Rev. Dr. Danielle “Danie” J. Buhuro

is the Founder, Executive Director, and ACPE Certified Educator at Sankofa CPE Center, LLC. She is certified by ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education. She was also board certified in the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). Rev. Dr. Buhuro is an ordained clergy with ministerial standing in the Illinois Conference’s Chicago Metropolitan Association of the United Church of Christ (UCC).

Throughout her career, Rev. Dr. Buhuro has served as an ACPE Associate Supervisor and Staff Chaplain at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, she has served as a ACPE Certified Educator at Advocate Good Shepherd, South Suburban, Trinity, and Christ Hospitals in Illinois.  Rev. Dr. Buhuro’s chaplaincy experience includes serving as a chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, and The University of Chicago Medical Center.
Rev. Dr. Buhuro is passionate about issues of race, gender, and sexuality. She is author of “Spiritual Care In An Age of #BlackLivesMatter: Examining the Spiritual and Prophetic Needs of African Americans Living In A Violent America” (Wipf and Stock, 2019). She is also the author of “Is There A Heaven For a ‘G’? A Pastoral Care Approach to Gang Violence” (Wipf and Stock, 2017).
Rev. Dr. Buhuro attended Chicago Theological Seminary, where she earned her Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees. She is currently working on her Ph.D., studying social media identity, violence, and pastoral theology. Rev. Dr. Buhuro serves on the national board of directors of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. She also serves as adjunct faculty, teaching D.Min. and M.Div. courses in Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota along with Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Rev. Dr. Buhuro facilitates numerous workshops nationwide on African American Pastoral Care and African-centered psychology.
Her philosophy of education embraces a pedagogy of helping students enhance their pastoral identity and pastoral competence while improving their pastoral reflection.
* Accredited by ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education to offer Level I and Level II Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Units, Sankofa CPE Center, LLC offers innovative, unique CPE programming that features online CPE groups, African-centered curriculums, LGBTQIA+ inclusivity, along with social justice-oriented and digital ministry clinical site placements.