Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Dorothy Watson Tatem

    Philadelphia, PA

    January 26, 1942

    Son: Mark Lewis Dennis, 37
    Education and Honors:
  • 1999 D. Min.-Renewal of the Church for Mission- Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wynnewood, PA.
  • 1987 Master of Divinity- Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York
  • 1997 Master of Education- Secondary Education and Reading, Beaver College, Glenside, PA.
  • 1963 Bachelor of Science- Secondary Education and English, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Ministry:
    Current Appointment
  • Director, Office of Urban and Global Ministries, Philadelphia, PA.
    Previous Appointments
  • Director, Office of Resourcing, Eastern PA. Conference;
  • Lead Pastor, Camphor Memorial U.M. Church, Philadelphia, PA;
  • Pastor, St. Matthews U.M. Church, Trevose, PA.
  • Membership:
    Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference
    General Church Experience
  • General Conference: 2008 Delegate (Vice Chair-General Administrative Legislative Committee), 2004 Delegate, 2000 First Alternate;
  • 1996 Jurisdictional Conference.
    General Boards
  • General Commission on Religion and Race 2000-2008 (Chair-Personnel;
  • Vice Chair- Minority Group Self-Determination Fund);
  • Strengthening the Black Church for the Twenty-First Century (Chair-Evaluation Team-in partnership with UMPH published text on SBC21, God Delivers Me.);
  • NEJ Boundaries Committee, Secretary 2000-2004;
  • NEJ Multicultural Center-Youth Recruitment for Ordained Ministry 2000-2004;
  • Co-Chair, International Consultation of U.M. Clergy Women, Jan. 2002.
  • Office:
    Office of Urban and Global Ministries
    Simpson House
    2101 Belmont Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131-1628
    Phone: (215) 878-8054
    Fax: (215) 878-8342
    Endorsed by:
    Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

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