“I know the plans I have for you declared the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
The Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee invites you to join us at Sherman United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2016, for the worship service. Our new pastor, Rev. Dr. Barbara Morgan, will preach and participate in a Service of Pastoral Appointment. Following the worship service, there will be a special hospitality, where you can meet and greet Dr. Morgan in Winfield Hall.
Regarding Dr. Morgan, she is an ordained Elder and currently serves as associate pastor of St. Mark, the largest predominately African American United Methodist Church in the Chicago metro area. Prior to joining St. Mark’s ministerial team, she served for several years as the senior pastor of New Gresham and Greenstone United Methodist Churches in Chicago.
Dr. Morgan graduated valedictorian from Lucy Flower High School in Chicago. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Roosevelt University, a Masters in Development of Human Resources from National Louis University, and a Masters of Divinity from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. She completed her Doctorate in Ministry at the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, where she was a James Stein Scholar. Her course of study pertained to women in ministry and liberation theology.
Dr. Morgan is an Advisory Board Member of Kairos Outside Prison Ministry and is a member of SOUL (South-siders Organized for Unity and Liberation). She has served as chaplain at Northwestern Hospital and the Mather Foundation in Evanston. Her mission ministry has included trips to Israel, Greece, and South Africa, where she sought dialogue and liberation for the marginalized and oppressed.
Dr. Morgan’s theology is that we serve a God of the oppressed, that suffering knows no class, cultural, or geographical boundaries, that wherever you find suffering, you will find the Lord Jesus Christ. Our District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Zaki L. Zaki, describes Dr. Morgan as a strong preacher, a caring pastor, and an effective leader and communicator.
Lawrence Hamilton Chair, Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee