ROP Elders


To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ’s sufferings and one who will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers – not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.      1 Peter 5:1-3


Below is a list of the members of the Rites of Passage Board of Elders.  The Board is responsible to discern the purpose of the ministry, and provide vision, direction, spiritual oversight, systems and structure. 


ROP Elder Board Members


Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor/Teacher

Elder Irving Tolbert

Elder Stephan Tucker

Elder Jack Lightsy
Program/Production Director
Elder James Alexander
Physical Training Director

Elder Ron Williams
Education Director

Elder Urel McGill
Physical Training Director

Dwayne Fuqua
Physical Training Director

Elder Jimmy White

Elder Tomas Johnson

ROP Parent Council

Cherise Davis
Parent Council Director

LaVonda Storrs
Parent Council Coordinator 

Lenda McGill
Parent Council Coordinator

Kimberly Phillips
Parent Council Coordinator

Cherise Williams
Parent Council Coordinator

Vernette Williams
Prayer Team Chaplin