Newton was born and raised in Lubbock, TX and has a B.A. in Social Welfare from Texas Tech University. She graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Lubbock TX and has been a Registered Nurse since 1988. She relocated to the Dallas area in 1992 and completed her Masters of Divinity at Brite Divinity School-Texas Christian University Ft. Worth, TX in December 2014.
Min . Newton founded Tapestry Ministries in 1999. While serving as the Executive Director of the organization, she also works as the Community Health Nurse for CitySquare Dallas, TX. She conducts trainings and speaks at conferences nationally and internationally regarding the dynamic of domestic abuse, the impact of domestic abuse on communities and importance of the role of faith communities in addressing domestic abuse.
In 2016 Min. Newton published her book, Healing Voices: Women of Faith Who Survived Abuse Speak Out, Vol. 1 (available at Virtual Bookworm, Amazon, Barnes and Noble). This book is a collection of 11 women’s stories of their survival of abuse and how their faith helped them through. Min. Newton’s personal journey is one of these stories.
She was named one of the Great 100 Nurses in Dallas/ Ft. Worth in 2001. She serves as in the United Methodist Church.
Ms. Newton is the proud mother of four children – Johnice, Dwayne, Marcus, and Veronica, and has four grandsons- Joshua, Axel, Tyson and Austin; one granddaughter Brittany, and one great-granddaughter Elowyn.
Her mantra is: “I work for God, and I am never unemployed.”