23 Feb Episode 189 | The Community Code
Our guests Rev. Dr. Wanda Thompson and Rev. Karen Curry represent leaders of a grassroots initiative “The Community Code” which is aimed at inspiring hearts and minds to return to historically held values which lead to a healthy and united community.
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The website for the Community Code is www.OurCommunityCode.com. To learn more about Rev. Curry’s work helping people communicate with clarity, conviction and creativity connect online at www.KarenWCurry.com.
Rev. Dr. Wanda Thompson
Rev. Dr. Wanda Thompson has served as the Pastor of the Ambassador Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. since 2014. Prior to that, she served for 20 years as the Assistant Pastor. She also is a licensed psychologist in DC and Maryland. She received her Masters degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University and her Master of Divinity degree from the Howard University School of Divinity. She is active in several community organizations, including the Wednesday Morning Clergy; Clergy for Community Wealth Preservation; Sister Clergy; Ward Eight Clergy and Faith Leaders; Anacostia Coordinating Council, and the Ward Eight Food Pantry Collaborative. Her family includes her siblings and their families and her church family. Rev. Thompson prefers to be known, however, simply as a servant of God.
Rev. Karen Curry
Rev. Karen Curry has worked to improve the quality of life for DC residents for over 30 years through her service at The Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church (Ward 7) and her support of The House DC, Inc. (Ward 8),a highly-effective after school ministry she helped shape shortly after it opened in 1999. In 2001, she was licensed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and was ordained the following year. She holds a Master of Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of Southern California. She was an Adjunct Professor at Prince George’s Community College and launched a creative and critical thinking course she developed entitled, “Think About It! Write About It! Do Something About It!”. Rev. Curry is currently a Co-Convener of the Ward 7 Faith Leaders and a member of the Mayor’s Interfaith Council.I n addition to ministering to the community, she provides communications services for clients ranging from small nonprofits to Federal agencies, writes award winning poetry, and has her own comedic and inspirational program on the internet. Rev. Karen is happily married to Rev. Dr. Kendrick E. Curry, Pastor of the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church.The Currys are the proud parents of Keyona and Kendrick Curry, II.