Archives for November 2016

January 5, 2017 Meeting, Audio

Posted November 20, 2016 at 3:31 PM
Dr. Magaret T. Kutz

The Brandermill Region Men's Club is proud to announce that the guest speaker for our Jan. 5, 2017 meeting will be Rev. Dr. Margaret T. Kutz.

Marg spoke about her involvement with Abukloi, Inc., a non-profit in Virginia, in their work to improve the lives of people in Rumbek, South Sudan through education.

Marg was born in Pennsylvania to a family of seven children. She graduated from Clarion University in 1971 with a degree in Elementary Education, Wesley Theological Seminary in 1976 with a Masters of Divinity Degree, and Virginia Union University School of Theology in 2007 with a Doctor of Ministry. She was ordained a deacon in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1974 and an elder in 1977.

Beginning in 1976, Marg has served as pastor of six United Methodist churches in Virginia. She retired in 2013 with 39 years of service, the longest serving clergywoman in the history of the Virginia Conference. In retirement she recently served as interim pastor at The Brandermill Church for 3 months, among other assignments.

In the fall of 2013, Marg traveled with another retired pastor to Rumbek, South Sudan to start a secondary school, called Abukloi (Dinka for "we can"). That school is completing its third year with 275 students and next year will graduate its first class. Marg returns once or twice each year, most recently in November of 2016, to check on the school and initiate new projects at the school and community, including agriculture, sewing, entrepreneurship, and technology.

Marg and her husband, Bob, have been married for 44 years and have two children and three grandchildren.

The Brandermill Region Men's Club consists of approximately 150 members who have chosen to make their homes in the communities surrounding Brandermill and Woodlake in Midlothian VA. Meetings are held at The Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway, on the first Thursday of every month (July and August excluded), with coffee and donuts at 9:15am and guest speaker at 10:00am. Please contact Matt Williams with any questions at 804-744-3078 or