Whitney Bond is a native of East Saint Louis, IL. As a teen, Whitney discovered her passion for performing arts and began ministering through mime in the St. Louis Metro area. As a proud alumna and member of the class of 2008, she received her B.A. degree in Drama with a Concentration in Dance from Spelman College. During her time at Spelman, she was very active and held several leadership positions. Her proudest position was that of founder of The Sisters Chapel Mime Ministry, Anointed Vessels. This ministry grew from 5 to 25+ members by its second year, and continues to be a vibrant part of Sisters Chapel. Whitney’s gift for mime afforded her the opportunity to minister in Senegal, West Africa in 2008. This mime ministry was featured in the Black Entertainment Television documentary, “Spring Break Diaries.” After graduating from Spelman, Whitney worked in Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA in the entertainment industry as a public relations account manager, co-producer of the red carpet of multiple award shows, and as an actress.
Whitney is a May 2016 graduate of The Candler School of Theology at Emory University where she received her Master of Divinity with a concentration in Black Church Studies. In the past, Whitney has presented at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and served as moderator for both AAR and the Love Thyself convening. Her research centers on bridging gaps between pastoral care, practical theology, and psychology within human sexuality. She is currently pursuing the PhD in the field of Theology, Ethics and the Human Sciences at Chicago Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.