Sis. Renee has been a member of Reid Temple AMEC since 2007. After joining Reid Temple, she hit the ground running. She has held various ministry leadership positions at Reid Temple AME Church and within the Women’s Missionary Society. She has served as local 3rd Vice President and currently serves as the President of the Queen Jefferson Missionary Society. While serving as 3rd Vice President, she created a New Missionary Orientation Program for the Queen Jefferson Missionary Society. The Orientation Program provides new missionaries with the history of the Missionary Society, an understanding of the AME structure and the tools to do mission work. Sis. Renee has also served as the Area 3rd Vice Chairperson for the Celeste Duckette. Recently, she was appointed as the Washington Conference Branch, 3rd Vice President. Sis. Renee was instrumental in standing up the first Employment Assistance Ministry at Reid Temple and served as the Director of the Reid Temple AME Employment Assistance since its inception in 2010. As of September 2013, Renee now serves as the Deputy Director. In addition, Sis. Renee serves as the Deputy Director of the Class Leader Ministry; currently serves as a Class Leader over three classes; and has also served as the 2nd Vice President of the James A Parker Lay Organization.
Since joining the Missionary Society, she has volunteered with Young Lives--a non-profit organization and directed the Reid Temple Parenting Program providing instructional training to teen mothers. She also participated as a volunteer/trainer with Sisters4Sisters, Martha’s Table, Homeless Shelters, and Crittenton Services of Greater Washington. Sis. Renee has volunteered every Federal Holiday at Food and Friends for the past five years, with only a few exceptions. In the community, Sis. Renee has served as the President and Vice President of her Homeowners Association for over 19 years. She truly has a passion for lending a helping hand and is a true servant of God. Renee desires one day to become a licensed Missionary and to teach/inspire missionaries across the country -- “What It Is to Be a Missionary.”
Sis. Renee has been an active community leader for over 30 years. In 2007, she started her own Self- Esteem Program by empowering and inspiring young women in the community to strive for excellence. In this Program, girls ages 9 to 26 were provide the necessary tools to discover their greatness, transcend obstacles and become well-rounded leaders in today’s society. More importantly, this program motivated participants to be “all that they can be.” She is currently collaborating to write her first play - “I am Somebody Because I am a Child of God.”
Sis. Renee is an accomplished senior manager with thirty-eight years of experience at various Federal Government agencies, currently working at the Environmental Protection Agency. Over the years she has directed and/or trained over 18,000 employees. She has an extraordinary record in Project Management, as a Senior Trainer, and has held other positions with increasing responsibility, resulting in repeated promotions by superiors, throughout her Federal tenure. This has been supported by various monetary awards including performance, Agency and Departmental awards.
Sis. Renee holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Accounting from Bowie State University, an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Management and an Associate of Arts Degree in Accounting from Prince Georges Community College. She has a Certification in Microcomputers from Prince Georges Community College, and a Certification as a Customer Care Manager from the Customer Care Institute. She has completed 48 graduate credits in Human Resource Development, and is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).
A native Washingtonian, Sis. Renee is the only daughter of Herman and Juanita Richardson and has two brothers. She is a mother of four and grandmother of six.