Author: Beverly Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Beverly Wallace is Associate Professor of Congregational and Community Care at Luther Seminary.

Tributes to Dr. Cheryl Angela Stewart Pero

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Stewart Pero, the second Black Lutheran woman ordained in the Lutheran Church in America, the first Black woman in the ELCA to receive a doctorate in New Testament studies, and a leading scholar, pastor, and community builder, died on October 28th, 2020.  For a woman who encouraged and empowered so many others, JLE presents two tributes in her honor.