Rev. Miller Hoffman

Rev. Miller Hoffman has been an active member of UFMCC since joining MCCNY in 1998, where he served on the deaconate, as Adult Education Coordinator, and as a Candidate for Mininstry. Rev. Miller studied at Union Theological Seminary and was awarded the Roswell Dwight Hitchcock Prize in Church History for the thesis, “Every Woman Who Will Make Herself Male: Genderqueer Expression in the Early Church.” This thesis was deposited in the Burke Theological Library in 2004.

He has worked for LGBT civil rights as a paralegal with Lambda Legal Defense; for anti-violence justice and meditative practice as a tai chi teacher and member of the Board of Directors at the Brooklyn-based Center for Anti-Violence Education, one of the first all-women organizations to include trans women and, later, all trans-identified people; as a counselor and advocate for domestic violence and rape survivors with organizations in New York and Pennsylvania, including work with a state-wide LGBTQ domestic violence network and with one of the few domestic violence organizations in the country to provide services, including shelter, to gay men and trans survivors; as a mentor to local queer and trans youth in NY and PA; and as the pastor of MCC congregations in Binghamton, NY, and now Boyds, MD.

Mind-body-spirit connections to social justice and the connectedness of all forms of physical, emotional, and spiritual violence deeply influence his theology and ministry. Rev. Miller lives in Carlisle, PA, with girlfriend Corrine Bertram and volunteers with local community coalitions to promote visibility and respect for and to celebrate the lives of LGBTQ folks. He was ordained by MCCNY in 2004.

Read more of Rev. Miller's writing at his Huffington Post page here.


Harriet Peterson
Music Director

Harriet Peterson has served in churches as a music director, organist, pianist, and accompanist for the past seventeen years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Westminster Choir College, and a Master’s degree in Music History and Theory from Rutgers University. She also received an M.B.A. from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.

She continued her music education at the University of Michigan School of Music with private study in organ and piano. In addition, she has taught piano for the past thirty years in the preparatory departments of Elon College, Westminster Choir College, and in her own studios.

She currently teaches piano at Music and Arts in Germantown, MD and in her home.


Jolene Capozzi
Office Volunteer

Jolene Capozzi is a retired math teacher and a former member of Open Door's Board of Directors. She currently serves with the Stewardship Team and sings in the Joyful Noises church choir.

Jolene is a regular with the annual variety show, Tasha's Follies, and has been a part of 17 of the 19 productions. She has two sons and families locally. Jolene feels very blessed.


Gisele Rivera-Broussard


John Hoffman
Web Manager

John is a retired orchestra (strings) and K-12 general music teacher with the Cedar Rapids, Iowa schools, and currently plays as a violinist with several Iowa symphonic ensembles. As a teacher he was also in charge of school website design and upkeep, and pioneered the use of student-generated music and art portfolios at the elementary level.

John is a passionate believer in the ministry and mission of ODMCC and is glad to be part of its work.


ODMCC Board of Directors

Christine Molishas
Vice Moderator

Colette Broussard

Jim Lynch

Sara Capozzi
Risk Assessment

Linda Gibeaux

Tom Sumser

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