Rev. Dr. Charles F. Boyer, Director
The Reverend Dr. Charles Franklin Boyer is a third generation African Methodist Episcopal Preacher. He is the pastor of Bethel AME Church in Woodbury, NJ, the founder of Salvation and Social Justice, and the co-convener of The NJ Black Multi-Faith Alliance, The NJ Prophetic Agenda, and the United Black Agenda. He leads various boards, initiatives and committees. He earned a Bachelorette of Science and Master’s in Business Administration from Franklin University and holds a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Payne Theological Seminary.
He is a racial justice activist calling the black church back to its liberationist roots. Rev. Boyer has lead successful campaigns to have the A.M.E. Church formally recognize mass incarceration as a major priority. He led and co-authored “The Covenant Project to Eradicate Mass Incarceration an A.M.E. Strategic Response to Mass incarceration.” Nationally, he has represented the Social Action Commission of the AME Church in several capacities including, the United States Senate regarding solitary confinement and the House of Representatives for gun violence.
Rev. Boyer lead the campaign in New Jersey to require racial impact statement legislation to counter racial disparities in criminal justice laws and practices. He is a leading prophetic voice in the campaign to abolish the War on Drugs and the criminalization of black people. He has been recognized as a Game Changer by the NAACP, a Torch Bearer by the ACLU, and a Movement Maker by NJ Working Families. He is married to Rosalee and they have three children; Shaina, Kyle, and Jayden.
More than anything, Rev. Boyer is passionate about the spiritual disciplines especially prayer and mediation. He rises early every morning to commune with God and seek guidance. His favorite scripture is Psalms 27:13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed, that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Rosalee Boyer, MHS, Public Education Director
Rosalee Boyer has many years of experience in the legislative arena. She has worked closely with legislative officials and their offices to organize and plan events and public forums. She has corresponded with agencies on behalf of constituents to settle community related issues. Rosalee is considered the minister of "organization and planning" for Salvation and Social Justice. She is the First Lady at Bethel A.M.E. Church. She has a passion for education, Rosalee has developed and organized off-campus adult continuing education programs. Presently, she is also a faculty academic advisor in higher education. Her favorite scripture is, "The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I Fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1
Shaina T. Phillips, MSHR, Communication Director
Shaina Phillips has years of experience in the communications' area. She sits as the Americas Committee Chair of her company's AIM Women's Network, and the Co-Founder of their Diversity Network. Shaina graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Rutgers University and a Masters Degree in Human Resources from The University of Scranton. Shaina has always had a passion in the diversity and inclusion space and finds it important to help be the voice of those who are often looked over. Presently, she is also a Learning and Talent Specialist in finance. Her favorite scripture is, "I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me." Psalms 16:8
Rev. Robin Tanner, Chair Multi-Religious Engagement
Reverend Robin Tanner is the Minister of Worship and Outreach at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit, NJ. She is a founding partner in Launchpad, a learning collective powering progressive faith communities. Rev. Tanner has a M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and is pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion. She organizes with Repairers of the Breach and co-convenes the NJ Prophetic Agenda. @sainthumans www.sainthumans.com
Rev. Eric Dobson, Black Faith Outreach Coordinator
Eric is the Outreach Coordinator for Fair Share Housing Center, whose mission is to end discriminatory or exclusionary housing patterns which have deprived the poor, particularly those presently living in inner cities, of the opportunity to reside in an environment which offers safe, decent, and sanitary housing near employment and educational opportunities.Eric is a community organizer, outreach specialist and social entrepreneur. He has extensive experience working with diverse audiences and communities and specializes in interfaith outreach.
Eric is the Co-Founder of Open Communities LLC (a racial integration consultant firm) that works to resolve simple and complex conflicts of race, ethnicity and socio- economics.
In 2006 Eric was recognized by the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders with the highly regarded Community Service Award. He received the Champion of Diversity Award from the Courier Post South Jersey in 2007.
He also founded a non-profit focused on youth development and education called Planting Seeds of Hope – and in 2008 was recruited and join the Organizing for America staff to serve as the Pennsylvania Black Clergy Outreach Director for the Obama Campaign.
Eric is an Ordained Minister and holds a BA in Religion from Temple University. He is an avid biker, music-lover and chef. Eric’s partner in marriage and ministry is April Dobson which they parent four children Amber, Deione, Jazman and Jordan