Dr. Watkins-Dickerson is a young woman who has made it her business to weave academic and community concerns in a unique and palatable manner. In my observation of her in church I have watched her embrace the youth as well as the elderly with the same amount of care and love. It is her intent to empower all members of our community by using her academic prowess and common touch. She continues to be a powerful force for positive change in this community and in our denomination and she does so using her intellect and experience. At the core of her being she has a desire to find or create sustainable ministries that will stand the test of time.