The Rev. Dr. Sheila Harvey, newly published author of Messages of Hope: Preaching Peace and Justice for All, is an ordained, full-time pastor of Union Congregational United Church of Christ in West Palm Beach, Florida. Currently, Dr. Sheila sits on local, state and national non-profit boards to further serve others. Before joining Union, Dr. Sheila served as a full-time chaplain for several years. She also has more than two decades of combined ministry experience in Florida, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C.
Recently, Dr. Sheila presented her work on Just Peace at the 2022 World Council of Churches General Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany; served as a World Council of Churches (WCC) delegate at the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee on Racial Justice in New York; and submitted an official statement as a WCC delegate of the UN’s Inaugural Forum on Persons of African Dissent in Geneva, Switzerland. Most recently, Dr. Sheila was named a United Church of Christ (UCC) delegate for the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
Additionally, Dr. Sheila has earned several degrees: a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University, a Master of Divinity from Howard University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Hartford International University. Dr. Sheila has also completed two national leadership institutes and holds a leadership certification from Harvard University. Dr. Sheila resides in South Florida with her talented and gifted son, Brandon.