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

Village Elder Irving Tolbert

Village Elder Stephan Tucker

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

Village Elder Ron Williams
Education Director

Village Elder Dwayne Fuqua
Physical Training Director



Village Elder Tomas Johnson

Physical Training Director



Village Elder Lloyd Walker

Champion Training Team Leader

Village Elder Victor Bullock

Alumni Team Leader

Village Elder Carlos Ray

Champion Team Coordinator



Village Elder Jay Tyron
Champion Team Coordinator



Village Elder Jimmy White

Recruitment Coordinator

ROP Parent Council

Cherise Davis
Parent Council Director

LaVonda Storrs
Parent Council Coordinator 

Kimberly Phillips
Parent Council Coordinator

Cherise Williams
Parent Council Coordinator

Vernette Williams
Prayer Team Chaplin