Leslie Penrose, MDiv
- Adjunct Instructor of Practical Theology
Rev. Leslie Penrose has served as an ordained minister in both the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Church, where for 22 years she served as a local church pastor. In 2007, she completed a fourteen year ministry as the founding pastor of Community of Hope UCC—the first mainline open and affirming congregation in Tulsa--and moved into global development work full time as the founder and Executive Director of JustHope.
Leslie is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa, and served for several years as the Director of Ministerial Formation for UCC Students at Phillips Seminary. She serves on the Boards of Directors for the national Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ, and the Executive Council of the United Church of Christ.
Leslie has received several community awards for her work in areas of social justice. She and her husband Steve have two grown children and five grandchildren who are the delight of their lives.