Adjunct Instructor: Pastoral Leadership
BA, Saint Vincent College MSW, University of Pittsburgh
MDiv, Andover Newton Theological School
DMin, Lancaster Theological Seminary, 2011
Rev. Dr. Marty Kuchma is Adjunct Professor responsible for the first-year Doctor of Ministry seminar and other courses from time to time. The ongoing focus of his pastoral and academic work is helping churches become organizationally nimble and creative in response to emerging changes, challenges, and choices. He is a published author and speaker on church leadership and organizational dynamics.
Since 2005, Marty has been Senior Pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Westminster, Maryland. His religious journey began with a thorough immersion in Roman Catholicism (including sixteen years of Catholic school) and features a time of “sanctuary” with the Unitarian Universalists as well as meaningful involvement with Presbyterian and United Methodist congregations along the way. Finally, he says with gratitude, he discovered his home in the United Church of Christ while earning a Master of Divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School.
For over two decades prior to ordination, Marty was a residential counselor, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, program administrator, and program/systems consultant specializing in therapeutic intervention with children, youth and families dealing with mental health issues. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Vincent College and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Marty is active in the wider church and community. He is a past president of the Catoctin Association Council (Central Atlantic Conference of the UCC), the Westminster Ecumenical Ministerium, and the Carroll County InterFaith Council. He is also a long-time member of the advisory panel for the Carroll County Public Schools Committee on Education That is Multicultural (CETM) and a founding member of the Westminster/Carroll County PFLAG Chapter Steering Committee.
He lives near Washington, DC, with his daughters, Lucy and Meg.