Reverend Michael W. (Mike) Harrington has served Magnolia UMC since June of 2014. He was born on a U.S. Naval base in Panama, and grew up in Maryland before moving to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, where he met the love of his life, Julie, and where they lived for over 30 years. He worked for VDOT for 20 years, and after hearing a call to pastoral ministry began serving as a Lay Supply Pastor in 1997. He was licensed as a United Methodist Local Pastor in 1998 and has served congregations on the Eastern Shore, and in Isle of Wight County, and now serves as pastor of Magnolia located in the beautiful city of Suffolk, a part of the James River District of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. He and Julie have two grown children, Michael & Amanda, and four beautiful grandchildren, Dylan, Ethan, Brenden & Brooklyn. They enjoy Camping and Pastor Mike really enjoys riding motorcycles. He hopes to acquire another motorcycle in the future.