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File #: 21-1215    Version: 1 Name: HONORING PASTOR JAMES L. BROOKS
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 1/25/2021 In control: Deer
On agenda: 1/28/2021 Final action: 1/28/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING PASTOR JAMES L. BROOKS FOR HIS LEADERSHIP, COMMITMENT, AND DEDICATION TO THE NORTH LAWNDALE COMMUNITY WHEREAS, Pastor James L. Brooks is the son of the late James and Mary Brooks, serves as the Senior Pastor of Harmony Community Church and the Vice President of Mission & Community Engagement at Lawndale Christian Health Center. He formerly served as the Coordinator of Youth Ministry at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, IL, and was the first African American to be called to serve this historic Lutheran congregation; and WHEREAS, Pastor James L. Brooks is a summa cum laude graduate of Concordia University where he majored in organizational management. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Northern Theological Seminary, where he was the first Dr. John Perkins Scholar graduate; and WHEREAS, Pastor James L. Brooks also completed his youth and theology certification at Princeton Theological Seminary and a clinical pastoral education unit at the ...
Sponsors: DENNIS DEER, FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING PASTOR JAMES L. BROOKS FOR HIS LEADERSHIP, COMMITMENT, AND DEDICATION TO THE NORTH LAWNDALE COMMUNITY

WHEREAS, Pastor James L. Brooks is the son of the late James and Mary Brooks, serves as the Senior Pastor of Harmony Community Church and the Vice President of Mission & Community Engagement at Lawndale Christian Health Center. He formerly served as the Coordinator of Youth Ministry at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, IL, and was the first African American to be called to serve this historic Lutheran congregation; and

WHEREAS, Pastor James L. Brooks is a summa cum laude graduate of Concordia University where he majored in organizational management. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Northern Theological Seminary, where he was the first Dr. John Perkins Scholar graduate; and

WHEREAS, Pastor James L. Brooks also completed his youth and theology certification at Princeton Theological Seminary and a clinical pastoral education unit at the University of Illinois Medical Center. In November 2020, he completed the Community Health Center Executive Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. To add to his wide array of empowering strategies and techniques, he is a highly sought-after John Maxwell Certified Life Coach. He is currently a doctoral student at Northern Theological Seminary; and

WHEREAS, Pastor James L. Brooks James is grateful to participate in God's work of proclaiming liberty to the oppressed and breaking down the walls that so easily divide us from one another. In addition, he provides a weekly food pantry and provides hot meals to the community during the holidays; and

WHEREAS, He enthusiastically facilitates workshops in leadership development, spiritual resiliency, margins, boundaries, and Christian community development. For his service, Pastor James L. Brooks humbly received numerous awards and accolades, including being a recipient of Northern Seminary's distinguished Bryan F. Arc...

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