Rev. Dr. Neichelle Guidry
Rev. Dr. Neichelle R. Guidry, a spiritual daughter of New Creation Christian Fellowship of San Antonio, Texas, was ordained in 2010 under the leadership of her pastors Bishop David Michael Copeland and the Rev. Dr. Claudette Anderson Copeland. Dr. Guidry is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University (2007, BA, Lambda Pi Eta) and Yale Divinity School (2010, M.Div.), where she was the 2010 recipient of the Walcott Prize for Clear and Effective Public and Pulpit Speaking. In addition, she is a graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (2017) where she completed the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the area of Liturgical Studies with a concentration in Homiletics. Her dissertation is entitled, "Towards a Womanist Homiletical Theology for Subverting Rape Culture." Currently, Dr. Guidry serves as Dean of the Chapel and Director of the WISDOM Center at Spelman College. She is the creator of shepreaches, a virtual community and professional development organization that aspires to uplift African-American millennial women in ministry through theological reflection, fellowship, and liturgical curation. For six years, Dr. Guidry served as the Associate Pastor to Young Adults and the Liaison to Worship and Arts Ministries in the Office of the Senior Pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ on the South side of Chicago, where the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III is the Senior Pastor. Dr. Guidry served as the 2016 Preacher/Pastor-In-Residence at the Black Theology and Leadership Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary. She was listed as one of "12 New Faces of Black Leadership" in TIME Magazine (January 2015). She was recognized for "quickly becoming one of her generation's most powerful female faith leaders" on Ebony Magazine's 2015 Power 100 list (December 2015), and one of "Ten Women of Faith Leading the Charge Ahead" by Sojourners. Additionally, Dr. Guidry and the work of shepreaches were featured in the New York Times (April 3, 2015). She is a contributor to What Would Jesus Ask? Christian Leaders Reflect on His Questions of Faith (Time Books, 2015), and the author of Curating a World: Sermonic Words from a Young Woman Who Preaches (self-published, June 2016). Dr. Guidry is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.