Bishop Colette Matthews-Carter described as a woman of courage, conviction and character. Bishop Carter believes in the ideals of the Beloved Community.” A native of Syracuse, NY, she has given her life work to public service. A former government official, Bishop Carter currently serves as Senior Pastor of the Zion Hill World Harvest Baptist Church and prelate of the Covenant Fellowship of Churches. She also works as the Director of Interfaith Initiatives at Interfaith Works of Central New York. A graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, Bishop Carter did postgraduate work at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. In January of 2021, Bishop Carter took the helm as the President of the Syracuse Onondaga NAACP. She believes strongly in the social, economic, and political justice of marginalized communities and uses her voice to advocate on behalf of underserved populations. Bishop Carter is the recipient of several leadership awards and commendations including the New York State Senate Woman of Distinction; the Marjorie Dowdell Fortitude Award, Delta Sigma Theta; Citizen of The Year Award, and Omega Psi Phi. She has also volunteered on several boards serving the Greater Central NY region. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS). Bishop Carter is an avid traveler, humanitarian and global citizen.
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Multimedia Creative and Personality Tammy Reese is an award-winning Writer and Journalist. Writing and Directing short films on social issues to spread awareness through the arts gained Tammy the Makers: Women Who Make America Award honor on International Women's Day 2019. Tammy currently serves on the Communications Committee for New York Women In Film and Television. She is also the Founder and Owner of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media.