Traci Blackmon, UCC national officer, honored by African American newspaper

The executive minister of justice and witness ministries was named 2017 Person of the Year.

Traci Blackmon, a United Church of Christ national officer and pastor of Christ the King United Church of Christ, in Florissant, Missouri, was named 2017 Person of the Year by the St. Louis American, one of the top African Ameri­can newspapers in the country.

“Though still pastor of her home church, she is now more than a local force to be reckoned with,” the editorial in the St. Louis American reads. “The courageous witness she bore in Ferguson, both on the streets as a clergy supporter and on the Ferguson Com­mission as a policy maker, gave her national visibility.” —United Church News