Stachelle Bussey began serving in the church at age 7. The self-taught musician became a minister of music at age 22, then returned to her alma mater, Central High School, as assistant band director. In 2015, she was named worship director for One Church Louisville, and in 2017, she answered the call to minister from the pulpit. Stachelle founded Hope Buss, a nonprofit that has provided rides to the polls, hosted conversations on mental health, and — following the murders of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee — provided free food and gospel music in the community. Stachelle earned her Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and serves on Vanderbilt’s Racial Justice Collaborative Cohort.