Rev. Rochelle S. Andrews is a native of Montclair N.J. She holds a Bachelor
degree from Rutgers University, a Master of Business Administration from
Vanderbilt University, and a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological
Seminary with an emphasis in Public Theology.
Rochelle was raised in the Pentecostal church. She initially answered her call to ministry at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, TN while attending Vanderbilt.
She was licensed to preach and also served as the first Executive Minister of the church, under Bishop Joseph Warren Walker III. In 2013, Rochelle began the AME ministerial process which culminated in being ordained an Elder in 2019.
Upon relocation to Maryland in 2002, Rochelle served at Evangel Cathedral in Upper Marlboro, MD. At Evangel she served with the youth ministry, event planning, and Christian Education departments. In 2009, she joined Hunter Memorial AME Church in Suitland, MD, where she served as the co-lead of the young women’s ministry and on the board of the church’s non-profit organization.
In 2018, Hunter AME became Real Power AME, currently Rochelle assists in
running the Social Action commission for the church.
After interning at University UMC as a pastoral intern, Rochelle served the church as the Minister of Community Engagement. In this position she leveraged her knowledge of community, political and business to help the church become more engaged in the community.
Currently, Rochelle serves as the Assistant Director of the Center for Public
Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary and the Associate Pastor at Oak Chapel UMC in Silver Spring. She is also the CEO/President of The Vizion Group, which works with businesses, churches and non-profits helping them to fulfill their mission.
Rochelle spends much of her time working on policy, advocacy, and social justice activities to create educational and economic opportunities for the underserved communities. She’s also a foodie, loves to travel and gadget geek.