Rev. Walter Kendricks
Reverend Walter Kendricks is honored to serve as Pastor of The Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church of Spokane, Washington, where he has served since 2014. He was appointed by Governor Inslee as the Eastern Washington Commissioner and serves as Chair of the Governor's Commission on African American Affairs. He is a founding member of SCAR (Spokane Community Against Racism), past President of the the Spokane Ministers Fellowship and is an original Board Member of the Carl Maxey Center. He was employed at United Airlines for 35 years, living in numerous locations throughout the United States before retiring in 2012.
Renika Williams, daughter of the late CMC Founder Sandy Williams, has been both a creative leader and advocate for the Black community in Spokane and across her career. Currently working at a tech start-up, she has worked in industries spanning from fashion to trend analysis to marketing. Historically, she’s served to uncover biases and inequities in the influencer/affiliate space and helped to create actionable corporate policy, she’s fought for pay equity for Black creators of all kinds, and she’s even helped to develop programs like CreateHealth Spokane, that used art to disseminate critical health and Covid-19 information to Black communities. Renika is steadfastly dedicated to the Carl Maxey Center’s vision and hopes to fill the huge footsteps her mother left behind.
Curtis Hampton was born in Greenwood, South Carolina and moved to Spokane in 1975 when he was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base. He is a retired Vietnam Era Veteran and a retired Aerospace Operations Manager, having worked at Boeing for 10 years and Triumph for 16 years.
Wilhelmenia Williams is a retired registered nurse who has been a resident of Spokane, WA since 1973. She was married to CSM Thomas E. Williams for 57 years and is proud of her two children and three grandchildren. She has been a member of New Hope Baptist Church for 25 years and is a member of the Spokane branch of the NAACP.