Reflections: Thinking Out Loud: Black / White Relations in the US

These two women have been talking together for over twenty years about the black and white race issue in America. Last year they led a discussion on a Thursday night, delving into the hurts, anger, and fear that so often dampen our ability to talk things out. They modeled for us the how's and the when's for these friendships.

Sherry Annette Jones

A graduate of Temple University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Biblical Theological Seminary where she earned her D.Min., Sherry has 30 years’ urban ministry experience.  She has worked in various capacities in the church and in para-church ministries.  She served as Director of Student Life at the Center for Urban Theological Studies (CUTS), where she taught in the areas of Church History, Christian Formation, and the Humanities. She took some time away to assist in planting churches. In 2010 Sherry returned to CUTS after being away for 11 years, and served as the Academic Dean, Professor of Bible and Ministry, and later as Program Coordinator for Arts and Sciences. In 2016 she retired from Lancaster Bible College to pursue full-time ministry as a ministry consultant.

Dr. Jones serves on the ministerial staff of Eagle’s Nest Christian Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA, under the leadership of Apostle Ricci J. Hausley, Senior Pastor Theresa Hausley, and Asst. Pastor Barbara J. Hopson.

Connally Gilliam

Serving with The Navigators since 2000 and currently with NavNeighbors, Connally holds a BA & MT in English and a MA in Theological Studies.  Pre-Navs, she taught public high school English and then writing at the Center for Urban Theological Studies, later working for the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She is also the author of Revelations of a Single Woman: loving the life i didn’t expect (Tyndale 2006). Her great joy is being with her nieces and nephews, who live in the Middle East and Europe.