African Methodist Episcopal (AME)
The Reverend Dr. Berlinda A. Love was born in Valdosta, Georgia and has spent most of her life in New Jersey, where she accomplished the majority of her undergraduate and graduate education. She is an alumnus of three area institutions of higher learning: Princeton Theological Seminary, where she achieved the Master of Divinity Degree; Rider University, having earned the Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration with a minor in Curriculum Development and Design; and The College of New Jersey, where she matriculated in Education with a minor in Psychology and graduated with the Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a minor in Psychology. She is a retired educator from the Trenton Public School District, having served for thirty years as both administrator and teacher. Currently, she is a full-time caregiver for her octogenarian parents.
She believes that lives are transformed when coupled with love and in Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”