Congratulatory Announcements

February 2022


Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, Historiographer / Executive Director, Department of Research and Scholarship, celebrates the birth of her first grandchild Jonathan David Perr


Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, Historiographer / Executive Director, Department of Research and Scholarship, celebrates the birth of her first grandchild Jonathan David Perry on February 9, 2022, at 10:23 AM to her daughter Dr. Veronica Perry and her son-in-law Mr. Jonathan Perry.
Congratulatory messages may be sent to:
Dr. Teresa Fry Brown
938 Olivia Drive
Snellville, GA 30039



Dr. Christina Dickerson Cousin, Ph.D., the daughter of Ret. General Officer  Dennis C. Dickerson, Sr., Ph.D. and Mrs. Mary A. E. Dickerson has published BLACK INDIANS AND FREEDMEN



Dr. Christina Dickerson Cousin, Ph.D., the daughter of Retired General Officer Dennis C. Dickerson, Sr., Ph.D. and Mrs. Mary Anne Eubanks Dickerson, has published BLACK INDIANS AND FREEDMEN: THE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH & INDIGENOUS AMERICANS, 1816-1916 (Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 2021). She is married to Reverend Steven A. Cousin, Jr., the pastor of Bethel AME Church in New Haven, Connecticut and they are the parents of two sons, Steven III and Samuel. She is Assistant Professor of History at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut and a member of the editorial board of METHODIST HISTORY. She received the B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in history from Spelman College where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. While at Spelman, she studied for a semester at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. She earned the M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Vanderbilt University.   


Rev. Dr. Emilygail Dill appointed to the Senate of Bermuda, the upper house of the island's Parliament and also appointed a junior government minister in the Ministry of Transportation and National Security


The Progressive Labour Party is pleased to welcome Rev. Dr. Emilygail Dill to our Senate team to serve as Junior Minister for Transportation & National Security.
Senator Rev. Dr. Dill was educated at The Berkeley Institute and Sandys Secondary School. Her Bachelor of Arts was in English and Secondary Education from the esteemed Spelman College in Atlanta, with a minor in Music and Theater. She later obtained her Master's Degree from the Interdenominational Theology Center in Atlanta with a concentration in Leadership Development and Pastoral Counseling. Senator Rev. Dr. Dill completed her Doctorate in Leadership Development and Organization Dynamics from the United-Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and her Human Resources Director Certification from Cornell University.
Senator Rev. Dr. Dill is an ordained Minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She has worked in the Bermuda Public School System as a teacher, an Educational Therapist and as a Counselor. These skills sets will be of great value in her new role as the Junior Minister of National Security and Transport.
Premier David Burt said:” I welcome Rev. Dr. Emily Gail Dill to the Senate and congratulate her on her appointment as a junior minister. She has answered a call to serve at an important time in Bermuda and I am grateful for her willingness to embark on this new facet of her already extensive public service.
She brings to her appointments as Senator and Junior Minister considerable strengths in the arts, education and ministry and a genuine empathy for the needs of others. Her record of work and success with Bermuda's youth through the Alternative Education programme will add to the dedicated team at the Ministry of National Security who are focused on tackling the root causes of gang violence.
I am grateful to her for accepting this challenge and I look forward to her reasoned contributions to debates and her strong voice in support of this Government’s legislative agenda.”
Senator Dill is married to Rev. Howard Dill, the Senior Pastor at Allen Temple AME Church, Sandys.
The PLP is confident that the Senator's education, community service, and professional experience, will be a valuable asset to our Senate Team as they work on behalf of all Bermudians.

Premier’s Remarks - The Appointment and Swear-in of Rev. Dr. EmilyGail Dill

Rev. Dr. Emilygail Dill is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians. She is the recent former 1st Episcopal District WIM President, Dean of the Ministerial Institute of the Bermuda Annual Conference,  married to Presiding Elder Rev. Howard Dill, Senior Pastor of Allen Temple AME Church, Sandys where she serves as Assistant Pastor.

Congratulatory messages to Rev. Dr. Emilygail Dill can be emailed to:


On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield and  Mrs. Jacquelyn DuPont-Walker, Director/ Consultant  Social Action Commission, we extend congratulations as you praise God for the Joy of these significant milestones reached.