United Theological Seminary Introduces Vice President for African American and Multi-Cultural Church Relations

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Rev. Dr. Harold Hudson announced in new role.

Harold Hudson
The creation of this position under Dr. Hudson’s leadership marks a historic moment in the life of the Seminary...

Dr. Wendy J. Deichmann, President of United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH, recently announced that on July 1, 2015, Rev. Dr. Harold A. Hudson transitioned to a new position, Vice President for African American and Multi-Cultural Church Relations. He has served United as Vice President for Enrollment and Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies since 2009.

"The creation of this position under Dr. Hudson’s leadership marks a historic moment in the life of the Seminary, reaffirming United’s long-standing commitment to the African American Church and other multi-cultural relationships," President Deichmann stated. "I look forward to working closely with Dr. Hudson to strengthen United's ties with the African American community and to establish new, mutually beneficial relationships and opportunities for partnership," she added.

While assuming new responsibilities in church relations and fundraising to advance United’s commitment to the African American and multi-cultural church, Dr. Hudson will continue to serve as Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies.

A 2003 Doctor of Ministry alumnus of United, Dr. Hudson has served as adjunct professor in the Doctoral Program since receiving his D.Min. degree.

In addition to his multi-faceted work at United, Rev. Dr. Hudson has served as Senior Pastor of Calvary Tremont Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, OH, since 1996. Previously he served at New Hope Baptist Church in Hillsboro, OH, from 1988 to 1996. He received his Bachelor of Theology and Master of Religious Education degrees from International Seminary, Plymouth, FL, and an Honorary Doctorate from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, VA.

Dr. Hudson was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in 2009 and presented at “Who’s Who in Black Columbus” in 2010. He serves on the boards of the American Red Cross and Maryhaven Hospital, was religious advisor to Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and served as Moderator of the Eastern Union Missionary Baptist Association. He was also the Executive Director and founder of the Bernice Troy Home, Inc.

Dr. Hudson’s objectives are to serve his family, the local and extended church and to witness to the world about Jesus Christ the Lord. He is married to Billie S. Hudson, and together they are the proud parents of seven children and grandparents of seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

United Theological Seminary is a graduate professional school of The United Methodist Church offering masters and doctoral theological degrees and continuing education with programs offered on campus and online. United's goal is to educate dynamic, Spirit-led leaders who will renew the church for the mission of Jesus Christ in the world.

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