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Dr. Sheron C. Patterson

Senior Pastor

Hamilton Park United Methodist Church


Dr. Sheron C. Patterson is the senior pastor of Hamilton Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. She is a trailblazer and glass ceiling breaker for women. Dr. Patterson is the first African American woman ordained an elder in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.
A leader in her own community, Dr. Patterson sits on the Board of Trustees of SMU and the Methodist Health System Board of Directors. The daughter of a school teacher and a policeman, Dr. Patterson grew up in a Charlotte, NC household that encouraged the interruption of the status quo. As a result, Dr. Patterson writes and works for understanding between the Police and African American communities.
Dr. Patterson is a ten year survivor of breast cancer. She turned her diagnosis into a vehicle of community empowerment via awareness programs and fund raising thousands to provide low-income and no-income women with free mammograms.
With 25 years as a relationship counselor, media personality and prolific writer, Dr. Patterson earned a national reputation as an expert in matters of the heart, mind and soul. She has written eight books.  Her latest book is entitled “Lead Yourself Now”.
She holds degrees from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, and Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, TX.
Dr. Patterson and her husband, Robert, have been married 33 years and are the parents of two adult children.