Dietrich Ware Trimble
Dietrich is a native Charlottean and a proud graduate of historic West Charlotte High School. She spent most of her career working in public service with the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services and with Crisis Assistance Ministry. She considers herself an advocate for the underserved in her community is a great proponent of helping others achieve self-sufficiency. Since retiring, she has spent her time volunteering throughout the community. She lives by this Mark Twain quote” Kindness is a language in which the deaf can see and the blind can hear.” Dietrich most recently completed studies in Urban Ministry at Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary. She is also a charter member of the Reeder Memorial Baptist Church. Spending time with her family is a source of great joy, including Her two daughters, De’Trice and Christian and grandchildren Zaleah and Zachary bring her great joy.
Jwantina 'Renee' Williams
Pastor Renee, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, is a product of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She graduated from West Charlotte High School in 1979 and went on to pursue her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina and received her Masters of Special Education from Augusta State University in Georgia. Prior to becoming a Special Education teacher, she worked for 8 years as a case manager with people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Pastor Renee has a heart for children, youth and seeing the restoration of broken marriages. She enjoys outreach to the community, planning and implementing programs that lead to lasting change in the lives of those she is able to connect with. She considers her most important role is to be a supportive wife to Pastor Anthony and a nurturing mother to their son, Jonathan.
Pastor Anthony D. Williams
Pastor Anthony is the Senior Pastor and Founder of the Love Fellowship Church (LFC) in Charlotte, NC. He has been married to his beautiful wife Renee since 1995 and they have one son, Jonathan. Pastor Anthony is a graduate of NC State University where he earned a B.A degree in Business Management. He is also the graduate of the Faith Outreach Christian Life Center School of Ministry. Pastor Anthony is truly a family man and a visionary. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife and son and enjoys traveling in his leisure time. Pastor Anthony has been called by God to share the love of Christ with people in metro Charlotte and around the world. He is committed to empowering people to maximize their life, family, and relationships. God has given Pastor Anthony a powerful vision to impact thousands of lives around the world by the power of God’s word. Pastor Anthony has a passion for outreach to our homeless and is dedicated to serving them in ways that will impact their lives. He believes everyone needs a hand up and not just a hand out. He truly sees the potential in providing resources and education that will empower our community to make the necessary adjustments to obtain better jobs and a better way to live.
April Wallace has worked in the public library system for over 30 years. She began her career with the Mecklenburg County Public Library in Charlotte, NC. As part of her duties, April opened the Hickory Grove Library at their new location in the Hickory Grove
Community as their Branch Manager. While there for over six years she partnered with the Reach Project to provide school supplies and educational enrichment to the underserved African American and Hispanic families in the community. Year 6 the event became so well attended, she and her team expanded the event to another location to further assist serving more underserved communities. This allowed The Reach Project and the Library to touch over 2500 children in the area. In 2016, April retired from Mecklenburg County Public Library. In 2018, April began her career as the Assistant Library Director in Charleston WV. She has also served as Interim Director twice. April is passionate about community togetherness and works tirelessly to provide literacy and resources to underserved communities April is a graduate of Winston Salem State University. She received a Masters in Library and Information Science from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and received additional educational credits from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She serves on the Charleston Area Alliance Committee as community liaison for the KCPL Library.