Rev. Dr. MarQuita A. Carmichael is the assistant university pastor at Virginia Union University. She has served in the ministry of Christ for over 20 years. Carmichael grew in ministry as an associate minister responsible for pastoral care and counseling at the Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia where she was ordained with the support of her pastor, Reverend Angelo V. Chatmon. She is the founder of the Diamonds and Pearls Teen Mentoring Program and volunteers her time with Camp Diva, a local empowerment program for teenage girls.
Carmichael is the author of A Drop of Oil, published by Blackwoman Press and is a contributor to Dr. Ella Pearson Mitchell’s “Those Preaching Women, Volume 5,” published by Judson Press. Additionally, her submissions to one of her mentors and beloved ancestor, Reverend Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon’s “Womanist, Feminist, Mujerista Ethics Seminar Journal” were published by Dr. Cannon in May 2009. Carmichael earned her Doctor of Ministry degree in May 2012.