"Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we will not give up." Galatians 6:9
Rev. Dr. Valerie Miles-Tribble currently is the Assistant Minister in pastoral ministry at Imani Community Church. She is responsible for programmatic and worship duties; coordinates leader development, strategic planning, and community outreach ministries.
With undergraduate degree from Hampton University, VA, and Master of Public Health degree from UC Berkeley, she founded Miles Ahead Consultant Services in 1997 to provide strategic planning technical assistance to businesses, non-profit, and faith-based organizations. Valerie was licensed as a minister (1998), earned a Master of Divinity degree (2001) and was duly ordained within American Baptist Churches, USA (2001). She earned the Doctorate of Ministry degree at the San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) in 2006.
She is an adjunct professor in the GTU - at ABSW and SFTS in the D.Min. programs, and for six prior years of team-teaching at ABSW Jr. Colloquium. Her emphasis is leadership development, social justice advocacy, and community development. A spiritual vision and passion is to engage and train clergy and lay leaders as spiritual change agents for discipleship and social change, striving to transform and revitalize communities, along side the disenfranchised. She is an active community organizing leader and former board member in Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) – a federation of more than 40 ecumenical and culturally diverse congregations working toward positive change for marginalized families and neighborhoods.
She holds membership in the American Academy of Religion and the National Consortium of Women in Ministry.
A Philadelphia native, Rev. Valerie resides in Oakland and is the proud mother of a son, Timothy, attending Morehouse College in Atlanta. Above all, she counts it a joy and humble privilege to serve the Lord in a prophetic ministry of preaching, teaching and laboring in God’s vineyard. (Isaiah 58:1-12; Matt. 25:31-41)