Photo by Jill K H Geoffrion

Photo by Jill K H Geoffrion

Rev. Dr. Cheryl F. Dudley

Regional Executive Minister
cdudley@abcmny.org // 212 870 3195

The Rev. Dr. Cheryl F. Dudley has served as the Regional Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York since May 1, 2015. She was ordained in the American Baptist Churches USA tradition in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was raised, but through the years she has served in several locations. She is glad to call New York City her home, having lived in the metropolitan area since 2006. Cheryl has earned degrees from Pomona College, Claremont, CA, with a BA in Sociology; Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, with an MDiv; and a DMin in Executive Leadership from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL.

Dr. Dudley has been in involved in pastoral, community, as well as global and philanthropic ministries for many years. She has served as the Senior Partner of her own consulting group; Global Religions Director at a local foundation; Senior Advisor to the President of Church World Service; Associate Executive Director of Church in Community Transformation, American Baptist Home Mission Societies; Acting Director of African American Studies at Bradley University, and Executive Director of Peoria Friendship House. She has also served on the pastoral teams of several churches in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Dr. Dudley has served on several national and international boards and committees. Cheryl holds her membership at Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Manhattan. She is a past President of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, and the current Board Chair InspirAction USA, a start-up, faith-based humanitarian response organization. Currently, Rev. Dudley represents the Region’s interests by providing spiritual and religious resourcing to Project SAFE which seeks justice and restoration for black women who are survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Dr. Dudley is also a part of the board of Flemister Housing Development Fund Corporation.

In this era and in changing realities within churches, Rev. Dudley is interested in strengthening our collective expression of mission, vision, and purpose. “In this time of decline and suspicion about many institutions, and sometimes especially toward churches, we have an obligation to be faithful in fresh, consistent and surprising ways, even in our hard-edged city. In the midst of the hard edges though, we can find people with soft hearts and open spirits and are hungry for God. We need to do best we can to feed their hunger.” Toward this understanding, ABCMNY has adopted the Living our Vision & Values (LOV) strategic plan to guide our work through 2022.

Additionally, Dudley continues, “There is a need in challenging times to offer a pastoral and prophetic voice within our rapidly changing and often volatile culture to proclaim justice and mercy for historically disenfranchised persons and communities. It is faithful to offer a word of continuing hope, justice and accompaniment, so that no soul will find themselves alone, friendless or feel unimportant in the eyes of God and the church.”

We welcome our members and friends into our mission and work with thankful hearts and open arms.

 
Photo by Geronimo Desumala

Photo by Geronimo Desumala

Rev. Dr. Isaac J. Castañeda

Associate Regional Minister
icastaneda@abcmny.org // 212 870 2474

The Rev. Dr. Isaac J. Castañeda is the Associate Regional Minister for the American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York. Among his responsibilities include managing the ordination and church development processes for ABCMNY. This means he provides leadership for ministerial credentialing processes, new member churches, and coordinates training events. He is the ABCMNY liaison to Spanish-speaking churches in our region, and provides leadership to the Association of Spanish Speaking Churches. Isaac joined the ABCMNY January 2000.

Prior to coming to ABCMNY, Isaac was a pastor in three churches in Wisconsin and the Chicago. Additionally, he was the Minister of World Mission Support for the American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago, where he engaged in raising the mission funds, mission education, and the coordination of international mission exchange trips.

Isaac has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, and an MDiv and DMin from Northern Baptist Seminary. His doctorate emphasized the, “integration of congregational leadership.” Rev. Castañeda was ordained to the sacred ministry in the American Baptist tradition by the North Shore Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois in 1991.

 
 

Rev. Duvales Cineus

Consultant for Haitian Ministries

Rev. Duvales Cineus serves as a consultant to region in respect to our Haitian and/or Creole-speaking congregations. He also helps the region navigate our key mission commitment, which is the Haitian Hospital located in Quatier Moren in north Haiti.

 
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Ms. Ramona Sargeant 

Special Assistant to the Regional Executive Minister
Ramona@abcmny.org // 212 870 3227

Ramona Sargeant joined ABCMNY in August 2018 as the Special Assistant to the Regional Executive Minister. As a person of deep faith, Ramona is passionate about helping people find hope, peace and joy in the Lord, and finds great joy in ministering to the sick and the depressed.

Prior to joining ABCMNY, Ramona worked at the Wallace Foundation from November 2004 to July 2018. At the foundation, she provided administrative support to both the Operations and Arts departments. Her major responsibilities included conducting the due diligence process for grants at the foundation. Ramona also supported the work in the Research and Evaluation department. Her responsibilities included coordinating Request for Proposals, distributing documents and arranging interviews with applicants, scheduling meetings, calls, and other events. She also contributed to the smooth operation of two major professional learning community meetings each year. Before arriving at Wallace, Ramona served as an administrator at Société Générale, a French financial services company.

Ramona holds a Bachelor of Science in technical management from DeVry College of New York, and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at New York Theological Seminary. She is scheduled to graduate in 2019.

Not related to ABCMNY, Ramona is the leader of a group called “On the Road for Jesus – Kingdom Builders”, which distributes bibles, tracts, and collects and distributes clothing, feeds the homeless and hungry on a monthly basis, and has organized a group of people to cook and distribute food to individuals on the streets of Brooklyn and at nearby shelters. She volunteered for six months at the Bowery Mission and mentored at the Women’s Life Transformation Center in Harlem. Ramona is active intercessor in prayer.

 
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Ms. Yvette Hinds

Controller
yhinds@abcmny.org // 212 870 3264

Ms. Yvette Hinds is the Controller of the ABCMNY region. In her role, through generally accepted and financially responsible accounting practices, she assures the safeguarding of the region's financial resources that have entrusted to us by our churches and other donors. Ms. Hinds joined the ABCMNY staff in 1999 and has through the years become the nexus of the region's accounting department. Ms. Hinds is a graduate in accounting from Hunter College.

Although an accounting professional and a layperson, Ms. Hinds sees her role as ministry and considers the ABCMNY family as her own. Yvette is mother of one son, who is in college and has lived in New York since 1989.

 
Photo by Bob Gore

Photo by Bob Gore

Rev. Dr. Campbell B. Singleton, III

Associate Executive Minister
csingleton@abcmny.org // 212 870 3263

Campbell Singleton serves as the Associate Executive Minister of ABCMNY. As Associate Executive, he is responsible for motivating churches to spiritually and financially support ABC ministries through the mission giving program.

In addition to these responsibilities, he coordinates the Annual Meeting and Spring Rally, Regional Orientation, mission support, and the Prophetic and Public Witness Committee. He believes, “the growing edge and the joy of my work is openness to the diversity of our constituents and discovering the many ways God can use us to accomplish ministry in our global community.”

Dr. Singleton’s academic credentials include a Doctor of Ministry from Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut (June 2011); a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (May 1994); and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, Connecticut (May 1990).

Additionally, Singleton is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc., and avid fan of the New York Knicks. He enjoys the theater, golf, music, and has a wide circle of friends. He is married to the lovely wife, Mrs. Nicola Black-Singleton, who is the joy of his life. They are blessed with a son, Campbell B. Singleton, IV.