Leadership Staff

Leadership Staff

Ministerial Staff

Bridge Pastor

Rev. Shannon Weston (she/her/hers)

The Rev. Shannon Weston (she/her) is a preacher, a teacher, and a lover of all things bright and beautiful.  She is a partner of the Coach Approach Skill Training (CAST), which includes being a Lead Trainer and Director of Training. Shannon works with pastors, church leaders, and nonprofits as a Leadership Coach, Consultant, and Conflict Mediator through her company Unburdened Inc. Her work is recognized as a valid ministry by the Presbytery of Baltimore. Shannon is an accredited Professional Certified…
Minister for Racial Justice & Multicultural Engagement | Music Director
Lea Gilmore

Minister Lea Gilmore (she/her/hers)

Minister Lea has a long history of social justice activism and music performance. Named by Essence Magazine as one of “25 Women Shaping the World,” Lea is a past winner of the Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award (the “Grammys of the Blues”) for her historical work on women’s contributions to that music. Lea is the recipient of the 2016 Golden Formstone Award from Baltimore’s Creative Alliance for her efforts with community arts and commitment to social justice. She…
Music Director

Marie Herrington (she/her/hers)

Ms. Herrington has a Bachelor’s degree in vocal and organ music from the Peabody Conservatory and has experience as an organist and cantor at numerous churches of various denominations in the area. She is a member of the American Guild of Organists and is an accomplished composer, arranger, and performer of music in diverse styles including jazz, gospel, classical, rock, baroque, and modern. She has experience conducting a variety of musical ensembles, including youth and women’s choirs and symphony orchestra,…
Interim Christian Education Coordinator

Missy Smith

Missy holds an Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Loyola University of Maryland and a Master of Arts Certificate in Instructional Systems Development from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her certificates in the Pedagogy of Online Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching provide a unique skill set for the demands of 21st century classrooms and conversations. Her undergraduate degree is in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is the Founder of Universe Consulting and Design LLC, and partners with organizations…