Rev. Christy Dowdy came to Arlington COB in February, 2018, as the part- time interim pastor, following Rev. Nancy Fitzgerald’s nine-year pastorate with the congregation. Christy lives in Harrisonburg, VA and commutes to Arlington with her husband Dale on a weekly basis.
In August, Christy finished her 18 year pastorate with the Stone Church of the Brethren congregation in Huntingdon, PA; 16 of those years she had served as a co-pastor alongside her spouse, Dale. She and Dale moved from Middle PA to Harrisonburg, VA at the end of the summer of 2018. She has enjoyed being in the same community as her eldest son, Mark, and looks forward to also traveling to meet her other sons who currently live in Tucson, AZ and Bar Harbor, ME. The family spent 9 years co-pastoring at the Antelope Park Church of the Brethren in Lincoln, NE in the 90’s. Christy is a graduate of Bethany Theological Seminary (Richmond, IN) and McPherson College (McPherson, KS). Elementary Education was her first career, having spent 9 years as a first and second grade teacher. Christy looks forward to this new chapter at the Arlington Church as they begin to search for their new permanent pastor in the coming months.