Religious and Spiritual Life

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Reverend Terri Ofori


Reverend Ofori has served the academy as a chaplain at Harvard University, Brown University, Wellesley College, Emerson, and Simmons College.  She has also served as a pastor of churches in the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Reformed Church of America (RCA) denominations.  In other ministry roles, she serves as Chaplain to the Commission of the Synod of the Northeast(PCUSA) and she serves in ministry with her husband Dr. David Ofori as the Director of P.A.Y.L.A. (Pan African Youth Leadership Academy) a non- profit organization dedicated to providing academic and leadership development skills to at risk youth in the U.S and West Africa.

Reverend Ofori received her Th. M. in Education and Spiritual Formation from Princeton Theological Seminary.  She received the Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University where she was a FTE (Fund for Theological Education Fellow).  She received the M. A. T. in Cross Cultural Theology from Columbia International University and her undergraduate degree in History from the Mississippi University for Women where she was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta.  Reverend Ofori is currently pursuing her doctorate at Fordham University. 

Reverend Ofori is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical Literature and the National Association of College and University Chaplains. Reverend Ofori is the first women and the first person of color to be named a Robert Washington Scholar PC(USA). She is also a BTI (Black Theological Institute) fellow of Princeton Seminary.

Reverend Ofori is an alumna of the U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar Strategic Leadership Development Program (Class of 2013) and an endorsed VA Chaplain with the Presbyterian Military Personnel and Chaplains Association.