NEW YORK NWIAA CHAIRLEADER
Rev Dele is a renaissance woman who has lived, worked and preached on the prophetic edge of social change in California, Oklahoma, Washington D.C., Virginia and now New York. She is a dynamic and down to earth small group teacher with a captivating oratory for large audiences.
Rev Dele is pruning the environmental narrative to include the voice of Mother Nature so you "Create JOY with your Impact!" . Whether you are a conservation executive, hunger professional, environmental activist, or Creation Care practitioner you will receive priceless tips on sustainable policies & a sustainable personal life.
In a time when we are all doused with waves of rage, Dele's soil and souls journey shares stories and songs that lead you to that space of inner peace and spiritual clarity. " I believe our soul's imprint is a mirror of Creation -- when we redeem the soil, we also redeem our own souls.
Rev Dele's most recent book is a children's book about Sojourner Truth's spiritual formation in nature. It is a mystical look at Sojourner's childhood based on the facts that at the age of 11 years old she created a prayer house from willows and gathered herbs in the woods. Dele's book, Breath of Life, is a 5 week Bible study that brings you closer to God and community by loving Creation
In addition to author talks, Dele's keynotes span a broad range of eco-spirituality including "Seat Mother Nature at the Table!" where humor leads listeners to find that the land can bring the human family together across many social divisions.
Proceeds from her talks go towards developing Soil and Souls- a worker owned native and medicinal plant nursery which mentors young adults in transformation of the human soul. By aligning participants with natural rhythms, patterns and cycles, character is strengthened along with increased capacity to remain calm in the midst of chaos and transform rage into a useful stream of passion. With renewed vision, these leaders then organize resilience hubs in their own communities.
As a mentor, Dele works with spiritual leaders and Earthkeepers who are struggling with burnout and rage through coaching and spiritual retreats.
Dele’s B.A. comes from University of California-Riverside; MDiv. from Howard University School of Divinity. She has been a certified yoga therapist & permaculture professor at the College of William and Mary; consults with Baylor University, Virginia Union University and Hood Seminary.
Dele also serves on these boards Farmer's Advisory Board of National Young Farmers Association, Permaculture Association of the Northeast, Indigenous Mothers Community Land Trust, UCC Council for Climate Justice; National Congress of Black American Indians, Seed Song Community Farm. She is ordained in the United Church of Christ and maintains Indigenous affiliations.