With over 10 years experience in the administration field, Dalia has experience in handling employee benefits, payroll management, employee relations, compensation, recruiting, training and other administrative tasks. At RUC she handles building, building users, payroll, and assists with the finances. Dalia lives in Rockville with her 3 year old daughter.
JIM LEVY, Director of Music
James Levy was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Bethesda. He first came to RUC in 1991 as Director of Music and served until 2012. He composed a number of pieces for the choir including his Passion Oratorio, various Psalm settings, and a setting of Isaiah 35 which was performed at the National Cathedral. Jim was the Conference Choir Director for the Central Atlantic Convocation of the U.C.C. (2001-03)
On the faculty of the George Washington University since 1984, Jim started the Jazz program, taught in various capacities, and is now Emeritus faculty. Since 2011 Mr. Levy has been a full-time music teacher in the District of Columbia Public Schools. He and his wife Liesel live in Takoma Park, MD. Daughters Beck and Alex — who were babysat by many a RUC choir member back in the early 90s — are now both adult professionals.
LYNNE BRADY, Communications Coordinator
Lynne is a graduate of James Madison University and has been working at RUC since 2016 doing a combination of administrative and graphics work. Her current focus at RUC is all things graphics and she shares the online camera duties with Dalia, and Adrian. She also works part-time at Northwood Presbyterian in Silver Spring, and Berwyn Presbyterian in Berwyn Heights.
STEVE COOPER, Church Sexton
Stephen Cooper is the most tenured staff member at RUC. He began working as our Sexton in 1999 and recently retired from his second job as a Plant Equipment Operator with the Montgomery County Public School System. Juan Mendez is our supportive Sexton.
JENNIFER KNUTSEN, Pastor
Rev. Jennifer was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She and her husband Karl have two daughters, Elise and Nicole. Jennifer is a graduate of Carleton College (’88) and Yale Divinity School (’92). As an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Jennifer has served ecumenically in a variety of church settings including Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Collins, Colorado and Foundry United Methodist Church in downtown Washington DC.
She has also worked with children and families at Washington National Cathedral and as the director of a homeless outreach program at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Washington DC. Jennifer enjoys working collaboratively with people of all ages across many aspects of ministry, especially pastoral care, worship, teaching and outreach. Jennifer also enjoys cooking, gardening, and hosting friends, family and international exchange students.