First Woman of Color Elected General Minister and President

Posted: July 10, 2017 in Uncategorized
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imageEvery so often you are privileged to witness shifts in history as they occur. That was true for me as I sat in the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on Sunday evening, July 9.

Rev. Teresa Hord Evans was elected as the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This is a renewable six year term. She follows Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins who completed a twelve year term.

Teresa is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Chicago Divinity School where she later served as Dean of Students. She is the first African American woman to serve in the highest post of the church, a first among all Christian denominations in the United States and Canada. She takes her place as a pace-setter alongside Sharon Watkins, who was the first female head of communion among the many Christian denominations.

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