"Redemption Community Development Corporation (RCDC) promotes education, conservation, social justice, financial literacy, leadership development, and revitalization of communities"
-Dr. Evelyn Ogletree
Redemption Community Development Corporation
Empowering People to Lift Their Communities
Dr. Evelyn Ogletree, is the Executive Pastor of First Metropolitan Church (Houston, TX) and affectionately referred to as Lady O. Earning her Doctorate Degree at Texas A & M University in Urban Education, she also holds a Master’s Degree in counseling from Prairie View A & M University and her Bachelor Degree from Texas Southern University. A former school teacher for HISD, KISD and Cy-Fair ISD, Lady O left CFISD as a school counselor to go into full time ministry at First Met. Lady O currently serves on the board of LovingHouston.org as well as the Director of the IDC Academy.
A proud resident of Acres Home, Mary is committed to her God, her family, her Church and serving others in the housing industry. For the past 13, years she has worked with AMJ Realtors helping clients locate and purchase affordable housing. She is known for her genuine love, integrity, commitment, and is passionate about having fun. She specializes in homes in the North and Northwest areas of Houston.
Serves as the Director for Houston Permitting Center for the City of Houston and has formerly served as Deputy Assistant Director for Single-Family and Public Facilities Division for Housing and community Development. His previous service includes being the Special Assistant to the Mayor of Houston for Neighborhood Development. He is a Leader in his Church and a Family Man.
Chris has a wealth of experience with Non Profit entities and serving on Non Profit boards. She currently works for the SBA as the <Job Title>. She is faithful to her Church and assist her daughter in raising her grandchildren. She is a former Business Owner which taught her the ins and outs of being a Business Administration. Chris is actively involved in Lemonade Day, which is an entrepreneurial program purposed to introducing business ownership to young children.
For the past 33 years, Sylvia has worked for Communities In Schools as the Director of Field Operations. She leads and supervises 200 staff and loves what she does. She has a vast wealth of experience working in the non-profit as well as the secular sector. She serves on several committies that serve the communities. She is single, but loves cheering on and supporting her children and her grandchildren. She is active in her Church and is a Facebook Pro.
Quinita obtained her BA and MA of Divinity from Virginia Union University. She later moved to Houston and in the midst of obtaining her MS from University Houston and PhD from A & M she birthed 5 children. She is devoted to her family and actively involved in serving on the RCDC Board, her Church and supporting her children. She is skilled in grant writing and doing administrative work. She is a professor for Texas A & M as well as Lone Star college. Quinita is a hard worker and supporter for change.