The Steering Team is a temporary, transitional team that will cease to exist after the formal election of ONE Wake's Strategy Team in the fall of 2021. The Strategy Team will continue the work of the Steering Team. The timeline for the formation of the Strategy Team in 2021 is listed below: 

  • February 25: First call for nominations made
  • July 13: Deadline to receive nominations (review nominations here)
  • August 14: Nominations Committee reviews nominations
  • September 14: Nominations Committee presents Strategy Team slate for approval

Currently the Steering Team serves as the ONE Wake's corporate board, develops the strategic organizing goals and plans, oversees fiscal responsibility, and evaluates personnel. The Steering Team formulates and recommends an annual budget to the Countywide Leaders Caucus, oversees the annual audit, reviews quarterly financial statements, and evaluates the work of the Lead Organizer. 

Current Steering Team Membership

Rabbi Ariel Edery, Congregation Beth Shalom

Rev. Bankole Akinbinu, Baptist Grove Church

Fr. Javier Almendarez-Bautista, St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Fr. Jemonde Taylor, St. Ambrose Episcopal Church

John Fleming, Christ the King Lutheran Church

Rev. Melissa Florer-Bixler, Raleigh Mennonite Church

Imam Mohamed Abu Taleb, Islamic Association of Raleigh

Rev. Mycal Brickhouse, Cary First Christian Church

Rev. Dr. Rose Cornelious, Dorcas Ministries

Rev. Royce Hathcock, Neighbor to Neighbor