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Special Message

In 2012, I began the Master of Divinity program at Wake Forest to further my call as a ”spiritual optometrist.” 

Defined as a medical professional trained and equipped to prescribe and fit lenses in order to improve vision, optometry is a profession that is rooted in the concern of the eye. It is as a kindred spirit that I’m pursuing my vocation to operate in an ordained capacity to improve the vision of God’s people by prescribing a lens of purpose, healing, faith and destiny for their lives. I believe that the magnitude of this task requires knowledge and wisdom to carry out the personal assignments that God has outlined for completion. 

It is through the sharpening of my spiritual eyes that I am confident the Wake Forest School of Divinity is preparing and equipping me to be a powerhouse of change in the lives of people, organizations and ministries that I am assigned to both inside and outside of the walls of the church. 

There are individuals across the world like myself who are called to change the world and simply are in need of a means. My scholarship from the annual fund has been the sole conduit of financial assistance for me to not only further my education but to also be equipped to be a thought leader in the organizations and communities that I will serve. 

In this same spirit and on behalf of those who will come behind me, I request your financial support in honor of the lives, communities, churches, organizations and institutions that will be changed as a result of those who you have invested in. 

Thank you for your consideration and for supporting the School of Divinity

Brittani D. Chavious (MDiv ’15)


Brittani is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of HerSpace, Inc., a non-profit organization that is designed to equip young women, ages 25 and under, with the tools necessary to be confident in their own space. She is a graduate of Tennessee State University where she majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management. Before joining the Wake Div community she was serving as a Branch Manager for a financial institution.