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Evelyn Ogletree

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.

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Dr. Andrea D. Cain

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Dr. Andrea Denee’ Cain was an educator for 24 years. She recently retired as the principal of Plummer Middle School in Aldine ISD. Prior to choosing education, she was employed with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department for 12 years. She is a proud native Houstonian. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston, her M.B.A. from LeTourneau University, and her Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University in College Station. She is the baby girl of her family and takes that position very seriously. Although she has no children of her own, she takes pride in her active role in helping raise all of her nieces and nephews. She also showers her love and attention on her three-year-old Maltipoo fur baby JaCee. She is a proud Breast Cancer Survivor who has been featured in the Memorial Hermann Cancer Journal and local TV telling her story. She also serves as a spokesperson at local events representing Memorial Hermann Breast Cancer Survivors. She strives to live each day walking in the truth of her favorite scripture; Jeremiah 29:11- “I say this because I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you, I will give you hope and a good future."

Chris Butler

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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.

Priscilla Ann Akamafula

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Priscilla Ann Akamafula is from Dallas, Texas and is currently married.  She received her MA in History/International Relations from St. Mary’s University and BA in History from Howard Payne University.

She is a retired insurance underwriter, who actively stay committed to God by participating on the Sunday School staff, Senior Choir member, Seasoned Adult Living Triumphantly committee, and Bible School Fellowship Virtual Group Leader.

She’s dedicated to improving, growing, and creating empowering experiences that leave a lasting impact on people.

Sylvia Teague

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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 Ogletree

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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.

Dr. Novella Carter

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Norvella Carter, Ph.D., an urban specialist in Curriculum and Instruction, and Urban Education, is Professor Emerita of Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) at Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, Texas. She is the retired Endowed Chair in Urban Education and former Director of the Center for Urban School Partnerships. She serves as a Consultant and Liaison for RCDC and their partnership with TLAC. One of the highlights of Dr. Carter’s career was the service she provided as an invited scholar to give expert testimony at a Congressional Hearing at the Capitol Building in Washington DC on “Closing the Achievement Gap for Children of Color,” sponsored by the Children’s Caucus and The Black Caucus in Congress. Dr. Carter is a prolific author and editor of more than 100 publications. Her latest book is an international, edited publication, entitled The Intersectionality of Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Teaching and Teacher Education. Currently, she is serving as editor for an upcoming 2025 Christian book publication entitled Women to Women, published by Our Daily Bread: VOICES.

Dr. Carter has presented and engaged in professional development with educators and Christian organizations in the U.S. and abroad, including work with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Dr. Carter designed and taught study abroad programs and conducted presentations of her work in many cities nationally and countries internationally such as Botswana, Canada, England, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Niger, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, South Africa, Tanzania, The Gambia, Zambia, and Zanzibar.

Dr. Carter is a member of First Metropolitan church and serves as a Deaconess and member of the New Members’ Orientation team. She is married to William Carter. They have 7 children and 18 grandchildren.

Dr. Lisa Hubbard

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Dr. Lisa Hubbard is a retired school counselor, an author, a motivational speaker, a minister, and an educational consultant.  She has over 28 years in PK-12 public education and 13 years as a Certified Christian Counselor. Dr. Hubbard received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, M.A. in School Counseling and M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Prairie View A&M, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Urban Education from Texas A&M-College Station.  In 2020, Dr. Hubbard became the owner of Brighter Futures Counseling and Consulting, where she offers professional development to educators globally, presents at conferences internationally, and motivates diverse audiences through speaking engagements in schools, churches, and women's groups. Dr. Hubbard's mission through counseling and motivational speaking is  to providing counseling services for children, teenagers, and adults, guiding them to fulfill their God-given purpose.

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