Rozella's goal is to help others become aware of who God has created them to be and grow in their love, understanding and compassion of self in order to be in an authentic relationship with others and use their gifts to transform the world. Her current role as Program Director for Young Adult Ministry for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) provides her the perfect platform for this, as she was a member of the planning team for the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering of 30,000 youth, which earned rave reviews from Detroit community leaders for its meaningful volunteer service, and from its participants for the amazing program. Prior to her current position with the ELCA, Rozella was a contract employee researching best practices in short-term mission and global engagement, and coordinating the 2012 Multicultural Youth Leadership Event, the largest gathering of young people of color in the ELCA. She has also served as the Minister for Youth, Young Adults and Families in congregations in Texas, Pennsylvania and Georgia, and as the Ministry Coordinator for Youth & Family Ministry for the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod. Her education includes an MA from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, a BA from Texas Southern University, Houston, Certification in Youth Ministry from the Center for Youth Ministry, Wartburg Theological Seminary, and chaplaincy training with Emory Center for Pastoral Services in Atlanta. Rozella is a certified disaster chaplain with the National Interfaith Disaster Network. She was recently selected as a 2014-2015 fellow with the Beatitudes Society, a national leadership development organization that identifies resources and connects young entrepreneurial faith leaders who are creating new models for vibrant church life, and the pursuit of social justice. Rozella enjoys traveling and has been to several countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Central America, along with extensive travels in the U.S.