Reverend Dawn Richards has served in the New York Annual Conference for three years.  Prior to that, she served in the Oklahoma Annual Conference, where she served local churches for 24 years. She is passionate about social justice, rural ministry, pastoral care and spiritual formation.  She loves to walk and kayak. 

Rev. Richards is a graduate of the Pacific School of Religion; she earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in 1985 and was ordained an elder in 1987. She worked in pastoral counseling for eight years before returning to pastoral ministry.

Rev. Richards has been involved in the Upper Room Academy for Spiritual Formation in a variety of ways. She attended numerous Five-Day Academies and the Two-Year Academy, and in 2018 she served on a team for the Oklahoma Five-Day Academy. She has also attended the One Year Online Academy.  For her spiritual formation and continuing education, she also likes to take Spiritual Retreats.

Rev Richards completed Heartpaths Spirituality Center’s Spiritual Direction Training, where she became a certified Spiritual Director and served as a staff member there for several years.

Rev. Richards has a daughter and son-in-law living in New York City and two daughters and their spouses who live in Oklahoma. She has 3 grandchildren. And she shares her home with her cat Mira. 

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