The Reverend Khristi Adams, The Hill School's Dean of Spiritual Life and Equity and Firestone Endowment Chaplain, has been named a 2021 MONTCO Millennial Superstar. She is one of 40 young professionals in the area who have been recognized for "breaking down walls and reshaping Montgomery County through their talent, persistence, and determination."
"I still consider myself fairly new to Montgomery County having only been here three years," remarks Adams. "However, I have really enjoyed getting to know people in the community outside of the wonderful people at The Hill School. I consider myself blessed to have made some really great connections from the President of the local NAACP to being asked to speak at local churches or simply getting to know Pottstown restaurant owners.”
Adams arrived at The Hill in 2018 as the Firestone Endowment Chaplain and Dr. John W. Riegel Chair of Religious Studies. After serving as the Interim Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, she was appointed Dean of Spiritual Life and Equity in November 2020. Read more about Adams and her work in this new role.
Outside of her work at Hill, Adams is an accomplished author, speaker, and youth advocate. Her book Parable of the Brown Girl, which "highlights the cultural and spiritual truths that emerge from the lives of young black girls," was released in February 2020. The book has received awards for Best Young Adult Book from The African American Literary Awards and the New York Black Librarians Caucus. She currently is working on her next book, Unbossed: How Black Girls Are Leading the Way, which is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2022.
The Rev. Adams, along with the other MONTCO Millennial Superstars, will be honored at an Awards Celebratory Luncheon on August 18.