This Far by Faith by Faith Fowler
This year's OneBook is This Far by Faith by Faith Fowler. She will be with us on October 24, 2018 to give a presentation on her work in the Cass Community in Detroit, Michigan.
Rev. Faith Fowler is the Senior Pastor of Cass Community United Methodist Church and Executive Director of Cass Community Social Services (CCSS), a Detroit nonprofit agency which responds to poverty with programs for food, health care, housing and employment. She has held these roles since 1994.
Beyond her work at CCSS, Rev. Fowler has served as a Board Member for the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation (CCNDC), an advisory Board member of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging, as well as a Board Member and Trustee for the General Board of Church and Society. She currently is a Trustee at Albion College.
Prior to coming to Cass Community, from 1986 until 1994 Rev. Fowler was the pastor of William S. Ford Memorial United Methodist Church in Detroit. From 1983 to 1986, she worked with the Catholic Chaplaincy Team at Walpole Maximum Security Prison in Massachusetts.
Rev. Fowler graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Albion College. She received a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from the Boston University School of Theology and a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She currently serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Michigan - Dearborn.
Her interests include reading, running, the environment and travel. Rev. Fowler has finished the Boston Marathon four times. She has visited Zimbabwe, Africa; Sydney, Australia; Seoul, Korea; Russia; as well as several countries in Europe and England.
Recognition of Her Work Includes:
- Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame – 2016
- Shining Light Award - 2016
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Global Poverty Award – 2012
- Detroit Free Press Michigan Green Leader Award - 2010
- Volvo for Life finalist - 2007
- Albion College Distinguished Alumni Award - 2005
- Boston University School of Theology Distinguished Alumni - 2005
- Michiganian of The Year 2003- The Detroit News
- The University of Michigan-Dearborn School of Education- Distinguished Alumnus of the Year - 2003
- Detroit districts' Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award – 2003
For more information about the history of the Cass Community, see the following sites:
Events for 10/24
|11 a.m.||Film: The Last Days of Chinatown||TR 227|
|2 p.m.||Workshop for the Community
Registration required to attend.
|4:30 - 5 p.m.||Writer's Corner
Discussion of Faith Fowler's writing process
|7 p.m.||Presentation by Faith Fowler
Please RSVP here.
|8 - 8:30 p.m.||Reception & Book Signing|
ResourcesCheck out the LibGuide for more information.
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