Racial Ethnic Leadership Development
The Racial Ethnic Leadership Development Office designs, plans, coordinates and promotes racial ethnic and women’s leadership institutes. Leadership institutes identify, equip and connect racial ethnic women and men, who are teaching and ruling elders, with leadership opportunities in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This ministry also strengthens and nurtures the gifts of racial ethnic leaders, and inspires them to greater leadership roles in congregations, mid councils and in General Assembly agencies.
Young adults, new immigrants, and other leaders, are provided opportunities for vocational discernment and networking. This office inspires leadership qualities by cultivating, nurturing and sustaining diverse, transformational leaders for Christ’s mission.
This ministry also empowers racial ethnic persons and women to serve fully in the life of the church, and develops resources that promote the leadership gifts of racial ethnic persons, new immigrants and women.
Meet Vince Patton
Vince Patton is the racial ethnic leadership development manager for Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries, with responsibility for planning and coordinating leadership institutes sponsored by the ministry area. He previously served as the editor of These Days devotional magazine and as the director of church relations for the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. Vince also served as an editor of curriculum for youth and young adults and as the associate for interpretation resources and promotion writer for the General Assembly Council. Vince has a Bachelor of Arts and a MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Vince is a ruling elder and deacon in the PC(USA). He has served several terms on the Committee on Preparation for Ministry in Mid-Kentucky Presbytery.