Aretha Flucker

Brite Divinity School educates and inspires people to serve God's diverse world as leaders in churches, the academy, and public life.



The Rev. Dr. Aretha Flucker joined Brite Divinity School in 2020 as its first Director of Community and Spiritual Life. Rev. Dr. Flucker’s ministry has focused on spiritual formation, social justice activism, leadership development, and community empowerment.  A preacher, she has served within communities of faith in New York City, NY and Humble, TX. She is excited to continue to help shape communities of faith and was named the Director of Baptist Studies in 2021. Rev. Dr. Flucker received her Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree in Transformational Leadership at Boston University’s School of Theology in May 2022. She centers her ongoing research and consultancy work on reimagining the church with a hybrid model amid a decline in attendance and engagement. Rev. Dr. Flucker currently serves on the Alliance of Baptists’ Board of Directors and contributed a book chapter, “Reimagining the Cross: Jesus, a Womanist Co-Sufferer and Co-Conspirator in the Alliance’s Taking on the Cross (Nurturing Faith Books, 2022).


B.A., Alabama State University
M.Ed., Alabama State University
M.Div. with Special Recognition as an Old Testament Scholar, New York Theological Seminary
D.Min., Boston University School of Theology


Alliance of Baptists

Professional Affiliations

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc