Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Seattle recently announced Rev. Dr. Patricia Latrice Hunter as their interim pastor.
According to the Church, Mt. Zion’s membership voted overwhelmingly on December 15, 2022 for Rev. Dr. Hunter to serve as their Interim Pastor effective immediately.
Multi-talented, dedicated and committed to excellence, Hunter was the first woman to be licensed and ordained at Mt. Zion 41 years ago by the late Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney. She has served as an assistant pastor and most recently, Interim Minister of Worship. She was also the “Theologian in Residence” and Pastor of Education and Outreach at Seattle First Baptist Church.
While working for the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board, Hunter became the first African American woman to receive her designation as a certified financial planner.
Hunter values education. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seattle University in Business Administration; Masters of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York; and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri.