I am a tattooed Black Queer Woman who commits to serving on the Alumnx Council as its purpose lies within the trajectory of my life experience and advocacy journeys. “Diversity, equity, and inclusion” are essential to the forward progress of this country and the world. I want to be a part of PSR’s fight for these essentialities and more. I was a recipient of the 2021 Koinonia Award during my attendance at PSR, which represents my commitment to an inclusive campus and unsilenced voices.
I am also a visual artist who is a licensed Minister for the state of Ohio. I am a certified Death Doula currently navigating enrollment at California Institute of Integral Studies in pursuit of a Ph.D. with a concentration in Women’s Spirituality. Through CIIS I am a member of the Black Jegnaship Cohort.
I serve as a Non-Parish Minister with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (East) and I am an active member of City of Refuge UCC, Oakland where I serve on the Worship and Liturgy team. My involvement with COR’s worship team has led me to the TFAM Worship and Arts Council of which I am also a member.
I have served as a Member in Discernment for both the Northern California Nevada and the Penn Central Conferences of the United Church of Christ, and I have graduated from the RISE Together Mentorship Program.
My spirituality includes the African Indigenous practice, Ifa, which has placed me in touch with my Ancestors and Orisha in the most vibrant of ways. I continue to utilize Buddhist meditation to center myself, which is a perfect complement to the many ways, I seek to manifest God.
My career path, which includes being the owner of High Alchemy Arts LLC, has led me to continue to create healing through art, minister to those seeking care, and officiate celebrations and mourning, while I create and implement healing rituals in the Columbus area.
My partner and I have recently acquired land in the North Carolina to establish a community of healing for those seeking holistic care. I am excited for the next leg of my journey and my answer to the call on my life to be a doula for the “what’s next.”