Bethesda United Church of Christ has named the Rev. Darla Dee Ledger its new pastor.
Dee is to begin her ministry Sept. 15, when the church, at 10010 Fernwood Road, will hold its monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by a worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Dee, who was ordained in 2003, recently was pastor at First Congregational Church of Southampton (Mass.) United Church of Christ. She also was a hospice chaplain in Florida.
Dee is a graduate of McDaniel College in Westminster and taught high school English in Frederick County before receiving a degree from Harvard Divinity School in 2001.