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Rev. Richelle B. White

Lifelong learner and youth advocate, Rev. Richelle B. White, Ph.D. is Professor of Youth Ministry at Kuyper College and Associate Minister at First Community A.M.E. Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For 30 years, Richelle has served children, youth and young adults as an elementary school teacher, afterschool program coordinator, teen counselor, summer camp director and coordinator, Black Achievers Director, mentor, curriculum writer, consultant, youth pastor and life coach.

Dr. White is the founder and author Daughters of Imani—Christian Rites of Passage for Young Women, the nationally renowned planning guide and young women’s Bible study. In addition, she is passionate about Black music and has written Repertory with Roots—Black Youth, Black History, Black Culture, Black Music and the Bible—A Christian education curriculum that incorporates these elements in to teaching and learning opportunities to help young people grow as Christ’s disciples. She is the founder and CEO of Cutting Edge Conversations, LLC a coaching, mentoring and consulting practice “committed to helping, supporting, equipping and empowering others on their journey toward human flourishing.”

Richelle’s life mission is derived from 1 Peter 4: 10-11. “I have been give spiritual gifts to serve others being a faithful steward of God’s grace. When I speak, I will speak as if I am speaking the very words of God. When I serve, I will serve with the strength God provides, so that in all things God will be praised through Jesus Christ.”

Last Updated: 10/26/2021

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