Meet Your Executive Committee

Rev. Karen Yee, President

Rev. Karen YeeThe Reverend Karen Yee is presently serving as the part time Associate Pastor of New Life Christian Fellowship in Castro Valley and is a guest preacher and speaker for various retreats, conferences and trainings. Karen is also serving on the Advisory Team for Women in Professional Ministry, a coach for the Transformed by the Spirit Initiative, the Executive Planning Team for the National Youth Gathering, and the convener for the Missionary Partnership Team for Ingrid Roldan-Roman.  

Rev. Dr. Barbara Jim-George, National Representative and Secretary

Rev. Dr. Barbara Jim-GeorgeRev. Dr. Barbara Jim-George is a licensed and ordained minister who recently completed doctoral research to examine the efficacy of faith based primary prevention education to mitigate the risks for teen girls becoming victims of human trafficking. She currently consults with congregations to assist them in establishing primary prevention education programs for teens in their churches and the communities in which their campuses are located. She is also Founder and CEO of a nonprofit organization, Transforming Ministries Group, Inc.© which is a social justice organization that was developed by Dr. Jim-George in 2012 to address the spiritual needs of the un-churched and the de-churched; reaching into the community to bring healing and love to the spiritually broken, the left out, and the overlooked. Dr. Jim-George earned a Doctor of Ministry degree with honors in Transformational Church Leadership, and a Master of Divinity degree with honors in Theology from the American Baptist Seminary of the West, one of 9 consortia seminaries of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She has earned over 15 prestigious awards and honors for her scholarly insights into modern faith, the development of Christian education curricula, and the role of spirituality in everyday life for women, children, and youth.

Rev. Paul Keener, Treasurer


Advisory Members:

Rev. Dr. Liliana Da Valle
Senator at Large for National Ministers Council

Rev. Liliana Davalle The Reverend Dr. Liliana Da Valle was born in Argentina. She served as a counselor for battered woman and as a hospice chaplain. She graduated with a Master of Divinity from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1990, and with a Doctor in Ministry degree from Andover Newton Theological School in 2003. Dr. Da Valle was an area minister, executive minister, and seminary professor in New England. Currently, she is the interim pastor at Shell Ridge Community Church of Walnut Creek and settled pastor at New Horizon Baptist Church of San Jose. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Latino Initiative at ABSW.


Former Members:

Our heartfelt thanks to previous Executive Committee members:

  • Rev. Dr. James Chuck
  • Rev. Dr. George Cummings
  • Minister Doug Davidson
  • Rev. Fanny Davis
  • Rev. Katie Choy-Wong
  • Minister Tracy Freeman
  • Rev. Michelle Holmes
  • Rev. Larry Jay
  • Minister Chuck Johnston
  • Rev. Dr. D. Andrew Kille
  • Rev. Greg Ledbetter
  • Rev. Ira Manning
  • Rev. Dr. Rick Mixon
  • Rev. Laurel Balyeat Morrison
  • Rev. Dr. Donald Ng
  • Rev. Marie Onwubuariri
  • Rev. Bran Scott
  • Rev. Dayle Scott
  • Rev. Barbara Smith
  • Rev. Nancy Smith
  • Rev. Dr. Dorothy Spann-Agee
  • Minister Tanisha Sparks
  • Rev. Dr. Allison Tanner
  • Rev. Cathy Tharalsen
  • Rev. Joyce Whitfield
  • Rev. Robert Wilkins
  • Rev. Charlotte Williams-Myers