MARCH 2017  -  June 2017


Congratulations to Rev. Marla Y. Coulter-McDonald

Named Network Director of Spiritual Care, Community Hospitals Central Indian

Congratulations to Rev. Marla Y. Coulter-McDonald who was named Network Director of Spiritual Care, Community Hospitals Central Indiana. In her Community role, Rev. Coulter-McDonald will serve as the leader of our hospital-based chaplains, responsible for serving patients, families and caregivers in Community wide systems hospitals and, eventually, ambulatory settings while creating more effective connections to other spiritual care leaders in the communities we serve. Marla is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, and is a board-certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. She has served in various ministry roles at Johns Hopkins Hospital, St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis and Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She is a Full CPE Supervisor in Clinical Pastoral Education as certified by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education and most recently served as the Regional Manager of spiritual care and chaplaincy services for North, Saxony and Tipton hospitals of the IU Health System. Marla graduated from the Interdenominational Theological Center of Atlanta, Georgia, with a master of divinity with a concentration in pastoral care and counseling. She is currently finishing her doctoral degree from the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis with a concentration in transformational leadership and spiritual formation.  Marla and her husband, Steve, have been residing here in Indianapolis for 12 years. They have three adult sons and seven grandchildren.


Happy One Hundredth Birthday - Centenarian

Sister Annie L. Woodson,  a Life Member of the Women’s Missionary Society of the AME Church 

Happy One Hundredth Birthday; Blessings and Best Wishes to Sister Annie L. Woodson on this Remarkable Milestone.  Sister Woodson is a member of Canaan AME Church in Columbia, Tennessee.  The Centenarian, Prayer Warrior is also a Life Member of the Women’s Missionary Society of the AME Church. She remains active in the life of her church and with the Women’s Missionary Society.  A birthday celebration event was held and proclamations presented, all befitting the queenly centenarian. As a little girl her grandfather, the late Reverend Parker Watkins pastored in the Tennessee Conference and she lived long enough to see one of her grandsons pastor the very same church that she went to as a little girl with her grandfather. She has had two sons to pastor in the AME Church and she is the grandmother of the Reverend Randall Webster, pastor of Woodfork Chapel AME Church, Shelbyville, Tennessee, the Reverend, Dr. Terence L. Mayes, Sr., Presiding Elder, Chattanooga District, East Tennessee Conference, and the Reverend Keith R. Mayes, Sr., pastor of High Hills AME Church, Dalzell, South Carolina.

The Shelby County Historical Commission Will Erect an Historical Marker in Downtown Memphis Honoring the Lee Sisters, the Most Arrested Civil Rights Family

Ernestine Lee Henning, Sandra Faye Lee Swift, Brenda Lee Turner, Elaine Lee Turner, Joan Lee Nelson, Peggy Jayne Lee, Susan Jayne Lee. (The names are listed in birth order).

The Shelby County Historical Commission will erect an Historical Marker in downtown Memphis honoring the Lee Sisters at 2:30 PM on SATURDAY, MARCH 25 at the corner of MAIN & GAYOSO STREETS. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, the Lee Family of Memphis TN was called the "Most arrested Civil Rights Family" by JET magazine in 1965 Former Supervisor Ernestine Lee Henning, wife of retired Bishop C. Garnett Henning, is one of the seven sisters being honored with the historical marker. The Lees are lifelong members of Providence A.M.E Church in Memphis, TN.


Ernestine Lee Henning is the wife of retired Bishop C. Garnett Henning.  She graduated from LeMoyne-Owen College and is a retired teacher of the Los Angeles city schools.  She has continued to be involved in various national and international social and political causes.  Among them are Room for One More, A Black Children adoption program which she initiated, the Richard Allen Foundation, an Economic Development Initiative which she founded, and the Water for Africa Project which promotes the installation of clean water for undeveloped African communities.

Sandra Faye Lee Swift attended Tennessee State University.  She is very active in her church in Louisville, KY.  She is retired from her business as the owner of a boutique and a beauty consultant.

Brenda Lee Turner
attended Memphis State University.  She has been involved in social and political organizations in her community.  She is very active in her church, Providence A.M.E., where she serves on the Steward Board.  She is semi-retired from her beauty consultant business.

Elaine Lee Turner is a graduate of LeMoyne-Owen College.  After her teaching career, she and her sister Joan established Heritage Tours, an African American historical sightseeing tour company in Memphis.  She also manages Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum and the W. C. Handy Museum.  She is involved in various community and educational organizations in the city.  At Providence A.M.E. Church, she serves on the Trustee Board.

Joan Lee Nelson (deceased) was the co-owner of Heritage Tours along with her sister Elaine.  She was a political activist and was involved with various social organizations in Memphis.  She was a social worker with the city of Memphis.  For many years, she hosted a talk show on the local Public Television. 

Peggy Jayne Lee is a graduate of the University of Memphis and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.  She is currently practicing law in Memphis and is an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Department at LeMoyne-Owen College.  She serves on the steward board at Providence A.M.E. Church and is the director of YPD.

Susan Jayne Lee is a graduate of the University of Memphis.  The youngest of the seven sisters, she was 12 years old when she was arrested.  Continuing her activism as a college student, she was a member of the All African People’s Revolutionary Party, established by Kwame Toure (Stokely Carmichael).  An entrepreneur for several years, she was the proprietor of African Emporium.  She recently retired from the Memphis City Schools as a Social Worker.


The Seventh Episcopal District Congratulates Mrs. Cheryl Swinton

Charleston County School District (CCSD) proudly welcomes Cheryl Swinton as the new Executive Principal of Burke High and Simmons Pinckney Middle School

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce and welcome Cheryl Swinton as the new Executive Principal of Burke High and Simmons Pinckney Middle School.  MS. Swinton brings with her a wealth of knowledge to this role having served at Wando High School as first an Assistant Principal, then Associate Principal for the past 15 years.
Swinton first joined the CCSD family in 1984 as a Family and Consumer Science Teacher at Burke High School having previously served in the same position at McCracken Jr. High and Lexington High in South Carolina from 1979 to 1983. In 1992, Swinton took the post of Job Placement/Co-op Coordinator at Burke for two years before moving on to serve as a guidance counselor at Garrett Academy from 1994-1996. After briefly departing the District to work as the Guidance Director and a curriculum specialist at Waccamaw High in Pawleys Island, SC, Swinton returned to CCSD in 2002 as an assistant principal at Wando. Swinton served in this position until becoming an Associate Principal at Wando in 2014 where she was responsible for the direction of the Center for Advanced Studies and supervised all career and technology education (CTE) programs.
Throughout her career, Swinton has assisted in school to workplace transition programming and planning, supervised and facilitated guidance counseling and student support services programs, overseen CTE curriculum and teacher evaluations, coordinated testing and textbook distribution schedules, directed Wando’s Ninth Grade Academy and supervised Freshman Focus, implemented Wando’s intervention and CORE team, facilitated community outreach and middle school articulation and recruitment programs, and developed positive intervention programming such as Wando’s Golden Warrior Program.
“Cheryl has the experience, expertise, and skills to effectively lead the Burke and Simmons Pinckney communities,” said CCSD Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait. “We are excited to welcome her back to her first place of employment in the District nearly three decades ago. We know she will bring great opportunities to the students and families we serve in District 20.”
Swinton received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Family and Consumer Science from Winthrop University, and a Master of Education in Secondary Guidance and Counseling and a degree in Secondary School Administration from The Citadel.
Sis. Cheryl Swinton is the wife of Rev. Dr. William Swinton, Jr., Pastor of Ebenezer AME Church (Palmetto Conference, 7th Episcopal District) and the mother of 2 sons, Trey and John.  She is a past Episcopal YPD Director and serves as the Conference MSWAWO+PKs Worship Director. 


The Twelfth Episcopal District Congratulates Dr. Nedra Allen -

AME PK - Author of "From Cope To Hope"

Dr. Nedra Allen, a PK of the late Presiding Elder Thomas G. Allen and Mrs. Aline Allen lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with her son. She is a motivated woman of God that serves the Lord in different capacities: educator, motivational speaker, singer, director, pianist and intercessory prayer warrior. Her personal motto is “If God can do it for me, then surely He can do it for you.” She has a strong Christian belief that all things are possible through God. Her AME church background has taught her how to love everyone and to give of your best to the Master. 
While striving to give God her best, she sought after a college education and received a B.A. in English, M.Ed. in Instructional Technology and she has completed an Ed. D. in Higher Education and Adult Learning. Dr. Allen is the owner/founder of From Defeat to Victory- Training Associates, a nonprofit organization created to help people transition from high school to college or into the workforce. Her nonprofit organization is designed to educate and provide job skills to assist in taking people from defeat to victory. She is also the founder of Omega Educational Technology Solutions, LLC., which was founded with teachers in mind. The purpose of the business is to train educators on how to integrate technology into the classroom. Dr. Allen was motivated to the write her book, "From Cope to Hope" because as a single mother, she was struggling with her identity with Christ. She was struggling financially and really didn't want to continue to struggle. As God started speaking to her, she developed a closer relationship with Him through His Word and through praying. God led her to transition from cope to hope. Being a child of God meant that she didn't have to accept her circumstances. Her hope was in God, who is bigger than any problem she had. After God blessed her, she wrote the book so that other young people or single parents would pray and meditate on God's Word, so they too can move from cope to hope. Having a firm foundation in God is the only way you can move from coping to hoping.
Dr. Nedra Allen is the Arkansas Conference M-SWAWO + PK Organization's treasurer.
Special Note: Dr. Allen has written AME church school lessons since 2007, which includes the Adult Quarterly lessons. She is currently writing for the "Into God's Word" series of church school lessons for the young adults.

Dr. Allen's book "From Cope to Hope" is available online.

Congratulations to Bishop Frederick Calhoun James

Bishop Frederick Calhoun James, Ninety-Third Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the A.M.E. Church, Celebrates His Ninety-Fifth Birthday

Bishop Frederick Calhoun James, Retired, the Ninety-Third Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, celebrated his Ninety-Fifth Birthday on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Birthday Greetings and Well-Wishes can be mailed to:

Bishop Frederick Calhoun James
3700 Forest Drive #420
Columbia, South Carolina 29204


The Reverend Dr. Jonathan C. Augustine, Keynote Speaker for Southern University Honors Convocation

The Reverend Dr. Jonathan C. Augustine, the 46th senior pastor of Historic St. James AME Church (New Orleans, LA) and the national chaplain of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., served as keynote speaker for the April 19, 2017 Southern University Honors College Convocation & Academic Awards Ceremony. 
In addressing the convocation’s theme, “Maintaining a Legacy of Excellence Amidst Change,” Augustine spoke from the topic “The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same,” by drawing a parallel between the university’s famed success, amid socially oppressive external forces, and the new America in which the graduates will be entering—also filled with undeniable evidence of social oppression—after the historic presidency of Barack Obama.  Southern University is the largest HBCU System in the United States.
In addition to his ministerial service in the AME Church, Augustine also serves as an adjunct member of the faculties of Southern University and Jarvis Christian College and is a member of the Board of Trustees of his seminary alma mater, United Theological Seminary (Dayton, OH).  Augustine has published extensively in academic journals on issues including, environmental justice, education reform, and voting rights.  He also authored a book, “The Keys Are Being Passed: Race, Law, Religion and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement,” that has been featured at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, Southern Christian Leadership Conference Annual Convention, and at the Essence Magazine annual music festival. 
Augustine is married to Michelle Burks Augustine, and together, they have two children, Mason and Jillian.


  Ms. Thomas to graduate Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University on May 7, 2017

Congratulations to Ms. Trina Lynette Thomas, daughter of Rev. Troy I. Thomas and Rev. Dr. Maxine L. Thomas, Pastor and Assistant Pastor at Quinn Chapel AME Church in Louisville, KY who will graduate Magna Cum Laude on May 7, 2017 at 12:00 Noon from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and in Women's Studies. The graduation ceremony will be held at the Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH. She will begin her career in June at NCAA Headquarters as the Executive and Strategic Communications Intern, as a member of 2017-2018 Graduate Internship Program Cohort. Her goal is to lead communications and brand management in professional sports.

  Officer Herman Osby Kelly, III’s Team recognized as the Best Team in The Metropolitan Police Department for Removal of Guns in District 7 Southeast Washington DC

Officer Herman Osby Kelly, III, son of Dr. Herman Osby Kelly, Jr. and Mrs. Linda M. Kelly, Pastor and First Lady of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Baton Rouge, Louisiana serves as an Officer in the District 7 Metropolitan Washington DC Police Department, Unit of Crime Suppression. His team was recognized as the best team in the Metropolitan Police Department for Remover of Guns in District 7, Southeast Washington DC. 

This is special honor, because District 7 is a high crime area. The Crime Suppression Team is a highly-selected group of officers, selected due to skills and emotional strength and ability to serve in harms way. Officer Kelly was selected after a rigorous interview and performance as a young Police officer. This is a city-wide recognition for The Metropolitan Police Department. The Supreme 7 has removed the most weapons off the streets in DC metropolitan area. This is the Team's second recognition. They received a citation from the Police Chief for special commitment to the community of Southeast Washington, DC. In addition, Officer Kelly is completing his Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University's Metropolitan College with an anticipation of graduation Summer 2017.
Former Episcopal Supervisor, Dr. Margaret Joan Cousin honored on Saturday May 6, 2017

Former Episcopal Supervisor, Dr. Margaret Joan Cousin, was honored on Saturday, May 6, 2017 for the establishment of the Hopkins Park Library in Pembroke, Illinois in partnership with The Global Outreach Center Chicago, Illinois. Her portrait now adorns the wall of the library. Supervisor Cousin was also recognized for her work within the Pembroke, Illinois area while she served as Episcopal Supervisor of the Fourth Episcopal District (2000-2008).
Dr. Cousin, issued the following challenging statement; “Pembroke is a community in Illinois that was a haven for slaves on their way to Canada! Some of them left, but others stayed and it developed as a community of Black people fighting for freedom! It was a stop on the Underground Railroad! It later became a community of people who left the South during the great migrations, escaping the Jim Crow and lynching laws of the south!  It is our community and we must do everything to re-vitalize it and I can think of no better way than to begin with a library where learning can take place! They burned the library at Timbuktu! Let us not allow them to continue to try to destroy our sacred history! We must protect the books! This is who we are!”


Rev. Stephen Green is a candidate for Master Of Divinity Degree, University of Chicago

Rev. Stephen A. Green, the son of Bishop Samuel L. Green, Sr. and Dr. Ava S. B. Green will graduate from the University of Chicago on June 10, 2017 with a Master of Divinity Degree. Rev. Green is an alumnus of Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA. He currently serves as the National Youth & College Director of the NAACP.

Rev. Stephanie M. Raglin will graduate from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky on Saturday, May 20, 2017

Rev. Stephanie M. Raglin will graduate from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky on Saturday May 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with a Master’s of Divinity Degree. Rev. Raglin previously graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in May 2010, matriculating in the Master’s of Christian Leadership program and graduated Summa Cum Laude.  She has an undergraduate degree in Organizational Management from Midway University in Midway, Kentucky.

Rev. Raglin is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Kentucky and is the Director of Program for a residential women’s facility in Lexington, KY that serves 80 women who are recovering from substance abuse and other disorders, oversees a sober living complex that comprises of 44 single apartments for women. She also is the Director of Program’s for both a men and women’s program in the Fayette County, KY Detention Center. She has worked in the field of substance abuse and mental health for the last 16 ½ years.

Rev. Raglin accepted her calling to the preaching ministry on June 6, 2006.  She was ordained an itinerant deacon in 2008 in the 141st Session of the Kentucky Annual Conference and an itinerant elder in the 143rd Session of the Kentucky Annual Conference in the 13th Episcopal District under the direction and leadership of Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie.  Currently she is the proud pastor of Embry Chapel A.M.E. Church Elizabethtown, KY and has served there for almost two years, receiving the pastoral appointment from Bishop Jeffrey Nathaniel Leath.  Prior to Embry she served as the pastor of Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church, Paris KY for almost 7 years. She serves on many boards and committees in the church, the community, and the state Rev. Raglin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William (Anna) F. May Sr.  She has an older brother William Jr. (Veronica), a sister Zenobia and a twin brother Steven. She is happily married to Mr. Mark A. Raglin of Midway, Kentucky and there are proudly parents of Melanie, 25 and a set of twins, Maya and Mykal.  Her favorite scripture is Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O’ God and renew a right spirit within me. Lastly, Rev. Raglin plans to pursue her Doctorate of Ministry after a nice break on her journey. She says, “Enjoy the Journey”.


The Reverend Paul Mugala and the Reverend Faith Mugala Celebrate their Thirtieth Anniversary in Marriage and Ministry 

Two of God's faithful servants, the Reverend Paul Mugala and the Reverend Faith Mugala Celebrate their Thirtieth Anniversary in Marriage and Ministry. The Revs. Faith Mundi Simfukwe Mugala and Paul M. Mugala Sr. were united in a Covenant Union on Sunday May 10th, 1987 at Ebenezer AME Church in Lusaka, Zambia Africa.

To this union, God has blessed them with Five Special Jewels and three grandsons, one in glory, Elizabeth Chiwanza Mugala DaCosta – Twins, Flavious DaCosta Son-In-Love,  Delminade Nkusuwila DaCosta in glory, Akinlabi IzukanjiLeza DaCosta ; Mary Nachamba Mugala Malenga, Twin; Mbuyoti Malenga Son-In-Love; Ethan Mbuyoti Lezawane Malenga, Paul Muwomba Musole Mugala Jr., Kambuza Nachalwe Alice Mugala and Lyapa Kambole Samuel Mugala.

The Rev. Paul M. Mugala Sr. has been appointed and assigned to 4 Churches thus far as a Servant Pastor along with partner in Marriage and Ministry; Bethel AME Church, Adrian, Michigan, 2001 to 2004; Pleasant Valley AME Church, Belleville,  Michigan, 2004 to 2010. Both of them in the Michigan Annual Conference of the 4th Episcopal District.  Planted Shalom Tabernacle AME Church, Lusaka, Zambia South East Zambia Annual Conference, 2010 – 2016. Transferred back to 4th Episcopal District, due to a rare heart disease prognosis of his Covenant Wife to Community AME Church, 4010 17th Street, Ecorse, Michigan 48219, serving 2016 to Present. 

To God be the glory for indeed we have been Tested, Tried, and found to be Truly in Love with Jesus Christ and to each other, and I pray for the rest of our lives to God's Glory and Honor; Now, Forever, and Ever. In the powerful and strong name of Jesus Christ. Amen!!!” Please continue to pray for this Levitical Couple. To God be the glory, honor, praise, and worship for His Mercy which endures forever.


Tiffany M. Kelly accepts new position at ESPN

Tiffany Marie Kelly, daughter of Dr. Herman O. Kelly, Jr. And Mrs. Linda M. Kelly, Pastor and First Lady of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has accepted the position of Sports Analytics Associate in The Company's main campus in Bristol, Connecticut. She is the only female on the Analytics’ team, and only the second female hired in history for this position at ESPN. Tiffany was recruited by ESPN after finishing in the top five at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at MIT in Biston last March, where she participated in the Hackaton. The Hackaton is was a program, where Sports Analytic personnel receive data and present it to selected persons from The NBA, NFL, ESPN, TicketMaster, and other Sport's Industry Executives.  Prior to this new position, Tiffany worked at The Cox Center for Student Athletes on the Baton Rouge campus of Louisiana State University. Where she tutored student athletes in Mathematics and Statistics. Tiffany is a 2016 graduate of Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, where she organized the first Sports Business Organization, and was a member of The President 64, a select group of elite student leaders.

Congratulations to Dr. Kamasi Hill, the son of Retired General Officer, Dr. Kenneth Hill, who has a new movie screening in Detroit, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Atlanta, “Born in the Struggle”


“Born in the Struggle” is a documentary film by Dr. Kamasi Hill, The Untold Story of the Children of 1960’s and 70’s American Radicals. Born in the Struggle is a documentary film that explores the lives of the children of 1960’s and 1970’s Radical Activists. In the 1960’s and 1970’s there was a resurgence of pride, identity, and a reclamation of power and self-determination. My family was a part of this movement and as a child, I was inculcated in it with my African name, my celebration of Kwanzaa, and my parent’s insistence that I understand and participate in a knowledge of black pride and black identity. This film explores the lives of people from my generation –who were the sons of and daughters of 1960’s & 70’s radicals. The film addresses the question – What was/is life like for the children of many of the 1960’s/70's Radicals? It explores their reflections and ruminations on their childhood, the influences of their parents, and how the activism of their parents affected their life. The driving narratives of film will be people like Tupac Shakur, Ayanna Gregory, Fred Hampton Jr, Ras Baraka, and Tanehisi Coates.
Kamasi C. Hill, PhD is a historian, theologian, cultural critic, filmmaker, and avid art collector. He has been a public-school educator for 19 years and is also an adjunct lecturer. He specializes in 20th and 21st century American Religious History and Culture and his research also explores the relationship between religion and popular culture.
Dr. Hill has contributed to several publications and has published several articles and blogs. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan he attended Detroit Public Schools, Howard University, and Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University. He currently teaches History at Evanston Township High School and resides in Evanston, Illinois.
Submitted by,
Retired General Officer Dr. Kenneth Hill and Dr. Roberta Hill and 


Payne Theological Seminary announces the Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div.) graduates from the Class of 2017

On behalf of Rev. Michael Joseph Brown, Ph.D., the 17th President of Payne Theological Seminary, the Administrators, Faculty, Staff and Board of Trustees, please join us in congratulating the following Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div.) graduates from the Class of 2017.  The Commencement Ceremony was held at the Greater Allen AME Church in Dayton, Ohio, on May 12, 2017:

Levi Billups
Pamala Bivins
Santarvis Brown
Lucinda Burgess
Laymah Cisco
Tracy Cross
Rickey Curry
Regina Earls
Sheila Evans-Tranumn
Shantay Fludd-Bowers
Charles Glover
Ava Harris
Ouida Hinton-Turner (posthumously)
Joy Igwulu
Mavis Jaudon
Diane Jefferson
Rhonda Johnson
Kenneth Kelley
Hazel Kelly
Irvin Leonard
Janet Long
Elmer Martin
Tony Paige
Candace Perkins
Nettie Ranel
Dale Snyder
Aisha Tate
Barbara Thomas
Phillip Turner
Carroll Wells
Submitted by,
Rev. Felicia R. Bagneris, M.Div.
Presidential Office Coordinator
Payne Theological Seminary
(937) 376-3330 Fax (818) 470-9717 Cell


AME Church Pastor Maurice A. Buford from the 11th Episcopal District promoted to the Naval rank of Captain

On 4 May 2017 the Secretary of the Navy released the results of those officers selected to the rank of Captain. This Naval rank is the equivalent of a Colonel in the US Marine Corps or the US Army. We are pleased to announce that Maurice A. Buford from the 11th Episcopal District was one of the fifteen highly competitive officers selected to serve at the next level. Capt (select) Buford is now the third AME pastor to achieve this honor. Capt (select) Buford currently serves at Marine Corps University and is being ordered to serve at the Pentagon for his next assignment. Pray for God's power and wisdom to rest on his life as ministers to America's finest.

About Captain (select) Maurice A. Buford:

Rev. Dr. Shirley Wallace Graduates with Doctorate Degree from Saint Paul School of Theology 

Leawood, KS - The Rev. Dr. Shirley Wallace received her Doctor of Ministry degree from Saint Paul School of Theology on Friday, May 12, 2017, during the seminary’s fifty-sixth commencement ceremony.  Rev. Dr. Shirley Wallace serves as a volunteer chaplain for Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, in their Spiritual Care Department.  As a retired Local Elder, she continues to serve as a member of the ministerial staff of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Leavenworth, KS, Midwest Conference, Fifth Episcopal District.
Established in 1958, Saint Paul School of Theology is a United Methodist seminary in collaboration with Oklahoma City University and United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. The seminary offers Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry. Learn more at

Congratulatory Responses can be emailed to:   (Rev. Dr. Shirley Wallace)