Rev. Dr. Rochelle Frazier honored with 2022 Harry Hosier Spirit Award

August 18, 2022 | by Admin

Rev. Dr. Rochelle Frazier honored with 2022 Harry Hosier Spirit Award


Rev. Dr. Rochelle A. Frazier received her Doctor of Ministry degree in Contemplative Practice, Spiritual Renewal and Strategic Leadership from Claremont School of Theology earlier this year and was named as a 2022 Harry Hosier Spirit Award Honoree, an award bestowed by By Faith Magazine, the exclusive communication vehicle for the 2,500 Black congregations in the United Methodist Church (UMC).

Rev. Dr. Frazier is an ordained elder and pastor in the California-Nevada Conference and has served churches in our conference for 19 years. She has been reappointed to South Hayward UMC in Hayward, CA, and is beginning her 9th year with that faith family.  She has served as a District Circuit Leader, member of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, Conference Committee on Ethnic Ministries and Outreach, Vice-Chairperson and Western District Coordinator for the Black Methodists for Church Renewal, and on the Council of Clergy Development.

Frazier has served in many cross racial-cross cultural settings. Her doctorate thesis, borne of through this work, is entitled "An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Cross-Cultural Appointments in the California-Nevada Annual Conference, UMC."

By Faith Magazine was launched in 2015 in the spirit of Harry Hosier, the first Black preacher licensed to preach in the Methodist Church. He was the chosen companion of Bishop Francis Asbury, father of America Methodism.  Though illiterate, Harry more than held his own among preachers of his day, drawing crowds of blacks and whites. He captivated audiences with his melodious voice, powerful preaching and heartfelt prayers. The Methodist Church grew exponentially from the fire in the belly of (Black) Harry Hosier. Read more...