Rev. Andria Williamson

Manager of Chapel Programs

awillia5@highpoint.edu | 336-841-9132

Bachelor of Music in Education; Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies | The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Master of Divinity | Wake Forest University

Spiritual Director (in progress) | Centerquest School of Spiritual Direction

Rev. Williamson first attended New Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC in 1990. She joined, and was baptized in 2000. She was a member of the youth Rosebud Choir, and with the encouragement from her parents she auditioned for many solos.

I remember witnessing my first, visible, spiritual encounter with God in church, while singing a solo. There were many tears, she said. People crying out. Then, I watched God’s presence move across the sanctuary, in and through people. What I saw that day was unforgettable, and has become one of the driving forces of my curiosities and in pursuing music and ministry.”

In 2009, Rev. Williamson attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she received bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and Communication Studies. During that time, Rev. Williamson continued serving the community in and through part-time employment, triad churches other organizations, and by performing in programs through the Greensboro Opera Company, Bel Canto Company, and the National Assosciation of Negro Musiscians. Rev. Williamson served Providence Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC, as an alto section leader in the Sanctuary Choir and as a Vacation Bible School teacher.

Rev. Williamson continued her education at Wake Forest University School of Divinity in Winston Salem, NC, and received a Master of Divinity in 2017. During her time at Wake, Rev. Williamson also completed the Minister-In-Training program at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church and was licensed to preach the gospel in 2015. She also served as a Chaplain intern at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC and was a Pastoral Assistant for 3 years at Peace Haven Baptist Church in Winston Salem, NC , where she was later ordained in April of 2017 in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

In June of 2017, Rev. Williamson was called to serve the High Point community at High Point University as a Chaplain and Manager of Chapel Programs. In this role, Rev. Williamson plans and leads weekly Chapel services with various visual and performing artists, campus ministries and student organizations. She also created a thriving student employment program for multimedia assistants, office assistants, outreach and social media managers to gain professional and spiritual development in a church setting. Finally, Rev. Williamson leads Christian Pilgrimages and advises HPU Chapel’s Board of Stewards and the Genesis Gospel Choir.

Rev. Williamson is a proud member of the Sigma Kappa Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and she continues to grow as a clergy-person, spiritual director, trained vocalist, creative, bridge-builder, educator, and a compassionate and understanding lover of humanity and God’s love.