Rev. Dusty Luthy
Rev. Dusty’s ultimate pastoral goal is to allow, encourage and equip individuals to “experience God,” but understands that this experience can happen at any time and in any space and for any person. Her passion is helping others practice the presence of God through the awareness of the Holy Spirit by promoting spiritual disciplines found through creative worship opportunities, Bible study, and holy fellowship opportunities. She takes seriously Jesus’ directive to “love God and love neighbor” and seeks to engage the community to form relationships that exemplify this love.
Dusty arrived in Denton and at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in January 2021 after spending 13 years in Paducah, KY. For six years she worked as a sports writer for a local newspaper, after which God called her to work as the Youth Director and later the Associate Minister at New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church. At Memphis Theological Seminary while pursuing her Master of Divinity, Dusty was steeped in practices of spiritual and social justice pursuits, and was named the 2020 Vanderhaar Symposium Student Peace Laureate through Christian Brothers University. In 2007, she received her Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, and is a native to the Show Me State. In Denton, she lives with her two cats, Baxter von Triptrap and Beatrix, loves riding her bike, traveling, and is an avid Star Wars fan.