New Board Member

Rev. Annette McGee

Comes to the Board as a dedicated social and community activist with a wealth of local, national, and international development experience.  Annette grew up in the United States in the home of a prominent Washington, DC civil rights attorney in the era just prior to the ascendency of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Throughout her adult life Annette has volunteered as a national and  international development worker, and a social activist in rural and urban communities in Florida, Mississippi, Ohio, and the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean.

She developed and implemented a number of educational programs for Women and Infant Children in a variety of settings both in the U.S. and abroad.  Annette worked in Nigeria, West Africa, as an instructor of English as a Second Language before moving to East Africa with her husband and family to work at the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania as an instructor teaching administrative and clerical skills to selected University staff.

After four years of service in Africa, Annette became a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Peace Corps as the stateside Country Desk Officer for East Africa, representing hundreds of Peace Corps volunteers posted in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania/Zanzibar, and the Seychelles Islands.  At the completion of this five-year tour of duty, she moved to Ohio where she worked with the RAAH Women’s Center of Columbus as a grant writer/fundraiser.  The mission of the Center was to design and implement viable programs for women under judicial mandate from the Court system for counseling, employment training, and skills development to rebuild their lives and to learn healthy parenting skills to facilitate regaining custody of their children from the foster care system.

In fulfillment of her longstanding and heartfelt desire, Annette attended Bible school and was licensed and ordained as a Christian minister of the Gospel by Apostle LaFayette Scales of the Rhema Christian Center, Columbus, OH.  Annette has worked with World Vision International as a trainer of numerous missionaries who subsequently have served on short- and long-term assignments on domestic and international missions programs.