Sharon Carrigan




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Rev. Dr. G. Edward Grove



Rev. Dr. G. Edward Grove is now an advisor to Oakland United Methodist Church, 70 Oakland Terrace, Charles Town, WV.  Dr. Grove has served the United Methodist Church with appointments in Harrisonburg, VA, Inwood, WV, Hagerstown, MD, Hampstead, MD, Silver Spring, MD, Annapolis, MD, and Martinsburg, WV. He continues to serve Greensburg and Mt. Wesley United Methodist Churches in Berkeley County. He is a graduate of Shepherd College, United Theological Seminary, holds a Doctor of Ministry from Lancaster Theological Seminary, and a certificate in spirituality from the Ecumenical Institute, Baltimore, MD.  Dr. Grove is widely traveled having led mission projects in numerous places in the United States as well as Mexico, Puerto Rico, West Africa, Thailand, and the Ukraine.  In 2015, he was visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, a project of the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, in the Philippine. Dr. Grove is married to Marybeth S. Grove, a professional audiologist, and the father of three adult daughters, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Dr. Grove, Marybeth and their dog Cinca, live outside of Shepherdstown, WV.

Pastor Rick Shuman



Pastor Rick Shuman has been appointed, effective July 3, 2018, as pastor of Oakland United Methodist Church, 70 Oakland Terrace, Charles Town, WV, by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, episcopal leader of Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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Iwayan Rata

Director of Fellowship/Lay Leader


Director of Fellowship/ Lay Leader

Wayan Rata is currently Director of Fellowship and has been a member of Oakland since 1994.  Wayan also has been Oakland's Lay Leader for many years, and is a certified Lay Speaker.  Responsibilities as Director of Fellowship include coordinating fellowship events and fostering a spirit and culture of hospitality in all of Oakland's ministries and activities.  Wayan also helps in teaching our Class #201-Developing Spiritual Maturity, and leads a small group for men.

Born and raised in Bali, Indonesia, Wayan, now a naturalized US citizen, is a wonderful chef who frequently shares his skills throughout the congregation.  In his spare time he enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, and traveling.

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