Rev. Brenda Brown-Grooms is a member of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective and co-pastor of New Beginnings Community Church in Charlotesville, VA. Rev. Brown-Grooms has earned degrees from the University of Virginia and Union Theological Seminary, and has studied the Hebrew Bible in the doctoral program at Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Religion. In April 2017, Rev. Brown-Grooms was a keynote speaker with Dr. Tony Campolo at the Red Letter Christian Revival in Lynchburg, VA. Rev. Brown-Grooms joined other national faith-leaders at St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville, VA to peacefully counter-protest the tragic and violent “unite the right” rally the weekend of August 11-12, 2017.