Rev Elder Dwayne Johnson,Senior Pastor
Pastor Dwayne was elected as Senior Pastor at our November 2009 Congregational Meeting. Rev. Johnson has a passion for outreach, justice and equality that is grounded in spiritual development. In 2006, he participated in a peace mission to Israel with a group of Jewish, Muslim and Christian educators and clergy. In January 2009 he became a member of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, studying with Grace Imathiu, Margaret Guenther, Glenn Hinson and other leaders in the Spiritual Formation movement. Rev Johnson became an Elder in the Spring of 2015.
Dwayne’s history toward Pastoral Ministry in MCC began in the late 1980s when he served as a Volunteer Pastoral Assistant under Rev. Larry Uhrig, who was Senior Pastor at MCCDC at the time. He transferred his clergy credentials from the Church of the Nazarene to MCC and subsequently began his first MCC Pastorate in Richmond, Virginia in 1992.From 1996 through 2009, Rev. Johnson was Senior Pastor of Resurrection MCC in Houston, Texas. During his service, the congregation grew from approximately 300 to over 600 members, moved to a 10-acre campus, and recovered from massive hurricane damage to the church facility.
Born in Lubbock, Texas, he has also lived in California, Kansas, Missouri, and Washington State. He is a graduate of Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, majoring in Communications, Psychology and English and earned his M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.
Rev Cathy Alexander, Associate Pastor
Rev. Cathy began her ministry on staff with MCCDC in October 2012. As Associate Pastor, she is responsible for development and coordination of spiritual and affinity based programming to assist people in connecting and engaging in the life of the MCCDC. She is also responsible for coordinating volunteer engagement programs and would enjoy speaking with you about your spiritual giftedness and your passions for ministry. She is also the church’s business, operations, and financial manager.
Cathy has a passion for serving God and God’s people through music, a variety of spiritual practices, and through process and systems approaches. She brings a wealth of ministerial and non church based experience. Cathy began her ministry on staff with MCCDC in October 2012. As Associate Pastor she is responsible for development and coordination of spiritual and affinity based programming to assist people in connecting and engaging in the life of the MCCDC. She is also responsible for coordinating volunteer engagement programs and would enjoy speaking with you about your spiritual giftedness and your passions for ministry. She is also the church’s business, operations, and financial manager.
She brings a wealth of ministerial and non church based experience to MCCDC, and has served in various leadership and team capacities throughout the MCC denomination. Some of these key areas include chairing the MCC Governing Board Nominating Committee, serving as a member of the MCC Judiciary Committee, the People of African Descent Conference Planning Team, and co-lead of the Network Team for the US Eastern Network.
Cathy was born and raised in Williamsburg, VA and is a retired military officer and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and of Wesley Theological Seminary where she earned her Masters of Divinity degree with honors.
Melvin Moore Adams, Church Administrator
Welcome Mr. Melvin Moore Adams as MCCDC’s new Church Administrator. He most recently worked as the office manager for a mental health clinic near Largo, Md. Before that, he held administrative and IT manager roles at several non-profit advocacy groups in DC. Mr. Moore Adams has a Bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Hampden-Sydney College and has also pursued a Master of Divinity degree.
Dr. Carla Sherrell, Ed.D.
Rev. Dr. Robin Hawley Gorsline, Writer-Theologian in Residence, email@example.com