Church Staff

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Reverend Sung Yoo

In July 2022, Palmyra United Methodist welcomed Reverend Sung Woon Yoo and his wife, Hyesun Yoo, and their two sons. Kwangmin is graduating this year from UVA, and Joseph, a tenth grader, loves soccer. 
Sung has been serving God’s churches for over 30 years as a pastor. He studied in Theological school for nine years. A Korean American, he has served churches in the Virginia Conference for 14 years. Before then, he was in New Jersey for four years. Prior to that, he was in South Korea for 34 years. Sung was ordained in the Korean Methodist Church in 2003. He was recognized as a Full Connection Elder by the Virginia Conference in 2016. 

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Director of Music: Jeff Suling

Jeff has been choir director and organist of PUMC since 1979. He grew up in Port Washington, NY, where he was truly inspired as a child by the tremendous music program at his church. He later got his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Education and taught Choral Music at Fluvanna County High School for eleven years before going to Charlottesville City Schools to be their Fine Arts Coordinator. He is also the choral director at Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Jeff loves to do architectural drawings of homes, historic buildings, and towns. He is married to Molly and they have one son, Ben, and one grandson, Corey.
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Musician: Susan Nothnagle

Mrs. Susan O. Nothnagle, a native of Berryville, Virginia, received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia. She has successfully taught in public schools for twenty-nine years. The bands she has directed have consistently earned Excellent and Superior ratings and have received numerous awards of outstanding achievement. She began teaching at Fluvanna County High School in Palmyra in 1979. For the past eighteen years, she has taught in the Albemarle County Public School System. She was the band director at Jackson P. Burley Middle School for 9 years before moving to her current position at Monticello High School.  
Mrs. Nothnagle enjoys playing wind instruments as well as the piano and organ. She has accompanied the Fluvanna Swing Choir, Fork Union Military Academy Choir, Monticello High School Chorus, the Fluvanna Community Singers, “Just Us”, and many other performing groups. She served as organist and instrumental ensemble director for Berryville Presbyterian Church; pianist, choir accompanist and youth director at Fork Union Baptist Church; and organist, pianist and choir director at Kent’s Store Methodist Church before serving as organist and choir accompanist at Palmyra Methodist Church.