Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Stewart Pero, the Mother of the Conference of International Black Lutherans and the keeper of its History.

With the closing of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Dr. Stewart reflects on her own intellectual endeavors and her path to an PhD in Old Testament and campus ministry and teaching in the Chicago educational complex.

Sherman Hicks, First elected African American Bishop in the ELCA.

As college classmates, Bp Hicks and the reporter [Rich Stewart] have known each other for over 50 years.  Talking about and to the church is nothing new for either of us, but it is good to have reflections that are not your own and experiences that different than the path of the reporter.

Rev. Fred Allen, a hearing loss, didn't stop this pastor from reaching out to others and sharing the Good News of the Gospel in the LCMS and ELCA.

His pastor didn't let him see his hearing loss as a disability, but as an asset for his own education and later as a vocational specialization in the church.  He was a part of the 100th Year Celebration for St.Philips, Philadelphia and still serves in Stouchberg, PA.

Dr. Richard Green, Layman, Scientist, Educator, Lutheran by education and First African American Lay President of a Lutheran Seminary [Interim @ ULS]

A college education in the Upper Midwest, brought this native Kentuckian to the Lutheran Church, Higher Education and an adult life lived in service to the church as and educator and administrator.