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Pastoral Staff

Rev. Dr. Scott Ramsey

Scott joined Lewinsville as Interim Pastor in August 2015 and became Pastor September 2018. Scott came to us from Germonds Presbyterian Church in New City, Rockland County, north of New York City, where he was pastor from 2008 through July 2015. Scott served in the National Capital Presbytery from 1998-2006 at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, first as Interim Director of Program Ministries and then as Associate Pastor from 1999-2006. He was the Interim Pastor at North Congregational Church (UCC) in Middletown, NY, for a year between his service at First Arlington and Germonds.

Scott was first brought to Lewinsville’s attention by General Presbyter (and former Moderator of the General Assembly) Dr. Susan Andrews, who maintains close family ties with Lewinsville. She offered highest praise for Scott’s transformative pastoral skills and energetic, creative leadership in the life of the presbytery.

Scott’s wife, the Rev. Dr. Laura Cunningham, is the Pastor at Western Presbyterian Church in Washington. They have two children: Will and Ginny, and they live in the Dominion Hills neighborhood of Arlington.

Scott is a native South Carolinian. As an undergraduate he attended Princeton University. He received his Masters of Divinity degree in 1998 and his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2019, both from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Scott is an avid reader, movie-goer, and country-music “connoisseur.” Scott enjoys playing tennis and has been known to attempt to play golf.

Rev. Annamarie Groenenboom

The newest member of the Lewinsville professional staff is Rev. Annamarie Groenenboom, who was called in September 2018 to serve as Stated Supply Pastor for Youth Ministries.  The Michigan native earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017. She also received a Master of Divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary the same year.While completing her seminary studies, she served as Director of Children and Youth Ministry at Glenshaw Presbyterian, Glenshaw, Pennsylvania. In August 2017, Annamarie was called as pastor of the Plum Creek Presbyterian Church, and ordained at this rural church in January 2018.Altogether, she served the Plum Creek congregation for nearly a year before moving with her husband, Mitch, to the Washington area in the summer of 2018. In addition to being an ordained pastor, she was licensed in Pennsylvania as a psychiatric social worker.

Rev. Jen Dunfee

Rev. Jen Dunfee joins the Lewinsville staff on April 1, 2019, to assume responsibilities for Care Ministries.  She may be a familiar face, because she and her family, husband Andrew and children Acadia, Thomas and Anabel, worship at Lewinsville.   Jen has preached, been on the prayer team for healing services, led a family worship service and all-church retreat session for kids, served on the youth minister search committee and plays on the Lewinsville sluggers softball team.  Jen has been a minister member of this Presbytery for over a decade, serving the Clifton Presbyterian Church as the associate pastor for youth and families and her most recent call as the Chaplain of the National Presbyterian School.  A large part of Jen’s work at the school involved the pastoral care of the community, direct pastoral care for kids, teachers and families, coordinating the community’s care response in times of loss or transition, and providing pastoral services such as funerals and baby blessings.  While in Seminary, Jen’s yearlong supervised ministry was not church-based but in a skilled care nursing facility, so she brings experience in pastoral care throughout the life cycle, supporting and equipping care-givers, and coordinating systems of care.

Jen is a graduate of Duke University and Yale Divinity School.  She grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Jen and Andrew and children live on the campus of The Madeira School, where Andrew is chair of the History Department.