Rev. Dr. Sheila Harvey '07 to Chair Alumni Council, Join Board of Trustees

November 10, 2022

At its meeting on Nov. 7, the Board of Trustees unanimously elected Rev. Dr. Sheila Harvey '07 as a new member of the board. 

Rev. Dr. Sheila Harvey headshot

Rev. Dr. Harvey will also become the next chair of the Hartford International Alumni Council.

The Rev. Dr. Sheila Harvey is an ordained, full-time pastor of Union Congregational United Church of Christ in West Palm Beach, Florida. Currently, Rev. Dr. Harvey sits on state and national non-profit boards to further serve others. Before joining Union, she served as a full-time chaplain for several years. She also has more than two decades of combined ministry experience in Florida, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C.

In addition, Rev. Dr. Harvey has earned several degrees: a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University, a Master of Divinity from Howard University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Hartford International University in 2007. She has also completed two national leadership institutes and holds a leadership certification from Harvard University. She resides in South Florida with her talented and gifted son, Brandon.

Rev. Dr. Harvey recently spoke at HIU about her book, Messages of Hope: Preaching Peace and Justice for All. She describes the book this way: 

"My book delivers weekly messages of hope for peace and justice for all through love letters preached to a racially, economically, and culturally diverse congregation during the COVID-19 pandemic and at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement. This book is unique because it offers messages of hope in the wake of an ongoing viral pandemic and heartbreaking global unrest. Yet, even in times of despair, this book calls upon all people of faith to remain hopeful that peace and justice will be possible for everyone, everywhere. In a world filled with hopelessness, consider reading my book to fill your heart and mind with messages of hope."

Her conversation about the book with President Joel N. Lohr can be viewed at this link.

Welcome, Sheila!


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