Yolanda Y. Smith has served as Associate Professor, Research Scholar, and Lecturer of Christian Education at Yale Divinity School. She authored Reclaiming the Spirituals: New Possibilities for African American Christian Education. Her forthcoming book is Women’s Spirituality and Education in the Black Church. She served on the YDS Women’s Initiative on Gender, Faith, and Responses to HIV/AIDS in Africa and Board of Directors of the AIDS Interfaith Network, CT. She served on the Religious Education/Scholars Subcommittee of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and Advisory Board of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. An ordained Baptist minister, she currently serves as President of the Religious Education Association.