Contact Info

Where to Find Us  3385 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073

You can find out how to get here by clicking on this MAP.  


Phone   (540) 260-3402


Important Emails


Rev. Ryan Schaeffer  ryanschaeffer@vaumc.org


Erin Johnson, Fieldstone Office & Project SPY Administrator

fieldstoneumc@gmail.com


Judy Job, Lay Pastor  jjudyjob38@gmail.com


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meet  the  crew!

Rev. Ryan Schaeffer, Pastor


Hey! I’m Rev. Ryan Schaeffer, and I am the pastor of Fieldstone UMC. I was appointed to Fieldstone in July 2018 and have enjoyed becoming apart of this wonderful community.


I graduated from Longwood University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and earned my Master of Divinity from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in 2014. Currently I am a Provisional Elder in the United Methodist Church working toward Ordination.


As a pastor, I love teaching bible studies and leading worship. I especially love celebrating communion and baptisms and as they strengthen our connection to one another and Christ.  As a lifelong Methodist, I truly love the connection that is found in the United Methodist Church.  Having served as a UMC pastor for nearly ten years, I have enjoyed time at all the appointments I have served.  Getting to know different communities is one of the perks of the UMC itineracy process. 


My beautiful wife, Erin, and I have been married for ten years. We have two rambunctious daughters, Maggie and Mariah, ages 2 and 5 respectively.  We enjoy spending time together and with our extended families who reside in Northern Virginia and Richmond, VA.  We have two dogs, Kodiac and Zoey, and one cat, Charlie.  I am huge hockey fan, and you can catch me watching the Washington Capitals as often as possible! 



Erin Johnson, Church Office


My name is Erin and if you know me, you know I’m living the dream. I’m a lifelong resident of Blacksburg and have been involved with Fieldstone almost since the beginning. I’m attending Liberty University working towards a Master's Degree in teaching. 


I grew up in the church and was really involved in my youth group as a kid and now I volunteer in leading the student ministries here. I really enjoy hanging out with students and helping them grow in their faith. I also help with the leadership of our young adult group, which is pretty awesome, and I dig the mission of Fieldstone. 


When you come by Fieldstone be sure to give me a shout in the office!  


Judy Job, Lay Pastor


In 2000, my husband Bob and I returned to Christiansburg, where I grew up. We moved after living 23 years in Armonk, N.Y. In July of 2000 we met Lynn Alley-Grant who was starting a new Methodist church. She asked us to be on the planning team for Fieldstone Church.


My pastoral care experience includes: A leadership role in Community Bible Study, Being a Pastoral Care volunteer at a hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., and a two-year course in pastoral care. I have also been a Member of the Order of St. Luke since 1982, served as a volunteer with Good Samaritan Hospice from 2001-2011. I have served as a licensed Lay Speaker in the Roanoke District and a Lay Pastor at Fieldstone since 2006.

What is a methodist?

Fieldstone is a United Methodist Church.  


It all started when John Wesley, the guy to your right, started taking God seriously. Click on this old school claymation video to get a quick history. Yes, we said claymation.  


If you want to know what we believe click here. We're always learning! 


For information on the overall mission and beliefs of our United Methodist Faith Community visit the United Methodist Church's website.