The A. Purnell Bailey Pre-Ministerial Program for Ordained Ministry is a unique
program that encourages students who express an interest in spiritual formation
and community service to pursue careers in ordained ministry. Many of these students
move on to become leaders in the Methodist and other mainstream Christian denominations.
Ashley Roth ’13
Randy Timmerman ’13
Ashley Roth, from Newport News, Virginia, is a double major in
religious studies and
classical studies. She completed internships at Duncan Memorial United Methodist
Church in Ashland, Virginia and as a chaplain at Riverside Regional Medical Center
in Newport News. At Randolph-Macon, she was a Resident Assistant and a member of
Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.
Roth has been accepted to Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. on a full-tuition
scholarship and has also received a fellowship in the school's Missional Church
Fellowship Program. She plans to eventually become a chaplain in the medical field.
Randy Timmerman, from Mechanicsville, Virginia, is a double major
in religious studies and
computer science. He completed two internships including one at Andrew Chapel
United Methodist Church in Stafford, Virginia where he delivered a sermon, led worship
and Bible studies, and also helped with funeral arrangements. At Randolph-Macon,
he served as an orientation leader, a member of the
Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, and had roles in several
theatre productions. In addition, he served previously as president
of the United Methodist Student Fellowship.
Timmerman has been accepted to Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina on
a scholarship. He plans to eventually become an ordained Elder within the Methodist
For more information, please contact Anne Marie Lauranzon,