Rev. Leslie Dobbs-Allsopp is Interim Presbyery Leader of the Elizabeth Presbytery.
Leslie is a cradle Presbyterian, was raised in Louisville KY, and is a graduate of Duke University and Princeton Theological Seminary. She has served pastorates in MD, NY, NJ, and PA, and will celebrate her 30th ordination anniversary in November.
Since 2008 Leslie have served as a transitional pastor for 4 congregations in 4 (very) different presbyteries. From 2000-2008 she ran two Lilly Endowment grants based at Princeton Seminary, focused on learning from, equipping, and supporting ordained youth ministers. She chaired and co-chaired CPM in New Brunswick Presbytery from 2012-2016, and during the same time frame she served an elected term on the Presbyteries’ Cooperative Committee on Examinations.
Leslie is married to Chip Dobbs-Allsopp, James Lenox Librarian and Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Seminary and they are the parents of two sons, ages 25 and 20. Leslie has served as the interim pastor at the Woodbridge Church from Sep 2012 until early 2015, and looks forward to serving again within the boundaries of Elizabeth Presbytery.
Leslie’s role in Elizabeth Presbytery is to equip and support the Presbytery staff and support the Presbytery as we live into our new missional structure.
To contact Leslie via email: firstname.lastname@example.org