Originally from Washington DC, Freeman is a second career minister, attending Seminary after a fifteen-year career with CBS Inc. He had several positions in television and radio financial management before serving as head of Finance and Administration of WCBS-AM News radio 880 in New York City. After graduating from Georgetown Day High School in
Washington, Freeman’s educational background includes a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College, an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a M.Div. with honors from New York Theological Seminary, where he served as Comptroller while a student and received an award from the faculty for excellence in theological studies. He also served for two years as Chief Financial Officer for the North Jersey Community Research Initiative, one of New Jersey’s largest social service organizations serving people living with HIV/AIDS. Rev. Freeman lives with his spouse, Donal in Jersey City NJ.
In his spare time, Freeman enjoys both traditional and contemporary jazz, reading books ranging from biographies to graphic novels, enjoys movies, and as a ‘map geek’ with extensive knowledge of the US highway system, enjoys getting on a road just to enjoy it and see where it leads.
A prayer that Freeman offers daily is Psalm 143:10, “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your Good Spirit lead me on level ground (NIV).”
Rev. Audrey C. Price, Ph.D, Associate Conference Minister Contact
The Reverend Audrey C. Price is an Associate Conference Minister in the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC). Prior to her current position, Dr. Price served as the Supply Senior Minister of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, DC; and previously as Interim Pastor at Webster Congregational Christian Church in Havre de Grace, MD.
Rev. Dr. Price’s service includes membership of Interim Ministry Network (IMN), an organization dedicated to the health and wellness of church congregations. She has broad experience as a Christian Educator in several denominations—Baptist, Presbyterian and UCC.
Rev. Dr. Audrey Price achieved a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Systematic Theology with a concentration in Liberation Theology. Her dissertation: Theological Aesthetics in the African American Anthropologies of Emilie Townes and Shawn Copeland. Audrey is a contributing author for Psalms 46, 50, 62, 76, 80, and 86 in Psalms 42-89, authored by Dr. Denise Dombkowski Hopkins, in The Wisdom Commentary Series (Liturgical Press, 2016). She earned a Master of Philosophy degree at The Catholic University of America, a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington, DC), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in Huntsville, AL.
Rev. Dr. Price’s vocational call is one of Pastoral Leader and Educator. She is adjunct faculty at Wesley Theological Seminary and at John Leland Center for Theological Studies.
Dr. Price is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and has lived in the Washington DC metropolitan area for over 20 years, thereby making Northern Virginia her home away from home. In her “spare time” Rev Price indulges her passion of reading, traveling to new places, officiating basketball and her new found joy of riding motorcycles. She is married to Augustine Angba and together they have four wonderful children. Rev. Price is inspired and guided in her daily life by the following precepts:
“But seek first the kingdom of God, and God’s righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” –Matt. 6:33
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." -Maya Angelou
Angela Megna, Administrative Assistant Contact
Rev. Alex Vishio was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, where he was also educated at the Gilman School. After completing his high school course of study in 1987, he attended Swarthmore College and majored in religious studies. Upon receiving his B.A. in 1991, he entered the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, earning his M.Div. in 1994. He returned to Baltimore to teach classics at Gilman. He also served as an adjunct instructor in religious studies at Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University). He eventually returned to the Divinity School to pursue a doctorate in ethics. There, he assisted in teaching courses in ethics, metaphysics, and ministerial studies. He also taught a course in theology at neighboring and UCC-related Chicago Theological Seminary. Having passed his oral examinations and commenced his dissertation, he returned to Baltimore to serve as chaplain and classics teacher at his former high school, as well as adjunct instructor in classics at Loyola University.
Alex has served the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ first as a member of its Board of Directors, then in a volunteer capacity as its Assistant Minister for Social Justice & Witness, and now as its Acting Associate Conference Minister, with a focus on supporting churches and pastors in the Catoctin and Shenandoah Associations. He continues to assist Rev. Marvin Silver with the Conference’s Justice & Witness Ministries. He has also served as President of the Consistory of his home church, First & St. Stephen’s UCC in Towson, MD, and as Vice-President of the Chesapeake Association Council.
In his spare time, Alex continues to pursue academic work in Christian theology, recently serving as co-editor of The Notebooks of Schubert Ogden.