Rev. Victoria Carr-Ware
Ecumenical and Multifaith Campus Minister
Building/Room: STCN 120
Victoria hails from New York City and comes from a family of political activists from the East Elmhurst community in Queens. With fondness, she remembers her Caribbean grandmother as a strong and loving woman whose honesty and concern for the human condition propelled her community forward. This work ethic and sense of Christian duty provides a framework for how Victoria ministers to people from all contexts. She is a promoter of social justice and community involvement and is committed to improving quality of life and raising consciousness through discussions on faith, race and gender.
Victoria earned her Master of Divinity with an emphasis on psychiatry and religion from Union Theological Seminary. She was later ordained by Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn and currently serves as Associate Pastor for New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Kent, Washington. Following seminary Victoria completed a chaplain residency at Veterans Affairs in New York City where she ministered to patients with mental illness. Most recently she served as a chaplain fellow at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance providing spiritual care for diverse patients, family, and staff. Victoria earned her BA in Psychology and an MA in Educational Psychology from New York University.
Having worked for nearly ten years as an Academic Advisor at NYU, Victoria is excited to be back on campus. Outside of professional interests she loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys cooking, singing in her church choir, and travelling.