Rev. Dele

Rev. Dele is a grandmother, author and pastor, who uses her skills as a permaculturist and contemplative to train the next generation of mission leaders in faith, ecology and economic empowerment.  She serves on the UN Decade of African Diaspora-Earthcare Coalition; UCC Council for Climate Justice, as regional liaison for Green the Church; council member for the National Congress of Black American Indians.  She has convened Soil &Souls to train 300 mission leaders from 30  U.S.  communities that need the most assistance in climate resilience.  Mission partners are emerging in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, D.C. and Atlanta. She is planting the Heaven to Earth Fellowship in Virginia to provide spiritual nurture to individuals involved in the mission enterprises. Pastor Dele also co- hosts the Spirit of Resilience radio show that shares inspiration and information for our changing social and weather climates.  Professionally Dele has been an entrepreneurial manager in California, Oklahoma, Washington DC and Virginia, designing and launching programs with national impact for over 40 years.When she moved to Washington DC in 1993, Dele joined other national leaders working in cultural, spiritual and policy circles for a better tomorrow. She taught Permaculture at College of William & Mary and currently teaches Eco-theology at Virginia Union University. In 2015, the invitation from Bishop Griselda Delgado to return to Cuba and teach climate science to clergy and lay leaders, has birthed a global root that unifies her diverse expressions of ministry.  You may read more about her work here and  here , and by all means visit her website on your cyber-travels.