Recommended Slate of Pulpit Search Committee Profiles

Rev. Khristi Adams
Associate Clergy

Member Since: 1989
B.A., Advertising, Temple University

Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary

Rev. Adams is currently the Firestone Endowment Chaplain and an instructor of Religious Studies and Philosophy at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Khristi also works as co-director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Hill School.

After graduating from Temple, Rev. Adams worked at a Youth Specialist for First Baptist Community Development Corporation for two years prior to attending seminary.  After graduating from Seminary, Rev. Adams served as Director of Youth Ministries for 3.5 years before accepting a position as Associate Campus Pastor for Preaching & Spiritual Programming at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.

Rev. Adams has also worked as Protestant Chaplain at Georgetown University, a Pastoral Counselor at Christian Wellness Center and Program Administrator for the Center for Black Church Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Rev. Adams was ordained at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens. Rev. Adams is a resident of Pottstown, PA and East Brunswick, NJ.

Victoria K. Alford
Board of Trustees, Facilities Management Committee Chair

Member Since: 1992
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Howard University

M.S., Chemical Engineering, Howard University

Victoria is a global supply chain professional at Colgate Palmolive, with a cross-functional career path in project management, procurement, engineering, and supplier diversity advocacy.   She exhibits strong team/relationship building and analytical competencies.

Victoria is a results-oriented advocate for the disadvantaged and disenfranchised, specifically youth and those with special needs.  She serves as a caregiver, mentor, and academic tutor.

She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and actively engaged in Raritan Introduction to Minorities in Engineering (RIME), Habitat for Humanity, Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) and Autism Speaks.

Victoria is a long-time resident of Franklin Township, NJ.

Charles E. Corpening
Board of Trustees, Chair, Adult Sunday School

Member Since: 1991
A.B., Economics, Princeton University

MBA, Columbia University

Charles is presently the Chairman and CEO of Joshua Partners Private Equity firm. Joshua Partners brings decades of world-class financial and management expertise to bear on a highly select number of lower middle market companies led by entrepreneurial management teams with the vision and ambition to build a substantial, lasting franchise in an increasingly global economy.

Charles is a seasoned financial services executive who spent nearly two decades at Citigroup Venture Capital.

Charles resides in Newtown, PA.

Erica Dixon
Youth Ministry (Jr. Jam), L.I.F.E. 360 Ministry, and Caregiver Support Group

Member Since: 2008
B.A., Economics, Spelman College

Currently, Erica is a Director of Merchandise Planning at Macy’s Inc. After graduation, Erica launched her career at Macy’s Inc as an executive development trainee. During her 14 years at Macy’s, Erica has had held several positions in both merchant buying and merchandise planning. She currently leads a team responsible for developing and executing customer-centric strategies that maximize sales and profitability across both store and online retail channels. Erica has extensive experience in assortment planning, financial planning, sales forecasting, data analysis, and negotiation. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her leadership and business results.

In addition to her job as merchandise planner, Erica has served as the leader of the Black Employee Resource Group, teacher of “The Workshop @Macy’s” Retail Math 101 course for minority and women-owned merchandise suppliers and subject matter expert for corporate restructuring and initiatives.

Erica currently serves as President of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College and internship advisor for the Black Retail Action Group.

Erica was born and raised in Edison, NJ and currently resides in Newark, NJ.

Lawrence M. Hibbert
Diaconate, Vice Chair; Marriage Ministry; Adult Sunday School

Member Since: 1997
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University;
MBA, Rutgers University

Lawrence is Co-Founder, President, and Managing Partner of BCT Partners, a Newark, NJ-based consulting firm that delivers a full range of research, consulting, training, technology, and analytics services. As a socially-minded enterprise, BCT Partners was acknowledged in 2019 by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the Top 100 Black Businesses in the county.

A passionate public speaker and teacher, Lawrence has sought to share his knowledge and expertise in entrepreneurship, business, technology, and personal development at events, conferences, and convenings held both locally and nationally.

Lawrence is a former board member of Lead NJ and NJ Public Policy Research Institute (NJPPRI). Within his local community, Lawrence volunteers as a Little League baseball coach.

Lawrence resides in Franklin Township, NJ.

Andrea Moten
Diaconate; Hospitality; and FIA Bookstore

Member Since: 2002
B.S., Computer Science, Seton Hall University;
MBA, Seton Hall University

Andrea is presently the Associate Director, Human Resources for Princeton Plasma Physics Lab at Princeton University. A seasoned HR practitioner, Andrea began her career at the State of New Jersey, Department of Higher Education, as a Program Officer for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOF).  Andrea held HR roles at Prudential prior to her tenure at Princeton University.

She is experienced in working with executives, senior leaders and managers to drive HR processes and programs, including new talent integration, employee development, inclusion and diversity, employee relations, succession planning, performance management, compensation planning, employee engagement, and policy administration.

She holds certifications from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Dimension Development International (DDI) as a facilitator, and Cornell University, School of Labor Relations, Equal Employment Opportunity Studies. Andrea serves on the board of directors for a non-profit and is an active, life-long member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Andrea resides in Franklin Township, NJ.

Mason H. Powell
Diaconate; Co-Chair, Various Ministries

Member Since: 1980
B.S., Economics; Rutgers
MSM, Project Management, Thomas Edison State University

Mason is the Chief Executive Officer of Mason Powell, LLC (“MPL”), a highly sought-after Project Management consulting firm. MPL specializes in the implementation of project and program management solutions across multiple industries involving Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, State and Federal Government; both domestic and internationally. Most recently, MPL consults with the State of New Jersey and Deutsche Bank prior to that engagement.

Prior to the establishment of MPL, Mason enjoyed a fulfilling career as a seasoned program and project management executive at various global financial services institutions.

Mason resides in Franklin Township, NJ.

Valerie T. Williams
Diaconate; Co-Chair, Counselor of the Pre-Marriage Ministry; Finger Singers of Faith Sign Language Ministry

Member Since: 1994
B.S., Speech Pathology and Audiology, Howard University
M.A., Rehabilitation Counseling – Deafness Specialization, NYU

Valerie is a life-long Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor presently employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. In this capacity, Valerie has served as a Lead member of the Succession Planning Task Force for the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC.

Valerie is also a member of the NJ Transit Advisory Committee for ADA accommodations and compliance as well as a member of the Board of Directors for NJ Rehabilitation Association.

Valerie was awarded Woman of the Year by the Federal Executive Board of Northern NJ (2018) for providing outstanding service to veterans.

Valerie resides in North Brunswick, NJ.

Patricia D. Williamson
Academic Excellence (Founding Director), Vacation Bible School (Lead Teacher)

Member Since: 1982
B.A. Mathematics, Hampton University;
M.S., Computer Science, Howard University
MA in Education and Human Development in the Educational Technology
Leadership Program, The George Washington University

Patricia is the New Jersey Counts Project Director at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. She is leading the development of a strategic Census 2020 outreach plan for the Hard-to-Count areas in New Jersey. Prior to this position, Ms. Williamson worked for over 20 years as a system engineer in the optical networking field at AT&T, Telcordia Technologies, and Lucent Technologies. She was also an adjunct professor at Bloomfield College.

In addition to serving at First Baptist Church, Patricia currently serves as a Mentor at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties; Second Vice President, Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; NJ State Social Action Coordinator of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; external Social Action representative of over 1500 members in 17 NJ chapters; Member, NJ Black Issues Convention Board of Directors; and Member, League of Women Voters NJ Board of Directors.

Patricia is a relationship builder with recognized ability to establish and enhance relationships with key customers and partners. She is a communicative partner to customers with excellent listening and consultative skills.

Patricia was raised in Franklin Township and presently resides in Old Bridge Township.

Ali K. Wilson
Board of Trustees, Vice Chair; Small Group Ministry; Nursery; CJCDC

Member Since: 2006
B.A. Political Science, Religion and Classiscs, Middlebury College
J.D., Washington and Lee School of Law

Ali is Founder and CEO of Wilson Associates, LLC, a Trenton, NJ based insurance consulting firm that delivers a full range of services to the insurance industry and non-profit organizations. Ali is a leading insurance expert and mediator in the country. Prior to his current role, he was an Underwriting Executive at Zurich Insurance.  He held similar roles at AIG and Prudential.

Ali has served on a number of non-profit boards including the Center for Child and Family Achievement fka Trenton Head Start (Former President of Board of Trustees) and I Am Trenton Community Foundation (Former Board President).

Ali resides in Trenton, NJ.

Sean N. Woodroffe
Board of Trustees

Member Since: 2003
B.A. International Relations, Shaw University

Sean is presently employed at TIAA as a Human Resources practitioner. Prior to TIAA, Sean held similar roles are National Life Group, Sun Life Financial, and Financial Guaranty Insurance Company. Sean spent 18 years at Merrill Lynch in various HR roles.

Sean resides in Montgomery Township, NJ.