Rev. Lucy Scofield Bowerman, Transition Pastor (Stated Supply)
Pastor Lucy was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She graduated college with a degree in Music Performance (French Horn) and for a time was a freelance musician. While a musician, she was also employed in the banking business. Her journey took a turn when she was drawn to pursue at Masters in Counseling. She received that degree in 1989 from Georgia State University and practiced psychotherapy in the Atlanta area. As she was working intimately with people she recognized that for true healing to happen, God must be involved. A call to ministry soon followed. Answering the call to ministry, Lucy attended Columbia Theological Seminary and received her M.Div. in 1995. Soon after, she took her ordination to the PCUSA. Her ministry opportunities changed often as she and her husband Reverend David Bowerman, a now retired Army Chaplain, had 23 years of frequent military relocations. Lucy and David have two grown daughters who live nearby. As often as possible, Lucy enjoys getting out into nature to hike, kayak and to listen to the birds sing.
Peggy Lint, Office Administrator
Peggy joined the staff at Riverdale in July of 2008. Prior to that she worked 25 years for National Capitol Presbytery as receptionist, office administrator and bookkeeper. She is an active member at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Hyattsville. Peggy lives in Riverdale Park, and enjoys playing with their grandson, camping, bowling and surf-fishing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Michael Hopkins-Gross, Music Director
Mike was born in Baltimore and grew up with a passion for music, with his formal training beginning when he received piano lessons at the age of 7. He is an alumnus of the Maryland State Boychoir where he also worked on the staff as a music theory instructor, accompanist, office intern, and conducting scholar. He currently serves on the choir's Board of Directors, helping to oversee the program's five choirs. Formerly, Mike worked as the Assistant Music Director of the Glorystar Children's Chorus in Potomac, MD, where he was in charge of the Chamber Choir and Men's Ensemble. He is an active composer and arranger in a wide variety of style and is most at home in the choral idiom. In addition to his duties at Riverdale, Mike currently serves as a professional school counselor in Montgomery County Public Schools. He received a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition, a Bachelor of Music Education in Choral/General Music Education, and a Master of Education in School Counseling all from the University of Maryland and is currently finishing 2nd Master's in Clinical Psychological Science at UMD. Mike also performs as a wedding and special event DJ in his spare time and is an avid practiioner of racket sports and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Phyllis Tucker-Saunders, Children & Youth Ministry Leader
We are excited to have Phyllis leading our Children & Youth. She is a recent graduate from Wesley Theological Seminary with her Masters of Arts in Theological studies. Miss Phyllis teaches the Christian Formation classes for both the elementary age children and the Teens. She also plans fun outings for the kids away from the church that reinforce their Christian upbring.