Rev. Dean Snyder Senior Pastor, Foundry United Methodist

Dean Snyder has served as senior pastor of Foundry United Methodist in Washington, D.C. since 2002. Foundry Church, the largest Methodist church in Washington, is a congregation committed to social justice and inclusion for all peoples. The congregation’s goals include ending homelessness in Washington, D.C., and ending discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with the United Methodist Church and Christianity. Foundry is an ethnically and culturally diverse congregation characterized by dynamic worship and deep engagement.

Snyder formerly served as chaplain to Drexel University and as a religious journalist. His articles and essays have been published in dozens of publications, including The Christian Century, Washington Post and Philadelphia Inquirer. He has been interviewed by many news outlets including network news, CNN and The Daily Show.