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)
  • September 14: Nominations Committee reviews nominations
  • December 2: ONE Wake Countywide Leaders Caucus votes whether or not to ratify the slate

Update: all nominations for Strategy Team have been reviewed and approved by the Nominating Committee.


The Strategy Team will serve as ONE Wake corporate board, and will develop the strategic organizing goals and plans, oversee fiscal responsibility, and evaluate personnel. The Strategy Team will formulate and recommend an annual budget to the Countywide Leaders Caucus, oversee the annual audit, review quarterly financial statements, and evaluate the work of the Lead Organizer. 

Strategy Team Slate (ratified 12/02)

Ann Carlson, Christ the King Lutheran Church

Rabbi Ariel Edery, Congregation Beth Shalom

Rev. Dr. Bankole Akinbinu, Baptist Grove Church

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

Rev. Dr. James Kubal-Kumoto, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh

Fr. Jemonde Taylor, St. Ambrose Episcopal Church

Rev. Lisa Yebuah, Southeast Raleigh Table

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