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About Us

KuriosEd was founded in 2020 by a group of faith-leaders with one common goal: equal access to education.

Our Mission

Serving primarily Black Communities, our mission is to drive broad awareness of the current educational system, provide empowering training tools that enable effective communal advocacy; and make the necessary knowledge and resources available to create innovative educational opportunities.​

Board Members

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Board President
REV. DR. LINWOOD T. BLIZZARD, II​

Reverend Linwood T. Blizzard, II serves as the Senior Pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville, VA. He is involved in several justice initiatives including LEAD Northern Neck, the Northumberland Branch of the NAACP, and E.M.P.O.W.E.R. (Equipping Minds by Preventing Oppression With Educational Resources). ​

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Board Vice-President
CANDACE PATE

Candace Pate serves as the Executive Director for Institutional Advancement for Martin University in Indianapolis, IN. Candace has vast experience in child development and family life.

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Board Secretary
BISHOP WADE MOORE JR.

Bishop Moore is the Senior Pastor at the Christian Faith Centre in Wichita, KS. He serves as President of the Greater Wichita Ministerial League - a group of predominantly African-American churches, Pastors and Ministers. Bishop Moore is also the founder of the Urban Preparatory Academy in Wichita. ​

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Board Treasurer
REV. DR. NATHANIEL BROOKS

Rev. Brooks is the senior pastor of the Greater Saint John Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. He currently serves on the leadership council for the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission. Brooks earned a Doctorate of Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a post-graduate certificate from Princeton Theological Seminary.

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REV. DR. D. DARRELL GRIFFIN​​

Rev. Dr. D. Darrell Griffin is the Senior Pastor at Oakdale Covenant Church in Chicago, IL. Dr. Griffin is a Ministry Coach, Spiritual Director, Published Author and Certified Enneagram Trainer who is committed to educating, empowering and transforming the lives of God’s people.​​


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REV. MICHAEL PHILLIPS

Michael Phillips is the Senior Pastor of Kingdom Life Church, a non-denominational congregation in Baltimore, MD. In addition, Pastor Michael holds the position of Regional Director of the World Harvest Ministerial Alliance and is actively involved in educational initiatives for Maryland schools.​

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REV. DOUGLAS SLAUGHTER​​

Douglas A. Slaughter, a visionary leader and servant, is the Senior Pastor of Second Baptist Church in Aiken, SC. With 40 years in ministry and leadership, Pastor Slaughter has led Second Baptist since 1992, becoming the 11th pastor of the church and congregation.​ ​

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REV. LOUIS TILLMAN

Rev. Louis Tillman is the Senior pastor at St. Phillip Lutheran Church in Baltimore, MD. Rev. Tillman earned his Master of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago in 2017. Known as Pastor T, he has become an integral part of St. Phillip’s faith community since he joined in late 2019.

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Consultant/Advisor
MARILYN RHAMES

Marilyn Anderson Rhames is an educator, writer, thought leader and social entrepreneur. She is founder and CEO of Teachers Who Pray, a faith-based nonprofit with over 100 chapters nationwide. Marylin counsels several organizations about education and professional advancement.​

Contact Us​

For inquiries, how to volunteer, become a partner or make a donation, please email us at:


info@kuriosed.org​