St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Wednesday, December 07, 2022
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors


Rev. Jonathan Dierdorff

Jonathan sensed God’s call to ministry during his senior year of high school. After completing his undergraduate degree in theology, Jonathan earned an M.A. in Biblical Studies and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Before coming to St. Andrew, Jonathan served on staff at Forrest Burdette Memorial UMC in Hurricane, WV from 2008-2011 as youth pastor, and as student associate pastor from 2011-2015 while attending seminary. In 2015 Jonathan was appointed to serve as pastor of the Meadow River Charge in western Greenbrier County, until his arrival at St. Andrew in July of 2019.

Jonathan serves on the WV Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, helps teach at the Pastoral Ministry Licensing School, and has recently published a Lenten Devotional in the Seeds of Hope series entitled, “Where Faithfulness Grows.”

In addition to reading, writing, and playing guitar, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife, Alisha, and their two children, Carter and Emma. Pastor Jonathan can be reached at:


Melanie Ogu
Christian Education Director

Melanie Ogu, Christian Education Director

Melanie has served as the Christian Education Director of St. Andrew United Methodist Church since February 2013.  She received a Master of Arts degree in Church & Community/Christian Education at Scarritt College in Nashville, TN.   She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York in Oneonta. She has served in both United Methodist and Presbyterian churches in West Virginia and Maryland.


Melanie works with St. Andrew’s Small Group ministry, the Youth Ministry, and Compassion Camp (our children’s ministry program).


She enjoys visits and facetime with her two daughters. Laurie, lives in Jersey City, NJ and Erica and her husband, Justin and their two daughters Nadia and Cora, live in Virginia Beach, VA.  In her free time, she enjoys reading and music.  Melanie can be reached via email at