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Board Member Yolanda S. Brown Honored With Hearts On Fire Award


We are thrilled to announce that our Board member, Yolanda S. Brown, D.Min, has been awarded the Hearts on Fire Award by the Loyola Institute for Spirituality. Dr. Brown will be honored for her impact on the community on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at the Summit House in Fullerton, CA. Her commitment to upholding Ignatian spirituality, community service, and Christian leadership is inspiring to us all.

About Dr. Brown: Dr. Yolanda Brown is a person who understands transition well, and credits the Holy Spirit as the light of her life. She feels called to serve the poor and marginalized in order to live more productive lives. Dr. Brown raised seven children, earned both Bachelor and Master degrees in Business Administration, and applied her knowledge to a very successful career in the banking industry as a Senior Vice President. She pursued a Master degree in Theology and a Doctorate in Ministry that led to her eight-year assignment as Pastoral Associate at Dolores Mission in East Los Angeles. Soon after, she was assigned to Blessed Sacrament Parish in Hollywood as the Parish Life Director with responsibilities for pastoral ministries, administration and pastoral staff management. After serving 10 years in this capacity, Dr. Brown went on sabbatical in February, 2021. A former Loyola Institute for Spirituality board member, Dr. Brown continues to serve on the boards of the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, St John’s Seminary, and The Center in Hollywood for Homeless. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with each of her 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.