My love for The Divine, humanity and education led me to ordained ministry in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church 36 years ago. Following that calling has taken me to parish ministry, graduate school (PhD), seminary teaching, accrediting work and leadership training in theological education, and administrative work as a seminary dean and president. I have lived and worked all over the US and have traveled extensively. I’m building a house in Accra, Ghana.
My ministerial calling is that of healer. I have been a pastoral counselor and have taught pastoral counseling in the seminary. These days I am a systems thinker, having trained at the Center for Family Process in Bethesda, MD, studying the methodology developed by Dr. Edwin Friedman.
I am an encourager. I get great satisfaction from helping others become who they aspire to become and helping them achieve their goals and desires. I love teaching – it’s in my genes; a glorious inheritance.
I’m excited about the business I started last year, Women In Leadership LLC, a consulting firm specializing in higher education consulting and in empowering global communities through leadership development, training, health and wellness education, and coaching services for women. Our tag line is “Inspiring You to Inspire Others.” We will gather our first learning community in October in Atlanta to begin an exploration of the contemporary relevance of preaching.
My Learning Journey
I’m saying yes to exploring what spirituality/worship/faith will look like in the 21st century. Old models are no longer useful for many people and new models are emerging. I’m saying yes to unearthing new models and making them accessible.
Current Guiding Question
How can I contribute to the formation(s) of the worshiping communities of the 21st century?