The MINISTERIAL DEPARTMENT of the Allegheny East Conference exists to serve the spiritual, professional and personal needs of our Pastors, Bible Instructors and their families.  

Gene Donaldson, Ministerial Director

610.326.4610, ext. 318 | gdonaldson@aecsda.com

Gwen Bradford Norwood, Administrative Assistant

610.326.4610, ext. 314 | gnorwood@aecsda.com



AEC Seminarians: JaJuan Sanders, William Washington III, Gene Donaldson (Ministerial Director), David Thorpe, and Elijah Stanley

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Area Leaders

  • B'more: Maurice Taylor

  • Bay: Colby Matlock

  • Del Val: Ronald Williams

  • N. NJ: Norman Miles

  • DC/Metro: Gary Wimbish

  • VA: Gary Banks


  • African: Amofah Asamoah

  • Spanish: Ramon Escalante

  • Asian: Won Hoi Koo

  • Haitian: Emile Duvivier


Pastoral Resources

These resources will provide you with the tools you need to be successful in your role of Pastoral Leader in your church and community.  Click on links below for helpful resources.

Elder Resources

Elders are an integral part of the pastoral staff who are called upon to preach, chair meetings, do visitation, resolve conflicts and more.  Please see helpful resources below.

2018 Elder's Retreat Presentations


Ushers Federation Officers

Joy B. Palmer, Executive Coordinator | aecushersfed@gmail.com | 646-286-6250

Area Leaders

Donna Houston            Bay Area

Oral Parchment            Delaware Valley

Judy Birden                  Metro

Gloria Foster                Maryland

Deon Beckles               North Jersey

Odine Servil                 North Jersey

Vallie Anderson            Virginia

Executive Team

Deborah Dowdell         Associate Executive Coordinator

Felice Williams             Parliamentarian

Barbara Harris              Chaplain

Carlene Wilson             Youth Director

Errol Patterson             Treasurer

Debra Rivers                 Secretary


AEC Ministerial Spouses Association

Dena Reeves, President

Arlene Harris, General Vice President

The AEC Ministerial Spouses Association exists to encourage, motivate, support and strengthen pastoral spouses and leaders and seeks to promote opportunities for mentoring, spiritual growth, professional enhancement, and role development.