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


    While AB Women’s Ministries has a commitment to building relationships across the generations, providing opportunities for women and girls to learn and grow with one another, we do also recognize the need for women and girls to build relationships in their own peer groups as well.
     
    Our commitment to being in ministry with young adult women may be seen in our national officer position, Coordinator of Young Adult Women’s Ministries. This young woman serves on our national executive committee to be sure that interests and concerns of young adult women will be heard in all of our planning and conversations. She works with our national president to build a team of young adult women advisors for planning. Our nominating committee seeks applications from women of all ages for all national officer positions.
     
    We hold regular events for young adult women; in the past, these events have included retreats, conferences, webinars, and spiritual pilgrimages. We provide resources for young adult women as well, and encourage young adult women to be involved in leadership at all levels of the organization.


    Young Adult Women's Ministries Advisory Team (YAWMAT)
    The recently-formed young adult women’s ministries advisory team serves with our young adult women’s ministries coordinator to envision AB 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.

    2020-2021 Young Adult Women's Ministries Advisory Team 

    Jami Hefflinger
    Jami Hefflinger has been serving with American Baptist Women's Ministries for 6 years on a local, state and national level.  She currently lives in Germantown, Ohio with her three kids, and works as a paraprofessional for special education at Middletown City Schools.  She enjoys and finds her passion writing to encourage and empower women in her blog and group 'Journey With Jami' which is currently housed on Facebook.   
     




    Sadiqa Delaney
    Sadiqa Delaney born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, serving as a Youth leader at Berean Baptist Church is an awesome role model for young people trying to navigate in the world while maintaining a set apart attitude and putting God first. Sadiqa served as the Program Director for the Berean Community Drumline at the Berean Community and Family Life Center for several years and oversaw many of the other Youth Programs the organization offered. It was through her serving as a Youth Leader at her home church, that she received her call to ministry. Sadiqa is a graduate of Virginia State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management and is a recent graduate of Boston University School of Theology where she received her Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Ministry, there she also served as Vice-President for the Association of Black Seminarians, worked closely with Students of Color and the Spiritual Life Office. Sadiqa seeks to become a Youth Minister where she can continue to do God's work in serving Young People and being a voice for them.

    Min. Barbara Florvil 
    Minister Barbara Florvil, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, is a proud daughter of Haitian immigrants. Upon graduating from Tufts University in 2013 with a B.A. in Child Development, Barbara worked as an Education Coordinator at the Berean Community & Family Life Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn as an AmeriCorps volunteer. Min. Florvil, is a recent graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, where she received her Master of Divinity. While at Princeton she served as the co-chair of the Association of Black Seminarians Women’s Fellowship focusing her scholarship in Black Church and Women, Gender and Theology Studies. Min. Florvil was licensed to preach the Gospel at Berean Baptist Church in Brooklyn under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Arlee Griffin, Jr.  Currently, she joyfully serves as the Assistant to the Pastor for Youth at Alfred Street Baptist Church, in Alexandria, VA, under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley. Min. Florvil also serves as a member of the Lott Carey Global Christian Missional Community’s International Youth Development team. Through her love for Christ and community, Min. Florvil works to empower children, youth and young adults to experience God in ways that are powerful and relevant. 

    Driana Arceneaux 

    Driana Jamila-Lesan Arceneaux, affectionately known as “Dri,” is an accomplished scholar and woman of faith. She attends Riverview Baptist Church.  At Riverview, she serves as Chair of AB GIRLS (American Baptist Girls In Relationship, Leadership, and   Service). Driana was selected to serve a two-year term with the American Baptist Girls National Leadership Team, 2016 – 2018 serving as the events coordinator, then Convenor. She is currently employed at and attends J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, where she is pursuing her Associates Degree in Psychology. She plans to further her education at Norfolk State University, to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. From there she intends to further her education in law school and fulfill her dreams of becoming a lawyer. When not working and studying, Driana enjoys playing her piano, reading, and mentoring young girls as she was mentored. 



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