Rev. Wayne Snead
As Senior Pastor, you can find me preparing messages, teaching, and working with leadership on visioning. My ministry focus is worship, leadership development, pastoral care, strategic visioning, and personal spiritual growth.
I’ve been asked what animated character I am most like. I find that both inside and outside the church, I often identify with the character Donkey from Shrek. Being fun loving, adventuresome, and loyal with a love for people, are Donkey’s qualities I most identify with and strive for in my walk with Christ.
I love spending time with people over a cup of coffee, lunch, or on the golf course any time. As a Philosophy major, I enjoy discussing tough questions about Scriptures, beliefs, and life-struggles. It is what keeps my faith real and genuine. Call me anytime for any of these.
Rev. Matthew Sergent
Associate Pastor – Leisure World
I am so grateful to be working as the pastor of Older Adult Ministries at Galilee and the Leisure World community. I remember in my youth “sitting at the feet of my elders,” listening to the great stories of the faith. My sense of God’s call to become a pastor began when I was just fifteen years old, but during college I dismissed that idea. Not long after graduating from college I became a police officer, eventually becoming a Captain in the Falls Church City Police Department. Even though my sense of calling diminished for a time, it never completely went away. It has always been rooted deep within the marrow of my bones, and over time it began to reveal itself again. I finally realized I could fight it no longer; so when the opportunity came to be the associate pastor of Galilee and the pastor of the Older Adult Ministries program, I happily agreed and answered God’s call to ministry. I did not think it would be easy leaving law enforcement after twenty years, but I must say I could not be happier in my decision! God is so good in so many ways!
I believe my greatest usefulness as a minister is my witness to and love for the Good News of the Gospel. I love to tell the story of Christ’s love for us all, just as my elders told me the stories when I was young.
When I am not busy in seminary, I usually like to run off to the beach or mountains with my family. Seminary studies keep me busy; but when I complete my degree in May 2013, I hope to go back to a few of my favorite hobbies such as fishing, golfing, and photography.