Congratulatory Announcements - January 2024
*CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. Thema Bryant, who begins her term as Convener of the Global Psychology Alliance with over 70 associations represented from around the world
Thema S. Bryant, PhD, is the 2023 president of the American Psychological Association (APA), the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology with more than 130,000 members.
Dr. Thema completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Duke University and her postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical Center’s Victims of Violence Program. Upon graduating, she became coordinator of the Princeton University SHARE Program, which provides intervention and prevention programming to combat sexual assault, sexual harassment, and harassment based on sexual orientation.
She is a tenured professor of psychology in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University, where she directs the Culture and Trauma Research Laboratory. Her clinical and research interests center on interpersonal trauma and the societal trauma of oppression.
She is a past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women and a past APA representative to the United Nations. Dr. Thema is author of the best seller Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole Authentic Self and host of the critically acclaimed mental health podcast Homecoming. She shares psychological and spiritual insights on television, radio, and social media.
Clinical psychologist Thema Bryant appears on CBS Mornings to discuss how to reclaim and reconnect with your authentic self.
Dr. Thema is also an ordained minister, sacred artist, and mother, and she is the daughter of Bishop John R. Bryant (Retired) and Retired Episcopal Supervisor, Rev. Dr. Cecelia Williams Bryant.
Congratulatory expressions can be emailed to:
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*Presiding Elder Reverend Dr. Kenneth D. Love and Reverend Dr. Donna S. Love Consultant Celebrates their 40th Wedding Anniversary
Congratulations to Reverend Dr. Kenneth D. Love and Reverend Dr. Donna S. Love as they celebrate their 40th, Ruby, wedding anniversary on January 20, 2024. They were married in Los Angeles, CA, and are currently serving in the Tennessee Mountain District of the East Tennessee Conference of the Thirteenth Episcopal District. Dr. Kenneth serves as Presiding Elder and Dr. Donna serves as consultant. It has been 480 months of hugs, 2,087 weeks of happiness, 14,610 days of togetherness, and 350,640 hours of love.
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On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield and Dr. Jacquelyn DuPont-Walker, Director/ Consultant Social Action Commission, we extend congratulations as you praise God for the Joy of these significant milestones reached.