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Rev. Rita, as she is affectionately known, is an inspirational preacher, comedienne, teacher and public speaker, recognized for her raw, funny and intellectual approach to addressing topics that affect people from all walks of life.  She began her career as a comedian before she realized laughter and the peace it brings was changing people’s lives. God combined her gift of compassion, humor and authenticity to restore hope and happiness in the lives of people everywhere.

Rev. Rita has a B.S. in Human Services from Shorter University in Atlanta, Georgia and a M.Div. from Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio. Reverend Rita’s commitment to empowering youth and women is evident through her lifestyle of service.

Her previous pastoral charge extends to the communities of St. John AME Church Tuskegee, Alabama and Wesley Chapel AME Church in Waverley, Alabama.  Rev. Rita currently serves as the Executive Minister at St. John AME Church where she serves alongside her pastor and team mate in ministry.

She is the founder of Atir Enterprise, a social change organization for women and girls which offers a diversified spectrum of programs and services with emphasis on prevention, intervention and diversity tolerance.

Her commitment to empowering young women is evident through her lifestyle of service as an HIV and AIDS advocate, community activist, non-violent instructor addressing the mean girl trend, and exceptional leadership building.  

With the combined support and inspiration from her two daughters, she is the founder of several community agents. We Girls Mentoring Project, created for educating and instructing girls 12-18 to make healthy life altering choices, and iJoy, organized to provide community celebrations such as birthday parties and other special occasions for children in the foster care system.

Rev. Rita is a native of Lynwood, California. She later moved to Portland, Oregon where she met and has been married to Rev. Maurice Wright II for more than 20 years. She values the spiritual and loving support of her Pastor and husband while enjoying the exciting role of motherhood to their amazing and spirited four children.

Antoinette Alvarado

Antoinette G. Alvarado is the Co-Pastor of Grace Church International established by her husband and Senior Pastor, Bishop Johnathan E. Alvarado. She has served her local church in various leadership capacities. Dr. Toni assists Bishop Alvarado in the development and training of pastors, elders, deacons and ministers of Grace Church International. She also serves as Vice President and Dean of Students for the Greater Atlanta Theological Seminary, a ministry of Total Grace Christian Center.

Dr. Alvarado has studied at various seminaries and universities. She has been awarded several earned degrees to include: Associate of Arts (1996) and Bachelor of Arts (1998) Biblical Education at Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, Georgia, Master of Divinity Degree (2003) with an emphasis in Christian Formation and Discipleship from the Church of God Theological Seminary, in Cleveland, Tennessee, Doctor of Ministry Degree (2008) in Leadership and Renewal from Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, Virginia, The Master of Theology (2009) in Preaching from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia and The Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies (2103) from The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

Her professional and educational awards, certifications and honors include: Leadership & Renewal Award Regent University School of Divinity (2008), Outstanding Graduate Award Regent University Doctor of Ministry (2008), Who’s Who Among University and College Students (2008), Delta Epsilon Chi National Honor Society of The Association For Biblical Higher Education (2008), Pentecostal Ministry Award Church of God Theological Seminary (2003), Who’s Who Among University and College Students (1998), Student of the Year Award Beulah Heights Bible College (1998), Beta Eta Beta Kappa Honor Society Member (1998), Standard Teacher Diploma of The Evangelical Training Association (1998). Certified Leadership and Life Coach with Lifeforming Leadership Coaching Virginia Beach, Virginia (2005), Certified Professional Coach Trainer (2010) and Leadership Rockdale Class of 2015.

Dr. Alvarado served as a Leadership Resource Consultant for the Black Women in Ministerial Leadership Program (BWML) for The Interdenominational Theological Center and leadership coach and seminar facilitator for the Bonner Scholars Program and Spelman College, Atlanta Georgia.

She has served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer in several colleges and universities such as Beulah Heights University, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Howard University, Regent University and Pentecostal Theological Seminary. With a divine call and passion for the advancement of women, Dr. Alvarado has been privileged to serve as a speaker and workshop presenter for several national and international women’s conferences. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of My Sister’s Keeper Foundation for Women, a leading influential organization focused on “Moving Women from Average to Excellence” in their educational, personal, professional development and pursuits.

Dr. Toni is the author of Run and Not Be Weary: The Pursuit of Purpose and Destiny, A Woman’s Heart Devotional Series and Stoking The Fire of Your Dreams. She has also written several articles and sermons for such publications and periodicals as Gospel Today Magazine and The African American Pulpit, and participated in many interviews and documentaries on the topics of Coaching and Mentoring Relationships, Leadership, Marriage and Family and Women in Ministry. She co-authored Let’s Stay Together: Relationship Strategies For Successful Marriages, with her husband Bishop Johnathan E. Alvarado.

Dr. Toni and Bishop Alvarado are the proprietors of Targeted Living Coaching & Consulting, LLC a personal, professional development and publishing company. They are the proud parents of three children, Johnathan Elliott II, Joshua Elisha, and Ariel Antoinette. Together they enjoy the benefits of a wholesome marriage and family.

Candice Benbow

Candice Marie Benbow is a writer and educator.

A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Candice is a graduate of Tennessee State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Africana Studies (2005). She holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from North Carolina Central University (2009) and a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School (2015). Currently, she is a doctoral student in Religion and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary and a Lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Her work lies at the intersections of Black feminist theory, womanist theology and Black female sexuality.

In 2015, she created “Red Lip Theology”, a movement to encourage Black women to embrace their whole selves as good creation. Through “Red Lip Theology”, Candice merges theological ideals with beauty industry participation to celebrate Black women’s creativity and spirituality.

Through writing, Candice seeks to tell stories of loss and healing. Her essays give voice to the shared experiences of heartbreak, grief and journeying towards toward wholeness. Following the release of Jay Z’s thirteenth studio album “4:44”, Candice wrote “4:43”, chronicling the stories of women who are caught on the underside of the growth of men. It has been read over 300,000 times and shared over 100,000 times across social media platforms. In addition to her own blog, her work has appeared in Urban Cusp Magazine, ShePreaches Magazine, Ebony.com, For Harriet and Patheos. Candice has appeared on Essence Now and Huff Post Live.

As a public educator, Candice cares about bridging the academy and community through digital projects, including social syllabi. In May 2016, following the release of Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade, Candice created the #LemonadeSyllabus hashtag and social media campaign. With contributions from over 70 Black women, Candice released the syllabus as a free downloadable resource of over 250 works centered around the lives of Black women. Within the first week, it was downloaded over 40,000 times and has reached over 600,000 downloads. In February 2017, Candice collaborated with The Elle.com Media Scholars at the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, to create the A Seat at the Table Syllabus (#SeatSyllabus) in response to Solange Knowles’ powerful album of the same name. The syllabus centered the voices of young women of color between the ages of 16 and 30.

A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Candice considers herself a displaced Southerner living in New Jersey with her dog, Langston.

Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis

Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis is Executive Assistant Pastor at Walker Temple AME Church and Associate professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University. She recently graduated with her master’s of divinity from Pepperdine University. She has been a mental health expert on BET, CNN, Headline News, TV One, We TV, and the Dr. Phil show. Her work has been featured in ESSENCE magazine and the Huffington Post. Her motto is a quote from her mother Rev. Cecelia Bryant who says, God is speaking. My life is God’s voice vocabulary.     She is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, author of the book Thriving in the wake of trauma: A multicultural guide and co-editor of the books Surviving Sexual Violence: A handbook of recovery and empowerment and Foundations of Resilience: Religion and Spirituality in Diverse Women’s Lives.  A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Bryant-Davis earned her doctorate from Duke University and completed her post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical Center.  Her research focus areas include trauma psychology, ethnic minority women, oppression, coping, and spirituality

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Minister Mariah Crews, “Min. Mimi” graduated from Hampton University in 2014 and is still writing her story. During her time at Hampton, she founded a mentoring program for young women called BOSS encouraging women to “Boss it Up” using the scripture Proverbs 31:16 as its basis. She has always been extremely involved in mentoring and working with the youth, and is currently working as the Youth Ministry Teen Minister at Reid Temple A.M.E. in Silver Spring, MD. Prior to that she ran the young women’s ministry “Levels Ladies” at Reid Temple A.M.E. in Glenn Dale, Maryland.

Her goal is to encourage all young people to be prayed up and poppin’ – to walk in confidence and to walk in Christ, because only then will they be unstoppable. Min. Mimi is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and worked in the television industry for a large portion of her career. She began at C-SPAN and through the grace of God was able to participate in the 2014 NBC Olympics in Russia. Having recently accepted God’s call on her life to become a youth minister she is currently attending Wesley Theological Seminary to acquire her Master’s in Divinity and work towards becoming ordained in the A.M.E. Church. God has done extraordinary things in Mariah’s life and she seeks to glorify him with praise and honor. Mariah is encouraged daily by 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.

Jordan DeVeaux

Jordan is 17 years old and is a senior at the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Maryland.  She is an honor roll student and student-athlete. Her activities include playing volleyball and basketball, trumpet and baritone in school band and is co-captain of school’s step team

  • Her Freshman year – she received the Award given to one student in each class for Exercising an Active Faith in God
  • Participates in the Best Buddies program creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships and experiences for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Active in school’s Black Student Alliance (BSA) and Ally Group

Other Community activities:

  • Student leader in the Eleven 22 Youth Ministry at Reid Temple A.M.E. Church
  • Sings and serves as Chaplain for the Youth and Young Adult Choir at Reid Temple A.M.E. Church
  • Participated and now mentors as a “big sister” in the Daughters of Esther Rites of Passage program for young girls at Reid Temple A.M.E. Church
  • Answered her call to preach at the age of 12 and preached her first sermon at the 7 Last Words Youth Service at Ebenezer A.M.E Church in 2014
  • Serves as a Connectional Officer in the Young People’s and Children’s Division of the A.M.E. Church
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Cassandra Henderson is a licensed and ordained minister, visual and performance-based artist, activist, scholar, community organizer, entrepreneur and all-around renaissance woman.  She is currently the Pastor for BTKids + Student Ministries at The Breakthrough Fellowship in Smyrna, GA as well as the Theatrical Director at The Weber School in Atlanta.

Cassandra served as Assistant Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist church where she was the Pastor for Children’s & Youth Ministries (ages 1-18).  She is a well-versed writer, director, producer, actor and editor. Cassandra earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama & Theatre from Spelman College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2004.  She went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California in 2007. In 2015, she completed a Master of Divinity degree at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Leadership in Church and Community and received a certificate in Black Church Studies and was ordained at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA spiritual home of the late Civil Rights trailblazer Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 2010, Cassandra was licensed in ministry at the McGee Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland, California.  During her time in California, she served faithfully in church as well as her community. Her ministry was not limited to the church, but through her combination of art and faith/theology, Cassandra worked with the San Francisco General Hospital Trauma Unit regarding gang and gun violence on touring piece she co-produced and directed called The Urban Healing Tour which advocated against gun violence.  Cassandra regularly opened her home for women’s Bible studies, feeding the hungry in her community, and providing a safe space for reconciliation, mediation and intervention within the community for at risk and in-risk youth.  Her home became known as the “Urban Healing House”.

Cassandra has a particular passion for serving the society’s most marginalized including the economically and socially oppressed. Since returning to the Metro-Atlanta area in 2011, Cassandra has continued her ministry to the marginalized and serves as a volunteer chaplain at Lee Arrendale State prison in Alto, GA, and has previously volunteered in Juvenile Detention centers while living in California.  In 2013, Rev. Henderson spent 3 months in the Grand Canyon, where she co-led a team of 11 college students from around the US in leading 9 worship services each week as part of an internship with A Christian Ministry in the National Parks. During her stay in the canyon, Cassandra launched a women’s Bible Study for residents and guests and spent time on the Navaho and Hopi reservations. In 2014, Cassandra co-founded the Community Speaks ATL, a platform created to provide spiritual and communal space in response to the death of Michael Brown.   The event received national attention and featured Civil Rights leaders, community activists of all age demographics and was attended by the then, Attorney General Eric Holder. She has also led students in demonstrations and protests against racial, educational, economic, and social injustices. She has been a long-standing member of Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and has advocated for the life of many death row inmates including Troy Davis and more recently Kelly Gissendaner. Cassandra serves as a board member for the Interfaith Children’s Movement and is Co-Founder of the Hymns & Hip Hop Conference, The NEW Leadership Academy and Summer Camp, and Two Strand Productions, LLC.  She is the Founder and CEO of Why Not Dream, Inc. and Yardi Entertainment, Inc. In the fall of 2015, Cassandra traveled to the Middle East to study the intersection between the #BlackLivesMatter movement and Palestinian liberation and oppression.

Cassandra has been the recipient of several awards including Who’s Who in American Universities in 2004 and 2015, John W. Rustin Award for preaching, Berta & James T. Laney Award and the Mart Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award.

At the heart of it all, Cassandra is deeply in love with God and God’s people.  She is the aunt, guardian and godmother to her 13-year-old nephew Jabari who she is honored to be raising.  She is committed to living a life that values all of creation, honors her gifts, Spirit and truest self and believes wholeheartedly that with God, nothing is impossible!

Kristina

Rev. Kristina Rene Johnson loves God and loves God’s people.  She has been blessed to minister primarily to youth for over 18 years, guiding them in building their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Although Rev. Kristina has been a part of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church since she was a child; she has taught and developed youth ministries in other Christian faith communities. Rev. Kristina is the Assistant Minister to Youth and Young Adults at St. Philip A.M.E. Church in Atlanta, GA. She is also the Assistant Program Coordinator for the Pan Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty of the Pan Methodist Commission.

Rev. Kristina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Georgia State University, Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a Master’s of Divinity Degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University with a concentration in Leadership in Church and Community. Rev. Kristina’s ministry shares the Love of God with both religious and broader communities, bringing healing, transformation, and renewal.

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The Reverend Dr. Gina Marcia Stewart is a pastor, preacher, builder, mentor, adjunct professor, and daughter of Christ Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.  She has led the congregation of Christ Missionary Baptist Church since March 1995. She is a native Memphian and “daughter” of Christ Missionary Baptist Church where she was baptized, and mentored for ministry by her predecessor and former pastor, the Rev. Eddie L Currie. On March 4, 1995, she was elected by majority vote to serve as the pastor of Christ Missionary Baptist Church. She is the first African American female elected to serve an established African American Baptist congregation in Memphis and Shelby County.

She is a 1978 graduate of Memphis Catholic High School. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing in 1982 from the University of Memphis. In 1989, she received a Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision from Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville, Tennessee. She received the Master of Divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary in May 1996. Rev. Stewart also attended the Harvard Divinity School Summer Leadership Institute for Church Based Community and Economic Development (2000). She received the Doctor of Ministry degree from the ITC-Interdenominational Theological Center-(ITC)-Atlanta, Georgia on May 5, 2007.

Dr. Stewart has received numerous honors and awards for her outstanding service to the church and the community such as  Outstanding African American Alumni Award from Memphis Theological Seminary (1998)Outstanding Citizen of the Year from Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority (2000), The Community Service Award from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (2000), the O’landa Draper Humanitarian Award, the Pastor of the Year Award (medium size church) from the Gospel Bridge Awards (June 2004), and The World’s Most Loved Pastors (November/December 2005-Gospel Today magazine) and the Women of Wisdom award from the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis (April 2007). She received the Pastor of the Year award from Citizens for Better Service (2012).  She was the first female to receive the prestigious Carter G. Woodson Award from Southwest Community College-February 2013.

Dr. Stewart has been featured in numerous publications such as Gospel Today, Spirit magazine, “Soul Sanctuary” (released April 2006), a desktop documentary of the essential highlights of the African American worship experiences across denominations nationwide and The African American Pulpit, a quarterly journal that serves as a repository for the very best of African American preaching and provides practical and creative resources for persons in ministry.

Dr. Stewart has had the distinction of being the morning preacher for the Hampton Ministers Conference in June 2008 and the Conference Preacher for the Hampton Ministers Conference in June 2011.

She has served as a Team Leader for the Pastoral Excellence Program for Lott Carey International, a development and advocacy organization. She currently serves a Faculty Mentor for United Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Program, and a Visiting Professor of Practical Theology for the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.

Dr. Stewart was recently elected to serve as the Second Vice-President for Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention (August 2015).  She also serves as a Co-Convener for the Women in Ministry Conference-Dr. Cynthia L. Hale, Convener and a Trustee for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Pastors Conference. She is a former board member of the Advisory Board for The African American Pulpit. She is a former board member for The National Civil Rights Museum and Bread for the World. She has served as an adjunct professor for Memphis Theological Seminary.  She is the founder of Greater Works Inc. a non-profit organization devoted to philanthropy and ministry development. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. In September 2015, she released her first book entitled We’ve Got Next: HERstory in HIStory

More than 4,000 persons have united with the Christ Missionary Baptist church under Dr. Stewart’s leadership. In addition to significant numerical growth, the church has experienced exponential physical and financial growth. The church has purchased several additional properties to accommodate their increasing growth. The church offers more than fifty ministries which are intended to minister to the Spirit, Soul and Body of every person and lead to personal transformation. She travels extensively conducting workshops, revivals, and seminars. Dr Stewart is a woman with a heart for God and God’s people

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The Reverend Raquel St. Clair Lettsome is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church with 20 years of congregational ministry experience that transcends denominational lines.  For 16 years, she served as the first female Executive Minister of the historic 4000 member St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Newark, NJ. In 2012, Dr. Lettsome parlayed her parish ministry experience into a consulting business (Raquel S. Lettsome Ministries) to assist pastors and ministers with ministry organization, professional planning, preaching, and teaching.  In 2015, she became the Managing Partner of Say AMEN! (www.sayamen.org), a digital clearinghouse for preaching, teaching, and worship arts. She is currently an Associate Minister at Union A.M.E. Church in Warwick, NY.

Dr. Lettsome is a published author whose most recent works include the commentary essay on Mark’s Gospel for Fortress Press’ one volume Commentary on the New Testament, 3 pastoral essays for Westminster John Knox’ Feasting on the Gospels commentary series, and Call and Consequences: A Womanist Reading of Mark’s Gospel. Her preaching distinctions include the 2011 Distinguished Preachers Series at Riverside Church, NY, the 2011 George A. Crawley Women in Ministry Preacher at the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference, a conference preacher for the 2012 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, and a cnference preacher for the 2017 Festival of Homiletics.

Dr. Lettsome holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Yale University, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and she is the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary (2005).  Dr. Lettsome is the proud wife of the Rev. Lydell C. Lettsome, M.D. and mother of Tiffany Simone and Luke Charles.

Kim Moore

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Whether a keynote, general session or workshop leader, audiences as small as 25 and as large as few thousand are equally mesmerized by Kim’s wisdom.  She does not just give a good message: Kim is a message!  She is diverse, connecting with people across countries, cultures, denominations, gender and age groups. What’s so special about Kim is that she possesses great insight into complex relationship challenges and has the amazing ability to distill this understanding into practical analogies. Kim effortlessly connects with listeners, delivering transforming messages that regularly exceed expectations.  Best of all whether agreed with or not, all experience her undeniable love for God and His people.

There is nothing ‘canned’ about Kim!  Although audiences may hear her over and over again, she is insightful and new every time! Kim makes Christianity so simple, its profound.  She is real—right now and in the moment!  Any amount of time with Kim produces a lifetime of change!

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Kim is a writer, speaker and co-owner of FACEIT, LLC.  She has authored several published resources. Among them are: “Your Spouse Is Not Your Problem!” and two, 12-week, marriage skills building courses including: “Radical Love” for couples and “True Love ~ Falling In Love Is Easy: It’s Staying There That’s Hard!” for wives.  Her latest book is about receiving the love that inspires courageous acts of heroism.

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Kim has been speaking and ministering full-time since 1998.  She is a seasoned professional having been on staff at Victory World Outreach (Norcross, GA), Radical Love, Community of Faith, Kim Moore & Friends and presently is the co-owner of FACEIT, LLC.  Kim also has counseled adults and couples since 1994.  Kim has gained a wealth of experiential knowledge that continues serve well in her current endeavors.

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Kim is an Ordained Minister in fellowship with Joy Christian Center and Global Ministry and Relief, Inc. The Georgia Association of Christian Counselors Board of Examiners licenses Kim as a Christian Counselor and Therapist (LCCT) and Pastoral Counselor (LPC).  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Howard University and an MSW from Temple University. Kim has also studied through Christian Life School of Theology. 

Dominique Robinson

Rev. Dr. Dominique Ayesha Robinson, affectionately known as “Rev. D,” began her Christian walk under the leadership of her late, paternal grandmother, Della V. Smith, who founded and pastored Deliverance House of Prayer in Irvington, NJ.  Dominique gave her life to Christ in November 1998 and launched her preaching ministry at age 13. In 2003, she transferred her membership to the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church where she currently serves as an ordained itinerant Elder.  

Rev. Robinson has earned a B.A. in Government and Psychology from Georgetown University, Master of Divinity and Master of Theology, both from Candler School of Theology of Emory University.  She earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Gospel and Culture from Columbia Theological Seminary in May 2017. Her dissertation, “iHomiletic: Preaching that Clicks,” focused on effective methods of preaching using social media linguistics as a successful attempt to reconnect Black millennials to the Black Church.

Dr. Robinson has worked as a Contributing Editor to Harvest magazine, a national web based Christian publication; has served in leadership capacity for the Academy of Preachers, a national organization that advocates and equips young preachers; has been published in Celebrating Our Stories by Candler Women (2010), Presbyterians Today (2014) and Columbia Connections (2015) blog post as well as other digital platforms; she is also the author of Unspoken Praise: A Manual on Liturgical – Praise Dance.  Dr. Robinson is the Beatitudes Society 2015 Brave Preacher Award recipient and a 2017-2018 Lewis Fellow.

Dr. Robinson is a proud a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Presently, she serves as the Youth & Young Adult Pastor at Shaw Temple AME Zion Church (Smyrna, GA).

Dominique has preached the Gospel across the United States and abroad in Guyana, South America, Barbados, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago.  It is her life’s goal to fuse her doctrine, discipline and testimony to be an effective advocate for children, youth, and young adults as well as to empower African American women within the academy and the Black Church. Her zeal, enthusiasm, sincerity and transparency distinguish her as a minister of the Gospel.  The Holy Spirit uses her gifts in unique ways to create the optimum conditions for God to heal, deliver and set free. She is continually humbled by the opportunities granted to her and prays that God will continue to keep her in the very palm of the Almighty’s hand.

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Jadah Quick is a recent graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she received her B.A in Mathematics and Mandarin. This has afforded her the opportunity to become a young professional in the financial industry. She is also on a mission to empower black women to take control of their own destinies through financial literacy and independence. As the founder of, Adulting With Moi, a Financial Literacy Educational Platform, she created a series to not only engage but educate millennials on becoming more financially literate. She posts content, via social media, about her passion for woman accumulating wealth and gives advice on ways to achieve that goal. Quick grew up on a very restricted budget and she knew that to help others she needed to pursue a career where she would not struggle financially. Quick remains driven, entrepreneurial, resilient and committed to becoming a catalyst for change. To learn how you can become more financially literate follow her on Instagram: @adulting_with_moi and her YouTube Channel: Adulting With Moi