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Clergy and Staff

Pastor, Rev. Mary Kay Totty

Mary Kay was appointed to serve as pastor of Dumbarton UMC on July 1, 2009. She brought with her 20 years experience in parish ministry, a passion for preaching and worship, a commitment to social justice and a core value of the importance of community. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Religious Studies. She earned her Master of Divinity Degree at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University.

 Other churches she has served include Paradise UMC (Paradise, TX), Faith UMC (Kearney, NE), the Shenandoah Junction Enlarged Charge (Bethesda UMC, Uvilla UMC, and Williams Memorial UMC in WV), Araby UMC (Frederick, MD), St Paul's UMC (New Windsor, MD) and Providence-Fort Washington UMC (Ft. Washington, MD).

Through out her ministry she has been active in connectional and ecumenical ministries with the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, Epworth Federal Credit Union, United Way, Global Mission Partnership with Zimbabwe Annual Conference, Conference Council on Ministries, the Methodist Federation for Social Action. She is a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry for the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference.

 

Deacon, Rev. Doris Warrell

Rev. Doris Warrell is an ordained deacon in full-connection in the
Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference of the UMC. In her secondary appointment at DUMC, Doris serves the congregation through by the congregation and individual members discern and act upon God's call for their lives and the joy that can bring.

Doris has served with various non-profits including Bread for the World, the Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Bright Stars of Bethlehem, DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and American Near East Refugee Aid. Rev. Warrell has a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs/African Studies from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashland University.  She is currently in the Doctor of Ministry in Ecumenism and Interfaith Dialogue program at
Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.  Originally from small-town Ohio, Rev. Warrell has lived in Washington since 1995.

 

Deacon, Rev. Angela Maves

Angela is a commissioned deacon in service with Dumbarton UMC as her secondary appointment. Her primary ministry is as a chaplain, being present with people from all walks of life at times of illness and crisis. She is a graduate of Wesley Seminary. She values theological discussion, community life, and Native American ministry. Angela is a lifelong Methodist who was born and raised in England, so her roots are in British Methodism. 

 



Director of Music Ministry, Thew Elliott

Thew returned to lead Dumbarton's music program after a six-year absence. From 2000 to 2012 he taught music, drama and other subjects at Edmund Burke School in Washington. At Dumbarton, Thew has enlarged the spirit of congregation, helping us express our faith through the promptings of music. His reinterpretation of the hymn "We Are Called," crystallized in beat and rhythm the congregation’s identity.  He wrote "We Sing Because" in 2003 to celebrate his predecessor in the position, David Lingebach, and for Dumbarton’s 25th anniversary as a reconciling congregation, he wrote "An Ever-Widening Ring."  

Thew attended Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Illinois, Spring Arbor University in Jackson, Michigan, and Western Michigan University. Thew has also been a service musician at Temple Micah and Temple Emanuel, and the experience has deepened the spirituality that has always been a hallmark of Thew’s music.

 

Church Adminstrator, Melany Burrill

Melany describes herself as a "genetic United Methodist" from Illinois farming communities. She came to Washington DC to attend seminary years ago and just stayed. Her experience includes 16 years as a Director of Christian Education in a suburban Virginia congregation and office manager in a DC non-profit. She is thrilled to be the "glue" that holds together the DUMC office. Her duties include :

  • Coordinating use of the building
  • Producing the weekly worship bulletins
  • Producing the congregational directory
  • And many "other duties" too numerous to mention.

 Have a question about how the church works? Ask Melany.

Youth and Children's Minister, Yvonne Agduyeng

As your new Youth & Children's Minister, I first want to say how excited I am to get to know and spend time with the Dumbarton community! You're probably wondering, "Who is this Yvonne?" Well, I was born in the Philippines and immigrated with my family to Seattle, WA when I was six years old. I grew up attending Seattle First UMC and participating in an American-Filipino youth camp called Christmas Institute as a camper and then a counselor throughout college. Since graduating, I have continued to be a part of the Christmas Institute as the Camp Director !

 I am currently a second year student at Wesley Theological Seminary pursuing a Master of Divinity degree. I am also an intern at the General Board of Church and Society. I hail from the land of coffee, so yes, you will most likely see me with coffee in one hand most Sunday mornings. I love to play tennis and am always looking for a hitting partner, so let me know if you play! As we transition out of summer and into a new season, I pray that this upcoming year be filled with fellowship, laughter, learning and much more at Dumbarton UMC. I hope to get to know all of you more so please don't hesitate to say hello!