Conference President of the Second Episcopal District
Sister Renee Brooks is an active member of Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church in Glenn Dale, MD.
On May 4, 2023, she was elected President of the Washington Conference Branch (WCB) Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) of the African Methodist Episcopal Church having oversight of over 80 churches in the Washington DC, Virginia, Baltimore and Western Maryland.
She has served as an officer at various levels of the Women’s Missionary Society including Chair of the Celeste Duckette Area, Third Vice President of the WCB WMS, locally as the President of the Queen Jefferson Women’s Missionary Society for eight years, First Vice President and Third Vice President with responsibility for membership and recruitment. She also currently serves as the Director of the Employment Assistance Ministry and Ministry Lead for the Helps Council at Reid Temple. In addition, Sis. Renee previously served as Second Vice President of the James L. Parker Lay Organization.
Sis. Renee’s experience in work and community includes: training, outreach, and advocacy. She has developed various workshops and facilitated Human Trafficking forums. She is an advocate for homeless women, men, children, the elderly and human trafficking survivors. While employed at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), she served as a Senior Financial Manager for over twenty years. During her tenure at EPA, she was an expert trainer for Federal Travel Regulations and implementation of financial accounting systems. During her tenure at the Bureau of Public Debt (BPD), she developed a brochure for income tax reporting for marketable securities. This brochure was the first in the history of the Agency.
She has served the Washington metropolitan community for over 35 years in leadership roles and in community service. In her community, she served as the President of the Crowne Meadows Homeowners Association in Forestville, MD for ten years, where she worked with community leaders and residents. She also served as President of the Cameron Grove Condominium Association for eight years. Renee is also a member of the Prince Georges County Human Trafficking Board of Directors and Araminta, a human trafficking agency helping survivors.
Renee’s favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”