Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson is the first woman, and the first Black woman, to lead the denomination as General Minister and President.

Ordained minister, administrator, theologian, and poet with a demonstrated history of working in the church, in ecumenical organizations and nonprofit organizations. Skilled in executive leadership with a focus on fiscal management, organizational development, and change leadership.

She is a gifted writer and poet whose writings have been published in books, journals and on-line publications. Her book of
poetry Drums in Our Veins was published in 2020 and is a compilation of poems that focus on the injustices facing people of African Descent and the fight and desire for racial justice globally. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, her poetry and writings reflect
her Jamaican heritage and culture as well as the traditions and lore of her Ancestors.

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