Alumnus named executive director of national victims’ organization
LTS M.Div. alumnus Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr. is now executive director of Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation.
He will direct a nonprofit advocacy organization with more than 10,000 members and supporters nationwide, committed to lifting the voices of family members of murder victims, and of state execution, in the national movement for death penalty abolition.
Rev. Sullivan, who prefers to simply be called “Jack,” is Immediate Past Regional Minister and President of the Pennsylvania Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), has previously served as a Unit President in the Pennsylvania State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and has been a key leader in faith-based anti-death penalty efforts, spurred by the death of his younger sister, who was murdered at the young age of 21.
A resident of Greensboro, NC, Rev. Sullivan has worked on death penalty and restorative justice issues in Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, and Washington where he led clergy efforts in support of ending the death penalty there. He has been a leading voice in efforts to dismantle systemic, institutional racism while forming interracial and cross-cultural partnerships that work for the common good. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in interpersonal communication from Ohio University, Athens, OH; a Master of Divinity degree from Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, KY; a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Bethany College, Bethany, WV.. Jack is a Life Member of both the NAACP and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
He is married to the Rev. Sèkinah Hamlin and is the father of Nia and Jacquelyn.
For the complete announcement and to learn more about MVFR, visit: http://www.mvfr.org/mvfr-names-executive-director