CCUMC Staff Members

Director Of Music and Worship Arts

Elisha Miller

Elisha Miller is a singer, educator, and conductor residing in the Washington, DC area. She holds a degree in Vocal Performance from the University of West Florida. As an associate conductor of the National Children’s Chorus, she works with some of the finest young singers inthe nation and prepares them for concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center. She found her calling in church leadership during her early college days, where she became the executive assistant…
Collaborative Pianist/Organist

Ching-Yi Lin

Originally from Taiwan, Lin swiftly established himself after winning the First Prize and Commissioned Prize at the Taipei Taiwan International Piano Competition. He received the Second Prize at the 2022 Texas State International Piano Competition, performing with the Central Texas Philharmonic. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Peabody Institute as a recipient of the Richard Franko Goldman Prize in Performance under the tutelage of Alexander Shtarkman. A vivid music educator, Ching-Yi has been appointed…
Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry

Dawn Krawczyk

Dawn Krawczyk has been on staff with CCUMC since September of 2019. She grew up in the area and moved to North Carolina for college. She graduated from Methodist College (now University) in Fayetteville, NC and earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix in Educational Administration. Dawn taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades for 8 years and served as a school administrator for 14 years. She has also worked at the college level as a Residential Area Coordinator,…
Facilities Manager

James Peters

As a DC native, James attended St. Johns High School, and went on to Howard University where he was a Business Management Major. Started a small wholesale business locally (Capitol Works, Inc) where they supplied pyro-technic products to retail-ers and show festivals. We would become certified to bid on government projects and our first opportunity was in facilities where we were responsible for small project man-agement opportunities with HUD (Housing and Ur-ban Development) and other local management companies. Currently, he…
Church Administrator

Ka Lam

We are delighted that Ka Lam returned to CCUMC in August 2022. She is currently our church administrator. She graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2012 and earned her bachelor’s degree in information technology. In 2014, she received Graphic Design with digital tools certificate from Montgomery College. She has 10 years of church experience working in other local churches in the Washington DC area. In 2018, she started an event planning company and every since then business has been blooming.…

Cindy Hinchman

Cindy Hinchman and her family have been members of CCUMC since 1984 and she has worked off and on in the church office for a number of years.  She is currently our Communications Coordinator and edits our monthly newsletter Highlights. She also oversees bulletin board and banner displays. Cindy may be contacted at chinchman [at]

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