The Rev. Dr. Natalie P. Alford is a native of Newark, NJ and serves as the Presiding Elder of the Mother District, The Philadelphia District, Philadelphia Annual Conference of the AME Church. She is the Eastern Region Chaplains Council Chair, Charter Member of the Middletown (DE) Alumnae Chapter, and a Golden Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; an author, adjunct professor, and Certified Life Coach; and has earned the following degrees: B.S. from Rutgers University, M.Div. from The Harvard Divinity School and an Ed.D. from The University of Rochester. She loves traveling and the life encounters that result from them.
The Rev. Dr. Kim W. Anderson is the Pastor of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in Harlem, New York. She is a lover of the theatre, having performed for many years as a member of The Ensemble Theatre Company and developed a one-woman show, “SOS – Sisters of Survival,” featuring pieces written by or about Women of Color. She earned her BS in Communications from Montclair State University; a MDiv from Drew Theological Seminary; and a DMin from Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University in the area of Marriage and Family.
The Rev. Dr. Erika D. Crawford is the Pastor of Mt Zion A.M.E. Church in Dover, DE President of Connectional AME Women in Ministry and holds a host of other leadership positions in the community. She loves the story of Noah’s Ark and collects Noah’s Ark Figurines. She is a native of Stamford, CT and received her B.S. from Voorhees College, her M.Div. from New York Theological Seminary, her DMin. in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Fordham University (Bronx, NY) and did post graduate work at Regent Park College of Oxford University (Oxford, UK).
TheRev. Kimberly L. Detherage, Esq. was born and raised in Louisville, KY. She currently serves as the Pastor of St. Mark A.M.E. Church in Jackson Heights , New York; the first female pastor in the church' s 184 year history. She is an attorney; former Connectional President of AME Women in Ministry; and the Dean of the NY Conference Ministerial Institute. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Boston College; her Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School; and Master's of Divinity Degree from Emory University with Certificates in Black Church Studies and Women Studies.
TheRev. Dr. Andrea M. Hargett is an educator and advocate for youth, who has joyfully served 19 years as Pastor of St. Matthew’s Community A.M.E. Church in Hollis, Queens. She received a Master of Divinity Degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary; a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Hunter College; a Master of Science Degree in Special Education; a Master of Library Science Degree from Queens College; a Master of Science Degree in Education and Advanced Certificate in School Psychology from Brooklyn College; and a PhD. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern University.