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Campbell, Joan Brown

Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen


         - She was the first woman to be Associate Executive Director of the Greater Cleveland Council of Churches.

         - She was the first woman to be Executive Director of the U.S. office of the World Council of Churches.

1990 - The first ordained woman to be General Secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA.

         - Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell is an ordained minister with standing in two Christian denominations, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the American Baptist Church.

         - She is the first woman Director of Religion at the historic Chautauqua Institution.

2005 - She is a honorary degree recipient. 


Page last updated: 11:00am, 13th Sep '07

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