev. Dr. Janine Howard, District Superintendent

Janine's previous appointment was as pastor of Lower UMC in Middlesex County. She previously served at Warsaw, New Hope (Gloucester County), and the Calvary-Greenbush Charge in Accomack County. Janine was ordained in 2000 and received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., in 2007. Her most recent conference leadership roles have included the Board of Ordained Ministry and Caretakers of God's Creation. Janine lives with her dog, Guinness, in the District Parsonage located at 1019 Country Club Drive in Martinsville.

Sandra Fulcher, Administrative Assistant

Sandra was born on March 20, 1954 and graduated from John D. Bassett High School in 1972. She attended Patrick Henry Community College and Danville Community College. She and her husband, S.T. Fulcher, Jr., were married in 1976. They have two children, a daughter, Elizabeth, who is married to Mark Beagle, and son, Tee; and two grandsons, Jack and Jake.

Sandra joined Stanleytown United Methodist Church in 1979 and has served in various positions as Treasurer, Chairperson of Evangelism, UMYF Leader, and Sunday School teacher. Sandra's hobbies include reading, cooking, water aerobics and walking. Sandra joined the staff of the Danville District as Administrative Assistant in 1998 when the District Office moved its location from Danville to Martinsville, VA.