Scott is from Virginia Beach and grew up attending Virginia Beach United Methodist Church. A graduate of Frank W. Cox High School, he earned his B.A. degree from Virginia Wesleyan College, and his Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School. He is an ordained Elder in full connection in the Virginia Annual Conference.
Scott serves on the District Committee on Ordained Ministry as the Registrar. Ever loyal to his alma mater, Scott is also the Past President of the National Alumni Council for Duke Divinity School and Past President of the Duke Alumni Association for the Virginia Annual Conference. Whenever possible, he returns to the Mecca of Durham to relive memories of Duke, particularly the infamous Laettner shot.
Scott’s other appointments have been as a Hospital Chaplain at Duke University Medical Center, Associate Pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, and Pastor of West End United Methodist Church in Portsmouth. Scott came to Larchmont as the Senior Pastor in 2007.
Scott enjoys spending time at the beach, surfing, bike riding, and skateboarding. He is an avid supporter of Old Dominion University’s basketball and football programs. Scott also loves to spend time with his Boston Terrier, Murphy.
Randy was born in St. Louis, Missouri but was quickly relocated to Mechanicsville, Virginia where he grew up in the United Methodist Church. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Religious Studies and Computer Science from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland and his Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. Randy was just recently licensed as a local pastor but eagerly looks forward to continuing the process toward provisional and full membership in the Order of Elder.
Over the years, Randy has served in a variety of ministry settings, all of which have provided a wide heart for ministry. He has served as a short-term associate pastor for three different churches, as an intern for the Volunteers of America working with homeless veterans, as a camp counselor and chaplain for 7 years, and one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Duke Hospital.
Randy’s passion in ministry is to see people reach their full potential in their gifts and graces that God, through the Holy Spirit, has given them. Therefore, Randy loves getting to know new people and listening to their stories of how God has been working in and through them.
Randy and his wife, Stephanie, have been married since May of 2014. They enjoy playing games, getting to know people, walking around the neighborhood enjoying creation, and rooting for Duke Basketball and Cardinals Baseball.
Director of Music
Michael Regan received his Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and Sacred Music, and his Master’s Degree in Organ Performance from East Carolina University. He matriculated to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, for work towards his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Organ Performance and Literature and Sacred Music under the late Internationally renowned teacher Russell Saunders. He has participated in and won numerous organ competitions, both National and International, and has performed throughout the United States, and at conventions of the American Guild of Organists.
Settling in Norfolk, he has enjoyed a long tenure at Larchmont, where he conducts a semiprofessional choir, and has conducted major works such as Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”, Handel’s “Messiah”, Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solonnelle”, Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass”, Faure’s “Requiem”, and this year in the spring of 2009, Mozart’s immortal “Requiem”.
He also directs two active Children’s Choirs, and a fine adult Handbell Choir.
He and his wife Carol live in Larchmont, and enjoy the company of their pet backyard squirrel, “Stubby”. He also loves to golf.
Director of Family Ministries
Meg Ditty is a graduate of Cal State University San Bernardino, earning her Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She has been a preschool administrator for 10 years in both state licensed/accredited and religious exempt locations. Meg came to Virginia when her husband’s Coast Guard career moved them across the country in 2003. She has since planted her roots in Virginia Beach with her husband Jerry and their two boys, Jackson and Clayton. When she is not playing with the kids at LUMPS, you can most likely find her at a baseball field, whether it is at PAHS, ODU or Tides Park. Meg is a member of Thalia United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach.
Becky Crockett serves as the Church’s Administrative Assistant. Following her Navy husband around the country, she attended the College of Charleston and San Diego State University, before graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2001 with a degree in Finance. Navy orders brought Becky and her family to Norfolk in 2001. Becky began attending LUMC in 2007 and became a member in 2008. When not answering the office phone, working on bulletins, greeting Church Members or assisting the hungry, she plays in the Larchmont Ringers, and supports various LUMC missions initiatives.
Emergent Worship Leader
Dr. Nancy Whitfield, a Chesapeake native, is an avid musician, songwriter, singer, and pianist. She teaches private music lessons, performs, and leads worship. Besides formal training in voice and piano, Nancy’s education includes a Master of Science in Management from Troy University and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership from Regent University. A published author and speaker, Nancy also offers business and leadership consulting through the firm she founded and teaches both graduate and undergraduate coursework in business and leadership. She has served on staff and as a volunteer in a variety of music ministry roles. She currently serves as the Worship Leader for the 9:45 a.m. Emergent Worship Service, a post-contemporary worship offering.