Riana holds a Masters of Divinity at Pacific School of Religion and a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from Mills College. She was ordained as a ruling elder in the PCUSA at Faith Presbyterian Church in Oakland. Riana also served on the Steering Committee of the Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy and is passionate about faith-rooted advocacy, social, and racial justice.
Riana lives in Oakland with her husband, son, and two-year-old twins. She is extremely proud of her oldest daughter who is enrolled at Howard University.
We are people who don’t belong together gathered around Jesus for the sake of those who don’t belong.