June 29th Speaker Bio: Rev. Victoria Hamilton

Rev. Victoria Hamilton, is co-pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She co-pastors with her husband William, affectionately known as P-Ham, to whom she has been married for more than 48 years.  Vicki was called to the then 128 year old historical congregation, whose membership was declining in January 2000 as a mission developer.  The congregation has changed dramatically and has become ethnically diverse.
She has been a church-wide board member of the African American Lutheran Association, Assistant to the Bishop for the African American Strategy, synod’s anti-racism team. She is an advocate for LGBT rights and is a member of Reconciling Works. She has also served ecumenically with Beat the Odds (a community program helping and encouraging young teen parents to finish school) and has conducted numerous workshops on self-esteem and empowerment.

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