Ansel Augustine, D.Min., is Visiting Professor of Pastoral Leadership and is from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the former Director of the Office of Black Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Previously he served as the Associate Director/Coordinator of Black Youth & Young Adult Ministry for the CYO Youth & Young Adult Ministry Office. He is on the Faculty of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and his Master of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, New Orleans. He received his Certification in Youth Ministry from Xavier University of Louisiana's Institute for Black Catholic Studies. Dr. Augustine earned his D.Min from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Dr. Augustine has served on several national boards (NCYAMA - The National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association and NFCYM - The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry). He also has worked in Campus Ministry at St. John's University in Queens, NY, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Loyola University New Orleans. He began his career in ministry over 20 years ago when he became the youth minister at his home parish of St. Peter Claver in the Treme area of New Orleans, which he helped to rebuild following hurricane Katrina. He is also a drummer for the Wild Tchoupitoulas (Black Masking) Mardi Gras Indians. Dr. Augustine is a highly sought after speaker and has given keynotes and workshops around the country. He has also written various pieces related to ministry.