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Amanda Miller Garber

Rev. Amanda Miller Garber is a church planter, spiritual pioneer and relentless dreamer. For 13 years, she served as the Founding Pastor at RISE, a young faith community in the Harrisonburg, Virginia. In January of 2024, she began a new position as the Director of Missional Engagement for the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Amanda has served as a full-time clergy person for 20 years. Throughout the last two decades, she has led in a variety of church cultures and contexts. Urban and rural, large and small, traditional and non-traditional - all of these settings have enabled her to discern and cultivate the God-given hope and possibility within a variety of people and communities.

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