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Dr. Wanda Sisco
President and Founder
International Kingdom Women's Coalition, Inc.

Rev. Dr. Wanda J. Sisco is the daughter of Maple Springs Baptist Church where her Pastor was the later Rev. Chester A. McDonald, Sr. In 1999 she became the Founder and Overseer of Beyond the Veil Worship Center currently located in Washington, D.C.  She is also the Founder of Wanda Sisco Ministries, an outreach ministry dedicated to developing innovative programs which reach the masses with a powerful message of God’s love through conferences, workshops and retreats. In 2012, Dr. Sisco founded the International Kingdom Women’s Coalition, Inc., bringing forth Kingdom leaders with a particular emphasis on pushing forth each one’s vision for the Kingdom, both nationally and internationally.  In 2015, she founded the Next Dimension Global Alliance, Inc., an alliance of church leaders as well as marketplace leaders, to newtork and develop strategies for moving the Kingdom forward.   

Dr. Sisco earned an undergraduate degree and a Masters of Divinity in Theology and Counseling. She also earned a Doctor of Ministry from National Bible College and Seminary in 2007 graduating Summa Cum Laude. In 2007, during the conferral of her Doctoral degree, Dr. Sisco was awarded the seminary’s highly prestigious "Chancellor's Award". Subsequently, Dr. Sisco was extended and accepted the faculty position of adjunct professor of Theology at National Bible College and Seminary where she served as the Dean of Graduate Studies until 2012.  

Dr. Sisco is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and is a Certified Marriage and Family Therapist. She oversees Adonai Counseling Center, a Christ-centered organization which offers various forms of therapy and counseling services.  She is a Certified Professional Life Coach and the author of Hijacked Into Paradise (How to Access Third Heaven and Claim Your Potential).  She is also a member of Global United Fellowship under the leadership of Bishop Neil C. Ellis. In 2016, she founded Journey to Wholeness, LLC, a coaching and counseling service. 

Dr. Sisco has traveled with other national leaders to Guyana (South America) and Kingston (Jamaica) to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She is also organizer of the North Carolina/South Carolina Apostolic Council which provides oversight, ordination, apostolic/prophetic training for Kingdom leaders in that region. 

Dr. Sisco is the mother of one young adult daughter and the grandmother of one granddaughter and one grandson. Dr. Sisco realizes that the grace of the Lord is upon her life and it is in humility that she confesses her heartfelt desire simply to please the Lord God in all she undertakes. It is Dr. Sisco’s persistent prayer that through her life the Lord would be exalted…and that He, who has begun a good work in her, would continue to perform it until the day of Christ Jesus.

​Rev. Sharon D. Jones
Vice President
International Kingdom Women's Coalition, Inc.

Rev. Sharon D. Jones is a native Washingtonian. She was reared in the heart of Southeast D.C. She received her early education in the D.C. Public School system. In 1993, she earned a B.S. degree in Telecommunication with a concentration in Mass Media from Morgan State University. In 1999, she earned a M.A. degree in Administrative Management with a concentration in Human Resource Development from Bowie State University. Sharon has over fifteen years of experience in human resource management and development; secondary and undergraduate education; and marketing and sales.

Like the Apostle Paul, she counts all those things as dung when she compares it to her life in Christ Jesus. Her motto is "Enjoying Life in Christ". Sharon answered the call to ministry in 2000 and became an Ordained Minister in 2002. Understanding the need to study to show herself approved, she earned a Bachelor in Ministry and a Master in Theological Studies from the National Bible College and Seminary in Fort Washington, MD. Sharon was an adjunct professor at the National Bible College for 11 years. 

Sharon is the devoted wife of Dr. Aaron R. Jones. They have been united as one for 15 years. She enjoys building the Kingdom of God with her husband at New Hope Church of God in Waldorf, Maryland. Sharon is the Human Resource Administrator for the church and Kiddie Kollege Daycare. She is the Director of New Hope’s Women of the Kingdom ministry. She preaches and facilitates worship services at the D.C. Corrections Corporation of America for Women with the "Glory Chasers" Prison Ministry.  Rev. Jones recently released her first book, R.E.W.A.R.D. - Restoing Every Woman's Adrenaline Rush to Disciple.

​Yvette R. Coles
Executive Administrator
International Kingdom Women's Coalition, Inc.

Yvette R. Coles was born and raised in West Virginia. She moved to Maryland after she graduated from high school and began her thirty-seven year Federal career with the U.S. Secret Service where she worked for twenty-six years in human resources. Yvette also worked for the National Gallery of Art; was a member of the team that stood up the Transportation Security Administration; and subsequently served as the Headquarters Deputy Director of Human Resources at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration until she retired in 2011.

In December 2011, Yvette launched Coles Creative Management, LLC., a consulting business in administration and management. She has several clients to include a pastor, an evangelist, and a relationship architect. Yvette has also worked on a Federal contract to conduct investigations for allegations of harassment.  

Yvette is known for her gift of administration. She is the leader for the Administrative and Greeters Ministries at her church. She works well with Kingdom visionaries to bring organization and structure to their ministries. Yvette serves as the Executive Administrator to the Pastor of Beyond the Veil Worship and President of the International Kingdom Women’s Coalition, Inc. Her Kingdom passion is to serve as a mid-wife to assist visionaries execute their Kingdom calling. 

​Donna L. Burgess
International Kingdom Women's Coalition, Inc.

Donna L. Burgess is a native of the state of Maryland and currently resides in Accokeek, Maryland with her husband. She is the mother of two adult children. 

Donna Burgess has served over 30 years as an HR professional with the Federal government. She is currently the Chief of Staffing and Classifications Program Administration with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Prior to joining FDIC, she served as the Deputy Director of the Human Resources Management Division with NASA Headquarters where she occupied several other managerial positions during her eight year tenure with the agency. In 2002, she was asked to join a core group responsible for standing-up the Human Capital Department of the newly-established Post-9/11 Transportation Security Administration. She also served two years with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and nineteen years with the U.S. Secret Service. During her career she has demonstrated excellent analytical skills, the ability to organize information quickly and the ability to communicate effectively on a variety of topics. 

Donna has worked with and has a heart for children. She assisted children, ages 5 to 8, in the Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed (AWANA) Program with memorizing Bible verses and understanding the meaning of the scriptures. She seeks ways to be an encouragement to others. Donna also has a gift of administration. She is always excited about any assignment that will allow her to work behind the scenes. Her desire is for people to have a better understanding of the love of Christ. 

​Dr. Deborah Nelson
Charter Member
International Kingdom Women's Coalition

Dr. Deborah W. Nelson was born in Washington D.C., and resides in the Metropolitan area. She was widowed in 1997 after 28 yrs. of marriage, out of which were born two daughters, four beautiful grand-daughters, one great-grand daughter and one great-grandson. These are the seeds planted into her life by the grace of God to bring much joy to her life. Dr. Nelson retired from telecommunications after thirty years of service in 2003. 

Dr. Nelson accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in 1993. Her call to ministry came in 1997, an urgent clear audible clarion call, “Get Equipped”. Dr. Nelson began attending National Bible College and Seminary in September 1997 and received a certificate in ministry, as she went on to earned a B.S. degree in Theology; a Masters of Theological Studies; a Masters of Divinity; and a Doctorate in Ministry in 2009.

Dr. Nelson is currently an Associate Pastor at Rhema Church of Greater Washington, D.C. under the auspices of Apostle Rev. Dr. Richard L. Archer. She has previously served as an Outreach Minister at Fruit of the Spirit Baptist Church in Washington D.C. under Pastor Clarence Turner. She presently accompanies and assists Pastor Violet Jones of “Chesapeake City of Praise Church” in a monthly Healing Service in Chesapeake, North Beach MD.

Dr. Nelson is one of the Pastors and active members of Bishop George Bloomer’s “CLURT” Assemblies in Durham, North Carolina from which she has acquired much of her Spiritual Warfare teachings. She is the founder and President of a Missions Ministry, “International Alliance Ministry of Servants” (IAM’S), a Holy Spirit inspired international ministry with a heart for Kenya, Africa since 2005. Dr. Nelson preaches the gospel and takes teams of missionary Pastors and ministers to Kenya to build and establish churches and orphanages as well as empower the people and churches to become self-sufficient. 

Dr. Nelson has traveled to Guyana, Jamaica, Germany, Israel, and Brussels, Belgium on mission crusades with Bishop T.L. Lowery and Pastor Steve Lowery from the National Church of God.

​Karla Francette-Miriam Young
Charter Member
International Kingdom Women's Coalition, Inc.

Karla Francette-Miriam Young is the daughter of Bishop Frank M. Reid, Jr. and Mother Irene B. Reid. She is the youngest of six children. Her family raised her in: Monrovia, Liberia-Columbia, S.C., and Birmingham AL. Although they moved from state to state, her family taught her that people are precious and unique no matter what part of the world they are in. She was raised to share whatever you have and to take opportunities to obtain education and to travel as gifts from God.

Karla enjoys missionary service and training activities. She has spoken for several missionary societies and served in several positions in missions work. She was a missionary at Eliza Turner in Monrovia, Liberia teaching reading and liturgical dance. She believes missions is a necessary part of everyone’s life and can be done at an early age.  

Karla graduated from Coppin State College with a B.S. degree in Applied Psychology. She has had the privilege of working in many different capacities. She has worked as: a customer service specialist for Bell Atlantic; as an outreach executive assistant; and as an events coordinator. She is currently a Head Start Teacher and has the pleasure to help shape young minds ages 3, 4, and 5 years old. Whatever work she is doing she attempts to do her best and enjoys learning and then mentoring those who come behind her.

Karla enjoys traveling, speaking and creative writing. She has written and produced “The Circle of Mother Hood and Overcomers.” She is also the author of the BIO Village stories. She travels to share encouragement through words of encouragement. She has spoken in several districts of the AME Church, for the NAACP and Women’s Ministry events. Karla writes and speaks under her business known as Kingspirations and she promotes B.I.O. (Beauty inside and outside as a way of life).  Karla is married to Rev. Jay Young and they have three children who are a challenge and a joy. 

Karla never meets a stranger, because she believes that we all have things in common. She believes that all humans need to be celebrated for their uniqueness.

Keshia L. Brown
Charter Member
International Kingdom Women's Coalition, Inc.

Keshia L. Brown is a woman of purpose and power! Her mission is to share the love of Christ through leadership, empowerment, and encouragement. A native of Washington, D.C., Keshia has worked in the Education field assisting inner city children to maximize their full potential. As a former Assistant Principal, she believes that we can make a difference in the lives of our youth and collegiate students by giving them skillful tools to become successful. Her extensive work with both city and statewide programs has afforded her the opportunity to influence the lives of students on the middle/high school and College Level.

In addition to her work in the education field, Keshia has served as an Executive Administrator and currently as the Director of Ministerial Affairs for the Empowerment Temple AME Church for the last 7 years where she provides leadership development and training for a volunteer staff of 200 people. Accepting her call to ministry in 2005, Keshia is an ordained minister who utilizes her ministry gifts for Kingdom work as a teacher and motivator, inspiring others to live with purpose.

Keshia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English/Communications from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland. With a passion for volunteerism and public service, Keshia is the 2nd VP for the Greater Baltimore Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., and has also held positions as mentor and liaison for the youth and collegiate sections of GBS-NCNW.

For the last 13 years Keshia has been married to Christopher M. Brown and has one son, Cavon Marcel. Her favorite scripture is Esther 4:14, “For if you remain silent at this time relief and deliverance [for the Jews] will come from another place, and who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this.” Today Keshia stands as a woman of destiny ready to fulfill the call for her life. 

Emily Soroko
Charter Member
International Kingdom Women's Coalition, Inc.

Emily Soroko is an international conference speaker, spiritual life coach, an award-winning entrepreneur, and author of the celebrated book “Rising Above Adversity: How to Determine What You Want and Then Execute a Plan to Get It.” In her book, Emily inspires her readers by revealing strategies to face, overcome, and embrace the opportunities adversity presents, and she reveals how the ability to overcome adversity is the key ingredient that determines success in life. Ultimately, she empowers her readers to live a purposeful, victorious, and fulfilled life.

Emily was ordained and installed as a ruling elder at the Christ Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, VA, on January 14, 2007. She served faithfully in the session as a spiritual leader, strengthening, inspiring and nurturing the faith and life of the congregation for four years and has continued to be an active member of this church. Emily’s message of transformation, healing, restoration, and hope has been recognized on major TV programs, newspapers and magazines in several countries where she has evangelized.

She passionately pursues her international calling to the nations of the earth and has travelled across Africa, the Middle East, North America, and South America. She is famously known to lead people to “manifest their destinies” through her Christ-centered coaching. She has lived in several different countries in Africa and has had numerous ventures, from award-winning jewelry designer to directing and producing fashion shows. She is a founder of a “Young Women’s Group” in Nairobi where she initiated a home cell spiritual and financial women’s empowerment group. She is also a co-founder of Jamii International Outreach Ministries, an organization that assists orphans, vulnerable children, widows, and widowers in her native country Kenya. In the recent past Emily has founded “Hadassah International Outreach Ministries” which spiritually empowers women causing them to be transformed and live to the fullest potential.

​Andrea Owensford
Charter Member
International Kingdom Women's Coalition, Inc.

​Andrea Williams Owensford was born in Manhattan, New York. Andrea entered into the foster care system from birth. She was raised by a God fearing, loving woman named Susan Johnson until adulthood.

Andrea worked for the government in the branch of the U. S. Postal Service for seventeen years as a Carrier and Mail Handler. She served as a spokesperson, along with Activist Attorney, Norman Siegel and other notable leaders for battered youth. She assisted and mentored female high school students on the Bedford Academy basketball team. Andrea served as Vice President for the PTA committee of Bedford Academy and was subsequently selected as a school advocate for the School Leadership Team where she made pertinent decisions to enhance the prosperity of the school. She was an active fund raiser for Bedford Academy High School, where she received a letter of recognition from the Kinship Network through Family Dynamics for making a difference in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. She was also instrumental in starting the Bedford Academy Alumni Association. Upon relocating to Maryland, she worked several years for the Gaylord at the National Harbor as one of the Assistant Managers in food and beverage. Andrea has certifications in Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Drywall and Painting, NSC First Aid, NSC CPR, and ServSafe from the National Restaurant Association to name a few.

Andrea is the mother of three adult children and the grandmother of four boys. She is an active member and heads the Culinary Ministry of Beyond the Veil Worship Center. Andrea possesses great organizational skills and knows that serving is one of her strong points. With that in mind, she created A Wounded Child with Love Foundation, which is an organization that assists children with abandonment and bondage issues, as well as children who are in foster care and are seeking adoption while finding it difficult to deal with their circumstances. 
Dr. Wanda J.  Sisco may be contacted at wsisco@ikwcinc.org.
Rev. Sharon Jones may be contacted at sjones@ikwcinc.org.
Ms. Yvette  Coles may be contacted at ycoles@ikwcinc.org. 
Mrs. Donna Burgess may be contacted at dburgess@ikwcinc.org.
Dr. Deborah Nelson may be contacted at dnelson@ikwcinc.org.