Gayle King is co-host of CBS This Morning and editor-at-large of the award-winning O, the Oprah Magazine. As an accomplished television journalist, King interviews top newsmakers and delivers original reporting to CBS This Morning and all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. Since joining CBS News in 2011, King has conducted revealing and news-making interviews with world leaders, political figures and celebrities including former President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Elon Musk, and Rep. John Lewis. In addition, King has also anchored such events as the special “BET News and Facebook Present: COVID-19: Black America’s Fight” and a one-hour primetime special “John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero”.King has received numerous awards including three Emmys, an induction into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, and a selection into the pivotal and influential TIME 100list. King currently resides in New York City with her two children, Kirby and Will.
First Lady Serita A. Jakes is an author, speaker, and visionary. She serves alongside her husband, Bishop T.D. Jakes, at the legendary, 30,000-member, Dallas-based church–The Potter’s House. Mrs. Jakes’ heart for women and children shines in her efforts to embrace and encourage them through programs like Leading Ladies Life Enrichment, the nationally recognized Distinctively Debutante Program, and Capable Minds, Hearts and Hands, a ministry that supports adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities and those who walk with them. A gifted writer, Mrs. Jakes is an acclaimed author with three published works and is the founder of her new venture, Serita Jakes Home, a collection of home accessories that help transform a house into a sacred, calming, and peaceful home. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Mrs. Jakes and her husband have five children, and she is lovingly called “Granny” by her eight grandchildren. To learn more about her lasting legacy, visit seritajakes.com/biography.
Sarah Jakes Roberts redefines what it means to be a modern woman of faith. With her down-to-earth personality, contemporary style, and revelatory messages, she is an emerging thought leader for this generation. Amidst all the challenges she has faced–from teen pregnancy stigma to low self-esteem and depression, Pastor Jakes Roberts channeled the wisdom of her past wounds into the hope for her future in Christ. Since then, her accomplishments have only grown; Sarah launched Woman Evolve in 2017, guiding women to their healing, wholeness, and love in Christ; she’s been featured on numerous media outlets, including “The Today Show,” “Dr. Phil,” and “Essence;” and, lastly, she co-pastors The Potter’s House at One LA and The Potter’s House Denver alongside her husband, Touré Roberts. She is most proud of the life she and her husband have built together with their six beautiful children and split their time between Los Angeles and Denver. To learn more about Pastor Jakes Robert’s evolution in the Lord, visit sarahjakesroberts.com/meet-sarah.
Pastor Cora Jakes Coleman is a powerhouse preacher, associate pastor, and overseer of the children’s ministry and intercessory prayer ministry at The Potter’s House Church of Dallas. Known around the world as a powerful prayer warrior, Pastor Jakes Coleman is an accomplished speaker and bestselling author. In 2019, she released her second book, “Ferocious Warrior: Dismantle Your Enemy and Rise” in which she shares her powerful testimony of how she battled difficult obstacles, including infertility, loss, depression, and insecurity, and won. One of the key principles that Pastor Jakes Coleman adheres to is teaching people how to fight for the life they want with the weapons of faith, hope, and prayer. Of her many accomplishments, she is the proudest of her role as wife to her wonderful husband, Brandon, and mother to their children, Amauri and Jason. To learn more about Pastor Jakes Coleman as the “Ferocious Warrior”, visit cjakescoleman.com.
Christine Caine is an Australian born, Greek blooded, lover of Jesus, activist, author, and international speaker. She and her husband, Nick, founded the global anti-human trafficking organization, The A21 Campaign. They also founded Propel Women, an organization designed to activate women to fulfill their God-given passion, purpose, and potential. Christine is the author of several books including her most recent, updated and expanded release: “Undaunted: Daring to Do What God Calls You to Do.”She spends her free time with her husband and their daughters, Catherine and Sophia.
Dr. Yolanda Pierce is Professor and Dean of the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC: the first woman to serve in that role in the school’s history. She is a scholar of African American Religious History, Womanist Theology, and Race & Religion, and is an alumna of Princeton University and Cornell University. A widely published author, Pierce’s newest book, “In My Grandmother’s House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit”, is now available everywhere for preorder. Pierce is a native New Yorker, mentor, community activist, and ordained minister. You can follow her in her Twitter home by visiting @YNPierce.
Pastor Sheryl Brady is a compelling speaker with the ability to bring the listener with her on her journey of unlocking the keys to Kingdom living. She is the pastor of The Potter’s House of North Dallas and leads a progressive body of believers along with her husband, Bishop Joby Brady, and family. She is a frequent guest on television networks like TBN and Daystar, and has been a contributor to the Washington Post and Huffington Post. She is the author of “Don’t Miss the Moment: How God Uses the Insignificant to Create the Extraordinary” and “You Have It in You: Empowered to Do the Impossible.” She will tell you that her greatest privilege is being a wife, a mother, and a grandmother, and her greatest blessing is spending time with her nine grandchildren. To learn more about Pastor Brady, her family, and her mission, visit tphnd.org/our-leaders.
Sybrina Fulton is fully committed to transforming family tragedy into social change. The death of her 17-year old son, Trayvon Martin, during a violent confrontation in February 2012, catapulted her into becoming an inspiration for parents and concerned citizens across the country. Despite the intense struggle of losing a child and the ensuing publicity around the case, Fulton became a role model to many by turning her grief into advocacy. Today, she lends her voice to speak against violence towards children and the need to build better, safer communities for all. An honest and relatable speaker, Fulton always looks forward to sharing her powerful message with everyone from colleges and legal professionals to community and family organizations. A Miami native, Fulton has since channeled her activism into forming organizations like the Trayvon Martin Foundation and the Circle of Mothers in 2013. Fulton is also a proud mother to son, Jahvaris Fulton.
Kimberly M. Foxx is the first African American woman to lead the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office – the country’s second largest prosecutor’s office. Her vision is to build the most just, equitable, and transparent prosecutor’s office in the country, by working proactively to make all communities safe–while investing in policies to address the underlying drivers of contact with the criminal justice system. State’s Attorney Foxx has brought substantial progress in priority areas, including wrongful convictions, bond reform, transparency, and gun violence. Born and raised in Cabrini Green on Chicago’s Near North Side, she is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, where she earned a B.A. in Political Science and a J.D. from the School of Law. To learn more about State’s Attorney Foxx, visit cookcountystatesattorney.org/about/kimberly-foxx.
Dr. Seon Chun-Burbank has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years as a full-time faculty member in three institutions, an administrator in higher education,a pre-K teacher, a consultant, and a researcher.She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education, her doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction, and master’s in Public Administration with a Public Finance concentration. She also has a Korean Early Childhood teaching credential and a presenter certification from the Center for Early Education STEM. She currently works at the Vanguard University in Southern California in Costa Mesa, California as the Chair of the Early Childhood programs.She is active in the professional community through national and international presentations and research. She currently serves as an treasurer for the California Association for the Education of Young Children and as a council member of the Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council.
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