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The Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell The Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell is associate pastor for education and engagement at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York, NY.

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The Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY

The Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell is the Associate Pastor for Education and Engagement at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church located in Midtown Manhattan.  She oversees the Young Adult, Community Groups, Children and Families, and Adult Education Ministries at this historic New York City church.  In this capacity, she not only helps the younger generations of the church to cultivate sustainable faith practices, but also convenes cutting edge educational programing for the adults. 

Charlene has served as a theologian-in-residence for the Institute for Youth Ministry, as a preacher for Princeton's Alumni conference, and as a preacher at Montreat's annual youth conferences.  She blogs for Presbyterian Outlook and serves on the Leadership Board of the Next Church.

Charlene was born and raised in Alamo, California, and received her BA from University of California, San Diego; her M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary; and her D.Min from New York Theological Seminary.  The focus of her dissertation was on the confessional practices of Millennials. 

Charlene and her husband live on the Upper West Side with their daughter Amelie. 

 


Latest Content by The Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell

The Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell

Desperate Belief

Mark 7:24-30

15th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

September 06, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell (PCUSA)

 

To get things going, I want to start out with a quick little get-your-imagination-going exercise. Now unless you are operating any sort of heavy machinery, I want you to just close your eyes wherever you may be, take a deep breath, clear your mind, and picture Jesus. Alright, do you have an image in your head? Great. You can open your eyes.

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