Wesley United Methodist celebrates Women’s History Month hosting Women in the Pulpit 10:30 a.m. March 27.
Speakers will Probate Judge Rhonda Reid Winston, superior court of District of Columbia.
Winston is a native of Cheraw and a daughter of William J. Reid and the late Rosebud Ford Reid.
After walking the stage at Cheraw High 1972 as valedictorian, Winston graduated cum laude from Duke University with a political science degree and earned a juris doctorate degree from Duke in 1979.
Winston was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in December 1979.
Winston served as staff attorney for Public Defender Services in D.C.; assistant district attorney in the New York Narcotics Office; attorney with EEOC, in Baltimore, Md., deputy director of Pre-Trial Service Agency in D.C.; and teaches at Georgetown University.
President Bill Clinton appointed Winston in 1994 for a 15-year judgeship. In 2009, she was re-appointed by President Barrack Obama for a second 15-year term.
Winston is an active worker in her community and church. In 2007, she received the Charlotte Ray Award named in honor of the first African-American attorney in the United States.
As a youth, Winston attended George W. Long Memorial Presbyterian in Cheraw. Today, is an ordained elder in Northeastern Presbyterian, in Washington, D.C.
Winston is the mother of Meghan A. Winston, a graduate of the University of Virginia and an event planner for University of Chicago’s Oriental Museum.