Partners are the supervising leads of each of the five partnering organizations. They lead project design, implementation, and community networking.


Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience (ISBCE)

Rev. Emmett Price, III, Ph.D., Executive Director

Emmanuel Gospel Center

Jeffrey Bass, Executive Director

Stacie Mickelson, MA, Director of Applied Research & Consulting

Boston TenPoint Coalition

Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston

Rev. David Wright, Esq., Executive Director

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston Campus, (CUME)

Rev. Dr. Virginia Ward, Assistant Dean


Research Team

Members of the Research Team are experienced specialists in qualitative and quantitative community and church research. The Research Team also mentors research interns.



Rev. Emmett Price, III, Ph.D., Scholar in Residence

Jaronzie Harris, BBCVP Networking & Research Associate

Rudy Mitchell, M.Div., Senior Researcher

Jess Mason, MA, M.Div., Research Associate


ISBCE Fellows, Spring 2019

CUME Mentored Ministry Class Cohort, Spring 2019



Stakeholders are churches and other organizations that mobilize their constituents to participate in interviews, surveys, and town hall meetings for shared learning and action.

Stakeholders receive insider reports of our progress, challenges, and what we’re learning from our successes and failures.


We are currently developing the initial list of Stakeholders and will publish it soon.



Champions are community members committed to the project by their participation and spreading the word about the project.


We are currently developing the initial list of Champions and will publish it soon.

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