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Rev. Renita Marie Green

Associate Director Religious Diversity and Ecumenical Ministry


Campus Ministry: Main Office


Email: Rev. Renita Green
Phone: 937-229-2010
Liberty Hall #213

Personal History

The Reverend Renita Marie Green, M.Div. graduated from Saint Louis University with a BS in Organizational Studies and earned her Master’s of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary where she is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Ministry in Social Justice. She is certified in Suicide Intervention and Prevention and a certified Mental Health First Aid responder.

An ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Renita has been in pastoral ministry for twenty years serving four congregations. She has served as Co-Chair of the Social Action Commission of the AME Missouri Conference, Third Year Instructor for the Board of Ministerial Preparation, Examiner on the Board of Ministerial Readiness and Assistant Coordinator of Missouri Conference AME Women in Ministry.

As an Adjunct Professor Rev Renita has taught Black Lives Matter: The Theology of Ferguson at Eden Theological Seminary (St. Louis, MO) and Religions of the World at Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, MO). As a guest lecturer, Rev. Renita has presented on topics of Faith and Politics, Faith and Social Justice, Prophetic Preaching, and Faith and Advocacy. Additionally, she has presented as a panelist on local, national and international platforms.

Rev. Green is the founder of The Peoples Shelter—an overnight winter warming center and outreach to unsheltered men and women.  She has published articles in the Huffington Post, CNN, Faith Labor Tribune and St. Louis American and she is a regular columnist for The Christian Recorder—the oldest existing periodical published by African-Americans in the United States whose existence dated before the Civil War. Pastor Renita has received several awards and recognitions for humanitarian work and anti-racist advocacy.

Her viable candidacy for public office provided a platform for Rev. Renita to highlight the inequities and systemic injustices in her community as well as elevate voices crying out for justice resulting in several young adult led initiatives that brought about change in local governance

Pastor Renita is mother to three young adult children, Chrissi Jackson, co-founder of The Truth Telling Partnership and author of The Reparations Handbook and Darren Jackson  (married to Danielle Elise), who are the founders of All Black Creatives and Tye Lamkin, a recent graduate of Caltech with a degree in Planetary Science. Her greatest joy is being Sol Re’s best buddy (gramma). Ayla Marie joined their best-buddyship in May 2021 and they cannot wait for her to join them on their best buddy adventures.