Our Staff

Rev. Scott Spencer, Pastor

Scott was ordained in 1997 following a first career as a social worker. He served for 13 years as the pastor of the Rehoboth Congregational Church in Massachusetts. He began his ministry at the Woodridge Congregational Church on August 1, 2011. He is married to Barbara and has two grown children.

Eric Van Dervort, Music Minister

A native of Ohio, Eric earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Kent State University, and completed advanced coursework in Choral Conducting from Case Western Reserve University. His conducting teachers have included John Rutter, Margaret Hillis, Robert Shaw, Vance George and Robert Page. Eric serves as Artistic Director for the West Bay Chorale. He also enjoys conducting the First Baptist Church of Wickford’s Annual Messiah Sing and community outreach concerts to benefit the North Kingstown Food Pantry and Grace English School in Assam, India. Eric is a proud rescuer of Greyhounds.

Dan Blackford, Administrative Assistant

Dan joined the staff of Woodridge Church in 2006.  He previously worked in the insurance industry and has served other not-for-profit organizations.