Solomons Mission Center Staff

Rev. Dottie Yunger, Director

Dottie is the director of Solomons Mission Center, after serving Solomons United Methodist Church for 5 years. She received her Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary.
Additionally, she has served as the lead pastor for the St Luke’s Mission Center and mission ministries, an organization consisting of two transitional shelters, a three-acre urban farm, and campus kitchen which recovers 5,000 pounds of food to serve as 2,000 meals a month, to community members who are food-insecure.
Solomons is a perfect location for Pastor Dottie as she is also a marine biologist. She previously served as the Executive Director of Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, an interfaith environmental organization in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. A public advocate for the watershed and its communities, she was also the Anacostia Riverkeeper.
She received a Bachelor of Science in marine science from the University of Maryland (fear the turtle). During her Master studies, her thesis was on environmental justice themes in the Hebrew Bible, comparing that to environmental justice issues in the Anacostia Watershed.
Recently selected for Earthkeepers, a ministry of the United Methodist Church, Pastor Dottie is a missionary who cares for and looks after the environment. As one of 40 inaugural Earthkeepers, she was commissioned in November 2016 in Atlanta, at the new home of the General Board of Global Ministries, to assist in building a three-acre farm in a ‘food desert’ in Washington, DC. The urban farm will raise produce and protein in an aquaponic environment to help control pollution and storm water run-off into the Anacostia River.



Roberta Bordash, Operations Officer