Woman Lay Minister Appointed Ambassador to the United States


Photo: Thelma Phillip-Browne with President Obama.

On January 28, 2016, Dr. Thelma Phillip-Browne was appointed ambassador to the United States of America by her home country of St. Kitts and Nevis. Ambassador Phillip-Browne is a 2011 graduate of Anderson University School of Theology, where she earned a master of theological studies. She attends the Basseterre Church of God where Eustace Rawlings is pastor, and has served as a lay preacher and active member of the Women of the Church of God (CWC). Ambassador Phillip-Browne is a partner of Child Evangelism Fellowship (C.E.F.), St. Kitts and Nevis chapter. Her community involvements also included hosting of a morning devotional program on a local radio station, WINN FM, as well as co-hosting a “One Love” spiritually based program on Sugar City Rock radio.

In 1978, following secondary education at the Girls High School and Basseterre High School, Phillip-Browne graduated with a medical degree from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Mona, Jamaica. She received training in public health at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine, and is also a graduate from the Cardiff University School of Medicine in Wales, with a diploma in dermatological science. Phillip-Browne served in various medical positions in St. Kitts as a civil servant, in 1995 as director of primary health care, and later chief medical officer of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis. From 1994 until her recent appointment as ambassador to the United States of America, she also practiced dermatology in a private capacity.

Ambassador Phillip-Browne is tasked with strengthening and deepening the relationship between the United States and St. Kitts and Nevis that began in 1983. With a commitment to education, Phillip-Brown has stated that her country is committed to prepare the youth of St. Kitts and Nevis “to achieve full actualization of their God-given potential.”

Thelma Phillip-Browne is the proud mother of two daughters and a son, and grandmother of two girls.

Article originally published at www.christianwomenconnection.org/cwc-news. Learn more about the Church of God at www.JesusIsTheSubject.org.

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