Pastor Jeanette Hicks
The United Churches of Durham welcomed Rev. Jeanette Cooper Hicks in the fall of 2016. She is a native of Philadelphia. Rev. Hicks was an English major at Vassar College and received a Masters in Education from Western Connecticut State. Her first call was to teaching. She never in her wildest dreams thought she would work in a church. God had plans, which lead her to seminary. She studied at Union Theological (NYC), Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, and Boston School of Theology. This former military family (Go Navy!) has made their home in New York, Chicago, Louisville, North Carolina, and New Hampshire before coming to The United Churches of Durham. She is ordained by the United Methodist Church and has joyfully served congregations in Louisville, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. She is a writer, worship designer, and certified Spiritual Director. Pastor Jeanette is known for her lively bible studies, storytelling, and contagious energy in worship. She loves a hot cup of tea, a good book, and a rambling walk. Jeanette and Al have been married 20 years. They have 4 children and a home in Guilford often full of guests. They are delighted to join the United Churches family.
Pastor Jeanette holds drop-in office hours out in the Durham community, typically at Perk on Main, Tuesdays 8:30am-10:00 September -June. Appointments can also be made for pastoral care or spiritual direction in her office on the church campus. If you see her walking around the neighborhood talking to herself, don't be alarmed. She is just working on her sermon. Feel free to say hello or join her for the walk.