My name is Shandell and I am a PhD candidate at Antioch University and former resident of Orange County, Ca. I am in the process of writing my dissertation on the topic of religious racial socialization. This subject essentially describes the process in which pastors talk to their members about racial and social matters.


This research can also be useful as an evaluation tool if pastors are wondering how their parishioners view their leadership, how they’re interpreting messages about race, and how the messages impact them.

This study is my way of giving back to the community of Orange County by using the gifts God has given me to make a difference.

Thank you for participating in this research!

Shandell Maxwell