Scott joined Lewinsville as Interim Pastor on August 10, 2015. Scott comes to us from Germonds Presbyterian Church in New City, NY in Rockland County, north of New York City. Scott was pastor at Germonds from 2008 through July 12, 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.
He served in a number of capacities with the Hudson River Presbytery (HRP), including co-chairing the Committee on Ministry for the past five years. He was first brought to Lewinsville Interim Search Committee’s attention by HRP 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, Laura Cunningham, has been called as the Pastor at Western Presbyterian Church in Washington. They have two children: Will (entering 7th grade) and Ginny (entering 3rd grade). They have recently bought a home 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 from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia where he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian Spirituality. Scott is an avid reader, movie-goer, and country-music “connoisseur.” Scott enjoys playing tennis and has been known to attempt to play golf. He is very excited about joining the Lewinsville staff for the interim period, as together we discern and discover God’s call for the congregation at this time and into the future.