The Reverend Dr. K. Monet Rice-Jalloh

Associate University Chaplain

Rev. K (she/her/hers) focuses on curating spiritual well-being practices across a broad range of religious and philosophical ideologies. Rice-Jalloh joined the Wake Forest University community in July of 2012 and has had an expansive impact on religious, spiritual, and ethical affairs. She is the vice president of the Association for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Life in Higher Education (ACSLHE), the nation’s principal leadership organization supporting higher education chaplaincies and religious and spiritual life professionals through education, collaboration, and research. Rev. K specializes in spiritual well-being with a current gravitational pull towards cultivating spiritual practices for descendants of enslaved Africans. Her doctoral research mirrors her specialty, as she leads the field of chaplaincy in Exploring Spiritual Well-being for Descendants of Enslaved Africans at Predominately White Institutions (PWIs) of Higher Education.

Rev. K. Monet Rice-Jalloh

Before Wake Forest, Rev. K served as an Associate Pastor at The Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, NY, as an FTE recipient in their T.i.M project. She also worked for Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension in partnership with the College of Human Ecology.

Rev. K loves academic chaplaincy and Religious Affairs work because it allows her the privilege of engaging in theological discourse with bright and inquisitive minds while liturgically engaging the academic community and keeping up with growing trends. She enjoys developing lasting relationships with students, staff, and faculty and aspires to provide compassionate, non-judgmental, spiritual, and emotional support regardless of (one’s) religious affiliation.

To create life balance, K. Monet enjoys running, kick-boxing, racing home to hide Amazon purchases from her husband, and foodie activities. She recently retired from bear wrestling and has picked up the extreme sport of child-rearing.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Louisiana State University
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div), Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Doctor of Ministry (D. Min), Duke Divinity School

Religious Affiliation

  • Baptist (PNBC)

Select Sermons, Projects, Educational Series, and Presentations

  • Contributor in “Key Insights in Health and Safety for Higher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” American College Health Association (ACHA)
  • Panel Presentation: “Meaning-Making and Spiritual Health in Higher Education,” with Boston University School of Theology.
  • “Together We Rise: Summoning a Season of Renewal,” Keynote Speaker, MLK Day, Williams College.
  • Presenter for “Black Wellness in Higher Education,” (3-part Series), Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, and Stanford University.
  • Panelist for “Gender Identity, Religion, and Spirituality in Counseling” CSI Pi Alpha Chapter, Wake Forest University.
  • “What’s in the Gumbo: Consuming Black Practices for Spiritual Well-being.”  Program Event for Wake Forest University.
  • “Pass me Not.” An LGBTQ+ Worship Service – queering Holy Week.
    Worship Service for the Wake Forest Community.
  • “Rise and Grind: Breakfast with an activist (Darnell Moore).”  Workshop series for Wake Forest Community.
  • “How shall we Minister – in the age of ‘me too’ and ‘times up?”
    Presentation for United Missionary Baptist Association Minister’s Conference.    Charlotte, NC
  • “Called Together: The prayers of the People.” A weekly multifaith prayer service. Program series for the Wake Forest Community.
  • “From the pew to LGBTQ+”. Focus group examining the spiritual well-being of the LGBTQ+ community.  Wake Forest University undergraduate population.
  •  “Make a joyful noise”. Focus group examining the health of the Gospel Choir.  Wake Forest University undergraduate population.
  •  “Different shades of Black”. Focus group examining the spiritual well-being of the undergraduate Black student population on the fringes and outside of Christianity and Islam.
  •  “Naked and Unashamed: Sexual Reconciliation from Mother Eve to Cardi B.”  A workshop of discussion and art to empower and repair intimate relationships for women of color.
  • “The Clearing.” A brave space to explore African diasporic traditions with Christianity.  12 weeks workshop series and worship service.
  • “Intimacy Politics.” Self Love. ALANAM Women’s institute.  Presentation.   Elon University, Elon NC.

Contact

Email:  ricekm@nullwfu.edu

Phone:  336.758.4843

Office:  Reynolda 8B

Media Requests

The Office of Communications is responsible for communicating information regarding programs, and other news to appropriate media sources. Chaplains are available to provide comments for a story or be interviewed (recorded and/or live).  To request, contact Cheryl Walker, director of news and communications for Wake Forest University.