Grace Bowen (2019- )

grace bowenRev. Grace E. Bowen fares from Cambridge, Massachusetts. She earned multiple degrees in education and values clarification from Northeastern University and Antioch College, respectively, before yielding to God's leaning upon her life towards ministry and mission. She then attended both the Lutheran Theological Seminary In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, earning a Master's of Divinity and pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Leadership Development.

Rev. Grace, as she has been affectionately tagged, has deemed it a privilege and a particular calling to be able to combine her two life-long passions - education and ministry - into vocational goals in Detroit and New York City over the past 40 years. From the very beginning, her touchstone verses from scripture have been Proverbs 3:5-6 as her faith journey carried her coast-to-coast through a myriad of experiences, including church administrator in judicatories, parish head of staff, and resource staff in multiple urban and inner-city settings.

The year 2020 marks her 30th anniversary as a minister and member of the Presbytery of New York City and her 40th year overall in ministry.

Her family and true village remains in the Boston area, consisting primarily of two sisters, two nieces, two great-nieces and a host of cousins serving in vital ministries and pastorates across many interfaith and denominational lines. Her family gatherings are often energetically and theologically charged.

Rev. Grace was excited to be called interim pastor of FPCN in 2019. She looks forward to this season of transition which the Lord has so ordained and can't wait to see what God has in store for this wonderfully blessed communion.