Due to winter weather, Salem Academy will open at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. See our Winter Storm Update page for details.
Rev. Dr. Rio is an ordained United Methodist minister and has served in the ministry since 1992, following her Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy from Greensboro College (‘89) and Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School (‘92). She is a native of Asheville, NC where she spent several years pastoring churches in the before she became the United Methodist Campus Minister at UNC-Asheville. Following a number of years in Asheville, she served as the Campus Minister at UNC-Greensboro for the United Methodist Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Rev. Dr. Rio became the Chaplain at Salem Academy and College in 2007, where she provides spiritual leadership and support for the community. She is particularly interested in Women and Religion, Interfaith activity, and being a global citizen. Rev. Dr. Rio has two children. She enjoys reading, tennis, outdoor activities, and traveling.