Paula Parker

Program Associate

Paula Parker

Rev. Dr. Paula Owens Parker is the program associate for The Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership and also the senior program developer of Roots Matter LLC, a program which identifies approaches to healing generational trauma in families and communities. Parker is the developer of RAPHA: A Course in Contemplative Healing Prayer, a spiritual director, and a certified facilitator of Emotional Emancipation Circles (EEC) of Community Healing Network. She is a member of the advisory board of the Spiritual Directors of Color Network and a presenter for the North Carolina Institute for Spiritual Direction and Formation. Parker is the author of Roots Matter: Healing History, Honoring Heritage, Renewing Hope (2016) which recognizes the impact of transgenerational trauma as a result of chattel slavery on the African American community. She has contributed articles to Healing Line, Christian Century and Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology and co-authored the chapter “Internal Liberation” in Kaleidoscope:Broadening the Palette in the Art of Spiritual Direction (2019).