The Rev. Dominique Chantell Atchison is a proud native and resident of the Bronx, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies from Oberlin College in Ohio and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York. Rev. Atchison began her ministry at the Abyssinian Baptist Church where she was licensed to preach the Gospel and served as Intern Minster for Youth Ministries.
Rev. Atchison was ordained by the United Church of Christ at Judson Memorial Church where she also served as a Community Minister. Her vocation has led her to serve as the Pastor and Teacher of the Amistad Community Church, UCC in Ann Arbor, MI and the Sacred Conversations on Race Coordinator for the Connecticut Conference of the UCC.
Rev. Atchison currently serves as an Associate Minister at Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY and as a consultant who creates and facilitates Sacred Conversations on Race for clergy and lay leaders in the New York Conference of the UCC.
In addition to parish ministry, Rev. Atchison is a singer, performance artist and writer. Her writing has been featured in blogs including The Huffington Post Blog, For Harriet and the Young Women’s Clergy Project. Rev. Atchison has also contributed curriculum for the African American Lectionary.