Appointed 2008, reappointed 2014
Chair, 2014-2015, 2016-2017; Vice Chair, 2012-2014, 2015-2016
The Rev. Dr. Diane R Dixon-Proctor, of Glen Burnie, Maryland.
Rev. Dr. Dixon-Proctor is the senior pastor of Lincoln Park United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. For eight years, Rev. Dr. Dixon-Proctor served as senior pastor of John Wesley United Methodist Church in Glen Burnie, where she implemented programs for ex-offenders, a food bank, a winter relief shelter and a Women’s Empowerment Center. The New York City native also owns a fashion boutique, Occasions by Diane.
Rev. Dr. Dixon-Proctor leadership involvement can be seen throughout the region. She has organized and worked with many faith-based justice and community organizations. She serves on the board of the Capitol Hill Group Ministry and The Veterans Resource Center (both in Washington D.C.), the board of directors of One Church One Child of Maryland, County Executive John Leopold's Clergy Advisory Board, Baltimore Regional Initiative For Genuine Equality (BRIDGE) and the American Association for Pastoral Counselors. Rev. Dr. Dixon-Proctor also is the chaplain for the Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. She began her career in the corporate world, employed by the National Urban League as its outreach director for five years and by Xerox Corp. as a senior marketing manager for 10 years.
Rev. Dr. Dixon-Proctor earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Divinity degree from The Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, a Doctor of Ministry from Richmond Virginia Seminary and a certification in pastoral counseling from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina.