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Meet Rev. Dr. Imani-Sheila

Experienced Spiritual Director and  Teacher

Rev. Dr. Imani-Sheila Newsome-Camara graduated from Virginia Union University and from the University of Vermont with degrees in Education. As an Assistant Professor of Education at Simmons College in Boston, Rev. Imani acknowledged her call to Christian ministry. She preached her trial sermon St Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Cambridge,MA. Then she enrolled at Boston University School of Theology, ultimately graduating with a Master of Divinity in Pastoral  Psychology and Doctorate in Church History focused on Black Clergy Leadership Education. Originally ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church she is now a United Methodist Elder.

Rev. Imani became the Associate Dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University and then became Dean for Student Affairs at the School of Theology, the first African American to hold a deanship in the school’s history. As Assistant Professor of Church History, she taught Preaching, Church History, Spiritual Formation, and Black Church Studies such as Womanist Theology, and Black Clergy Leadership Education. Rev. Imani brought her expertise in pastoral leadership and now serves as Pastor of Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Finding Spiritual Insight Daily

Rev. Dr. Imani-Sheila Newsome Camara



Rev. Dr. Loretta St. Louis

I first met Rev. Newsome Camara, when I was a third career seminary student at Boston University School of Theology and  I came to her for counsel. Not only did she help me to deal with the spiritual crisis of negotiating difficult theological waters, but she also helped me to survive and thrive academically as a person who had been out of school for more than twenty years. 

Rev. Dr. Clarencia Shade

Rev. Imani-Sheila is a strategic thinker implementing various complex initiatives to enrich the lives of her congregants and community members through preaching, teaching, newsletters, conference calls and technology to serve.

Minister Eneida Matthews

Rev Imani serves as pastor, spiritual counselor, spiritual leader and coach. Rev Imani has been able to help me to organize and structure my meetings and presentations.

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