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Our Pastor and Staff


Pastor Dale completed his undergraduate education at Eastern University just outside Philadelphia and his Master of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. While at Asbury, he was blessed to minister in several different contexts including the Lexington Veterans Affairs Health Care System, All Nations United Methodist Church, and the Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes.


Growing up in St. Mary’s County, Maryland very close to the Patuxent River, Pastor Dale enjoyed crabbing with friends and family. He loves to cook and makes a mean crab cake. He is also a “for better or worse” Orioles fan. 

Pastor Dale joins us with his wife Jennifer and their son Christopher. Pastor Dale is excited to be a part of the Lord's work with, among, and through His saints at Cape St. Claire UMC and the surrounding communities for the advancement of His kingdom.

Carolyn is a Board-Certified Music Therapist, teacher, and musician living in the Cape for nearly 40 years. She holds a Master of Music degree from Catholic University and has been active as a vocalist and flutist with both small and large performing ensembles. She has a life-time of playing and singing for a vast range of churches and synagogues. As a music therapist primarily in private practice, she has been involved in both community and international venues, including the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Music Heals initiative, The Musical Autist, World Music Therapy Congresses, and the 2012 mission to India with Resounding Joy. Music and its contribution to healing and spirituality are a continual study and practice that she loves to share.

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Carolyn Sonnen, Accompanist

Dottie Ballard has attended CSCUMC since 1995 and has served as treasurer, Sunday school teacher, trustee chair, chime choir member, Staff Parish committee member, and chaperone of youth group events, including two mission trips. She is married and has two wonderful adult children. When not working one of several part-time jobs, she likes running, kayaking, yard work and spending time with friends and family.

Dottie Ballard, Treasurer

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