Rev. Dr. Stacey Edwards-Dunn Accepts Center Leadership

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Ted Hiebert is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Stacey Edwards-Dunn has been appointed Director of the Center for African American Ministry and Black Church Studies for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Rev. Edwards-Dunn is the Executive Minister of Community Engagement and Transformation at Trinity United Church of Christ.  She holds a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick and a Master of Divinity from Virginia Union University’s Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology, in addition to degrees in chemistry and biology, and a Masters of Public Health from Indiana University.  Her deep engagement in the community and her knowledge of McCormick give her excellent credentials to provide leadership for the Center in the year ahead.  Her office number is 303.  Be sure to drop by when you have a chance to welcome her to the McCormick community.

Edwards-Dunn is also the founder of Fertility for Colored Girls; as such, she is familiar with the pain that comes with the challenge of overcoming infertility. An ordained minister of the Gospel, certified life coach and experienced teacher, Dr. Dunn spent the earlier part of her life teaching Reproductive Health Education in the inner city of Chicago where she served as an Health Educator at Winfield Moody Health Center and the Health Center Manager as well as Director of Community Education at Planned Parenthood. In addition to serving as the Executive Minister at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, preaching, teaching and spending time with her life parter Mr. Earl Dunn, Sr. and family, she is passionate about seeking ways to enhance her own fertility, while she seeks to serve as an instrument of hope, information as well as empowerment for those struggling with infertility, making decisions regarding their own reproductive health and seeking to build the families of their dreams.

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