Expressing God’s Love, Engaging in God’s Justice

Rev. Dr. Heather G. Shortlidge

The Rev. Dr. Heather Shortlidge comes to us from First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, where she served as the Associate Pastor for the past twelve years and as the Acting Head of Staff during for five months during a pastoral transition. She’s excited to help lead New York Avenue during our time of discernment and transition .

Before Annapolis, Heather served as the Associate Pastor of Rivermont Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, TN. And before that, she served as a pediatric hospital chaplain at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.

Heather earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond, her Master of Divinity degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and her Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from McCormick Seminary in Chicago.

She’s a certified yoga instructor and volunteers as a puppy raiser for FIDOS for Freedom, an organization that trains assistance dogs. She’s currently raising her eighth puppy, Franklyn.