Rev. Michelle Hughes serves as the Associate Conference Minister for Transitions in the Connecticut Conference. She offers years of experience in pastoral care, community organization, and non-profit endeavors. Rev. Hughes is a graduate of Chicago Theological Seminary is also the founder of Diaspora Spirit, a women’s group dedicated to connecting women of the African Diaspora in the Chicago land area. She is a Chicago native and is the mother of two young adults, Nia Randall and Joshua Wade.