Voice of our Sacred Memory – Celebrating 66 Years of Service
Rev. Felicia Wamuiru Deas is a native daughter of the Bronx, NY. She joined the Shrine of the Black Madonna in August 1994 while a student at Spelman College and has been proud to call Atlanta home since graduating in 1996. Rev. Deas attended seminary at Candler School of Theology at Emory University where she earned a Master of Divinity degree and discovered a passion for serving the church fellowship through Youth Ministry, Pastoral Care, and Christian Education. She answered the call to ministry in August 2000 when she was ordained a minister in the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church. She currently serves as Associate Pastor of Shrine of the Black Madonna #9 in Atlanta, GA.
Rev. Deas counts it as a great joy that she has been able to serve God’s people in the church, in the hospital as a chaplain, in the courthouse as a victim witness advocate, and now in higher education where she serves as manager of Community Service in the Bonner Office of Civic Engagement at Spelman College. In this capacity, she manages community partnerships, supports students in the successful completion of their community service requirements, and contributes to a civically engaged campus through specialized programming and internships.
She is the mother of three fabulously unique children – Issa, Chinwe, and Nari who add another dimension of joy, challenge, and purpose to her life. She enjoys spending time singing, dancing, planning escapes to Caribbean Islands and strives to be a credit to the race.