Yvette Blair-Lavallais is a 2017 academic fellow of Princeton Theological Seminary’s prestigious Black Theology and Leadership Institute. A licensed pastor, Yvette has served in ministry, teaching and preaching the Gospel at numerous churches and faith-based organizations. Most recently, Yvette served as an elder in the United Methodist Church. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and she holds a BA in Journalism from the University of North Texas in Denton. Prior to full-time ministry, Yvette worked in corporate communications, non-profit, and served as a public relations specialist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. She is the founder of Her Sister's Situation Ministry, and the author of Being Ruth: Pressing Through Life's Struggles with Fearless Faith.
Kamilah Hall Sharp is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and resides in Desoto, Texas with her spouse Nakia and daughter Anaya. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Biblical Interpretation-Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. Kamilah also holds a B.S. in Business Economics from Florida A&M University, a M.Div. from Memphis Theological Seminary, and a J.D from Indiana University-Bloomington. She is an ordained minister in the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church) and believes she was created to help and serve others.