Reverend Daniel Christian Bradley is the co-founder of Dreams Work, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to inform, enlighten, and expose youth to critical social issues facing their communities.  He also serves as the minister to youth and young adults at Maple Springs Baptist Church.

Dr. Vermelle Greene has been an educator for more than 47 years, teaching at the elementary through college levels.  Involved in church ministry for most of her life, she has served as choir director, youth leader, Sunday School superintendent, children’s minister, Christian education director, and founding principal of SACRED Life Academy for Boys.  Dr. Greene is a teacher mentor and educational consultant, and recently authored Please Teach Me LIke I’m a Boy — Ten Steps to His Success in School and In Life.

Catherine Hwang-Jin is the children’s pastor at Bayside Church’s Adventure Campus in Roseville, CA.  She is passionate about partnering with families and the local church to lead and transform lives.



Reverend Jevon Billups has over 20 years of service in local churches, regional fellowships and national organizations.  Pastor Billups currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Dominion Life Center in Largo MD.  He is an experienced conference and convocation preacher, revivalist, seminar presenter, teacher, worship leader and minister of music.  He has been blessed to serve in various leadership capacities with local and international organizations including financial institutions, private corporations, and educational enrichment programs.

Dr. Bobby Manning is the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of District Heights.  He has authored three books and also serves as an adjunct professor on the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Ray Nelson is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, youth developer, and community activist.  He is a gifted communicator who believes in doing the hard work to end disparities for youth and young adults.

Sherman Nelson is the Digital Pastor at Carolina Missionary Baptist Church.  He has authored two books, Flowing from the Heart and Breakfast for Champions.  He is a fitness coach and currently serves USA Taekwondo as its Minister of Information.

Dr. Rene Rochester is an accomplished teacher, speaker, coach and author.  She has a passion for education and is the founder of PHAT STAR Learning, and educational service organization whose focus is teaching to the heart of the brain.  She serves as the Dean of Academic Support at Brentwood Academy in Brentwood TN.

Bekah Stoneking serves as the research specialist and content editor for Explore the Bible: Kids at Lifeway Christian Resources.
Dr. Summer Wood is the founder and CEO of Strategic Edvantage Coaching and Consulting.  She is also the principal of F.H. Jenkins Preparatory School in Nashville TN.  Over the course of her career she has also worked as an elementary literacy teacher, instructional coach, and adjunct professor at Vanderbilt and Lipscomb Universities.

Esther Moreno is the author of Children’s Ministry Wake-Up Call and the founder of Child’s Heart Ministries, an organization dedicated to training church leaders and children’s ministry workers on best practices for healthy children’s ministry.  She is also one of the co-hosts of Effective Living Today on the Fishbowl Radio Network.

Sherry Bell is an experienced education professional.  She currently serves as the Faculty and Student Support Services Manager for the Washington DC campus of Lancaster Bible College where she is also an Assistant Professor of English and humanities. Ministries and is the DC Area Fuel Network Leader for the Urban Youth Workers Institute.

Bobby Mathieu is the Kids Zone Director at Landmark Church of Alexandria.  He has over 20 years of teaching experience in the District of Columbia Public Schools.  Bobby serves as Board Chair of NCCEC, Inc.

Reverend Thomas Brackeen serves as the Minister to Youth and Families at the historic Metropolitan AME Church in Washington DC.  He has more than 18 years of experience in youth and young adult ministry.  He also serves as the East Central Region Coordinator for the National Network of Youth Ministries and is the DC Area Fuel Network Leader for the Urban Youth Workers Institute.

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