Pastor Bertina Westley

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The Rev. Westley is a native of Chicago, lllinois. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Systems from Truman State University and a Master’s of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology.

Prior to relocating to Virginia in 2013, she lived in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a second career clergy person. Previously, she worked in law enforcement as a dispatcher, alarm coordinator and a police officer.

Upon responding to the call God placed on her life for a vocation in ministry, Pastor Bertina left the field of law enforcement.  She is now serving God's children in another capacity.

Prior to being appointed to serve the Salem UMC family in 2018, Pastor Bertina served a two-point charge in the Eastern Shore District.

Before being licensed, she was the Director of Youth and Family Ministries at a church in Great Falls (Arlington District).

Pastor Bertina is married to Vince and has two wonderful sons, Bryant and Brayden.