11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 408
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240.514.5348
Fax: 240.514.5349

Alice Rose Tewell
Member of NCP Since:
Pastor, Clarendon Presbyterian Church
Age: 36-50

Theological Spectrum:

In the past 2 years, how often have you attended Presbytery meetings: 90%

Local church responsibilities: (past and present) Pastor at Clarendon Presbyterian Church 2020-present; Associate Pastor New York Avenue Presbyterian Church 2014-2020

Presbytery responsibilities: (past and present) COM, Specialized Ministry (Present); Past (CDC, 2018 Racism Task force

Other governing body responsibilities (past and present): Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Vice Moderator/ Moderator

Special skills, knowledge, expertise in relevant areas and compute competency include language(s) other than English: Anti-Racism training (3 times); earning certificate in Executive Leadership Princeton Theological Seminary focusing on negotiation/ conflict resolution, financial management, and staff supervision

Community involvement: VOICE Strategy Team (community organizing), 2021
Massanetta Middle School Conference Keynoter, June, 2021
PTA at local elementary school and PreK

Please share what you believe are the key theological/social issues currently facing the church and society, and how they shape your experience in the church:
1. Divisions within the church body impacting society including causing a threat to our democracy

2.White Supremacy/ Racism ; The historical and present church is culpable for racist policies undermining the body of Christ; the church as a whole must take bolder steps (leaps) in this direction.

  1. Climate Change. Climate change affects refugees, immigrants, BIPOC peoples, children, elderly— the church is part of this.
  2. When we can address the top three in a courageous way led by our faith, the church will grow.

Please indicate why you want to represent National Capital Presbytery at the General Assembly: I will have been an ordained pastor for 12 years, and it is time that she in this responsibility by ordination vows to serve the denomination in a larger capacity. Practically with my children a bit older, I have time to be able to spent towards this. I bring skills of discernment, close reading, and collaboration that I believe would benefit the 2022 GA.