BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JUNE 18TH 2014 (CUOPM) – A national of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis becomes the new Minister of the The Hunger Church, Charles Wesley United Methodist in Virginia on June 29th.
He is the Rev. Livingstone S. Dore, who according to was born on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts.
Rev. Dore holds a Bachelor’s degree from Lebanon Valley College and a Master of Divinity from Drew University in New Jersey. He was ordained an Elder in the Central Pennsylvania Conference.
Before coming to Virginia, he served churches in the Central Pennsylvania Conference from 1993 – 2003. His last appointment was in Hershey, Pa. He has been serving appointments in Virginia since September 2003.
His appointments included Ramsey Memorial UMC (Richmond District) and Chamberlayne Heights UMC (formerly of the Ashland District, now the Richmond District).
Rev. Dore’s passion for ministry focuses on preaching and teaching as well as mission and outreach. He is currently serving on the Conference’s Church Development Team and on the Small Church Leadership Team.
Along with serving the church, Rev. Dore also served in the Richmond community in various capacities, including as a Member Board of Directors – The Rotary Club of Richmond. He also served as a member of Board of Directors (Staff Development Team) – Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People (CAPUP), Richmond.
His wife, Michele, currently works as a Tax Manager for Ernst & Young. She specializes in Tax Regulatory and Compliance and fiduciary taxes. The Dores have two children. Their son, Leon, is a medical doctor completing his residency in Tampa, Fla. Their daughter, Miranda, is a Legal Assistant/Project Manager for a law office in Washington, D.C.
The members and friends of the Hunger Church extend a warm welcome to Rev. Dore and his family. They hope that members of the McLean community will join them in welcoming Rev. Dore during a worship service.
The Hunger Church is located at 6817 Dean Drive, McLean. Weekly worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by an informal reception at 11:30 a.m. More information can be found at www.thehungerchurch.org