Dr. Thomas is an Ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and serves as Assistant Pastor with her husband, the Rev. Troy I. Thomas, Senior Pastor, at Quinn Chapel AME Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Thomas earned her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and her Doctor of Ministry degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. She serves as Board Chair and Dean of the West Kentucky Conference of the AME Church Board of Examiners and is Executive Director and Founder of Sisters Keeping the Covenant, Inc., a ministry for the empowerment of women and girls.
A lifelong advocate for women and especially women clergy, Dr. Thomas has established national conventions for women, ranging in topics from HIV care and prevention to self-care in ministry and family life. In addition to her advocacy for women and her work as a minster, Dr. Thomas has experience in the classroom, instructing both undergraduates and graduates in comparative religion, theology and spiritual formation. She is the author of Woman, Dry Your Weeping Eyes, as well as of several women’s Christian devotional books.
“Rev. Dr. Thomas will be a great asset to the Center as well as the LPTS community, providing us with unique perspectives and experiences,” said Women’s Center Financial and Faculty Liaison the Rev. Dr. Johanna Bos. “Please join us in welcoming her to our community.”