Kadeisha Bonsu is a fourth year student in the M.Div./MSW dual-degree program at Duke Divinity School and UNC School of Social Work. She is a New Jersey native, but Durham has been her home since 2008. She first came to Durham as a Duke University undergraduate where she completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2012, double majoring in Religion and Dance. Upon graduation she served as an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow for Citizen Schools at Lowe’s Grove Middle School (Durham, NC). She then matriculated into the M.Div./MSW program where she will graduate from in December 2018.
Outside of her professional and academic work, she loves to travel and dance. Kadeisha believes, “Dance is the vehicle by which I ‘get to God’ and ‘God gets to me’”. Embodied worship is her language to God and sustains her relationship with God and her community as she seeks to honor God and witness to others through dance. Though she has received training in various dance styles, African dance remains to be her favorite. She has studied dance in Ghana, West Africa for a semester at the University of Ghana, Legon. Furthermore, she has traveled four times for study, missions, and vacation to Ghana, West Africa. Her other travels include Israel and South Africa. In the summer of 2015, she interned with the Umoja Project in Kenya, serving Orphans and Vulnerable Children, under the organization of the Global Interfaith Partnership of Indianapolis, IN. Kadeisha feels called to bi-vocational work. Upon completion of her degree program she would like to serve as a school social worker and a clinical social worker. Additionally, she intends to continue to pursue her ministerial calling by serving part-time in the local church setting. She hopes to one day be ordained and pastor children or youth and young adults. Kadeisha is excited to serve at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church and looks forward to getting to know and be in community with this congregation.