Reverend Dr. Denise Donnell
The Reverend Dr. Denise Donnell is an ordained elder in the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Denise spent the last 5 years of parish ministry on a successful journey in a cross-racial appointment at Mississippi City United Methodist Church in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Gaining a much larger parish, Denise made the transition from pulpit to community pastor by joining the Human Rights Campaign as Senior Faith Organizer.
The Human Rights Campaign believes total liberation is possible for all God’s children in our lifetime. To that end, Denise has devoted this season of her life to advocating specifically for persons who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ).
Dr. Donnell holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Jackson State University (1994), a Master of Arts Degree in Secondary Education from The University of Mississippi (1996), a Master of Divinity Degree from Perkins School of Theology (2003) and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Jackson State University (2008).