Accountability Board

DeLoris L-James Hunter, Ph.D., M.Ed., strives for a closer walk with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on a daily basis. For more than 25 years, she has helped draw others to a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ by serving in many capacities. Dr. Hunter is a committed Prayer Warrior with the Sistahs of Alabaster National Prayer Ministry. She has participated in several mission assignments with the Answered Prayer Group in Haiti. At Rhema Christian Center Church, in Washington, D.C., Dr. Hunter is the Girl Scout Coordinator and leader for joint Troops 1825 and 5103. She has been a deaconess for nearly 20 years. In the early 1990s, DeLoris spearheaded, developed and facilitated a ministry at Rhema Church called, “The Potter's House”, where she faithfully served for over a decade. She provided counseling, guidance, and mentoring to men and women who needed deliverance from alcohol and drug addictions and other dependencies. As a way of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, “DHunter”, as she is known by many, oversaw the Shepherd’s Fish Publication Ministry from 1995 through 2004, with more than 15 publications to the Ministry's credit. She is a 2006 graduate of the Givens Bible College, and currently serves on the Accountability Board for Church Without Walls Outreach Ministries in Southern Maryland.

Dr. Hunter is an active duty Scientist Officer and holds the rank of Captain in the United States Public Health Service. Her current assignment is at the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health where she is a senior research program director and, health science administrator. Dr. Hunter received her doctoral degree from Howard University with a concentration in educational psychology and community health and medicine.

Dr. Hunter resides in the Maryland suburbs, and has one son (Lawrence), three adopted daughters (Briana, Jazmin and Gabrielle), three grandchildren (Amon, Amara and Amora), and two miniature Shih Tzu dogs (Miss Sheba and Miss Angel).
Paula Wade is a native Washingtonian. She resides in the nearby, Maryland suburbs with her husband of 25 years, Emmett. Paula was educated in the District of Columbia School system and attended the DC Teachers College. 

After working more than 10 years in the private sector, Paula began her federal government career at the Department of Commerce. After 12 years, she accepted a position with the Federal Aviation Administration where she retired after 30 years of combined government service.  Paula received many honors and awards throughout her career. She also served for eight years as a slate campaign treasurer.

Paula has been a member of the Rhema Christian Center Church for 27 years.  She is a member of various ministries and graduated from the Givens Bible College. Her love for the Lord is evident, and she desires to serve Him above all.

Paula has three daughters and four grandchildren. She is a dedicated daughter, and spent many years caring for her mother.  She enjoys reading, traveling, and helping others.   
Vivian J. Wilson was born and educated in Louisville, Kentucky where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Kentucky State College, and a Master of Business Administration from Atlanta University.
While studying in Atlanta, Vivian held the position of accountant for Hale’s Certified Public Accounting Firm. After graduation, she accepted an accounting position with IBM (International Business Machines) in Lexington, Kentucky. A year later, Vivian moved to Washington, DC to work for the Federal Power Commission as an operating accountant. She later served at the State Department, Agency for International Development. After leaving the federal government, Vivian worked in the District of Columbia government, Office of Budget and Management Systems. She held positions as systems accountant, investment accountant, and treasury operations officer.

Vivian is married to Nathaniel Wilson, her husband of many years. Vivian and Nathaniel are active members of Rhema Christian Center Church and graduates of Givens Bible College, where they teach “Marriage, An Everlasting Covenant. Vivian also teaches “Sword of the Spirit” in the bible college.  Since retiring, after twenty-seven years of government service, Vivian has shared her knowledge and experience by participating in the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program through Family Matters of Greater Washington. This organization addresses the poverty issue by providing services and support to low-income families and older Americans. It helps to create brighter futures for all ages by improving individual, family, and community life through professional services and programs in the Greater D.C. area.
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