Tryce Prince

Chicago, IL
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About Tryce Prince

Thank you for visiting my profile! I am currently a Ph.D. student in the department of sociology at the University of Illinois-Chicago. My areas of expertise include race and religion, organizations, and cultural sociology. I have been trained in both quantitative and qualitative research, and am currently conducting research on the ways race and religion interact in racially homogeneous religious organizations. Below are three types of coaching services I offer:

  1. Institutional, Organizational, or Congregational Coaching

  2. Individual Coaching

  3. Individual Coaching for non-White People (Solidarity rate available)

Please click the "Services" tab above to read a more detailed description for each coaching service.

Areas of Expertise

Other Organizations
Christian Colleges
Individual 1 on 1 coaching
Christian K-12 School


All initial sessions are 75 minutes and include an in-depth debrief of your personal and/or organizational assessment. To adequately cover your full assessment and receive a more comprehensive coaching experience (including an individual, small group, or organizational roadmap) a three session or custom coaching package is recommended. Both virtual and in-person workshops packages are also available.

  1. Institutional, Organizational, or Congregational Coaching

    Previously, I have worked with numerous institutions, congregations, and church leaders across the country, providing spiritual and organizational guidance on various topics related to intra/inter congregational life. In this work, I have gained an intimate understanding of life in a variety of contexts, while my academic training and research experience have provided me with the tools to observe, analyze, and interpret such life from a sociological perspective. Together, these experiences will help me bridge the gap between abstract discussions of race and everyday life on the ground in your specific context.

    • Initial Session Virtual Rate: $200

    • 3-Session Virtual Rate: $500

    • 4-hour Workshop: $800 (Available In-person)

    • Custom Coaching Package: Please submit a proposal for further details.

  2. Individual or Small Group Coaching

    Whether you're a church leader, a lifelong learner, or looking to take the next step, the work of racial justice and unity cannot be undertaken without the intentional development of the head and heart. It is true that in order to address the ways race shapes our lives we must learn about its historical impact, but we must also examine the ways in which it affects our most personal affections. In your individual and small group coaching, you will receive a personally tailored roadmap designed to help you learn more about the intellectual and the spiritual, wherever you are on your journey.

    • Initial Session Rate: $150

    • 3-Session Rate: $400

    • 4-hour Workshop (Virtual/Small Groups only): $500

    • Custom Coaching Package: Please submit a proposal for further details.

  3. Individual or Small Group Coaching for non-White People (Solidarity rate available)

    In my research, I have spoken with many people who have experienced the devastating consequences of being a racial minority in a predominantly White space. When you find yourself in a spiritual community that can be apathetic towards racial injustice, or blind to race altogether, the temptation to bitterness can be overwhelming. I also recognize that we are all at different places in our racial identity development. If you desire to learn more about your racial identify, or find yourself experiencing hardship in predominantly White spaces, you are welcomed to schedule a coaching session and will receive a discounted solidarity rate. In your individual coaching you are invited to share your questions and experiences; receiving spiritual and research-based insight to encourage you in your specific context.

    • A solidarity rate is available. Please submit a proposal for further details.


Dr. John Mark Davidson, PhD
ChristianWorks for Children - CEO / Executive Director
"Tryce Prince has walked beside me as a resource, guide, and coach. His impressive education and rich experiences make him an excellent sounding board to explore the sociological, philosophical, and theological frameworks undergirding society today. He has blessed me with keen insights and excellent reading recommendations. His calm personality, grounded presence, and authentic sincerity make him an ideal coach for those seeking wisdom and guidance on racial and social justice, peace, and unity."
Jake Jacobson
Executive Minister - Skillman Church of Christ
"Tryce has worked with our church and other local churches in helping to facilitate events, training, education, and coaching on how to pursue reconciliation among black and white congregations. Tryce's knowledge and partnership has been invaluable in helping us to build relationships, encounter our histories, and seek a path forward that is mutually encouraging and beneficial. I have been honored to know Tryce and consider him a leader in the area of racial reconciliation."
Willie Chriesman
Outreach Minister - Homewood Church of Christ
"As a predominantly white church in Birmingham, AL, we were seeking constructive ways to address the issue of racial unity in the church. Through his work with the Carl Spain Center, Tryce was instrumental in helping us coordinate a series of events at our church, culminating with us hosting a Racal Unity Leadership Summit which brought in speakers from across the nation and abroad to help us confront this topic. Tryce brought with him organization, thoughtfulness and wisdom to this work."
Collin Packer
"In 2018, a man was murdered by an off-duty police officer. He was a member in the faith tradition I was pastoring in at the time. Tryce co-led several initiatives that benefitted me personally and churches around our city. He organized a Racial Unity Leadership Summit, participated in our area justice gatherings, and supported the mans family during the trial. Tryce is a friend and leader I'm grateful to have. He used his expertise to lead us well!"
Douglas Foster
Scholar in Residence, Professor of Church History - Abilene Christian University Graduate School Of Theology
"Tryce served as Executive Assistant to the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action at ACU and coordinated the Abilene Community Remembrance Project in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative; documenting a racial terror lynching. He now serves on a team writing a history of race and racism at ACU. He is a person of skill and integrity and will be an excellent coach and mentor for others."

Work Experience

Research Assistant
Black Studies Department, UIC - Chicago, Illinois
May 2022 - Current
Work alongside Dr. Terrion Williamson, founding director of the Black Midwest Initiative, in ongoing work related to BMI.
Research Consultant
University of Notre Dame - South Bend, Indiana
May 2022 - Current
Consulting on research projects led by Dr. Christian Smith and Dr. Kraig Beyerlein of the University of Notre Dame and its affiliated Center of the Study of Religion and Society.
Research Consultant
Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action - Abilene, Texas
August 2020 - Current
Principal Investigator and a lead author for a project documenting the history of race and racism at ACU.
Research Assistant
Sociology Department, UIC - Chicago, Illinois
August 2020 - Current
Working alongside Dr. Michael O. Emerson in various research projects.
Executive Assistant
Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action - Abilene, Texas
May 2018 - August 2020
Worked alongside Dr. Jerry Taylor, founding Director, in the founding and subsequent initiatives led by the Carl Spain Center.


Doctorate - Sociology
University of Illinois-Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
May 2022 - Current
Masters - Sociology
University of Illinois-Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
August 2020 - May 2022
Bachelors - Sociology
Abilene Christian University - Abilene, Texas
January 2015 - December 2018


A Hound of Hell

Article on the topic of hatred in the Black Christian experience.
Breaking White Supremacy’s Grip

Article on the topic of love in the Black Christian experience.
Black Freedom in Christ

Article on the topic of freedom in the Black Christian experience.
Building Intentional Solidarity

Article on the topic of solidarity in the Black Christian experience.
Religion and Race: A Double-Edged Sword ( 2022)

Co-authored chapter in "Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion In Our World."
How Race, Religion, and Morality Shape Individual Perceptions of Religious Authority figures

Informed by data from a 2021 survey of over 1,000 respondents who identify as Protestant or Catholic.
Dissertation Data

Currently conducting an ethnographic study exploring the ways race and religion interact in racially homogeneous religious organizations.
The Legacy of Howard Thurman (April 2023)

This article explores the legacy of Howard Thurman as a spiritual sage to Christian leaders in the 20th century, and what his teachings on the religion of Jesus offers those who are marginalized in our society.