Dunn inducted into CAHS Alumni Hall of Fame


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Rev. Alyce Weaver Dunn, a 1984 bachelor of science in music therapy graduate, has been inducted into the Center Area High School Alumni Hall of Fame.

On her way toward earning a degree in musical therapy, Dunn, who graduated from CAHS in 1980, answered a call from God to enter the ministry. After graduating summa cum laude from Slippery Rock University, Dunn spent the next six months as an intern at the Murdoch Center in Butner, North Carolina, blending music therapy and ministry in work with mentally challenged adults. 

In fall 1985, she began studies at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She graduated with a master's of divinity in May 1988, married the Rev. Keith Dunn a month later and was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church June 17, 1990. 

As a clergy member of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Dunn has served at churches in several areas, including Beaver County. As Johnstown district superintendent, Dunn supervises 84 churches and more than 50 clergy members in the Johnstown region. She is currently dean of the Bishop's Cabinet, which makes clergy appointments and oversees ministry in the conference. 

During her 27 years of ministry, Dunn has had a variety of leadership roles, including being a delegate to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Since 1990, she has served as a dean of music, art and creative drama camp with youths at Wesley Woods Camp near Titusville. She and her husband have also coordinated trips to Exploration, a national event for young adults to explore a call to ministry.