Rev. Dawn-Marie Singleton
Rev. Dawn-Marie Singleton is the lead pastor at Cherrydale UMC. She came to us with her daughter, Sarah-Grace in July 2020. A native of Northern Virginia, Dawn-Marie graduated from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College), where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Religion. She earned her Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School, Duke University, in Durham, NC. Ordained in 1993, she has been appointed in the Virginia Conference for 28 years. Before coming to Cherrydale UMC, Dawn-Marie served as the Director of Youth/Associate Pastor at Trinity UMC (Alexandria), Associate Pastor at Aldersgate UMC (Chesapeake), Senior Pastor at Kernstown UMC (Winchester), Keezletown UMC (Harrisonburg) and Oakton UMC (Oakton). Dawn-Marie loves spending time with her daughter, being in nature, photography, writing – both poetry and journaling and is currently writing a novel on kindness. She enjoys scrapbooking, swimming and gardening. She has a passion for youth, spreading God’s love, sharing random acts of kindness and wants to be sure everyone knows they are loved and valued by God.