We welcome the Rev. Alyce Weaver Dunn to the pulpit this coming Sunday, August 12. Alyce is serving as the Director of Connectional Ministries for the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2018. She served as the Johnstown District Superintendent 2010-18 and as Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church (Brackenridge) 2003-10.
Alyce serves on the Board of United Methodist Communications and as vice-chair of the Northeast Jurisdictional Committee on Appeals. In the Conference, she has been a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry, serving as candidacy registrar from 2003-2008 and Secretary from 2008-2010. She also chaired the WPAUMC Committee on Disability Concerns when it launched the annual retreat for persons with disabilities at Olmsted Manor.
Since 1990, Alyce has served as the dean of Music, Art and Creative Drama Camp (MACD) at Wesley Woods. She often has said that the highlight of every year for her is spending time with the MACD/SACK family at Wesley Woods and sharing Christ with the campers! Because of her passion for camping, Alyce and her husband, the Rev. Keith A. Dunn, currently serve as co-chairs for clergy gifts on the “Deeply Rooted, Upward Reaching” capital campaign steering committee. Alyce has also enjoyed serving as a mentor for young adults at several Exploration events, which are designed to help persons discern a call to ministry.
Alyce has been married to Keith, her best friend and partner in ministry, for 30 years. Her mother, Doris Weaver, joined the Dunn household in 2014. The Dunns are diehard Pirates, Penguins and Steelers fans and enjoy hiking and traveling. Alyce and Keith are grateful to have successfully lost a combined 150 pounds since 2015 and even amazed themselves when they ran and completed their first ever 5K race in the Spring of 2017!