Yvonne Henning-Parks

Widowed Supervisor - Biography


Yvonne Henning-ParksMrs. Yvonne Henning Parks has served as Episcopal Supervisor of the Eighth Episcopal District from 2000-2008. Bishop Cornal Garnett Henning was the Presiding Prelate.

Supervisor Parks is the fourth child of the Reverent Herman W. Henning, Sr. and Elizabeth Miller Henning and is the sister of the Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield and the late Bishop Cornal Garnett Henning. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Wilberforce University, a Master of Arts Degree from Ball State University and completed post-graduate studies at Indiana University and Butler University.

Supervisor Parks has been active all of her life in the African Methodist Episcopal Church:

  • Served at the local church level in many positions
  • Chairperson of Indiana and Chicago Conference Branch Social Christian Relations
  • Chairperson of the Fourth District Research and Status of Black Women Committee
  • Fourth Episcopal District YPD Director for 13 years
  • Served in several positions with the Indiana and Chicago Conference Ministers’ Spouses and Widows' Organization
  • Holds Life Membership in the Women's Missionary Society
  • Robed in Johannesburg, South African, April 2, 2000
  • Served as an educator and administrator for 32 years

Supervisor Parks if and active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She is the spouse of the late Reverend Walter D. Parks for 46 years and the mother of three children, Walter, III, the late Reverend Kevin Parks and Pamela Yvonne Parks. She is the grandmother of five.


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