Vaseal Montgomery, M.Div
REVEREND VASEAL V. MONTGOMERY ( Colonel, Retired, US Army) was raised in West Hollywood, Florida where she attended Ward Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC). It was during her formative years at Ward Chapel AMEC that she realized the call to the service of God.
After a 30-year career in the U.S. military, Rev. Montgomery founded Favor TechConsulting, LLC to continue service and support to our nation's military veterans and their families. She currently serves as Pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, Houston, Florida and the Parliamentarian, East Conference, Women In Ministry. Additionally, she is one of the founding faculty at Northwind Theological Seminary, Center for Innovation in Global Theology and Ministry.
The call to preach was a time of preparation for Rev. Montgomery. Reflecting on a career in which preparation was the catalyst to success she felt that in order to answer the “Call to Ministry” she needed “a time of preparation.”
In addition to her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Master of Science in Counseling Services, and Master of Management Information Systems, she matriculated at Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University and earned both a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education.
Rev. Montgomery also attended the Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care in Richmond, VA, to complete a Pastoral Counseling & Care Certification, and enrolled at The Healing Place, in their Healing Care Ministry Certificate Program. Both enhanced her ability to counsel those who experienced brokenness through life events. She used that training as an opportunity to start a Counseling Ministry at Emmanuel AME Church in Fredericksburg, VA. and a Veterans Care (VetCare) Ministry at Roberts Mount Pisgah AME Church, Atlantic Beach, Florida.
In addition, Rev Montgomery’s volunteer activities have included a Chaplain Internship at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salem, VA, to further enable her to support those in need of spiritual, physical, psychological and mental healing. She also served as a volunteer Chaplain at the Veterans Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.
Rev. Montgomery has volunteered as an Advocate/Counselor at the Washington D.C. Rape Crisis Center and as an Assistant Counselor at the Thurman Brisben Center (Homeless Shelter) in Fredericksburg, VA. Additionally, she served on the Advisory Committee of the National Health Information Technology Collaborative Board for the Underserved. She is a life member of the Military Officer Association of America.
Reverend Montgomery holds fast to “whom He calls, He equips” and “to whom much is given, much is required.” She believes her past has prepared her for what is yet to come.
Reverend Montgomery is the mother of three adult daughters (Takiyah, Tesia and Talila) and recently adopted her ten-year old granddaughter (Leilani).