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The Rev. Carolyn Richar

Rev. Carolyn Richar, our Associate Pastor, has served Bethel UCC part-time since graduating from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, with a BSN in 1982 and Master of Divinity from Candler Theological Seminary in 1985.

Carolyn’s full-time ministry is as General Manager for Capital Caring in Northern Virginia.

At Bethel, Rev. Richar is team leader of our connection with the local Salvadoran community and the Vision of God Clinic in San Luis Talpa, El Salvador.

In addition to her ministries at Bethel and Capital Caring, she is involved with Kiwanis through the Fairfax Club, is a member of Leadership Arlington Class of 2011 and bowls in a local league. Her hobbies include music, canoeing, biking, hiking, needlework, reading, and finding new ways to cook chocolate.

Rev. Richar will begin a well-deserved three-month sabbatical this month, providing her time for religious study and personal reflection. Her last Sunday with us until mid-July will be Easter. Please extend best wishes when you see her.