Rev. Leigh Dry, Pastor
The Rev. Leigh
Dry began serving Lexington United Methodist Church in 2011.
Leigh is the founding pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in
Hopkinton, MA, where she served for nine years before coming to
Lexington. She is a graduate of Purdue University (B.A., 1980),
Montclair State University (M.A., 1983), and Boston University School
of Theology (M.Div., 2002). She brings with her a concern for
social justice, a love for working with young people, and a passion for
worldwide mission. She is enthusiastic about reaching diverse
people with new ideas and different ways of being the church.
Rev. Dry represents her Conference nationally on the Board of the
Methodist Federation for Social Action, and serves the New England
Conference as the co-chair of the Reconciling Ministries subcommittee
of Church and Society. In her leisure, Leigh enjoys long walks
and reading. She is married to Dave Dry and they have two sons,
Steven and Matthew.
Marla Marcum, Christian Education Director
Marla is grateful for the
opportunity to join the LUMC family. She loves to learn about and
discuss scripture, theology, and the role of the church in the world
with people of all ages, and she is enthusiastic about finding
approaches to Christian education that engage each person in a way that
leads to committed discipleship, loving community, and growing faith.
Marla is a native of the Missouri Ozarks and a graduate of The
University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. After college, she
served as an Americorps VISTA member and VISTA Leader with Utah Campus
Compact. Marla is a 2003 graduate of the Boston University School of
Theology, with a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) degree in
Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics. A lifelong United Methodist, Marla
chairs the Climate Change Task Force of the New England Conference of
the United Methodist Church, and is co-chair of the Reconciling
Minstries Committee. Last year, Marla took a leave of absence from her
doctoral program in Social and Ecological Ethics at Boston University
School of Theology to help develop networks of people emboldened to
reject subtle climate compromises and to demand and continue to create
the bold solutions we need. Marla now serves as Director of New England
Climate Summer, working with people all over New England who are
raising the clarion call for social and ecological justice.
Sarah Hager, Music Director / Organist
Keyboardist Sarah Hager is pleased to join LUMC as Music Director and Organist. She brings with her a love of choral and chamber music, and a dedication to providing music that is relevant and accessible to the church today. Sarah completed early training as a concert and collaborative pianist, and has performed frequently in concert series in Pennsylvania, her home state. As a pianist, notable performances have included the American premier of Australian composer Christopher Marshall's piano concerto Renascence. As a harpsichordist, Sarah frequently performs as part of a Cambridge, MA-based flute-harpsichord duo specializing in 18th -century French and German music. Other projects have included lecture-recitals and presentations for Indiana University of Pennsylvania's musicology department and the International Festival of Women Composers. Most recently, Sarah had the opportunity to conduct and perform with The English Concert in London, UK. Sarah has studied harpsichord with Frances Conover Fitch and historical keyboards with Peter Sykes at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, where she recently completed a M.M. in Early Music.
Allyson Printz, Office Administrator
Printz has worked as the office administrator of Lexington UMC since
2002. She is a graduate of Indiana University (B.A., French) and
UMASS/Boston (M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language). She
in Billerica with her husband and two children. Allyson is
from Bloomington, IN.