Meet our Founder/Director


Rev. NaShieka Knight is an ordained minister from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, who is passionate about women’s empowerment and faith-based community outreach. In 2007, she founded Zelophehad’s Daughters Inc., a mentoring organization for teen girls in the Washington Metropolitan area. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Daughters of the African Atlantic Fund and the Prince George’s County Human Trafficking Task Force. NaShieka is a student member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion and is a contributing author to Unraveling and Reweaving Sacred Canon in Africana Womanhood (Lexington Books, 2015). NaShieka holds an MDiv from Howard University School of Divinity and an MA in Jewish Studies with a concentration in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern civilizations from Towson University. She is currently a PhD student in Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School.