The Rev. Dr. Jamesetta Ferguson is senior pastor of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Louisville, where she leads the church’s vision to cultivate seeds of necessity through spiritual guidance and community partnerships. In her 2016 book, Urban Ministry: Revitalizing a Church and Impacting a Community, Ferguson outlines her program that helps ease re-entry using Christian principles, intentional nurturing, accountability and mentoring. Under Ferguson’s leadership, the MOLO Village Community Development Corporation was established to engage Russell residents in holistic approaches to community development. Ferguson earned a Master of Education from the University of Louisville, and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, where she is now an adjunct professor.

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