Dorothy M. Woodcock

Mrs. Woodcock is a native of Rhode Island and has lived in Washington since the mid-1960s, when she came to work in the “War on Poverty,” specifically VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). After 10 years with the government, she turned to raising a family and volunteer/civic work. She has a B.A. in History from Smith College and an M.P.A. from The George Washington University.

She has been actively involved with the Washington National Opera for over 35 years and on its Board of Trustees since 1993. For many years she held leadership roles with the Garden Club of America and served on the chapter board of the Maryland/DC Nature Conservancy. She and her husband share a strong commitment to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, both serving on its Council and he on its board. 

Mrs. Woodcock joined the Cathedral congregation in 2008 after many years as a parishioner at St. Columba’s Church. Her daughter Laura attended National Cathedral School; her husband Ken Woodcock served on the NCS board and also as its chairman.