Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries
In Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries, we engage the Church in its mission to become more diverse and inclusive of racial, ethnic, cultural and language groups, and we equip women for leadership in all ministries of the Church.
Meet the Director
Rev. Dr. Rhashell d. Hunter
The Reverend Doctor Rhashell D. Hunter is the Director of Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries in the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Prior to joining the Presbyterian Mission Agency, she served as Pastor of Community Presbyterian Church in Flint, Michigan, from 1998 to 2007, and she was Associate Pastor for Worship, Music and the Arts at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, from 1993 to 1998. She is past Moderator of the Synod of the Covenant. Read more.
From The Director: Guest Column
by Jewel McRae, associate for Women's Leadership Development and Young Women's Ministries
“….we must remember to pass the baton to the next generation of young adult women leaders to inspire, to engage and to connect them in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.”
The Women’s Leadership Development and Young Women’s Ministries Office provides leadership development opportunities for all women (including racial ethnic, new immigrant, clergywomen, seminarians, etc.) to fully live out their calls in the church. We also work to equip young adult women for service in the church with hands-on experience that will inspire them to become advocates to work for justice, to engage in dialogue that will enhance their global and ecumenical perspective and connect them with other women leaders through mentoring. Read more.
Presbyterians Focus on Collaboration During 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Last week, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s delegation of young women and Presbyterian Women from across the country gathered with Lutherans, Methodists, and other worldwide ecumenical partners in New York City for the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. During the gathering, women discussed an array of shared concerns, including women and poverty, education and training of women, violence against women, and women and the economy. Read more.
59th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women: A report card on the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action
Thirty-five Presbyterian women, including 12 young adults, will attend the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York in March. The delegation is organized through a partnership involving the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries, and Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Presbyterian presence is possible because the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is accredited to the United Nations through the Economic and Social Council. Read more.
Commission on the Status of Women attendee shares her hopes for upcoming event
"Recenty five women in my community were murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. That's unacceptable. I hope my time in New York City at the Commission will give me the tools and resources that I need to be an advocate for the women and girls in my community." Florence Vargas is one of 22 women who will travel to New York City in a few weeks as part of a Presbyterian Women delegation attending the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Read more.
The Racial Ethnic Torch
In this issue, you'll meet young adult Presbyterian leaders. You'll meet Asian young adult leaders, who wrestled with the theme of "New Leadership in a Changing Environment" at the Pan Asian English Ministries Pastors' Conference. You will be introduced to young women who attended the Commiccion on the Status of Women in New York and some who shared their hopes for the church with us at a Season of Listening with the Young Adult Women event held this summer. You'll also learn about new staff in Racial Ethnic & Women's Ministries, as well as upcoming events. Download here.
RE&WM Sent Young Women Delegates to CSW58
Racial Ethnic & Women's Ministries Ministries
- African American Congregational Support
- All Women
- Asian Congregational Support
- Gender Justice Ministries
- Hispanic/Latino-a Congregational Support
- Intercultural Ministries
- Korean Emerging Ministries
- Middle Eastern Emerging Ministries
- Multicultural Congregational Support
- Native American Congregational Support
- Racial Ethnic Schools and Colleges
- Racial Justice
- Young Women's Ministries and Presbyterian College Women