The Rev. Sylvia McDonald-Kaufman is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the United Church of Christ, and the designated Pastor of Heritage UCC, beginning July, 2023.
Rev. Sylvia is Assistant Dean (Emerita) for Graduate Retention and Assessment of the Howard University Graduate School. Previously, she has held positions in the federal senior executive service and the private sector.
A champion of lifelong learning, Rev. Sylvia earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Howard University School of Divinity, a Juris Doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law, and a B.S in Government from the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. She is a member of the Florida Bar, lifetime member of the National Bar Association and legacy member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She is a native of Palm Beach County, Florida and wife of Brother Earl Kaufman.