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Our Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees serves as the deliberative body to give guidance and direction to the National Convocation as it pursues mission and ministry in the denomination. The Board serves as the governance body in its decision making and business discussions during Biennial Session and regular Board Meetings. The Board enables the National Convocation to live into its mission as stated in the Articles of Operation: “to provide and instrumentality within the structure of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as a forum for the discussion of pertinent issues related to Black Church life in the context of the total church live; for fellowship, program promotion, leadership training, and such other general purposes as shall support and strengthen the congregations in the total mission of the church.” 

Officers of the Board of Trustees

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William E. Crowder, Jr.



Tera Daniels

Vice President

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Joanne Flowers


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Orlando Scott




Aaron Smith

Class 2024

Anne Sowell

Class 2024

Darren Phelps

Class 2024

Megan Lowe

Class 2024

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Juanita Greene

Class 2026


William Smith

Class 2026

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John Ray

Class 2026


Brittany King

Class 2026

Fellowship Groups

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Milton Bowens

Disciples Men

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Eddie Anderson

Young Adults

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Claudette President

Disciples Women

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Marilyn Fiddmont

Clergy Women

Edward Williams

Ministers Fellowship

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Deborah Garr

Ministers Wife/Husbands

                Merger Staff

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Monique Crain Spells

Merger Staff

Christian Education

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Merger Staff

Evangelism & Transformation

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Merger Staff

Disciples Women

Ex-Officio Members

Rev. Terri Hord Owens

General Minister & President of the 

Christian Church (DOC)

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Rev. Chris Dorsey

President of

Disciples Home Mission

Rev.  Delesslyn A. Kennebrew

Administrative Secretary of the National Convocation and Associate General Minister 

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