Dr. Richelle White

Professor of Youth Ministry, Director of Field Practicum and Internships
B.S. (Millersville University of Pennsylvania, 1991) M.S. (Coppin State College, 1995 M.Div. (Wesley Theological Seminary, 2001) Ordained (Zion Baptist Church, King & Queen, Virginia, 2002) M.A.C.E. (Union Theological Seminary - PSCE, 2003) Ordained (African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2009) Ph.D. (Union Presbyterian Seminary - PSCE, 2011)

A lifelong learner and youth advocate, Rev. Richelle B. White, Ph.D. is a preacher, teacher, writer, consultant, and life coach. In addition to serving at Kuyper College, she is an associate minister at First Community African Methodist Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more than 30 years, Dr. White has served children, youth, and young adults as an elementary school teacher, after-school program coordinator, teen counselor, summer camp director, mentor, curriculum writer, youth program director, and youth pastor.

Richelle is the founder and author of Daughters of Imani—Christian Rites of Passage for African American 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 BibleA Christian education curriculum resource that incorporates these elements into teaching and learning opportunities to help young people grow as Christ’s disciples. Richelle 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.”

All of these roles contribute to Richelle’s life mission—“To assist God’s people in discovering their true identity and purpose by introducing resources that lead to continual growth.”

Get to Know Your Professor

Top 3 Favorite Books:

Favorite vacation place:

Atlanta, GA

Favorite music artists:

India.Arie, Luther Vandross, Richard Smallwood, Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Maverick City Music

Favorite scripture:

Ephesians 2:10

Three favorite movies:

  • Do the Right Thing
  • The Great Debaters
  • Harlem Nights

If you could have a superpower what would it be?

Time Travel

The most important thing you want people to know about you:

I am my own biggest cheerleader, I don’t depend on the applause of others.

Majors & Programs

You will graduate with professional and biblical skills to think critically, communicate effectively as a Christ-centered leader.

KuyperWorks™

You will graduate with both an academic and a work transcript detailing your work experience for future employers.

Welcome

We invite you to explore Kuyper College to see if it could be where God wants to mold and shape you.

Plan A Visit

Our students, faculty, and staff are eager to meet you and help you discover how our community might also become yours.

Financial Aid

Tuition for first-year students will remain the same for four years and transfer students up to four years.

Scholarships

Kuyper College, community foundations, Federal and State Programs award thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants.

Residence Life

You will find comfortable and spacious suites at Schaal and Timmer Halls and Holts Apartments.

Spiritual Development

The Kuyper community will help you grow spiritually as you seek God’s direction for your life.