Candace M. Lewis is first woman to lead Gammon Theological Seminary

Candace M. Lewis has been named president-dean of Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlan­ta, the first woman to serve in that role in the school’s 138-year history.

Lewis, an or­dained elder in the Florida Conference of the United Meth­odist Church, most recently served as executive director of the denomination’s national re­source for church planters. Previously, she was a district superintendent in the Florida Conference and the founding pastor of New Life Community United Meth­odist Church in Jacksonville, Florida.

She graduated from Gammon in 1996 with a master of divinity. She also holds a doctorate in church leadership from Wesley Theological Seminary.