Mark C. McGuire, Sr. is a native Daytonian, and the CEO and Bishop of The Potter's House- Dayton International Ministries. He is also currently a Staff Pastor and Youth Director of The Potter’s House International Ministries, of Jacksonville, Florida, where he is affectionately known as PMac (Pastor McGuire). He is a spiritual son of Bishop Vaughn (Lady Narlene) M. McLaughlin and a brother of Covenant Fellowship International. He is the Founder, Executive Director and CEO of The CARES Justice Institute, Inc. Dr. McGuire has worked as a Consultant for the State of Ohio and the City of Dayton in many Community Transformation Initiatives. Dr. McGuire is also trained as a facilitator in several modules; and was selected for Leadership Dayton and The Top Ten African American Males in 2018. He sits on many Boards and Task Force nationally and has served as a Compliance Officer, for 5 years, for an Opioid Addiction center, Project CURE; which received two (2) three (3) year Accreditations with CARF, under his guidance and leadership. He is a true man of God, Spiritual Teacher, Energetic Preacher, Counselor, Mentor and Servant. He is a devoted husband to Lady Angela D. McGuire, MBA and a loving father of two 2 Sons, Mark Jr. and MC Sterling, and a grandfather. He is grateful for redemption and honored to serve. He is charismatic in his worship towards God and service to the community, and kerygmatic to this generation of unbelievers. more
Judge Rice was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania He is a graduate of Northwestern University, receiving a B.A. degree in 1958.He attended the Columbia University School of Law and received a Juris Doctorate degree in 1962. He also attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Administration and received a Master of Business Administration in 1962. He received an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws, from the University of Dayton, in 1991 and an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from the Wright State University in 2000.
In 2014, he was the recipient of the Thomas J. Moyer Award for Judicial Excellence, given annually by the Ohio State Bar Association, to the member of the judiciary who best exemplifies the ideals and accomplishments of the late Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. In 2019, Judge Rice was the recipient of the Brother Raymond L. Fitz Award for support of children and families. Judge Rice began his law career as an Assistant County Prosecutor for Montgomery County, Ohio, in 1964.He left that position in June, 1966 and became an associate with the law firm of Gallon & Miller.
In June, 1969, Judge Rice returned to the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office as its First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. He was elected Judge of the Dayton Municipal Court in November, 1969, and served in that position until July, 1971, when he was appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County, Ohio. He was re-elected to the Court of Common Pleas in 1972 and in 1978. On June 4, 1980, Judge Rice was sworn in as Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, at Dayton, having been appointed to that position by President Carter.
Judge Rice served as Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio from October 13, 1996 to October 12, 2003.
David K. Greer retired from the Federal Government with a little over 31 years of service to his credit. Mr. Greer’s civic activities began in 1996 and is as follows: he is very active in his Harris Memorial CME Church as the Usher Board President and Trustee Board since 1997, member of the Male Chorus; Northwest Priority Board Chairman 2005 to present and Vice Chairman – 2001 to 2003; graduate Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLI) – 2000; graduate first Citizen Police Academy – 2001 and graduate Citizen Police Academy – 2015; Member, Dayton to Durban Elimination of Racism Housing Caucus – 2003; Member Alliance Community Schools Board of Trustees of Dayton – Member since 2001; Lifetime Member, Blacks InGovernment /Greater Dayton Chapter, former 1st Vice President 2005- 2008 and present Chaplin; former 2ndVice President Interdenominational Church Ushers Association, Inc. of Dayton; former YMCA Neighborhood Development Center (NDC) Board Chairman (Trotwood location)and current member; Membership Chair of the Dayton Community Revitalization Network (DCRN); former Member, City Wide Development Corporation (CWDC) Board 2009 to 2014; Board President of Power Net of Dayton, Inc. 2010 to 2016, and 2018 to 2020; 2013 inductee to the Dayton Africana Elders Council (DAEC); 2013 candidate for City of Dayton Commissioner; petitioner for 2015 City of Dayton Commissioner; recipient of SCLC Dayton Chapter 2016 Community Service Award; and Lifetime Member Dayton Unit NAACP, and 2018 Community Service Award.
Mr. Greer is the proud father of Naomi, Darnell, Salina, and David Jr. Along with the blessing of his children, he has been doubled blessed with eight grandchildren, one great-grandson, and one great-granddaughter. They are four girls and four boys ranging in age from 29 years of age to 13, nine years old, and two years old, respectively.
Robert C. Walker, Sr., served as the Executive Director at Wesley Community Center, Inc., an affiliated United Methodist Social Service Agency in Dayton, Ohio. He served this position beginning in 1973. He retired from this service in June, 2011.
Robert is a graduate of Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. He received a Master’s of Arts Degree in Urban Sociology from Scarritt College for Christian Workers in Nashville, Tennessee and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Supervision from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. He serves as an Adjunct Faculty with United Theological Seminary’s Master of Divinity Contextual Education and Doctor of Ministry Program.
He is a recognized leader in the Dayton area and is well known and respected for his faith-based work which includes establishing collaborations with local denominations and interfaith groups, jail chaplaincy ministry, community development initiatives, and civil and human rights advocacy. Robert continues his community and faith based engagement as the President of the Dayton Inter-Alumni Council of the United Negro College Fund, Treasurer of the Ohio Area Wiley College Alumni Club, Co-Convener of the Dayton Community Revitalization Network (DCRN) and a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of colored People (NAACP) and Dayton Urban Young Life program. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
Robert served on the City of Dayton Human Relation Council from 2006 – 2011 and as Chairperson for the last two years of his term of service. Dr. Walker is an active member of the First Dayton Little League Board of Directors. He has also served as a volunteer with the City of Dayton’s CIRCV (Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence) and Treasurer of the North Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church Urban Network. He has also serves on the Montgomery County Human Service Levy Council, Co-Clerk of the American Friends Service Committee’s Midwest Region Executive Committee and is an Emeritus Member of the Mary Scott Nursing Center’s Board of Trustees. Robert is a member of the Dayton and Montgomery County Black Elected Officials, where he was presented its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award .He has also served on the Dayton International Peace Museum Board of Directors, and the Montgomery County Human Service Levy Council. Robert was elected to the Dayton Public School Board in November 2011 and a second term in 2015. He has served as the Board’s Vice President in 2013, President for 2014, 2015 and 2017. He recently completed his second term with the Dayton School Board on December 31, 2019.
Robert is married to his wife, Dr. Mary Walker, is a retired Jefferson Township Public School educator for more than forty years. They are active members of Dixon United Methodist Church. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.
Angela D. McGuire, MBA is an authentic, visionary professional who has made a career of transforming her life’s passions into successful business ventures. After finishing high school, Angela went on to pursue an advanced education. She earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Business Administration degree from Jacksonville University, and she is continuing her doctoral studies in Organizational Leadership at Liberty University. While earning her bachelor’s degree, she began a career in the financial services industry and held various positions with mortgage and investment firms.
Over the 10 years that followed, she climbed her way up the corporate ladder and gained experience in management and executive leadership. Finding little fulfillment in corporate jobs, at the age of 29, she began visualizing her future goals and studying books about opening her own business: she had found her passion for entrepreneurship. In 2008, channeling her desire to support women in need, she provided oversight for the renovation and startup of an early learning center: Genesis Christian Academy. She served as the Founder and Executive Director for four years. The center quickly grew to full capacity within the first year and also earned a Five Star rating from the county’s Children’s Commission – the highest recognition of quality care in the industry.
In 2009, her entrepreneurial spirit led her to acquire Skyyline Courier, which she managed and later sold to a larger firm in the Midwest. Angela relinquished her ownership of both businesses in 2014. Soon after, inspired to provide a practical solution for the athletic males in her home, she founded TempleWorks, LLC – a personal care company committed to the creation and design of products that “make your body better”. The flagship product for the firm is TestiFresh™ - a revolutionary, all natural antiperspirant for the male groin area. In 2013, she began her teaching career as an Adjunct Professor of Business, instructing students in subjects that include, but are not limited to, Presentations and Communications for Business, Principles of Management, Marketing, and Strategic Management. Angela also founded iAlign Strategic Vision Consulting in 2014, where she serves as Chief Strategy Officer, consulting in the areas of business development and leadership, and providing coaching and targeted training for clients and their staff members. As a health and community advocate, Angela has served as the chairperson for major events with the American Cancer Society, a board member for James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory School PTSA, and an advisory board member of the Johnson YMCA. As a budding philanthropist, she is the founder of the Merci Project that provides scholarships and mentorship to girls from single parent homes in their senior year of high school through their freshman year in college. Angela authored her first self-published work in 2015 titled 20/20 Vision for Your Life: Overcoming Obstacles and Finding Your Focus . She travels internationally speaking on topics related to the book and encouraging entrepreneurs and visionaries to live on purpose. She has served as a quarterly contributor to the nationally distributed publication, Inspiring Magazine and the weekly co-host of a radio segment on topics related to entrepreneurship. Angela has been featured in the Jacksonville Business Journal, Jacksonville Free Press, Life in the Now TV, QINAO Radio Show, HomeBaBiz Radio Show, FoxTV, Take Your Journey Radio Show, 1010XL Radio Show and WJCT-News4Jax. Southeast Small Business Magazine also honored her as one of the 2016 Top 30 Women of Influence.
She currently resides in Jacksonville, FL with her husband (Bishop Mark C. McGuire, Sr.) and is the proud mother of three children.
Apostle Arthur L. McGuire, Sr. is a man of integrity. Born and raised in Dayton by his mother Wiletha McGuire with grandparents, Leo and Mamie Wilson, he graduated from Roth High School. He attended Sinclair Community College, Central State University and later received a Bachelor of Theology degree from the Family Bible College, Baltimore, Maryland.
The son of Arthur C. McGuire, Apostle McGuire had served faithfully at Greater Allen AME and Revival Center Ministries International churches, when in 2000, he was divinely called to found and establish Joshua Christian Ministries (JCM), a non-denominational church in Kettering, Ohio.
A decorated Vietnam Veteran, United States Marine Corp, who served his country honorably, Apostle McGuire later became a City of Dayton Firefighter. He retired after over 25 years of service during which he earned the 100 Club Distinguished Service Award for his heroism when he saved a person from a burning house. He has served in various local and national organizations such as the Montgomery County Juvenile Court’s Reclaiming Futures Natural Helper Program as its Faith-based Champion; Operation Serve International to resource and educate of Pastors in Cairo, Egypt; and the National Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), curenet of pastors.
An avid reader, Apostle McGuire has authored and released his first book, Walking in the Fear of the Lord – Transformed and Prospered. He is a testament of God’s grace. Apostle McGuire has been in a covenant marriage with his wife, Charlotte, for over 47 years. They have two adult children whose lives have been shaped by the values taught and modeled in their home. His 11 year old grandson, 7 year old granddaughter who fondly calls him “Poppie”. more
Bishop Angela Shadd-Kittrell is a native of Washington DC. She and her husband, Pastor James Kittrell, are the parents of three children, Phyllis, Larry, and Brittany and the grandparents of five. Bishop Angela is a retired educator with thirty-two years of service to public and private schools as a high school teacher, principal, and school district director of assessment. She is the pastor of Bowie United Methodist Church in Bowie, Maryland, a missional congregation of spirited, worshiping men, women and children dedicated to serving the Lord with their whole heart. Bishop Kittrell entered the preaching ministry in 1986.
She was ordained and licensed in 1998 and served in various leadership roles in the AME and Baptist churches. For several years, she served as the Minister of Christian Education and Minister to Women at the historical Little Zion Baptist Church in Colonial Beach, Virginia. She is the spiritual daughter of Bishop Hugh Daniel Smith, Jr. and Pastor Letha Smith. Bishop Kittrell is founder and President of The Daughter’s Summit, an organization formed to assist and mentor women in ministry. In March 2012, Bishop Tudor Bismark of Harare, Zimbabwe, consecrated her to the office of Bishop.
She currently serves as the episcopal leader of the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia Diocese of Jabula New Life Ministries International and is a member of the organization’s international executive board. Bishop Kittrell began her college education at Virginia State University. She received a B.A. degree in English and Journalism from the University of Maryland. She holds an M.Ed., M.A., and Ed.D. from Marygrove College and Virginia Commonwealth University, respectively, and an M.Div. from Virginia Union University Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology in Richmond Virginia. She is currently pursuing the Doctorate of Ministry degree at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Bishop Kittrell actively serves as a board member to The Arts and Entertainment Council for Bowie, Maryland, The Mercy-Justice Network of Maryland, The Bowie (Maryland) Community Development Corporation, Commission on the Status and Role of Women of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, and The CARES Justice Institute.
Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Bonnie graduated, with Honors, from Indiana University and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law. For 11 years she worked as a trial attorney with the firm of Dodge, Parks, Little and Beaman (and its predecessors), with special emphasis in the areas of discrimination law and criminal defense.
In 1992, Bonnie began her service on the bench of the Vandalia Municipal Court as a Magistrate, a position she held for 22 years until her retirement in 2014. During her career, Bonnie served on the Boards of the Comprehensive Offender Program (COPE), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality/ Legal Aid of Western Ohio (ABLE/LAWO). She taught law-related classes at Wright State University, Sinclair Community College and the Police Officers Training Academy.
Throughout her life, Bonnie has immersed herself in the world of volunteerism and non-profits. She helped raise funds and public awareness for the American Veterans Heritage Center and served for over 10 years as the Chair of the Social Action Committee for Beth Abraham Synagogue. She led a Dayton Bar Association “Bar Hunger” initiative, collecting over 6,685 pounds of peanut butter (3 ½ tons) for Dayton’s Foodbank.
Currently, Bonnie serves on the Boards of Children’s Historical Publishing, the Jewish Community Relations Council, The Lawyers Club and the CARES Justice Institute. She is Co-chair of the Public Education and Advocacy subcommittee for Montgomery County’s Reentry Council, a member of the Montgomery County Public Defender Commission and is Immediate Past President of the Family Service Association.
Upon her retirement from the bench, Bonnie served for two years as the Director of the Leadership Honors Program for the University of Dayton School of Law. In the Spring of 2019, she was sworn in to the United States Supreme Court where it was her honor to meet the iconic Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Bonnie is married to U.S. District Court Judge, Walter H. Rice. They are the proud parents of four children and six grandchildren.
Bishop McLaughlin's duties are far reaching. He lists his greatest of all accomplishments as being happily married to Narlene Jackson, his college sweetheart for 40 years. Lady Narlene as she is affectionately called, assists him in all aspects of the ministry as the church and mall's Chief Administrative Officer. They also minister together at conferences and workshops and serve as a model couple to pastors and ministry leaders around the world. They have two adult children, Angel Narlene who serves as Director of Innovations and Strategies for the Ministry and Stephen Vaughn McLaughlin who serves as the head basketball coach for the Academies High School. more
Ms. Gaytko joined the city of Dayton in July of 1996 and served to implement the Wright- Dunbar Village Urban Renewal Plan as a project manager, during which time, Becky served as the City’s “Executive on Loan” to both the Dayton Aviation Heritage Commission and the Wright-Dunbar Village Main Street Program. She built consensus around economic and community development strategies for the preservation of Dayton’s historic landmarks associated with the Wright brothers, aviation heritage, and Paul Laurence Dunbar.Becky is currently a professional staff member of the Dayton Police Department, working directly for Chief Richard S. Biehl. Ms. Gaytko works to develop effective partnerships with the Dayton Police Department, stakeholders, and neighborhoods, equipping and encouraging partnerships for practicing Community Problem Oriented Policing (CPOP). Different than crime reduction efforts that have more often been offender-based, CPOP embraces “situational crime prevention,” focusing more broadly on reducing opportunities for crimes to occur in specific situations to prevent individuals from becoming victims.Becky completed a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies at Wright State, and later returned to complete a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) in 2002. Becky was awarded certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) in July of 2001. For nearly thirty years, Ms. Gaytko has provided leadership and vision with public and private organizations to strengthen boards, develop tactical plans, and implement effective projects.
Tasha Jenkins, M.D., was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She attended Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia and graduated with a B.A. in Biology. She then attended Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio where she received her Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Jenkins completed her Family Practice training at Mercy Health Partners Family Practice Residency Program in Toledo, Ohio. While in Residency, she was nominated and voted in as Associate Chief Resident by her peers. Later that year she took over the office of Chief Resident.
Dr. Jenkins has established a private practice that integrates traditional Family Medicine and complementary medicine with an emphasis on disease prevention. She makes house calls for those patients unable to travel to the office. In addition, Dr. Jenkins provides services through her locum tenens positions with other healthcare networks. She has been an independent consultant assisting other physicians with various aspects of practice management. Dr. Jenkins has a board certification in family medicine. She has advanced training in Manipulation Under Anesthesia as well as Fibromyalgia. Dr. Jenkins served on the International Medical Board of Minerva Worldwide, Inc., where she was also the Women’s Health Expert. Dr. Jenkins proudly served as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Dr. Jenkins served as the Coordinator of Economic Development for the St. Paul Global Outreach Network where she initiated, implemented and managed non-profit entities and spearheaded collaborations with local Community Development Corporations as well as local, state and federal agencies. Moreover, as Director of Health and Human Services of this new non-profit organization, in just a few years, various entities were instituted including a transportation company, healthcare services facilitation, senior day habilitation services, a tutoring program, a re-entry program for ex-offenders, a citywide mentoring program, a respite program, a homebuyers assistance program, a credit counseling program/debt relief program, and services for those with disabilities most of which received grant funding. Dr. Jenkins hosted municipal and state educational initiatives with respect to grant writing, strategic planning, and legal nuances involving 501(c)(3) organizations.)
Pastor Moss serves as The Campus Pastor of The Potter’s House – Dayton International Ministries where The Bishop, Dr. Mark C McGuire Sr., is the Founder and CEO. Pastor Ken Moss is married to the phenomenal Lady Isabelle, and they have two young sons, Prince Sharik and Prince Josue. Together, they have served the Dayton community in various capacities over the years as a son, brother, elder, trainer, coach and mentor to many men and women who have been impacted by poverty and the Criminal Justice System both at the State and Federal levels.
Pastor Ken Co-Founded The Ohio Association of Formerly Incarcerated Offenders Inc. in 2010. In 2016 Pastor Moss was selected as one of 20 cohort members from around the Country to participate in JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) second annual 12 month “Leading With Conviction” Personal Development program! more