The Rev. Doug Norwood Hodges has served the United Church of Christ of Fredericksburg since June 2007. Doug is part of the Fredericksburg Interfaith Leaders. He also worked on Virginia Organizing’s “School to Prison Pipeline” project and served as Chair of the Potomac Association (United Church of Christ) Social Action Committee. Doug received his BA from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and his M-Div from Eastern (now Palmer) Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to his call to United Church of Christ of Fredericksburg, Doug served as a Pastor in Westland, MI; Springfield, IL; Radcliff, KY and Franklin County, PA. He also worked with the National Aids Hotline in Durham, NC and served as Coordinator of Chaplains and Special Ministries for the Pennsylvania Council of Churches. Doug also served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA in Westland, MI, the Red Cross in Hardin County, KY and Habitat for Humanity in Franklin County, PA. He is the co-founder of First Step, a program to aid victims of domestic violence in Wayne County, MI and the founder of North Hardin Hope, a program to provide emergency aid to people in need in Radcliff, KY. Doug remarried after his first wife died of ALS. He now lives in Woodbridge with Ann and their two Yorkies. His adult daughter (Heatherly) lives in White Flint, MD. Doug is also a sculptor and playwright. Many of his sculptures have been shown in galleries in Georgetown Washington, D.C., Greencastle, PA and locally in Fredericksburg. In 2015, the Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble produced his play,”Daughter of Job. The play is the, sometimes humorous faith journey of a young woman with ALS and her husband, a minister. It is loosely based on the Book of Job.