The Rev. Dr. Duerr has served as pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Hope since 1995. She is a former administrator in the Westerly School Department and currently serves on the WARM Board of Directors. She is a past president of the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island and has also served on the Governing Board of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches. She completed her doctoral studies at Boston University School of Education and her seminary training at Andover Newton Theological School.