About Doug

Lead-Pastor-Doug-ForresterMy name is Doug Forrester and I am the Lead Pastor of Reveille United Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia. I am married to Tracy Forrester, a third-grade teacher at Colonial Trail Elementary School in Henrico County. Together we are the parents of Ellen and Claire. The four of us live with our owner, a cat named Oliver.

I was born in Richmond, graduated from Godwin High School, Emory & Henry College, and Duke University Divinity School. I was ordained to ministry in the United Methodist Church in 1996.

I love my hometown and I am blessed to be able to serve it. I also enjoy helping to develop the gifts of clergy new to ministry. In the past, I have been a part of the faculty of the Virginia Conference Licensing School and I was the leader of the team that created the Virginia Clergy Leadership Program. Recently, I have begun a preaching workshop for new clergy called the Richmond Preaching Fellowship. When I am not working, I like to compose and record music.


You can access sermons preached at Reveille here or in the iTunes store. You can also email me at leadpastor @ reveilleumc.org.