Rev. Brian Siegle is a preacher’s kid who never wanted to be a preacher. Born and raised in Virginia, he claims the Commonwealth of Virginia as his home town, though many of his school years were in northern Virginia. His education focused on math and science and took him toward and into an engineering track at Virginia Tech. Music was also nurtured, beginning with playing the string bass in 5th grade, something he still enjoys doing. He graduated in 1995 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus in digital electronics and microprocessor design. He was active in the Wesley Foundation at Virginia Tech, and sang with the Wesley Singers. He married his wife, Holly, in September 1995 after completing his last class, and moved to Charleston, South Carolina where he worked as the Information Systems Manager for the largest vacation rental company in the Charleston area. While in Charleston, both of their daughters were born, Lee in 1996 and Anna in 2001.
Brian heard and finally responded to God’s calling him to ministry in 2001, and the family moved back to the home turf of Virginia where Brian entered Wesley Theological Seminary, in Washington D.C. in 2002. He served a small rural church in southern Fauquier County as a student pastor while in seminary. Upon graduation in 2006, they moved to Christiansburg, where Brian served as the associate pastor at St. Paul UMC. After three great years there, the church felt the necessity to downsize the staff, and the family moved again to northern Gloucester County, to New Hope UMC, where Brian served for 6 years. Brian was ordained elder in 2011. Brian was appointed to South Hill UMC in 2015.
In addition to his ministerial duties, Brian serves as the chairperson of the Farmville District Committee on Ministry, holds the responsibility of platform chairperson for the Virginia Annual Conference sessions each year, helps churches and districts with their websites and technology training, plays string bass, drives charter buses, and volunteers at the Colonial Theatre for Performing Arts. Holly works in a local extended care facility, and loves to loves to read, cook, and exercise. She is a breast cancer survivor and is actively involved in Here For the Girls, a breast health organization which provides education and support for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Lee graduated from UVA with a major in Global Public Health and a minor in Spanish. She has traveled to several countries and currently lives in New Zealand. Anna Graduated from Park View High School and currently attends George Mason University. She loves elephants and traveled to Thailand while in high school to work with them. Anna serves as a co-president of the George Mason chapter of Camp Kesem, an organization dedicated to children of parents with cancer. Brian and the family are looking forward to the continuing opportunities for ministry with South Hill UMC in South Hill and the surrounding community.