Rev. Olivia Dawson became Associate Pastor of College Parkway in September 2011. Prior to coming to CPBC, she was a hospital chaplain at VCU Health System in Richmond, Virginia. She has served as a minister to youth at churches in Richmond, VA, Silver Spring, MD, and New Zealand. Olivia received her Master of Divinity from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and her Master of Science in Patient Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was ordained to the ministry by Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church in Silver Spring, MD. Olivia’s passion for ministry is in breaking down the barriers of age, race, and backgrounds in order to strengthen our relationships with one another and with God.
Olivia met her Kiwi husband while studying abroad in New Zealand during her college years. Phil and Olivia were married in July 2008. They have two children, Micah and Lyla.