Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens
Rev. Hord Owens was elected as the General Minister and President on July 9, 2017. A Disciple since young adulthood, Hord Owens was dean of students at the University of Chicago Divinity School and pastor of First Christian Church of Downers Grove, IL prior to her election.
Rev. Hord Owens’ resume includes more than 20 years in corporate America leading diverse teams in data management before she entered seminary. For 15 years, she served as the dean of students at the University of Chicago Divinity School, shepherding a varied student body in both background and theology.
Rev. Hord Owens is widely sought after as a preacher, speaker and workshop facilitator. Her ministry and intellectual interests include a theology of reconciliation, cultural intelligence, developing inclusive and multi-cultural congregations, and the mentoring of youth and young adults. She is married to Walter Owens, Jr., with whom she celebrated 30 years of marriage prior to her election. They are the proud parents of an adult son, W. Mitchell Owens, III.
Messages from the GMP
Playlist of video messages, including the “Imagine With Me” series
Connect with the GMP
Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens looks forward to opportunities to connect with members of the Church. If you would like to request her presence for a worship service, a recorded message for your church anniversary, participation in a workshop or other event, please click on the button below to submit a request form. If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to Shannon Pope, Exec. Asst. to the General Minister & President at [email protected] We look forward to connecting you with your GMP.