Kenya Leger'
Chapter Rep.

Kenya E. Leger' is a native of Mercer Island, Washington, now residing in Seattle. As a child he spent his summers in Europe living with relatives, and it was there that he was introduced to classical music. Back home in Seattle, his mother, the late Joan Williams, helped start a youth Gospel choir at St. Therese, the family's church. That choir later became Shades of Praise Gospel Choir, and Kenya sang in the choir and in others, such as True Destiny, F.A.M.E., Hosanna, and Washington State Mass Choir. 

 The Lord put it upon Kenya's heart to start directing in 1999, and since then he has directed in Shades of Praise, S.T.A.N.D., Urban Rhythms, Young Voices of St. Therese, and GMWA. He directed in Cora Jackson's Concert of the Cross Tour 2000 in London, England, and with Shades of Praise for their China Tour 2002 in Beijing & Shanghai.

Kenya works for the international financial partnership of Deloitte & Touche, LLP. He thanks God to be able to work for a firm that has an internal prayer request line via email, and meets weekly with fellow believers of all levels in the company boardroom for prayer & bible study. 

Kenya's has been a national staff member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America for the past 11 years. As part of the registration staff at the annual conventions, he is responsible for accurate accounting of all monies received on-site on a daily basis. He also serves as assistant treasurer and as a board member of the Washington State Chapter GMWA.

Kenya's motto is:
"North, South, East or West, wherever you go, Gospel Music is the best!"


K. Ray Jones
Asst. Chapter Rep.

Ray is a member of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Seattle.

He is a awesome musician and director currently serving at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Seattle.

Ray studied at the University of Washington and works for the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services as a Supervisor.

Ray is an excellent baker and uses those skills to help the area stay sweet and plump.

  


Robin Henderson
Asst. Chapter Rep.

A native of Louisville, KY, Evangelist Robin Henderson believes that the world must hear the "Good News" with power and conviction. She's been proclaiming the Savior in song for over 35 years, and knows she's been anointed and appointed by God for such a time as this.

She and her husband, Deacon Ernest Henderson, know the importance of God being firmly at the head of any relationship. God has given them over 26 years to become acquainted with one another. They've also been given the rewarding responsibility of training seven awesome children, and they now hold the treasured title of "Grandparents", to Jahlil (the King, born December 2006), Marcus (the Prince, born December 2008) and Saniyah (the Princess, born January 2010.).

Evangelist Henderson has been highlighted on three Gospel Music Workshop of America albums, most recently the 2004 Kansas City recording, where she led "When I See The Blood", written by Quincy Fielding.  She's the winner of the 2006 McDonald's Gospel Fest Northwest Female Soloist Award.  Her personal projects include: "Lord, I Come", and "In Hymn I Sing, and her recently released third recording, "My Heart's Song".  

 Lady Henderson has been highlighted in several stage plays:  "The Big Payoff", "Remember Me, Lord", "The Lord Wants A Yes", and most recently, "Shoutin' On Credit".

She accepted her call to preaching ministry in 2003, under the able leadership of Pastor LeeArthur Madison of the St. John Baptist Church in Tacoma, WA., where she is also part of the Music Staff.

She prays you will be blessed by "Excellent Ministry In Music", and looks forward to worshipping with you at your church, workshop, conference or ministry retreat.


Marian Griffin
Treasurer

Marian Griffin is a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Tacoma where she serves as:

  • Directress of the Women's Choir

  • Assistant to the Gospel Chorus and Voices United

  • Youth Department Counselor

  • Member of the Education Board of Knowledge Kollege School

  • She previously directed the Young Adult and Junior Choirs.

  • And has worked with the Music Department for about 40 years

She is a Staff member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America at the National level. She is retired Elementary School  Teacher/Educator. Married to Deacon Stephen Griffin Has two grown children and two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Joe Ann Moore
Secretary

Joe Ann has worked in the gospel arena over the thirty years.  She has done background singing for various recording artist who have come to the Pacific Northwest area as well as local Seattle recording artist. 

A member of the Goodwill Baptist Church, she sings in the Anointed Voices Choir, serves on the Pastoral Support Committee and the Friends & Family Day Committee. Joe Ann is a former member of Northwest Connection Community Choir and Hosanna. She is one of the original members of the Seattle Area Gospel Announcers Guild and a former Gospel Announcer at NJOY Radio.

Joe Ann retired from the University of Washington after 31 years of service as the Administrative Assistant in the department of University Relations News and Information.  She now works part-time for the Seattle School District and she keeps the area smelling and looking good as an Avon Representative.

The Mother of daughters,  Catrina Bailey and Alesia Jessie, she is blessed with 3 granddaughters 1 grandson.


Zina Jordan
Chapter Rep. Emeritus

Zina lives in Federal Way, Washington, 20 miles south of Seattle. She is the Mother of 3 sons, Grandmother to 5 and Great-Grandmother to 3.

She went to work for the Boeing Company in 1967 and spent the first 20 years building wire bundles for the 727 and 737 airplanes. In 1987 she was asked if she would like to teach what she knew and was hired by the Employee Training and Development Organization to teach electrical certification and fabrication to employees. She was the first African American women to serve as an instructor in that area. She retired from the Boeing Company in 1999 after 31 years.

She enjoys building websites and babysitting her grandkids. Her website clients include several gospel music ministries and organizations. She also owns "Zina's Word", a desktop publishing business and coordinates workshops and special events.

One of the original members of the Seattle Area Gospel Announcer guild, Zina had a regular evening show on KSRB Radio called "Tuesday Night Gospel" for many years.

Zina also serves as the Administrative Assistant of the GMWA National James Cleveland Gospel Chorus.