• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)



    Rev. LaThelma Yenn-Batah —  Interim Executive Director 

    Reverend LT Yenn-Batah, a trailblazer in ministry, made history as the first African American pastor of Flemington Baptist Church in Flemington, NJ. Prior to this groundbreaking role, she served as the Associate Executive Director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries, fostering communities of justice-minded women and girls. A graduate cum laude in Sociology and Africana Studies from Scripps College, Rev. LT holds a Master of Divinity and Master of Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary, where she earned accolades in Urban Ministry and Sacred Music. Rev. LT has been an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches USA since 2018. With a rich background spanning Costa Rica, South Korea, Nicaragua, and multiple U.S. cities, she is passionate about building intergenerational and intercultural communities committed to social transformation. She is a co-founder of The SoulJourn Collective, a diverse group of creatives with a mission to harness the remarkable power of love, faith and creative restoration for positive change in our world. She is also a founding pastor of The Unfiltered Church NJ.

    Wendy Clemmer —  Director of Operations

    Wendy began her journey with American Baptist Women’s Ministries in September 2006, working as the Administrative Assistant. Wendy has a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management and two  Associate of Applied Science degrees in Web Design Emphasis and Office Information Emphasis from Pennsylvania College of Technology. 

    Executive Committee
    American Baptist Women’s Ministries' executive committee is comprised of 10 nationally-elected officers who serve 3-year terms on the board. Our organization benefits from the leadership of these volunteers who are committed to the mission and purpose of American Baptist Women’s Ministries, and who have expertise in needed areas, demonstrate teamwork, and help financially support the organization’s mission. Women interested in serving as a national officer are encouraged to complete and submit a Application for National Positions Form.

    2023-2024 National Executive Committee
    Rev. Dr. Christine Smith — President 
    TBD —  Treasurer
    LaRose Karr  — Coordinator of Mission with Women and Girls
    Joyce Kellam — Coordinator of Young Adult Women's Ministries
    Driana Arceneaux — Coordinator of AB GIRLS
    TBD — AB GIRLS Convenor
    Dawn Doerr-Johnson — Coordinator of Events
    Crystal Newton — Coordinator of Western Section
    Lovena Van Haaften — Coordinator of Midwestern Section
    Julie Tankersley — Coordinator of Eastern Section

    National Leadership Team of AB GIRLS
    The national leadership team of AB GIRLS is comprised of four teen girls and two adults who oversee our organization's ministry with girls. For more information about the national leadership team, click here.

    Young Adult Women's Ministries Advisory Team (YAWMAT)
    The young adult women’s ministries advisory team serves with our young adult women’s ministries coordinator to envision American Baptist Women’s Ministries outreach and support for young adult women. Women interested in volunteering their gifts and skills by serving on the YAWMAT should complete the YAWMAT application form.

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