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Rev Jesse KNOX III


Rev Jesse KNOX III

Jesse Knox III, Senior Minister at the Church of the Good Shepherd and Executive Director of the Good Shepherd Community Services Organization, served as Interim Director of Ministry Studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School during the 2000-2001 academic year. A Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow (2000-01), Reverend Knox is a board member of the Washington Park Consortium, Community Renewal Society, Consecra Housing Network and formerly, The Christian Century. He serves on the United Church of Christ Chicago Metropolitan Association’s Congregational Life Committee, and Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ Personnel and Property Management Committees. Before becoming Assistant Minister, he worked at Thresholds in Chicago with the mentally challenged.

Reverend Knox took his M. Div. at the University of Chicago Divinity School, after earning a B.A. and M.A in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received certification in the field of Church-Based Community and Economic Development from Harvard University. In addition to his extensive experience in the practice of ministry, Reverend Knox has written and lectured on a range of topics related to church-based communities, economic and community development, and the contemporary situation of urban churches.

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