DPUMC Transition – Welcome Pastor Jean Lee

Churches and their Pastor’s are given assignments on a rotating basis. It is now time to transition to a new Pastor, Pastor Lee, who we are excited to receive and welcome to our church!



“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19

Pastor Jean Lee’s Bio

Pastor Jean Lee was raised in Cupertino, California, Pastor Jean came to Maryland with her family in June 2008. Pastor Jean received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis in the late 1980’s. She experienced a call to ordained ministry in 2006. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2016. She served as a lead pastor at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Laytonsville, Maryland from 2016-2020 and at Back River United Methodist Church in Essex, Maryland from 2020-2023. Pastor Jean’s passion is to help people connect to God through Sunday worship service and Bible study, while at the same time connecting all of God’s people together through community and service.

Pastor Jean is married to Jay, and they have three children, Lauren, Hannah, and Matthew, who are an amazing blessing from God. Lauren is married to David (he goes by JD), and they have an adorable, adventurous son, Isaiah who is two years old. Hannah lives in California working at Whiting Turner as an Assistant Project Manager, and Matthew is in his fourth year at American University. In Pastor Jean’s spare time, she likes to read, walk, and meditate and she is in the process of improving her golf. She loves to watch sports, mostly football, and her favorite team is the San Francisco 49ers.

“To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven”

Ecclesiastes 3:1