Pastor Christa Springstead came to Tabernacle United Methodist Church in July 2020.  She grew up in Chesapeake and graduated from Hickory High School. After that she attended Virginia Wesleyan University and received a BA in Religious Studies. She received her Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. She served as associate pastor of Community UMC in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach for five years and just finished her fifth year at The Garden UMC in Norfolk, VA as their lead pastor.


Christa is married to David, and he is a talented musician. He plays just about any instrument except for brass and woodwinds. They have one son, Davey and a black lab and two fish!


Christa is passionate about reaching people who think church could never be for them. She is called to lead the church in practicing unconditional love, grace and forgiveness. Christa loves worship! Contemporary, traditional, indoor, outdoor, you name it! If it's a genuine offering of praise to God, she's in! Christa's desire is to see all generations coming together in community and fun.


Christa Springstead, Pastor

1265 Sandbridge Rd

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Office: (757) 426-2396

Office Fax: (757) 426-2890

Personal: (757) 288-4016

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