Rev. Aqueelah Ligonde, an ordained PCUSA clergywoman, is an enthusiastic speaker, preacher, and leader with a passion for today’s generation of youth, women, and leaders. She has worked with organizations such as Princeton Seminary Institute For Youth Ministry, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, Urban Youth Workers Institute, and Youth Specialties. She has written various blog posts, articles, and devotionals. Her writing can also be found in the book InterGenerate: Transforming Churches through Intergenerational Ministry, a book on the power of intergenerational relationships. She also co-hosts a monthly podcast called The Sustainable Ministry Show.
Aqueelah holds a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. For over a decade, Aqueelah served as the Associate Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens NY. Currently, she is a Staff Consultant with Ministry Architects, a coach with Ministry Incubators, and Transitional Pastor at Far Rockaway Presbyterian Church. She is also pursuing a Doctor of Ministry from Louisville Theological Seminary. She and her husband live in Long Island, NY.