Learning Plenary with Erin Hawkins
Erin Hawkins became the fourth General Secretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race in September 2007. She joined the staff as an Associate General Secretary in 2001, serving as a staff representative and resource consultant to the Southeastern Jurisdiction, Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR), the Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century Initiative and other ministries serving the denomination’s black constituency. She is a Harry Hosier Life Member of BMCR.
A native of Los Angeles, Erin is a lifelong member of Saint Mark United Methodist Church there, and has taught Sunday school and served as an usher, liturgist, choir member and district delegate to annual conference. A certified lay speaker, she has been a grant writer, program developer, and frequent preacher, keynote speaker and facilitator for local, district, conference and churchwide events. Erin’s personal and professional accomplishments are undergirded by her strong commitment to advocate for equality and empowerment of disenfranchised people and to model the unconditional love of Jesus Christ for all people.
Erin spoke at the Friday Learning plenary to the body of the 2012 Session of the California-Pacific Annual Conference with a moving and challenging message. This message can be seen in full in the video below (from times 1:02:40 to 1:44:00).
Thank you to Erin Hawkins for her gracious voice within the California-Pacific Annual Conference.