Rev Jonas Hayes Recognized by McCormick Theological Seminary

May 9, 2023

Rev. Dr. Ozzie Smith, Jr., interim director of McCormick’s Doctor of Ministry Programs, writes “Culturally attentive pastoral leadership can help individuals recognize the impact history and society has had in shaping their own lives as well as the lives of the congregations and communities they are called to serve.

Among this May’s nearly 60 candidates for graduation is Rev. Jonas Hayes, a D.Min. candidate who is using conversations about race, diversity, and privilege to bring members of a Long Beach, California church closer together.”

Learn more about the focus of Jonas’ doctoral thesis and the work he and Grace First Presbyterian are doing.