Dr. Andrew Calhoun, Ed.D., ThM, MDiv, MS
... is a native of Tennessee. His protestant faith tradition includes Pentecostal, Baptist, Non-Denominational, and has provided ministry in interdenominational and military settings. Currently, he is the Senior Pastor of Grace Fellowship, CEO of Calhoun Management, LLC, Co-President of the 5PNA (Neighborhood Association) and serves as a volunteer Chaplain with the Milwaukee County Sheriff Department. He also a member on several committees including the Tree Equity Workforce Network, Elder Tree (UW - School of Medicine)
As a writer, he has been published in Urban Ministries and Minister Resource Guide and has conducted seminars at several national conferences on the subject of community service, program planning, grant writing and leadership. As a certified teacher and instructor in the liturgy, Christian education, practical theology; he is a trainer in Marriage Prep, Winning With Encouragement, Church Planting, Personal Leadership, Team Building, and Marriage Enrichment. He has received numerous awards for community service and leadership over the past 30+ years.
His education background includes studies in Agriculture, Pastoral Care, Theology and High Education. He holds an AS degree in Agribusiness (Jackson State CC); BS in Rural Development/Ag Economics; MS in Agriculture Science (Tennessee State University, Nashville; MDiv from Interdenominational Center (ITC), Atlanta; ThM in Practical Theology (Trinity Evangelical Divinity Schools (TEDS) Deerfield, IL and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education C/I (Geroge Williams College - Aurora University), Williams Bay, WI. In addition, he has taken courses at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Northern Illinois University and completed a one-year chaplain residency with the Metro Aurora Hospital system in Milwaukee.
Pastor Brenda Calhoun, MSN, RN
is a native of Tennessee. She has provided over 30 years of stellar performance and expertise in the arenas of health care and ministry.
She is active in the Church and Milwaukee community helping to bring awareness to the various issues and needs of inner-city residents. Most notable contributions include the Joy House, Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Save the Children, and World Vision. She has organized community outreach that touched over 1000 homes. In 2009, she organized a weekly student tutorial program with the assistance from the UWM graduate students to assist over 50 youth in K-12 schools to achieve academic success. In 2010-2015, she organized the Total Women Conference in Milwaukee, which brought together women from around the nation in an effort to strengthen and to address the needs of women today. In the 2018, she organized the Changing Our World Women's Confernce to empower women to take a look at the woman in the mirror. In 2022, she launched #Girl Talk, a weekly ministry for women to foster an open conversation about the issues facing women in a contemporary world.
She was recognized for her community initiatives with the 2011 Black Excellence Community Leadership Award by the Milwaukee Times and the 2012 Walking in the Spirit Award from Eta Pi Beta Sorority.
Her educational background includes a BSN in Nursing (Union University) Jackson, TN; and an MSN in Nursing from Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee). In addition, she has received a number of awards and recognition for her outstanding work in ministry, community service and health care.