Rev. Dr. Trish Harleston is visionary and founder of Trish Harleston Ministries (THM), a religious non-profit outreach organization which serves as host for the THM Liquidated Ladies Conferences and Community service events. THM offers free community workshops on various topics covering spiritual, professional and personal development. Trish Harleston Ministries has awarded over $4000 in scholarships to local students, awarding two scholarships for 2019 high school graduates. The ministry is involved in a number of community efforts including toy drives, as well supporting local agencies through collection of funds and resources each year during the annual Women’s Conference.
Rev. Harleston is a member of the Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated where she serves as Chapter Chaplain. She also serves as Regional Chaplain for the South Atlantic Region. Additional work in the community includes her service on the Board of Directors for the United Christian Campus Ministries at NCCU, where she serves as Chair of the By-Laws Committee.
Rev. Harleston holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Management from Shaw University, a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from Apex School of Theology and a Doctorate in Christian Ministry from the North Carolina Theological Seminary. She is a Certified Christian Counseling Professional certified through the International Association of Christian Counseling Professionals. As a licensed and ordained minister, she has been a highly requested preacher and conference presenter.
In addition to serving as preacher, teacher, conference speaker and public servant, Rev. Harleston is a published author of three publications and she is a contributing author for a recent release. Rev. Harleston also recently completed her first season as host of the weekly internet show Weekly Words of Inspiration on KNTV Networks and is a cast member in the award-winning gospel stage play Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child where she received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Stage Play by Church Stars. Finally, Rev. Harleston has authored a weekly message as an inspirational blogger for the past ten years.
Dr. Harleston has received numerous awards in ministry and in community service; 2016 Spectacular Magazine Woman of the Year for Community Service; 2016 Who’s Who in Black Raleigh and Durham as a Spiritual Leader; 2017 Druecillar Fordham Award in Pastoral Excellence from Wayland Baptist Theological Seminary; 2018 Woman of Distinction Award in Spirituality from Aura Galleria, 2019 Leadership Award by the Charms Organization; and Dissertation of Literary Excellence Award for her doctoral research work. She was also awarded the 2017 Merrick Fisher Spaulding Award, which is a public service recognition within her local Sorority Chapter.
Although there is great ministerial demand upon her life, Dr. Harleston is a woman of incredible life balance as she cherishes the time that she spends with her family. She is married to Charles Harleston. Rev. Harleston stands on the scripture in 1 Corinthians 15: 10 “I am what I am by the grace of God”.