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Rev. Erica Daniels

Youth Minister

Rev. Erica Daniels is a graduate of King and Queen Central High School, King and Queen VA. In 2002, she matriculated to the College of William and Mary as a Track and Field athlete, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology in May 2006. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Professional School Counseling in May 2009.

Additionally, she began doctoral work at George Mason University in Counselor Education but withdrew from that program after a year to accept her call to ministry. And in May of 2015 she graduated from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University with her Masters of Divinity. As a life-long learner, Rev. Daniels is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Regent University in the Counselor Education and Supervision program. Rev. Daniels has served as a school counselor in various environments over the last 12 years. For the last 8 years, she has served as a school counselor at Henrico High School, Richmond VA. She is currently the Director of School Counseling for Henrico High School. She is a member of several professional organizations that allow her to engage in productive dialogue with other school counselor professionals to advocate for her profession.

Rev. Daniels is a licensed and ordained preacher who serves as the Youth Minister at New Light Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Corey T. Bland, Pastor. She is passionate about her calling and the ministry of youth, particularly in the areas of education and mental health. As a youth minister, she collaborates, coordinates and organizes all youth related events at NLBC. Reflecting on all that God has done in her life, she is encouraged by Psalm 40:1. “I waited patiently for the Lord, He inclined unto me and heard my cry”.

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