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.