STAFF

David Sookai, Director of Finance and Building Manager

dsookai@parkavenuechristian.com

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Tatiana Arias, Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor Kaji Douša

TArias@ParkAvenueChristian.com
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As a certified professional makeup artist working with tv productions such as NBC, CNN and Viacom, Tatiana has grown a love for beauty and communications. She has extensive experience in the hospitality and service industry for over 10 years. Working with some of the countries most influential thought leaders such as Tamika D. Mallory, of the Woman’s March, and Ms. Iyanla Vanzant. Her talent has far exceeded her expectation and for that she is immensely grateful and has now shifted her interest to assisting Pastor Kaji Dousa with all things necessary to assure the wellness of The Park Avenue Christian Church. Tatiana is passionate about her family and diligent at her careers! She is a native New Yorker and a natural born leader.

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C. Anthony Bryant, Music Leader

cabryant@parkavenuechristian.com
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A resident of New York City, Bryant began singing with his family and in church at the age of two in his hometown of Washington, DC.  This humble beginning has given way to an increasingly stellar career in music that continues to grow not just vocally, but in the areas of composition, conducting, pedagogy, and music program management.

An active and highly sought after vocalist and performer, Bryant serves at Park Avenue Christian Church as Music Leader and First Corinthian Baptist Church, in Harlem, NY (FCBC) as Music Visionary (Minister of Music). Bryant began his time at FCBC after serving for 7 years at The Abyssinian Baptist Church in The City of New York as Worship Leader and Minister of Music for Youth. Though a self-avowed “church boy”, church is not the only place C. Anthony can be heard.

After recently completing a residency at Minton’s Playhouse for their Soul Stirring Sunday Nights Series; Bryant was invited to return to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center where he was featured in the role of “Big Chief” for Mardi Gras Celebrations with Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings.

With film credits that include, The Fighting Temptations (2003), Red Hook Summer (2012), and BET’s feature documentary Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church (2015), Bryant admittedly feels most at home on stage or in studio. This is evident when one hears of Bryant’s extensive work as a background vocalist and arranger, or of his solo performances. This, though (as Bryant will tell you) he won’t turn down the big screen if it is offered.  C. Anthony is currently working on his second solo recording project. January 2015 saw the release of his first solo album entitled Hymnody vol. 1.

A graduate of Atlanta’s historic and prestigious Morehouse College (Bachelor of Arts, 2005), and the Manhattan School of Music (Master of Music, 2007), Bryant teaches private voice and serves as a coach and mentor to numerous vocalists and musicians.

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Kelsey Creech, Seminarian in Residence

kcreech@parkavenuechristian.com
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Kelsey Creech is in her second year of study as a Masters of Divinity Student at Yale Divinity School. She came to the Northeast from Williamsburg, Virginia where she received her call to ministry and had her first ministerial experiences at Olive Branch Christian Church. Kelsey is a graduate of the College of William and Mary where she studied accounting and modern dance, worked as a resident assistant, and engaged in research on Broadway Choreography. Her academic interests center around the uses of movement and art in worship and theological statement, effective pastoral leadership, and the importance and creation of open-minded theological education. Kelsey is passionate about social justice, full-body wellness, and mixology. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut with her golden retriever, Scout.

Kelsey Creech’s sermons

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Stephanie WilsonStephanie Wilson, Office Administrator

swilson@parkavenuechristian.com
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Stephanie Wilson is the Office Manager working the behind the scenes for the operational advantages of The Park Avenue Christian Church, also known as The Park to its parishioners. Since her introduction in 2014 as Admin Assistant, she has grown to play an integral part in getting to know the congregation with her charismatic spirit and assisting with the facilitation and execution of the finite details of many of the programs at The Park. With previous experience working within the operational management of different religious organization, Stephanie is one of the many faces you will see on any given Sunday at the church. Whether it be through wireless outreach or personal communication, chances are that Stephanie is your go-to person when it comes to finding the information and resources The Park has to offer or communicating within the complexities of the organization to help further along community goals. Currently a resident of Bronx NY, this millennial is more than happy to lend a helping hand and is often an open ear with an open heart that you can look forward to meeting when you visit The Park.

 

LEADERS

The Rev. Sydney Avent, Esq.

La Rvda. Jeanette Zaragoza-De León