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Lady Karen Hutchins is a native of the Island of Belize. She left Belize and relocated to Los Angeles, California after the death of her mother. She is a mother, entrepreneur, wife, and mentor whose life is reaching many around the world.
Having matriculated at Liberty University, Back To The Bible Institute, Grand-Canyon University, and Cerritos College obtaining an Associates Degree in Business, and forthcoming Bachelors in Religion.
Lady Karen along with her husband, Pastor Norman E. Hutchins, are the co-founders of Frontline Ministries of Dover, DE. Most recently Lady Karen accepted her God given mandate to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is devoted to the vision of the ministry; and is actively involved in many aspects of the church and assists her husband with a variety of duties to assure that his God-given mandate is carried out.
Lady Karen is the president of the Daughters of Destiny Women’s Ministry which meets on a monthly basis. She has also established “God’s Pearls”, “God’s Jewels” and “Women of Wisdom” groups which ministers to a variety of relevant issues through biblical guidelines and instructions.
She passionately encourages women to support and fulfill the purpose of God for their lives. Her teachings inspire and challenge women to develop a strong relationship with God and with their families. She is an anointed, uncompromising teacher of the Word of God.
Lifting up the Lord through praise and worship is what she does and believes is the anchor for living; and much of what has characterized her walk with the Lord. She is a stable and reliable source of inspiration to many. Her love and compassion for God’s people of all ages, is prevalent in all she does. She’s known as a woman of great wisdom.
Phyllis Brooks Collins is the Program Director and Assistant Professor for the newly created Integrated Studies Program at Delaware State University. She is the former executive director in the division of Academic Enrichment. She has a Bachelor of Technology in Food Management, Masters of Arts in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from Delaware State University and holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. With over twenty years of administrative and management experience in higher education and non-profit management, Dr. Brooks Collins has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in developing student success programs, retention, academic support services, and academic advisement. As the executive director of the division of Academic Enrichment, she provided innovative leadership and administrative management over the divisions’ programs and activities. In this role, she implemented a variety of academic programming and best practices to enrich and support undergraduate learning, increase persistence, retention and completion rates of students. She currently teaches several university courses at Delaware State University to include Integrated Studies Senior Capstone for graduating seniors.
Dr. Brooks Collins is a member of several national, state, and local organizations and committees to include: Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization Public Advisory Board and the Town of Wyoming Planning and Zoning Committee. The International Leadership Association, the American Association of University Women, and the HBCU Regional Summit on Retention Steering Committee. She has served on numerous past organizations specifically, the State of Delaware Board of Examiners for Physical Therapy, the Delaware State Parents Association and the Kent County Extension Advisory Board.
Mr. Christopher McGuire was born and raised in Queens, New York. He has over 15 years experience providing mentorship, counseling and advisement to students from grade to college level. His love for mentoring began at the age of 17 when he served as a Big Brother for a church based organization called God’s Ebony Males.
As a Big Brother he developed mentorship activities, facilitated group counseling sessions, taught life skills, and provided lessons on career education, black history and anger management. He strongly believes in modelling behavior, so while he was encouraging his little brothers to pursue their dreams, he began to pursue his.
In 1998, he enrolled at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York, NY) where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution. During his tenure as an undergraduate student, he was hired as a Corporate Governance Officer for the Royal Bank of Canada Financial Group, where he managed over 75 subsidiaries throughout the US. In 2002, he served as an intern for the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service, assisting in Mediation and Conciliation services.
After 9 years in corporate, he decided to work fulltime on his true passion- youth. He moved to Delaware and attended Wilmington University where he received his Masters of Education – Secondary School Counseling degree (2010) and he currently serves as a School Counselor at Dover High School.
He is happily married for 9 years, has 1 daughter and a son on the way! He has been a member of Frontline Ministries since 2006.