The Rev. Rhashell Hunter, director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)'s Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries, was honored with the Presbyterian Women Honorary Life Membership Award during the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board meeting in Louisville last week.

The award was presented by Mary Jorgenson, moderator of Presbyterian Women, who said, “Rhashell embodies what it means to be a true Presbyterian woman. She has not only recognized the work and mission of Presbyterian Women and its historic connection to the work and mission of the denomination, but has actively committed herself to honor the covenant relationship between Presbyterian Women and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).”

When asked about her recognition by Presbyterian Women, Hunter stated, “I was very surprised, honored and humbled. I value Presbyterian Women as the exceptional mission organization that it is and I’m grateful to serve them in the ways that I’ve been blessed to serve.”

The Honorary Life Membership program was established to honor faithful service to the Presbyterian Women and to the church. Recipients become part of a large group of women and men who have been recognized in this way. Funds derived from Honorary Life Memberships are used for Presbyterian Women leadership training costs, support of leadership development events for women and assistance training leaders for mission interpretation and support.