By Helen Bessent Byrd (M.Div. ’07)
Dr. White, Associate Professor of Youth Ministries and the first African American tenured faculty member at Kuyper College in Lansing, Michigan has written a new book entitled, “Repertory with Roots – Black Youth, Black History, Black Culture, Black Music and the Bible,” (Xulon Press, 9.781498476645, $18.49). White, whose expertise is in reaching and teaching youth and young adults, wrote this curriculum guide that offers a curricular framework to help black youth to grow in wisdom and Christian discipleship. It is designed to foster their identity formation as unashamedly black and their faith formation as unapologetically Christian.
White, a former teacher, has hands-on experience in youth ministry. She earned a Master of Divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in Christian Education (2003) from Union-PSCE and a Ph.D. from Union Presbyterian Seminary. Other books by her include, “Daughters of Imani: Christian Rites of Passage for African American Young Women,” a guide for a comprehensive mentoring and rites of passage program for African American girls. She also co-authored, “Daughters of Imani Bible Study for Young Women.”