Calling All Ladies! The Women's Fellowship Ministry will be hosting a women's retreat "Blessed in Spite of Stress" Aug 26-27, 2022, on the campus of UMMBC. There will be food, fun & games, presenters and door prizes. You don't want to miss this opportunity to share in worship and fellowship with one another. There is no cost to attend; however, we do ask that you RSVP online by August 19th for planning purposes or by calling Edna Sigers at 336-972-5628. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Smith at 336-830-2042.


August 26 @ 7:00 pm

Fun & Games


Jewelry Making

Door Prizes

**August 27th Beginning at 8:30am**

8:30 am — Breakfast/Devotion

9:00 am —Baker/Jalloh/Kelly Classes Begin

9:30 am — Break/Rotate Classes

9:45 am — Classes Begin

10:15 am — Break/Rotate Classes

10:45 am — Classes Begin

11:15 am — Break/Rotate Classes

11:30 am — Ice Breaker; Lunch

12:00 pm — Closing Presenter, Dr. Penni Sweetenburg-Lee

**Subject to change**


  • Charmon Baker

    As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it's important to invest my time to understand what you're working toward before you invest your money. Using a custom process and, working closely with you and your CPA, attorney and other professionals, I can help determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family. I can also help with your retirement savings strategy, so you have more options when you retire, regardless of what you decide to do.

    I began my Edward Jones career in 2010 as a financial advisor in Winston-Salem NC. Today, Edward Jones serves the community from over 11,000 convenient locations. I have been honored with the Edward Jones' Spirit of Partnership award for year 2011, 2012 and 2013. I was awarded the Eagle award in 2011 and the Ted Jones Prospecting award in 2011. I received the Ted Jones Entrepreneurial Achievement Award for year 2014. Recently, my achievements have been the Edward D. Jones, Sr. Founders Achievement Award in 2018 and 2019.

    I attended and graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in financial management. My husband, Mike, and I have three sons. We are dedicated parents and share the hopes and dreams of families with the responsibility of young men to raise. I am an active member of the community, serving as board member of the Delta Fine Arts Center since 2013. I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I also serve as sustaining member of the Junior League of Winston Salem. I am also a past board member of the Kernersville YMCA and a past board member of the YWCA in Winston-Salem.

    Relationships are key, and in our view, meeting face to face builds strong relationships. We meet when it's convenient for our clients because we recognize the challenging needs of their business and their lives.

  • Reverend Dr. K. Monet Rice-Jalloh

    The Reverend Dr. K. Monet Rice-Jalloh is an associate university chaplain at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She has been serving in this position since July of 2012. She is an ordained minister in the Baptist tradition.

    Rev. K is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and a graduate of Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she competed on their Women’s Track and Field team and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree.  She then pursued her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ, and completed her doctoral degree at Duke Divinity School.

    Rice-Jalloh is sought after for her candid and charismatic approach to addressing “taboo” topics. Responding to her ministerial use of candor, Rice-Jalloh says, “The seat of my theology rest in the notion that God’s original design for humanity was that we be proverbially naked before one another and sensibly unashamed. My deep conviction is that the original sin was when humanity decided to hide from both God and each other. Humanity is in the practice of heaving judgments upon ourselves and projecting them onto others. Fear and shame are the pests that infest the fruit fields wherever the works of justice and communal wholeness are planted. However, if we can uncover and un-clothe truth, let the nakedness of what is true move boldly, then surely healing can be unclothed too.”

    Rice-Jalloh relishes working within Academic Religious Life because her work is rooted in the privileges of pausing – pausing to think, ponder, research, discuss, and engage.

    She is married to Mamadou Aliou, and together they are raising two children and several healthy houseplants.

    Those who know her well often affectionately describe her as the most unconventionally conventional person they know. To which she replies, “It looks like God is still calling ‘whosoever will.’” Nevertheless, it is her heart’s cry and prayer that in everything she does that the Lord would simply be pleased.

  • Reverend Dr. Stacy Kelley

    Rev. Dr. Stacy Y. Kelley is a dedicated preacher and teacher who has a heart for serving God’s people. 

    Formally educated at Alabama A&M University in Normal, Alabama (Bachelor of Science-Accounting), Apex School of Theology in Durham, NC (Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry).  Dr. Kelley has a passion for College/Young Adult ministry she enjoys serving this population as a mentor and being available to listen when others want to be heard. Dr. Kelley believes there is a place for Young Adults in today’s church, not just in the pews, but at the leadership table.  Through her non-profit, Gideon’s 300 ministry, her plans are to empower College/Young Adults to serve within their local church and community by volunteering their time and talents as they aspire to become our Future Leaders of tomorrow.   


    Dr. Kelley currently serves as an Associate Ministers at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Winston Salem, NC under the Pastoral teachings of Rev. Dr. Herbert Miller II.

    Dr. Kelley is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and is the daughter of Mrs. Ruby K. McCrear and the late Larry J. Kelley.

  • Reverend Dr. Penni Sweetenburg-Lee

    Greeting each day as an opportunity to make a difference, the multi-talented, multi-faceted Reverend Dr. Penni Sweetenburg-Lee receives international recognition as an educator, evangelist, dynamic motivational speaker, promoter, facilitator and events planner.  Rev. Dr. Penni Sweetenburg-Lee acknowledged the call of ministry upon her life at the age of twelve at the Brick Baptist Church in St. Helena Island, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, specializing in Speech, along with a minor in Theatre Arts at Hampton University (formally Institute) in Hampton, Virginia.  She also holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Educational Administration from National University in San Diego, California, a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degree from The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.

    Rev. Dr.  Penni Sweetenburg-Lee was ordained a Minister of the Gospel at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in San Bernardino, California where she served for twenty years as Pastor of Christian Education, Evangelism and Discipleship.  Dr. Sweetenburg-Lee upon relocating to Virginia in 2005 served numerous churches in Richmond and Vicinity and is covered in ministry by Good Shepherd Baptist Church, under the dynamic leadership of her Pastor and Mentor, Rev. Dr. Sylvester T. Smith in Richmond, Virginia.

    Rev. Dr. Penni Sweetenburg-Lee, is the Widow of Mr. Gregory E. Lee, who transitioned from his earthly home on August 9, 2019.  They were married for 30 years and were partners in marriage and ministry.  Together, they founded “Triple “P” Enterprises:” Passion Penni Productions ad “On Kingdom Business Ministries” where GOD continues to OPEN DOORS for Rev. Dr. Penni Sweetenburg-Lee to preach, teach, train, evangelize and worship in spirit and in truth. Her ministry outreach is evidenced by her numerous conferences, retreats, businesses; non-profits, and special day services, commencements for the K-12 school system and colleges and universities. Dr. Penni Sweetenburg-Lee provides Motivational & Inspirational Speaking, dramatic interpretation performances and Seminar & Workshop Facilitating.

    Dr. Penni Sweetenburg-Lee served her alma mater, Virginia Union University as Director of Career Services from 2009-2014 and as Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs for the Academic Year 2013-2014. Prior to relocating to Richmond to pursue her graduate studies in Theology, she served the California State University for eighteen years as a university administrator in academic affairs, student affairs and university advancement. She currently serves the Commonwealth of Virginia as the Director of Training & Alumni Development Programs for the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.

    Dr. Penni Sweetenburg-Lee is also nationally recognized in the field of Race Relations and Diversity for her Scholarship in the areas of Access and Retention of Students of Color. She has been invited to present her research at such notable institutions as Harvard University, University of Texas, Austin, Boston University, Boston College, Fairfield University, University of Cincinnati, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, to name a few. Dr. Penni co-authored her first book in 2003, entitled: “Our Stories: The Experiences of Black Professionals on Predominately White Campuses.”  

    Rev. Dr. Penni Sweetenburg-Lee passionately declares to any and every one she encounters: “I am, “On Kingdom Business” and it is my duty as a Servant of the Lord to work the work of Him who has sent me; while it is day; for the night is quickly coming and I will no longer be able to work!