Rev. Dr. Marcus L. Leathers, a Lexington Theological Seminary alumnus, has been called to serve as the Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Capital Area. Dr. Leathers is the first African American called to to this position. He will begin his ministry on Sept. 15, 2023.

Rev. Dr. Marcus Leathers leads an AR/PR training session for the Christian Church in the Southwest.

Dr. Leathers is no stranger to the Capital Area Region; he has served there in pastoral leadership for over 20 years. He is a Core Organizer/Trainer with the Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Initiative and has served in other capacities across the region, such Director, Camp and Conference, the Board for the Disciples Center for Public Witness, and the Commission for Ministry.

Dr. Leathers earned a Master of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary. He is married to Tammi Coleman Leathers. They have been blessed with three children: Coleman (deceased), Madison, and Maxwell.