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Pastor Rev. Dr. Marva Usher-Kerr

The Rev. Dr. Marva Usher-Kerr has been a faithful member of The United Methodist Church for many years. During that time she has been active on every level of the church, including serving as a General Conference and Jurisdictional delegate (2004, 2008 and 2012). 

Three of her greatest passions are evangelism, teaching and missions. She has led numerous lay training events, Mission U and youth ministries. One of Rev. Usher-Kerr’s passions is volunteer missions. She has worked in Haiti and several parts of both Africa and South America. As a certified evangelist of The United Methodist Church, she comes with a wealth of experience.

Prior to ordination, Rev. Usher-Kerr worked several years with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church and with United Methodist Women at the national office of The United Methodist Church. 

She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and has attended Auburn and Union Seminaries. Dr. Usher-Kerr received her master of divinity degree and doctor of ministry degree from New York Theological Seminary in New York City. Rev. Dr. Usher-Kerr served as pastor at Willis Avenue United Methodist Church in the Bronx from 2012-2016 and was appointed in June 2016 to Tremont United Methodist Church, also in the Bronx.

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