Reverend Aqueelah As-Salaam is a graduate of the Samuel D. Proctor, School of Theology at Virginia Union University. She has also completed a residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. She received her certification as a Pastoral Counselor from the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy. In addition, she has a certificate in Health Care Ethics, from the University of Virginia and a certificate in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, from the Chaplaincy Academy, United States Navy.
Reverend As-Salaam has held several ministerial positions to include serving as the senior pastor for the First Church of North Miami Congregational, Police Chaplain for the North Miami Police Department and Trauma Chaplain for Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She also served as the Executive Director for the Richmond Peace Education Center and the Institute for Southern Studies. In addition, she served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Richmond. Prior to entering the ministry, Reverend As-Salaam served as an officer in the United States Army.