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Emma Jordan Simpson

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Dr. Emma Jordan Simpson, Proctor Co-Chaplain-in-Residence, is the Executive Director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and Executive Pastor of The Concord Baptist Church of Christ, Brooklyn, NY. She previously served as Executive Director of the Children’s Defense Fund – New York where she worked with advocates to name and address New York’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline CrisisTM, to close abusive youth prisons and to redirect resources to invest in youth and their communities. Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of Girls Incorporated of New York City and as Executive Vice President for the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. Her writings include a meditation, “Loving Our Daughters,” for Sister to Sister: A Devotional for African American Women. She is a graduate of Fisk University (BA Double major – Religious and Philosophical Studies and Music), Union Theological Seminary in New York City (M.Div.), and earned the Certificate in Not for Profit Management, Executive Level from the Columbia Business School Institute for Not for Profit Management. She earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree (with distinction) from Drew Theological Seminary in 2009.