Our congregational story began in 1859 as Broad Street Methodist Episcopal Church, South, as a downtown church on 10th and Broad Street. Currently, the new Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is holding that place; we like to think of ourselves as standing in a long line of healing tradition in the city! The city government purchased the church property in 1961 and the church relocated and became River Road United Methodist Church. Since then we have lived into a hopeful present and a trusting future as God keeps us reaching out from this refueling station of worship and service!

Our Vision:

That the world might come to know the love of Christ through River Road United Methodist Church.

Our Mission:

To build a community committed to loving and serving God and neighbor.

Pastor Sarah Sealand

While she grew up in California, Sarah was called into ministry in Tennessee. She served United Methodist churches in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Virginia. She is married to Robert. Sarah is passionate about walking with people on their faith journey so that they can grow in the Spirit. She loves worshiping in a community where voices harmonize, prayers touch hearts, and sermons speak to what is going on in our lives today.

Email Pastor Sarah at pastorsarah@riverroadumc.org.

Lori Alford

Joy Weaver

Tom York

Jaimey Honea

Will Fisher

Suzanne Krauss

Hunter Johnson

Elizabeth Buchholz

Eva Booth

Nora Hamlet

Quiana Frazier

Blandine Noel

If you would like to learn more about the beliefs of the United Methodist Church, please read the Articles of Religion.