On behalf of our co-chairs Effie Dennison and Shanika Davis, the planning and host committees and the entire team at Genesis, THANK YOU for making our inaugural First Ladies’ Bruncheon such a success!  For information on how to continue being a part of the faith conversation, visit

“You don’t have to be a preacher to have a voice.”  - Rev. Cokiesha Bailey Robinson. 

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We are thrilled to announce that the Inaugural First Ladies’ Bruncheon on Saturday, September 23rd was a SOLD OUT EVENT! This “plum garden” event was a celebratory affair to recognize the women and men of faith who stand up against domestic violence within their communities.

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Cokiesha Bailey Robinson

Special Performance By: Ms. Gaye Arbuckle



Bruncheon Co-chairs – Shanika Davis & Effie Dennison
Planning Committee – Vicki Bates & Charlotte Berry

Joy Alaman
Dr. Shelia Bailey
Carla Bean
Cheryl Brown
Rochelle Brown
Bishop Ray Campbell
Shelia Campbell
Deborah Canady
Rori Coryatt
Pastor Bob Davis
Yulanda Davis
Gwendolyn Wilson Dean
Michael Dean
Dr. Sheree Dixon
Janna Fagan
Belinda Griffin
Vanna Hammond
Lisa Hembry
Kenneth Henderson

Shari Hicks
Dr. Renee Hornbuckle
Dr. Brenda L. Randall Jones
Dr. Dan Jones
Maria Thomas Jones
Dr. Ouida Lee
Lucy Livingston
Ramona Logan
Gensi-Walker Macklin
Dr. Ella Matthews
Billye McNeil
Lee McKinney
Dr. Cathy Moffitt
Katie Beth Ongena
Dr. Von Peaks
Terri Peaks
Dr. Traci Petteway
Phil Phyles
Dr. Cynthia Mickens Ross

Victor Russell
Dr. Michael Sneed
Pastor Dorothy Sneed
Dawn Stephens
Diane Stephenson
Michelle Thomas
Terry Wade-Ottley
Karen Walker
Rev. Mark Walker
Bishop Chris Walton
Mildred Walton
Maurice Washington
Annette Watkins
Cheryl Wesley
Dr. Karry Wesley
Cheryl Williams
Dr. Monica Williams
Reginald Williams
Cheryl Wilson