Mr. Claytie Davis, Jr., Chair
Claytie Davis, Jr., Episcopal Supervisor of Missions for the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC), currently serving as President of the Council of Supervisors. Mr. Davis is the widow of the Rt. Reverend Sarah F. Davis, the former presiding prelate of the Sixteenth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Church. He is the exemplary father of two very successful sons, Dr. Claytie Davis, III (Yolanda) and Mr. Corey Barrington Davis. He has one granddaughter, Alexandra Morgan Davis.
This family man earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. During his college years he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served two years in the Army Medical Corps. After completion of his tour of duty Claytie joined Southwestern Bell Corporation. During his 29 years of service with SBC, he worked in several levels of management and held assignments in Texas, Missouri, and New Jersey. At the time of his retirement, he was Director of Marketing-Data Products in San Antonio, Texas.
After retiring from Southwestern Bell/AT&T, Claytie became a full time volunteer for the AME Church. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of Paul Quinn College, Dallas, Texas in 1998 and served as Chair of the Finance Committee from 2000 until 2004. Claytie then served as Supervisor of Missions for the countries of Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique, residing in Maseru, Lesotho from 2004 -2008. During his service in the 18th Episcopal District he was instrumental in securing a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation that provided computers and funding for teachers’ salaries for Hillside AME High School along with the development of an HIV/AIDs educational program in Mbabane, Swaziland.
From 2008 to 2013, Supervisor Claytie was responsible for the mission work of the AMEC in the countries of Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Suriname, England, Amsterdam, France, U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, Trinidad, Grenada and Tobago.
Supervisor Davis now resides in Houston, Tx.
Mr. Melvin L. Braziel
Melvin L. Braziel graduated from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio with a BBA degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business administration. He received his certification as a Housing Manager from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and Certified as a Public Housing Development Specialist from the University of Maryland.
Mr. Braziel has over 40 years of experience working in public housing. He consistently established himself as an exceptional administrator and sought-after resource in the public housing industry. He has served as Property Manager, Assistant Director of Housing Operations, Budget Officer, Special Assistant to the Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Vice President for Administration.
Mr. Braziel acquired extensive knowledge of strategic planning and became an expert in HUD public housing rules and regulations.
Mr. Braziel served in a board capacity for many housing related organizations including the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and the Housing Authority Insurance Company.
Mr. Braziel retired as President and CEO of the San Antonio Housing Authority. He served in that capacity for eight years. He was responsible for the management of 10,000 units of pubic and non-public housing, 12,000 vouchers in the Section 8 Program, a $115 million operating budget, and a $25 million capital fund budget.
Since retirement Mr. Braziel provided consulting services to approximately 20 public housing agencies across mainland United States and the Virgin Islands.
Mr. Braziel also currently serves on three other non-profit boards of directors that serve the community in economic development, education enrichment, and transitional housing.
Mr. Braziel is married to Gjaundell Lavez Braziel for 45 years who is a retired nurse administrator for the Baptist Hospital System. He has two sons; Melvin Jr. who is an executive vice president for MetLife Insurance Company and Marquieth who is a warehouse operator for Dr. Pepper-Snapple Group.
Madelyn Camile Johnson
Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to Him those He wanted, and they came to Him (Mark 3:13). The new call on my life to continue in His service in a different way began in 2000 when Dr. Sarah F. Davis, Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of San Antonio, TX requested that I serve as her Executive Administrative Assistant. I continued to serve in this capacity with her elevation to the 126th Elected and Concentrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Our initial assignment was for four years in the 18th Episcopal District from 2004-2008 and then onto the 16th Episcopal District. This new assignment in service spanned from 2008-2013 (her Home-Going).
The role of the Executive Administrative Assistant was more than serving as a liaison between Bishop Sarah Davis, her Presiding Elders, pastors, congregations, officers, committees and all those with whom she communicated. This life-changing role was an opportunity for me to assist in a mission that supported a Bishop who was fully led by God, who understood the power of prayer, who loved all people and, one who prayed and worked effectively to change the lives of others. Today I continue my offering to Him with a resurrected walk, to serve and be a witness to how God changes lives.
Bishop Ivan Abrahams
Bishop Ivan Abrahams, newly-elected General Secretary of the World Methodist Council, just completed his tenure as Presiding Bishop and spiritual leader of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa providing prophetic leadership and direction and being instrumental in the formation and successful completion of multi-million dollar legacy project, the Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary. Bishop Abrahams has gained enormous experience in casting vision, providing spiritual and strategic leadership, developing policies and procedures in line with values, goals and the mission of the church to achieve its vision.
Part of Ivan’s activities as the Presiding Bishop of the people called Methodists in Southern Africa includes dealing with the challenges of HIV and AIDS, regular engagement with social partners such as government and the ecumenical family regarding issues such as crime, economic justice and service delivery.
Bishop Abrahams’ theology has been influenced by the experiences encountered while ministering in the South Africa. Most of his ministry has been shaped on the anvil of the struggle against the notorious apartheid regime. He sees himself as a graduate of the “University of the Streets.”
Ivan, and his wife Esme, are happy to be a part of Lake Junaluska and the greater Haywood County community. They have three sons who will continue living in South Africa.
Dr. O. Raye Adkins
O. Raye Adkins is a retired elementary school principal who spends her time and energy on initiatives that positively impact the lives of others. Dr. Adkins served for thirty–two years in public schools as a teacher, administrator, elementary school principal and college professor.. She earned her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, and holds a Masters and a Bachelors of Art from University of Texas at San Antonio, and University of Incarnate Word, respectively. The University of Texas at San Antonio recognized her as a Principal of the Year prior to her retirement.
After retirement Raye worked as a national consultant and conducted workshops for persons and organizations working with children and adults living in poverty.. A business owner and author of articles and books. She authored Letters To My Father: The Gifts and a children's book, When The Deer Rings Your Doorbell.
She resides in San Antonio with her husband Robert, is an active member of Bethel A.M.E. Church and holds life memberships in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the NAACP. Dr. Adkins has traveled to South Africa and to Haiti for mission work. Her conviction is, “Comfort is what we receive when God gives the Victory. Then, we must give that same comfort to meet the needs of others.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.
Rev. Dr. W. Raymond Bryant
Rev. Dr. W. Raymond Bryant has served 28 years as a pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He has been at Bethel A.M.E. Church in San Antonio, Texas since November 2006.
Rev. Bryant is keenly interested in developing better schools for our children and believes we are past due for some major changes in the way education is delivered. “I am interested in building a strong community where the members are not afraid to step out of their doors and experience their community. Children are our future and we must show them we love them by providing a safe environment for them to grow, to learn, and to develop into the people God created them to be.”
Limited involvement in politics helps Rev. Bryant stay abreast of legislation pertaining to education. He is a proponent of charter schools and school choice and believes that parents need more real choices about where their children will be educated.
He serves as Chair of the Board of the Beasley Brown Community Development Corporation, member of the NAACP, and the National Society of Petroleum engineers.
In 1977, Rev. Bryant graduated from Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas, and later received his BS degree from the University of New York. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology in 1995 and a Doctor of Ministry in 1998 from the same institution.
He received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Paul Quinn College.
Rev. Dr. Bryant is focused on teaching and developing the members of the Body of Christ spiritually. He is a great teacher and God has smiled on him and gifted him in many ways. He is excited about life and believes this is the season of revival in the church. He believes that the best is yet to come for the church.
Rev. Bryant is happily married to the Reverend (COL) Linda R. Carmen.
Rev. Dr. Claudette A. Copeland
Saved as a teenager, she has served the Lord in full-time ministry all her adult life. She was groomed and called to ministry in the Church of God in Christ in Buffalo, New York.
Pastor Claudette is a UConn alum, and she earned the Doctorate of Ministry from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio (Pastoral Counseling), as well as a Post Doctoral Certificate (Homiletics) at Oxford University, U.K.
Reverend Copeland lives and ministers by the power of the Holy Spirit! She has served in a variety of ministry settings including the Hospital Chaplaincy (A.C.P.E.) and the mission field (in Haiti, South Africa, Ghana, Liberia and Kenya). She also served as a visiting professor and mentor for Doctoral Studies at United Seminary.
She was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force Chaplaincy. She and her husband were the first African-American clergy couple in the history of the U.S. Military Chaplaincy, where they served with distinction before returning to the civilian pastorate.
She is the Co-Founder of New Creation Christian Fellowship, a published author, a powerful preacher, a servant and a lover of God’s people. You will be better because she came your way!
Dr. Claytie Davis, III
Claytie Davis, III is the Director of Training at the University of California, Berkeley, Counseling & Psychological Services, where he has worked since 1999. He received his Ph.D. in 1999, from the University of Texas - Austin. During his tenure at the University of California, Berkeley, Claytie has received several awards including the Excellence in Management Award (2012); the Outstanding Service to Diverse/Underserved Communities (2011); and the Outstanding Training Director Award (2009).
He serves on the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and was a founding editorial board member of the journal, Training and Education in Professional Psychology (TEPP; 2006-2013).
He has also served on several editorial boards including the Journal of Black Psychology, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and The Counseling Psychologist. Claytie is the eldest son of Mr. Claytie Davis, Jr. and Bishop Sarah Frances Davis. He is married to the former Yolanda Yang and they are the proud parents of a daughter, Alexandra Morgan Davis.
Mr. Corey Barrington Davis
Corey Davis a Managing Director a SenaHill, a New York Based merchant bank focused on financial technology. He is a respected executive, strategic advisor and an investment banker who brings over 20 years of transaction experience, both in M&A and capital raising, exclusively focused on the financial services sector.
Throughout his career, he has advised on over $14 billion of M&A and capital raising transactions for his clients. After having worked at several bulge bracket firms, Corey founded Barrington Capital Advisors, LLC, a research and advisory practice where he advised financial institutions, hedge funds and other small to medium sized businesses. Previously, he was a Vice President of both Business Development and Institutional Sales at The Receivables Exchange, a Bain Capital Ventures backed company.
Prior to that, he was an investment banker in the Financial Institutions practice at Banc of America Securities, Credit Suisse First Boston (through its acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette) and J.P. Morgan Securities. Corey holds series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.
Corey has public and private company board experience. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Park Insurance Company, a specialty property and casualty insurance company based in New York. He was also on the Board of Applied Natural Gas Fuels, Inc. He has advised several non-profit boards including the Museum of American Finance and the I Have a Dream Foundation, both based in New York City.
Corey graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance with distinction from Georgetown University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business. He is an avid golfer and was a distance runner at the Division I level while at Georgetown.
Rev Kimberly L Detherage Esq.
Reverend Kimberly L. Detherage, Esq. was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Katherine and James M. Detherage. She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky with her two brothers, James M. Detherage, Jr., and Kevin J. Detherage. Rev. Kim grew up in a close knit and extended family where she was affirmed and taught that she could be whatever she wanted to be. At a young age after witnessing injustices Rev. Kim decided that her life would be devoted to law and helping people.—changing the world…. At the age of 10, Rev. Kim accepted Jesus Christ into her life.
Rev. Kim answered her call to ministry at Bridge Street A.W.M.E. Church, Brooklyn, New York. While at Bridge Street AWME Church, Rev. Kim served as Minister to Young Adults from 1991 to 1994 under the direction of Rev. Fred Lucas, and Minister to Youth from 1997 until her appointment as Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Arverne, NY in 2004. She was a member of the Board of Trustees for Bridge Street Preparatory School, Founder and Mentor of the Female Rites of Passage, Facilitator for the Richard Allen Youth Council, Member of the Bridge Street Legal Society and Women in Ministry, Brooklyn-Westchester District.
May 1991, Rev. Kim under the direction of Bishop John Bryant served as a missionary in West Africa and with two other women implemented a women’s literacy program. In 1991, Rev. Kim was called into the ministry. In 1995, she was ordained an Itinerant Deacon and in 1996 she was ordained an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
On June 24, 2010, Rev. Kim was appointed the Pastor of St. Mark A.M.E. Church in Jackson Heights, New York. She is the first female pastor of the historic Congregation which celebrates its 184 years of existence and 106 years in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in March 2013. In April 2009, she was appointed to serve as Pastor of Bright Temple A.M.E. Church, Bronx, New York where worked with the congregation to pay off all of its debt. Prior to her appointment at Bright Temple she served as Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Arverne, New York. and Rev. Kim led them through a renovation of the church. During her tenure at all of her charges, the churches grew both physically and spiritually.
At the 2008 General Conference, Rev. Kim was elected President of the Connectional AME/Women in Ministry serving over two thousand women in ministry across the U.S. and the world. In 2012, she was honored to be elected the President for a second term. From 2000-2008 she served as Second Vice President of Women in Ministry.
In April 2013, Bishop Gregory G.M. Ingram appointed Rev. Kim the Dean of the Ministerial Institute of the New York Annual Conference , She serves on the Board of Examiners, the New York Conference Board of Trustees and First District Self Help Board, Inc. She is also a member of the New York Ministerial Alliance and the Corona East Elmhurst Clergy Association.
Rev. Kim has engaged in the practice of law for over twenty-five years. In 1985, Rev. Kim joined the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division and in 1989 became the first black female Supervisor in the Brooklyn Office. While at the Legal Aid Society, she implemented a program for tracking police brutality cases and served as a Union representative. In 1991, Rev. Kim left the Legal Aid Society and went in to the general practice of law. For many years, Rev. Kim engaged in the general practice of law serving the Brooklyn and greater New York community. She has worked as Hearing Officer with the New York City Transit Authority Adjudication Bureau and has also taught as Adjunct Faculty at the College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources. Currently, Rev. Kim is employed in the New York State Unified Court System as a Law Clerk to a Supreme Court Justice in Kings County.
Rev. Kim received her BA in Speech Communications and her Juris Doctor degree from Boston College in 1982 and 1985 respectively. In 1996, she received her Master of Divinity Degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University with certificates in Black Church Studies and Women’s Studies. In 1997, she completed a program of studies in Clinical Pastoral Education with Emory University Health Systems.
Rev. Kim is a member of the New York State Bar Association and previously volunteered as an arbitrator in Small Claims Court.
Rev. Kim has conducted a wide variety of workshops in New York and throughout the United States on issues concerning youth and women. She has conducted workshops at conferences on “Sexual Misconduct and the Clergy,” and co-authored the revision of the policy on Sexual Misconduct for the African Methodist Episcopal Church for the 2000, 2004 & 2008 Doctrine and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She has also provided training throughout the First Episcopal District on Lay and Clergy Sexual Misconduct.
She believes in the gospel of Jesus Christ and believes that the world can and will change one person at a time by spreading and living out the gospel of Jesus Christ. That God’s kingdom can be realized here on earth and God can heal every alienation , every brokenness in every dimension of our lives—spiritual, physical, emotional, psychological, racial, social and economic…. Jesus came to break the strongholds in our lives and in the world.
Her motto is “With God, All Things Are Possible.”
Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry
The Right Reverend Carolyn Tyler Guidry
122nd Elected and Consecrated Bishop
African Methodist Episcopal Church - Retired
Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry was ordained an Itinerant Elder in the AME Church in 1977 and served as a pastor from 1977-1994. She was appointed by Bishop Vinton R. Anderson as the first female Presiding Elder in the Fifth Episcopal District in 1994; and was the second female elected to the Episcopacy in 2004. She served as the Presiding Prelate in the 16th Episcopal District (the Caribbean and Europe, South America) 2004 -2008, and the 8th Episcopal District (Mississippi and Louisiana) 2008-2012. She retired in 2012.
Bishop Tyler Guidry earned her Master of Theology degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry is mother of six, grandmother of twelve and great-grand mother of eight. She is a native of Jackson, MS and lived in Los Angeles, CA for fifty years. She now resides in Fairburn, Georgia.
Rev. Connie J. Jackson
The Rev. Connie Jackson or “Rev. CJ” as she is affectionately called is a global ministry leader and prolific communicator of the Gospel. As an ordained minister and former elected official, Jackson has lectured and preached for diverse audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Africa. Her transformative oratory has granted her audiences with Fortune 500 companies and academic and religious institutions for conferences, revivals and community development consultation.
Rev. CJ is a trailblazer among women in the political arena. Mentored by the late U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, Jackson followed Jordan’s passion for public service by dedicating herself to government service for two decades. She holds the distinction of being the first African American woman elected to a city council position in the 153-year history of Galveston County when she was elected to the City Council of Texas City, Texas in May 1992.
She served five terms in that capacity. Jackson also served as district chief of staff for the Dean of the Texas Senate and Primary Elections Administrator for the Texas Democratic Party.
Jackson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia. While matriculating at ITC, Reverend Jackson was inducted into the Theta Phi Honor Society, served as Student Body President, Presidential Fellow and received the Isaac R. Clark Preaching Award. In 2010, ITC honored Rev. Jackson with the James H. Costen Emerging Leader Award. She is also a 2007 graduate of the Harvard Divinity School Leadership Certificate Program. A distinguished writer, Jackson has been published in the Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center, numerous religious publications and Essence Magazine Online.
Rev. Jackson is a native Texan who has lived and served in Southern Africa as a global development consultant providing economic development and healthcare projects for the most impoverished southern African countries affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic and in Georgia as an executive director of a community development corporation providing affordable housing and quality healthcare to low and moderate income families.
Rev. CJ currently serves as the assistant preaching pastor at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas, where Reverends Rudy and Juanita Rasmus are the senior pastors. She is president of On the Edge Ministries, Inc. which develops biblical studies curricula, leadership development and ministry training courses.
Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie
Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie serves as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Her historic election in the year 2000 represents the first time in the over 200-year history of the AME Church, a woman had obtained the level of Episcopal office. The firsts continue as she served as the President of the Council of Bishops, Chair of the General Conference Commission and was the Host Bishop for the 49th Session of the General Conference of the AME Church in June 2012 with more than 30,000 in attendance.
Currently, she is honored to serve as the presiding prelate of the 10th Episcopal District, which is the entire state of Texas. Bishop McKenzie serves as the Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of Paul Quinn College. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bishop McKenzie was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the inaugural President’s Advisory Council of the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She recently was invited to preach at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast at the invitation of President Obama.
Bishop McKenzie is the author of five books. The first two, Not Without A Struggle and Strength in the Struggle concern leadership and professional growth for women. Journey to the Well helps women seek new directions for personal growth and transformation following the footsteps of the Biblical Samaritan woman. Her book, Swapping Housewives, tells the stories of Rachel, Jacob and Leah and shares the 21st century implications for married and unmarried love. A revised updated version of Not Without A Struggle was released in 2012. In 2013 her newest book Those Sisters Can Preach! was released. It includes 22 sermons as pearls of wisdom from nationally known preachers who happen to be women.
Bishop McKenzie, well known as an electrifying preacher, has been honored for her leadership, community service, and outstanding achievements by a number of diverse civic, educational, business, and governmental organizations and leaders. She was named this year by Huffington Post as one of the 50 most powerful women religious leaders in the world.
Her teaching ministry is available daily at www.thisisyourwakeupcallonline.com. In February 2012, she launched The Greatest of These is Love mixtape of ten mini-messages as love notes for your soul. Her incredible Praycation is available at www.vashtimckenzie.blogspot.com
Bishop McKenzie is humbled and grateful to God for the many opportunities and blessings afforded her as she strives to serve with excellence in the Kingdom of God.
Carol T. Taylor Mitchell, Ph.D.
Dr. Mitchell, twin sister of the Right Reverend Sarah F. Davis, is a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska where she serves as the Christian Education director.
At the State level she serves the New Era Baptist State Convention of Nebraska, Inc, as President of the Woman’s Auxiliary, and an instructor in the State Congress.
Nationally Dr. Mitchell is the Director of Education for the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Faith Based Initiative Partnership, faculty member of the Congress of Christian Education, and Coordinator for the National Congress Theme Book. She is the past Parliamentarian of the National Woman’s Auxiliary to NBCU.S.A., Inc. Dr. Mitchell is a lecturer for the Sunday School Publishing Board December Conference. She is a guest writer for The Mission and a writer for the Sunday School Publishing Board. Dr. Mitchell speaks locally, nationally and internationally. She was a guest presenter for the AMEC Christian Educator’s Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Mitchell is an alumnus of the Oxford Roundtable. She has conducted Educator’s Conferences for teachers in Swaziland and Lesotho and two Summer Science Institutes for teachers and students in Maseru, Lesotho.
Professionally she has been involved in public education for the past forty years -working as a chemistry teacher, science supervisor for the largest urban school district in Nebraska, and currently as a professor of Science Education/STEM and Aerospace Workshop Director at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Her publications include a book published by the National Science Teachers Association Press, chapters in nine books, and seven journal articles. She is a former member of the editorial board for the Journal of African American Men and was the guest editor for the special science edition of JAAM.
Ms. Cynthia Mullen Stewart
Cynthia Stewart is a Jackson, Mississippi native. She received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and received her Master of Science in nursing degree from Duke University. Cynthia was employed by MD Anderson Cancer Center for 35 years in various capacities in the Divisions of Nursing and Cancer Medicine. In February of 2012, she retired from her position as Clinical Administrative Director of both the Clinical and Translational Research Center and the Integrative Medicine Center at the Anderson.
Since retiring, Cynthia has completed the Health Information Workforce Development Program for the role Health IT Implementation Manager. The program at the Houston Community College and was sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). She is currently employed part time as a Visiting Professor at Chamberlain College of Nursing.
Cynthia accepted Christ at an early age at Pearl Street A.M.E. Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Since moving to Houston in1977, she has been a member of New Faith Church under the leadership of Dr. T.R. Williams, Sr. She serves in the Health and Wellness Ministry, the Sunday School and the Core Leadership Team for Witnessing and Evangelism Ministry at New Faith.
She is the proud mother of 2 daughters, Phaedra (Terrell) Burton and Carita Stewart, and the grandmother of two wonderful grandchildren.
Dr. Dorothy Jackson Young
Dr. Dorothy Jackson Young was born in Atlanta, Georgia but was reared and educated in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to being the supportive and devoted wife of McKinley Young, the 109th Bishop in the history of African Methodism, she is the caring and devoted mother of four beautiful daughters. Karyn Young-Lowe, a Social Worker, lives in Alta Loma, California with her husband Ron, and Bishop and Mrs. Young’s granddaughters, Jennifer Renee, a freshman at Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia and Jessica Christine. Deana Young-McAllister is the Supervisor of Human Resources, Instructional Staff – Leon County Schools. She lives with her husband, The Reverend Dr. Julius McAllister, Jr., and their sons Julius III, Colin and Dylan in Tallahassee, Florida. Andrea Young Jones is an Executive Staff Analyst with the Mayor’s Office, she and her husband Roddy and sons Peyton and Noah live and work in Houston, Texas. Stephanie Lynn is the Associate Communications Director for the White House.
Dr. Young is a graduate of Beth Israel Hospital School of Nursing in Boston. Mrs. Young worked for twenty-six years as a Registered Professional Nurse in Massachusetts, Illinois and Georgia and has worked actively in organizations and projects that support global health and the eradication of worldwide hunger. Dorothy Young has served the African Methodist Episcopal Church faithfully and creatively through the Women’s Missionary Society.
Her favorite scriptural passage comes from the Book of James, Chapter 1 verse 22, “But be ye doers of the word, and not merely hearers, who deceive themselves.”
Dr. Young is a member of the Columbus Chapter, Links Inc. In July 2012 at the 49th Session of The General Conference Bishop and Dr. Young were assigned to the Third Episcopal District. Dr. Young continues her work as Episcopal Supervisor, wife, mother, grandmother, Church and Community activist and Health Champion in Columbus, Ohio.