Rev. Dr. Renita L. Webb is a native of Durham, NC and grew up in St. Mark AME Zion Church. She graduated from Northern Durham High School in 2000. She went on to attend Elon University and became a part of the fellowship at Ebenezer UCC. She served as President of the Black Cultural Society, a member of the Gospel Choir and became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Renita graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in English with a concentration in Literature in 2004.After graduation, she began teaching and coaching in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools and later she taught in Durham Public Schools. During her teaching career, she completed her Master’s in Education Administration with Grand Canyon University (2006) In 2008, Renita became the Assistant Principal in the Alamance Burlington School System. She also began her doctoral studies with Capella University.
She returned with her family to Ebenezer in 2009. Upon her return, she reactivated with the church, joining the Inspirational Choir, the Praise Team, the Hospitality Ministry, the Advisory Board for YEA, and a mentor for the Girls as Precious Pearls (GAPP) ministry. In 2012, Renita became the inaugural principal at Kestrel Heights Elementary School in Durham, NC. She also walked into her call by preaching her initial sermon at Ebenezer in October of that same year. In August 2013, Renita received her Ph.D. in Leadership in Education Administration. Dr. Webb continues to be an active part of the Durham and Burlington communities and will continue her education by earning her Masters of Divinity degree. In the fall of 2015, Rev. Dr. Webb became the founder of The Refining Life, LLC. The mission of The Refining Life is to help others through the processes that are needed to help them come to a place of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. This will be done through series of public speaking events, books, and conferences specifically geared towards points of reflection, testimonies, and experiences that can help evoke the intended outcomes.