Rev. Molly Shoulta Tucker was called to pastor Ridgewood on December 15, 2019. She began on January 1, 2020. Molly is a Louisville native. She is a graduate of Georgetown College (B.A., Political Science; B.A., Communications & Media Studies) and Duke Divinity School (Masters of Divinity; Certificate in Baptist Studies; Hoyt Hickman Excellence in Liturgics Award). She was ordained by Millbrook Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC and prior to Ridgewood, served in Music and Youth ministries in Methodist churches. She completed CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) Level I training at Duke Hospital, focusing on pediatric care. Molly's husband, Rob, is a UMC Pastor and serves in Louisville as well. They enjoy good coffee, University of Louisville and Duke University athletics, and their border-collie-mix, Cliffe (named after Duke Football Coach, David Cutcliffe). Molly and Rob welcomed their son, Cooper, into the world in August 2021.
Stuart Perry - aka "Mister Stu" - is a Master's level certified social worker who has over ten years of professional mental health experience and 25 years as an internationally traveling motivational speaker and worship leader.
Mary Kate Deal joined the Ridgewood staff in December 2021. She lives with her family in Virginia. She has worked as an administrative assistant since 2015 and as a virtual assistant for remote clients since March 2020. Having a Masters of Arts in Christian Ministry, Mary Kate loves being involved "behind the scenes" in church work and is honored to get to work alongside RBC to tell the story of the inclusive love of God for all people.