Traci Blackmon

Officer of the Church (Appointed Member)

Traci Blackmon – Officer of the Church (Appointed Member) is the Executive Minister of Justice & Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri. As a featured voice on many regional, national, and international platforms, Traci’s life work focuses on communal resistance to systemic injustice. Traci’s response in Ferguson to the killing of Michael Brown resulted in national and international recognition, gaining many audiences spanning the breadth of the White House to the Carter Center to the Vatican. Traci’s work is now featured in several Ferguson Uprising documentaries. Appointed to the Ferguson Commission by Governor Jay Nixon and to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith- Based Neighborhood Partnerships for the White House by President Barack Obama, Traci is a recipient of the NAACP Rosa Parks Award; The Urban League of St. Louis Woman in Leadership Award; and the National Planned Parenthood Faith Leader Award, to name a few. Ebony Magazine lists Traci as one of the 2015 Power 100. Traci is a featured writer in several Justice publications and is a graduate of Leadership St. Louis, currently serving on the boards of The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Chicago Theological Seminary, and WomanPreach!