An Open and Affirming, Just Peace Congregation in Columbia, Maryland

Our Staff

gerry-headshot-croppedInterim Pastor                 

CUCC has called the Reverend Dr. Gerry Hanberry as our interim pastor. Pastor Hanberry most recently served as Interim Associate Pastor for Parish Life at Evangelical Reformed UCC in Frederick. MD. In addition to several other interim pastor roles, for almost 13 years (1995-2008) Gerry served as pastor and worship leader at Glade United Church of Christ in Walkersville, MD. Pastor Gerry has participated actively in community programs. He is passionate in leading local, regional, and global mission outreach.

Gerry grew up on a farm in South Carolina. He has five adult children (three daughters and two sons as well as eleven grandchildren). Today, Gerry sets aside time to enjoy working in his yard and garden. Gerry bicycles throughout Frederick and Carroll counties in Maryland and in Pennsylvania. He and his wife of 26 years, Patricia, reside in Frederick, MD.


Music DirectorDavidMcGarvey2

David McGarvey currently serves as Music Director at Columbia United Christian Church. David began his formal music training at Oberlin and Peabody. He holds an Associate of Arts degree in Music from Howard Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Music degree from Towson University. He also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Johns Hopkins University. David has studied piano with noted jazz pianist Alan Blackman and classical piano with concert pianist Dr. Lisa Rehwoldt.

Before coming to CUCC, David’s experience as a church musician included memberships in the Proclamation Choir (Amherst, OH) and Joyful Noise (Columbia, MD). The Proclamation Choir produced a self-titled recording; the Joyful Noise group recorded songs for the release, Christmas at New Hope.

As a co-founder of Moonstruck Jazz, David performs professionally on piano and bass in the Washington/Baltimore area. His composition “Paul’s Waltz” has been published in The Baltimore Real Book: Volume 1.


Administrative Assistant

Aisha White is our current Administrative Assistant. Aisha has been working in an office environment for over 20 years. In 2003, she felt the call to make her work more purposeful, so she made the switch to working for non-profits. Not quite feeling like her talents were completely utilized, she moved to working for churches in 2007. There, she fell in love with her work, and has vowed to serve the spiritual community via her office skills for the rest of her life.

Aisha is passionate about volunteering and equal rights for all.  She has a son on the Autism Spectrum, so inclusive environments are very important to her, and was a big reason she decided to come aboard CUCC.  As a member of the LGBTQ community, Civil Rights is also extremely important to her.






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