Rev. TiShaunda McPherson
Rev. TiShaunda McPherson joined DuPage AME Church in 2003 after attending the youth and young adult night of the Church’s Fall Revival. During that service, God planted a seed that has since fueled her passion for ministry with young people. In addition to serving as a youth advocate and mentor, Rev. TiShaunda is the ministerial liaison for the Young Adult Network, where she encourages this new generation of leaders to view themselves the way that God sees them, and to pursue their dreams with confidence. To this effect, she challenges them, and all persons, to live in the freedom that Christ has granted, as she is inspired by Galatians 5:1, which states, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
In her professional life, Rev. TiShaunda is a Civil Rights Attorney for the U.S. Department of Education. In this capacity, she ensures that federal civil rights statutes are enforced at educational institutions, and that all students receive access to an appropriate education, and that those students and their families are treated fairly in the school setting.
Rev. TiShaunda is a graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, where she received her Master of Divinity degree; Northwestern University School of Law, where she received her juris doctor degree; the University of Minnesota, where she received her Master of Public Policy degree; and the University of Illinois, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.
She is married to her loving husband, Michael, whom she met while she attended another church for a season, and they have two handsome sons, Malcolm and Isaiah. The McPhersons are excited to call DuPage AME Church their church home, and are eager to see where God will lead them in ministry.