Reverend Dr. Cassandra Gould
Executive Director | email@example.com
The Reverend Dr. Cassandra Gould is a pastor and an activist whose ministry and community work is rooted in the biblical mandate for justice. She is the Executive Director of Missouri Faith Voices and the pastor of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church in Jefferson City, MO.
A native of Demopolis, Alabama, she is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Her undergraduate work includes psychology and journalism.
Reverend Dr. Gould holds an M. Div from Eden Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from United Theological Seminary.
She lives out her D.Min project “Beyond The Walls: The Power of Prophetic Preaching.” Justice and community engagement is the hallmark of the ministry at Quinn Chapel. Dr. Gould’s role as a public theologian has helped to shape a culture of advocacy and justice for the church and the Jefferson City community. Dr. Gould is a sought after preacher, teacher and prophetic voice. She is often quoted in the media as one who speaks truth to power regarding various injustices. As a pastor in the State Capitol she is a go to person for testimony against unjust legislation and in support of legislation designed to empower and improve the lives of people in her state and across the country.
She can be found on the front lines fighting for justice from Ferguson to the D.C. There are myriad of social justice issues that call her to put her faith on the line. Her advocacy for families caught in the debt trap caused by financial predation has garnered national attention. She was a panelist in the public hearing held by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last year in which the rules to regulate payday lending and small dollar loans were released.
Her leadership initially as a board member and now as Executive Director has raised our visibility and grown our organization. Missouri Faith Voices is the only statewide faith based grassroots organization dedicated to racial equity in the State.
Dr. Gould also serves as the faith co-chair for the state wide Jobs With Justice Board and the Religious Affairs and Political Action Director of the Missouri State NAACP. She is the Social Action Chair for the Jefferson City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.