First African Methodist Episcopal ChurchFirst African Methodist Episcopal Church of Gaithersburg


The Reverend Dr. Vanetta L. Brice, a native of Washington, D.C. and a graduate of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology, is married to Kenneth Brice.  Together, they have two sons (one deceased), three daughters (one deceased) and fifteen grandchildren.  Prior to her appointment to First AME Church Gaithersburg, she served as the pastor of St. John A.M.E. church in Hughesville, Maryland.

Reverend Brice received her Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology.

Pastor Brice currently serves as the treasurer for the Second Episcopal District and the Washington Conference. She previously served as the Washington Conference Coordinator for Women In Ministry and as the statistician for the Washington Conference.  Her professional membership includes being a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.  Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Richard Allen Community Development Corporation. Her past affiliations included serving as the treasurer for the Christian Service Charities and the Council of Churches of the Greater Washington Area.


D. Min, Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology

M.Div., Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology

B.S., University of Maryland