Virginia Deroy

Virginia Deroy

Born and raised in France (French Dad, American Mom), Virginia moved to the United States permanently in 1998, running her own horse-brokerage business through the spring of 2014. She was home-based in New York City for almost 20 years, and work took her back and forth to Europe multiple times each year and also involved extensive travel up and down the Eastern Coast of the United States.

Early “retirement” in late 2014 brought Virginia to Amelia Island, a longtime family haven where she chose to live her childhood dream of outdoor cycling and giving back to the community as best she can. This path took her to UUCJ in 2015, when she started volunteering on an ever-increasing basis at the front desk. Virginia became a Member of UUCJ in April 2017 and applied for the Church Administrator position during the summer of 2018 when her predecessor resigned. The rest, as they say, is “history”… and she considers her role as UUCJ administrator to be her “dream job.”

Virginia’s favorite hobbies include cycling, personal growth, meditation, quality time with friends and with…herself! And Virginia’s favorite quote: “Don’t take life so serious, son. It ain’t nohow permanent.” Walt Kelly – POGO.

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