For Palm Sunday on March 28, we will be honored to welcome Rev. Dorothy Gager to lead us in considering the historical and political context of Palm Sunday in Jesus’s ministry and now. She is a UCC ordained minister who has lived and served here in Nashville for many years.
Dorothy grew up in Pilgrim Congregational Church in Chattanooga, where she was ordained. She has a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Masters of Divinity. While a student at Vanderbilt Divinity School, she served as pastoral intern at Brookmeade. Most of her career was spent in mental health, with the last 25 years before retirement in the substance abuse field at Vanderbilt.
A past Moderator of the Southeast Conference, she currently serves on a subcommittee of the Commission on Ministry and participates in a Circle group with other UCC clergywomen to become better versed in antiracism.
She is married to Barbara Short. They have two adult children and the world’s cutest granddaughter.