Stachelle Bussey was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Equipped with a heart for service through worship at a young age, Stachelle began serving in the church when she was just 7 years old. A self-taught musician, she started out as a drummer and then began playing keys before becoming a Minister of Music at the age of 22.
While obtaining her Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Kentucky State University, she was an active participant in the music department, and a member of the Thoroughbred Marching Band and Gospel Ensemble. Stachelle became a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority in November 2007.
Recognizing music could be used as a tool to reach underprivileged youth, Stachelle returned to her alma mater, Central High School, as Assistant Band Director where she currently arranges music and assists in all aspects of the band, including choreography.
In 2015, Stachelle was named Worship Director for One Church Louisville where she currently serves today leading worship, arranging music, and overseeing programming and sound. In 2017, Stachelle answered the call to minister from the pulpit and preached her initial sermon titled "Accident Forgiveness" on August 20, 2017.
In 2019, Stachelle was named to the Vanderbilt University Divinity School Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative Cohort, which is a national body of persons committed to consistent dialogue around issues pertaining to racial justice that impact them locally, but have national import. By consistent collaboration, Cohort participation will serve as a think tank for ideas, collective witness, and support for the journey.
Stachelle is currently earning her Masters of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary as part of the "Agents of Change" cohort and is pursuing her chaplaincy certification through Norton Healthcare.