Foundry United Methodist Church
2801 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA. 23452
Phone: (757) 340-0595   Fax: (757) 340-0596

Foundry Staff


Reverend Dr. Patricia "Tricia" Riggs

The Rev. Dr. Patricia “Tricia” Riggs, is a native of the Virginia Beach/ Norfolk area. She was born in 1956 at DePaul Hospital and lived in the Thalia area for most of her childhood. Tricia attended Thalia Elementary School, graduated from Princess Anne High School in 1974, and graduated from Old Dominion University in 1978, with a BSBA (Marketing & Management). She worked in the business sector for 10 years, as she and her husband, Michael, raised their two children, Aubrey Jeane and Robert.  In 1989, answering God’s call on her life, Tricia decided to follow her heart’s desire and enroll at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. where she received her M.Div in Biblical Study and Pastoral Ministry; she then returned to WTS as a doctoral candidate and, in 2008, was awarded her D.Min in Spiritual Practices for Congregational Life. As a minister in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church she served first as the associate pastor at Bruen Chapel in the Alexandria District (2 years), Lovettsville UMC in the Winchester District as lead pastor (8 years) and most recently as lead pastor at Evangelical UMC in the Harrisonburg District (4 years). God has now called Rev. Riggs and her husband back home where she is delighted to be serving her Lord Jesus Christ and the Virginia Beach community as the Lead Pastor at Foundry UMC. 


Mrs. Meg Floyd Dornbrock
 Minister of Music 

Ms. Claudia Moorad

Mrs. Kathy Dziagwa

Kathy came to us in September of 1991.  She is a graduate of Kempsville High School and Princess Anne Business College.  She also attended Old Dominion University.  She is married with two grown sons and has lived in the Tidewater area most of her life.

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