Meet our Staff
PAstor - reverend wendy van vliet
Rev. Wendy van Vliet came to Davidsonville United Methodist Church from the two-point charge of Severn UMC and Delmont UMC in Severn MD. She graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in 2011. She also holds an Interdisciplinary Arts Degree from the University of Baltimore and a degree from Ryerson University in Toronto Ont. Ca. in Business Administration with a focus in Computerized Business Information Systems.
Pastor Wendy is inspired when the Holy Spirit works through her to ignite Christ’s light in someone else. She is fulfilled when folks discover their spiritual gifts and radiate, as they grow into their God given potential. Her goal is to have people see where the Spirit is working in themselves, in their congregation, and in their community, so that they can come together as a beacon of hope, drawing others into God’s real and eternal life.
Wendy is looking forward to learning about the Davidsonville district because she believes that the congregation can bring transformation to the community as they work with the people and organizations in their neighborhood, to meet the needs of the people and share God’s love. She is pleased that Davidsonville is in Anne Arundel County so that she can continue to serve on the County Executive’s Clergy Advisory Board.
Wendy has been married to her husband Frank for 35 years. She has three grown and married children and four grandchildren. Her fifth grandchild is due shortly after she begins to serve with the people of Davidsonville United Methodist Church.
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY - JACKIE WEAVILL
Jackie, originally from New England, spent most of her childhood growing up in Waldorf Maryland. She was actively involved in her church growing up and received a call into ministry while serving on a high school mission trip. Jackie is a graduate from Kingswood University in Sussex, NB Canada where she received a BA in Ministry. Jackie served on the mission field in Malawi, Africa with Circle of Hope International while in school and after graduating. Jackie is passionate about student ministries, missions and discipleship within the local church.
Outside of church, she enjoys spending me with her family, reading, and trying out new restaurants around Annapolis! She is a lover of coffee and is always up for a great conversation over a Hazelnut Latte.
CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR-SARA DEVANE
The Church Administrator manages all business and administrative aspects of DUMC life. Sara is married to Rev. Dr. Patrick DeVane, Senior Pastor of College Parkway Baptist Church in Arnold, MD. She is also the mother to two healthy children, Piper (7) and Andy (5). She has served churches for over 18 years in Youth/Children's ministry, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Worship ministry, and Pastoral Leadership, having served as an Associate Pastor in Tacoma, WA and Jamestown, NC. She loves movies, painting, crafts, playing board games, the beach or the lake, sweet tea, s'mores, and an honest conversation with a friend.
music director -
Bob received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and has been active in church music for a number of years. He has worked for a Pulitzer prize-winning composer as well as leading publishing companies. A composer, conductor, teacher and performer, Bob is comfortable in all musical styles from classical to contemporary Christian, from traditional hymns to Gospel, from country and folk to rock. He believes in that old Duke Ellington axiom "If it sounds good - it is good!
CrossRoads Child Development Center Director - Marilyn Lindskold
Marilyn is our new Director at CrossRoads Child Develpoment Center . She also teaches in our Pre Kindergarten classroom for so many years and our Supervising Teacher before she became the new director. . Marilyn holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, which she earned in the Philippines and was accredited here in the US by The American Associate of Collegiate Registrar and Admission Officers. She also holds both her 90 hour Early Childhood Education Certificate and her 45 hour School Age Certificate! She loves working with children of all ages and prior to working at CrossRoads, she was both an Assistant Director and Director for another center! She has worked with children for more than 11 years. Marilyn has two children of her own, two of which is a CrossRoads graduate! Marilyn loves to play the guitar! She also enjoys photography, crafting and art .
crossroads child development center Assistant director - Patricia Sellman
Patricia Sellman teaches in our Prekindergarten Classroom and the new Assistant Director at CCDC. Ms. Pat has been married for 20 years and has 2 children and 2 granddaughters. She is a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and has been a member for over 30 years. She enjoys singing with the church choir and working with the youth. Ms. Pat’s hobbies include: reading, serving in the community and most importantly spending time with her family.
Pastor Emeritus - Reverend davis Peck
Davis W. Peck has served three churches in Pennsylvania while in college and six churches in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. He retired in 1992 and returned to Davidsonville UMC in 1995. He is married to Esther, who faithfully served beside him. They just celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary!