Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, Princeton University, 1984. Master of Science in Biology and Neurobiology, Stanford University, 1986. Doctor of Medicine in Medicine and Surgery, University Illinois, Chicago, 1990.
Master in Public Health, Harvard University, 1993.
Biochemist Biogen, Geneva, 1983. Neurobiologist Veterans Hospital, Palo Alto, California, 1984-1986. Health educator, researcher Stanford Hospital, 1985-1986.
Health policy researcher University Illinois, Chicago, 1986-1988. Otolaryngology researcher Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, 1989. Resident general surgery Howard University Hospital, Washington, 1990-1992.
Resident otolaryngology University Tennessee, Memphis, 1993-1997. Chief otolaryngologist Greater Carolina Ear, Nose and Throat, Lumberton, North Carolina, since 1997. Medical staff FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital, Rockingham, North Carolina, since 2004.
Chair resident section District of Columbia Medical Society, Washington, 1992-1993. Alumni council representative Harvard School Public Health, Boston, 1993-1996. Health consultant and presenter in field.
There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.
Member American Medical Association, American Academy Otolaryngology, National Medical Association (chair resident section 1995-1997).