Drew A. Dyson, PhD

Chief Executive Officer (he/him/his)

Drew Dyson is a Princeton native, being born during the time his father was pastor of The Princeton United Methodist Church in downtown Princeton and spending his first five years of life riding the streets around Laurel Circle (on his BigWheel). Drew returned to Princeton twice before and is a two-time graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary with both a master of divinity and a doctor of philosophy in practical theology. Prior to joining the Center for Modern Aging Princeton (CMAP) team as chief executive, Drew served for twenty-five years in an ecclesial setting in The United Methodist Church, where he is ordained clergy – as a local church pastor, seminary professor, denominational executive, and most recently as a district superintendent (regional supervisor) of more than seventy churches across central New Jersey. Drew is a highly regarded speaker and has written several books on theology and church leadership. Drew continues to engage in global leadership of The United Methodist Church, working for the past ten years as co-chair of Methodists for Full Inclusion, a group committed to creating safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for all, particularly LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. Drew’s primary responsibility at CMAP is to work with the board and staff to align CMAP with our mission, vision, and values. The mission of CMAP is people centric, focused on helping older adults thrive.]Drew loves how CMAP prioritizes relationships, developing inclusive community, and lifelong learning. Drew is an avid Philadelphia sports fan (Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, and 76ers) and loves to travel with his partner of thirty years, Diane and play golf every chance he gets (which is never enough). In retirement, Drew hopes to travel broadly, spend more time with his four children and beautiful granddaughter, and engage in purposeful service for others. Drew’s message to his future, retired self would be “Stay engaged; find your purpose every day; and get involved with an organization like CMAP to make new friends, expand your horizons, and pursue lifelong learning.”



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