“The First Lady is filled with wisdom in an intimate manner, from individuals who live life through a faith lens, and yet sustain their humanity, humility and sensibility.”
Dr. Stephanie Helms Pickett Director of the Women’s Center, Duke University
“The First Lady represents a much-needed contribution to bridge the gap between scholarship and “mother wit” through the lens of black women in the church who are often seen, but not heard, nor asked about our diverse experiences as wives of pastors.”
Rev. Dana Patterson Nelson First Lady of Second Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo.
“This book is a brilliant compilation of powerful life-changing experiences from pastors’ wives from around the globe that’s sure to inspire pastors’ wives, while giving pastors and laity alike the opportunity to understand what it’s really like to walk in our shoes.”
Rev. Felica R. Thompson First Lady and Director of Women's Ministries Simon Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, NC
Genuine. Knowledgeable. Insightful. Full of depth. Creative. These are just a few of the many qualities Dr. Shauntae Brown White brings to her presentations! As a discerning woman of God, Dr. White captures her audience and offers them open-minded and practical solutions to complex situations. We at Watts Chapel are blessed by her perception, wisdom and many talents.
Mrs. Deborah M. McMillan, Chairperson Christian Education Discipleship Ministry
Watts Chapel Baptist Church
I have known Dr. Shauntae Brown White for nearly twenty years since she was a student at Howard University. I have followed her career closely and she has proven herself to be a consummate professional who continues to make an impact on the field of communication. Through Shauntae’s conference presentations she shows thought, planning, perception, knowledge, breadth and depth of the subject matter as well as an awareness and concern for her audience’s needs and interests. She not only uses her academic training for teaching and research, but reaching and connecting with the community. Speak Life! is an example of making the discipline of communication accessible to everyone.
Dr. Melbourne S. Cummings Professor
John H. Johnson School of Communications
Department of Communication and Culture
Dr. Shauntae is refreshing and offers new understanding of operating in with God’s grace in our relationships with others. Creative and dynamic, Dr. Shauntae is beyond measure in explaining effective communication skills and its importance in establishing and maintaining intimacy in sisterhood.
Ms. Yvette Richards President of the United Methodist Women Board of Directors
Dr. Shauntae Brown White is a dynamic and innovative scholar, educator and presenter. Her creative and practical approach to learning engages audiences in relevant, real and relational knowledge that is positively transformative. Dr. Shauntae is passionate about communication excellence for women in every aspect of their lives. She is well-equipped both educational and spiritually, and is intentional about practicing what she “preaches.”
Rev. Kathryn G. Brown General Secretary of Christian Education
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church