INTRODUCING THE REV. TERRI OFORI

Written by Victoria Stewart on Jan 04, 2017 - No Comments

Many of you have already become familiar with the Rev. Terri Ofori and her husband Dr. David Ofori. She filled the pulpit in December and begins her new position as our interim pastor on January 1. At the same time, Dr. Ofori begins as our interim pastoral administrator. To help you get to know both of them better, we introduce you to Reverend Ofori on this page and to Dr. Ofori on page 4.

Prior to accepting the call to serve as Interim Pastor of the United Church of Spring Valley, Reverend Ofori served as the Stated Supply Pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Montclair, N.J. and the Interim Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Levittown, N.Y.

Reverend Ofori began her ministry as a chaplain in higher education when she was appointed the Harvard University Seminarian. She later served as the Director of the Harvard University Memorial Church School. In addition to her service to the church, Reverend Ofori has served the academy as a chaplain at Brown University, Wellesley, Emerson, and Simmons College.

Reverend Ofori is currently the College Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life at Bloomfield College. She also serves as the Chaplain to the Synod Commission of the Synod of the Northeast PC(USA) and the Clergywoman Representative for the Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Northeast Coordinating Team.

Reverend Ofori received the Th.M. in Education and Spiritual Formation and a certificate in Transitional Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary, the Master of Divinity from Harvard University, the M.A.T. in Cross Cultural Theology from Columbia International University, and the Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the Mississippi University for Women. Reverend Ofori is a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian

Spirituality at Fordham University.

Reverend Ofori is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical Literature as well as the National Association of College and University Chaplains. She is an alumna of the U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar Strategic Leadership Development Program and an endorsed VA Chaplain with the Presbyterian Military Personnel and Chaplains Association.

Reverend Ofori is married to Dr. David Ofori, Jr. (past Moderator of the Presbytery of New York City) and together they serve in ministry as cofounders of the 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.

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