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
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy of Courage
by Sera Chung, Associate for Gender and Racial Justice
A most memorable section from Dr. King’s autobiography is entitled “the angriest I have ever been.” He recounts his experiences of having to ride on the back of the bus, standing over empty seats, to get to his high school on the other side of town. Forced to live in these patterns of segregation, Dr. King said, “I would end up having to go to the back of the bus with my body, but every time I got on that bus I left my mind up on the front seat.” Then, he told himself, “One of these days, “I’m going to put my body up there where my mind is.” Read more.
Recent News: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Inspires Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Staff to a Renewed Commitment to Free Oppressed People
Fifty years after the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, staff from across all six agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) came together Wednesday during a special worship service to witness to the love of God in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a martyr to the faith, in the cause of justice, whose birthday is being celebrated today in a national holiday honoring King. 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
- Women's Leadership Development & Young Women's 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