Carolyn D. Showell is next to the youngest of ten children born to the Honorable Bishop Winfield and First Lady Genevieve Francis Showell.Committed to being a life-long student, Carolyn was awarded a B.A. Degree from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. She received her Master of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary of New York, with a concentration in Psychology and Theology. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Carolina University of Theology. She is a certified licensed Therapist and Pastoral Counselor. In 1993, Dr. Showell was a scholarship recipient to Columbia University School of Business in New York City. There she studied the Management of Not-For-Profit organizations. She has worked as a consultant for AT&T in Racism and Cultural Diversity, a mental health specialist, a psychometrist for the Baltimore City Public School System, and a program and special projects developer for the Johns Hopkins School of Business and Administration.In 1999, she was one of four finalists (out of 13,000) chosen for HUD’s Community Builders Program. In June of 2000, Dr. Showell received certification in Faith-based Economic Development from the Harvard University Summer Leadership Institute. In 2001 and 2002, she returned as a member of the teaching staff. She has since been selected as a member of the Steering Committee of the Black Alumni/ae Network of Harvard University-The Divinity School. Presently, she is the founder of Transformed, Inc., a private Christian counseling practice and support service agency. She has completed all course requirements for a second doctoral program in Jewish and Biblical studies at the Baltimore Hebrew University and the Advanced Studies Program in Psychology at Loyola University.
She is the visionary and organizer of the Proposed Kingdom First Federal Credit Union and Kingdom Mortgage Company. Currently, Dr. Showell serves as the instructor of the Old Testament at Howard University (Washington, D.C.). She is the founder and president of The Women’s Institute of Lifelong Learning (The W.I.L.L.).
Dr. Showell is an ordained minister in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. She has served as president of “the Sacred College”, the leadership development arm of the organization. She attends First Apostolic Faith Church in Baltimore, Maryland where her brother, Bishop Franklin C. Showell, is the pastor. There she serves as a member of the Board of Presbyters.
Dr. Showell is the recipient of numerous awards, honors, and scholarships. In 1999 and 2002, Dr. Showell was awarded the privilege of addressing church leaders at the historical Hampton Ministers’ Conference. In May of 2001, Dr. Showell was selected as one of Baltimore’s Women of Distinction. She is a member of many social organizations and serves on several corporate boards.
Dr. Showell is a gifted and anointed speaker who serves as a church transformation consultant to many of our country’s most dynamic ministries. She conducts and coordinates conferences, workshops and seminars on leadership development, human development, spiritual formation, church growth and transformation, and the creation of Faith-based initiatives. She is a much traveled and heavily sought after woman of God because she dynamically teaches and preaches God’s Word as she fulfills His ordained purpose.