Leadership and Staff


Rev. Dee Ledger –

Originally from Maryland, Rev. Dee has been at Bethesda UCC since 2013.  She has an MDiv. from Harvard Divinity School and a B.A. from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College).  Formerly, a high school English teacher, she is also a proud graduate of Frederick Community College.   Ordained to the ministry in 2003, she has served as a Hospice Chaplain in FL, as well as churches in MA and FL.  Issues of social justice are dear to her heart and she describes her call as wanting to unite her love of people with her love of God. Rev. Dee is the single parent of two active twin sons and a shy cat named, “Molly.” When not working, she enjoys reading, writing, poetry, thrift stores, and those paint classes that promise, “You, too, can paint!”  She resides in Gaithersburg, MD.

Office Manager

Colleen Thompson

Director of Music



Doris Rios

Church Council for 2020

Moderator  Mike Miller

Moderator Elect Cheryl Rost

Clerk  Carla Evans

Treasurer  Shannon Ross

Assistant Treasurer  Jeff Davis


Additionally, our Church Council is composed of members from our Education Team, Pastoral Care Team, Sharing Team, Welcoming Team, and Worship Team.