A Message from Rev. Sallye Hardy


[Rev. Sallye came to Warwick as an intentional interim in January 2015 and has stayed the course with us as we continue to become a church that reflects our hearts' passions in these days. On April 28, 2019 , Rev. Sallye celebrated her last Sunday with Warwick UCC. It was a day filled with music, laughter, and of course,  a community meal! 

Her farewell message to the congregation, as posted in the May 2019 issue of the Contact follows. ]


My Dear Warwickians, 

I am so grateful for my time for you and so honored by our time together this past Sunday. It has been such an honor to 'equip you for good works' with my colleagues, James and Rudy and with you the congregants of this amazing church. I will always hold you in my heart with deep affection. 

Our mailing address is 12201 Stonebridge Lane, Apartment 103, Chester, Virginia 23836. When Kathy retires in June, we will be relocating to the Danville area, to be close to family and do the work of Camp Selah. 

As always, I covet your prayers and promise you mine. 

Grace Always,



Rev. James Semmelroth Darnell

Rev. James Semmelroth Darnell began serving as co-pastor of Warwick UCC in January 2018. He was previously the pastor of St. John United Church of Christ in rural St. Clair, Missouri. He was a seminary intern at Bethesda United Church of Christ in Bethesda, MD, and also served internships with Plymouth UCC, Des Moines, IA; New Church UCC, Peoria, IL; and the Washington Office of the UCC. 

James serves on the board of directors of the Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society and the UCC Historic Council. He was ordained at The United Church + Die Vereinigte Kirche in Washington, DC in 2011. He has a BA in theatre history from Illlinois State University and master of divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. He also did a year of theological studies at Pacific School of Religion.  A bivocational minister, he also works in fundraising at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and previously worked with the Human Rights Campaign, Interfaith Alliance, Washington International School, and The George Washington University. 

James is delighted to be serving among the wonderful people of Warwick UCC, and is excited to explore the amazing things God has in store for this open and affirming, multiracial and multicultural community of faith.  


J. Rudolph Wilson - Director of Music