First Lady Yolanda T. Lee was born and reared in New Orleans, LA and is the youngest of seven children. She was educated in the New Orleans public school system and furthered her education at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Marketing. Her love for helping and encouraging people in the local church inspired her to also obtain a Master of Arts degree in Christian Counseling from Luther Rice College and Seminary.

First Lady Lee’s love for education has inspired her to spend most of her professional career helping to prepare young people for successful college careers, and for life beyond college. Her work in this area began while she was a college student. During her years as an undergraduate student, she served as a Tutor Counselor for the Upward Bound Program at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. She has worked as a counselor, advisor and Assistant Dean at Emory University, Oxford College of Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology. Her background and experience also made room for her to be on the advisory team for the Berean Christian Academy.

First Lady Lee thoroughly enjoys her work in supporting her husband in ministry. She has given leadership to the Women’s Ministry, Couple’s Ministry and Sister-to-Sister, the care system for the women of Berean. She serves on the executive board for A Word for the Times, Inc. also known as Kerwin B. Lee Ministries.

First Lady Lee has also traveled abroad doing mission work with the Berean Outreach Ministry and Compassion International in the countries of South Africa, Liberia, Uganda and Columbia, South America. She is blessed to have the opportunity to teach biblical study classes, along with conducting workshops and seminars. She speaks at Women’s Conferences, Married Couples Retreats and Leadership Conferences.

She is happily married to Dr. Kerwin B. Lee, Senior Pastor of the Berean Christian Church in Stone Mountain, GA and is the proud mother of two young adult sons, Kerwin II and Kernard and the grandmother of little Ms. Amelia.

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