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Executive Director to Leave Rothko Chapel

After seven years with Houston’s Rothko Chapel, Executive Director Emilee Dawn Whitehurst will be leaving to accept a position as Senior Vice President at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. Whitehurst, who holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School, is an ordained Presbyterian minister. Although she states that her decision to leave the Rothko Chapel was difficult, she adds, “I am particularly disheartened by the religious extremism that fuels so much of the opposition to women’s reproductive rights and hope my theological training will be an asset to the ongoing movement.”

Photo by Melissa Phillip via Houston Chronicle

Photo by Melissa Phillip via Houston Chronicle

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