Teresa Woodworth


Originally from northern California, Teresa has a background in American Sign Language and Education with a degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from California State University Fresno.  

Married to a retired Marine Corps officer, Teresa has traveled and lived in a variety of places, including Okinawa, Japan.  After settling in Chesapeake VA and her husband’s retirement, Teresa began pursuing her call to ministry. 

She graduated from Duke Divinity School in 2020 with a Master of Arts in Christian Practice and became a Certified Candidate for ministry in January 2021.  Teresa joined the staff at Ebenezer in September 2019 as the Director of Children’s Ministry. 

Outside of a passion for children and families, Teresa is enthusiastic about Faith Formation and ancient spiritual practices.  Some other interests include hiking, family road trips, Star Trek, game nights, Duke basketball, and running half marathons. 

Teresa is married to Zach, and they have three children, Maggie, in college at Mary Washington University, Caleb, a student at Grassfield High School, and Lucy a student at Great Bridge Middle School.  3 years ago, they rescued Merlin, a 70-pound lap dog, and adopted him into the family.