Serving Angola, Cape Town, Eastern Cape, Kalahari, Namibia, and Queenstown
Supervisor of Missions - 15th Episcopal District
African Methodist Episcopal Church
As a servant leader, Russell-McCloud has a proven track record that embodies her ability to stratrategically assess a situation, and move forward with a committed sense to accomplish...the possible. She is a dedicated, determined and dependable spirit who believes that an individual is only limited by their own thoughts. Accordingly, she thinks “sky”.
As a Supervisor of Missions, her roles and responsibilities are programmatically diverse, particularly for women and children in the District to which her spouse, Bishop E. Earl McCloud, Jr., 127th elected and consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is assigned. He has served as the Ecumenical and Urban Affairs Officer, and Resident Bishop of both the 18th (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland) and 15th Episcopal Districts, sub Saharan Africa and the Republic of South Africa, respectively.
Russell-McCloud is noted for her futuristic leadership in empowering others. Specifically, she and her husband co-sponsored an inaugural Youth Pursuing their Destinations Conference for 100 selected participants 2008, St. Louis, MO, AME Church General Conference. After an intensive exposure to contemporary topic specific experts, each student received a $500 scholarship.
While in the District, Russell-McCloud focused on the lack of oral hygiene. Thus, she started a campaign of collecting toothbrushes to send to the District. This effort resulted in the collection of 90 pounds of toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss being sent to the District. All products were distributed to each country during the 2010 Mid-year Conference. The work of the District leadership was the single story of the Global Witness Magazine. All countries were spotlighted.
In August 2010 a pinnacle experience was shared with the people of Lesotho under the planning and implementation of Senior Supervisor, Rev. Dr. Cecelia Williams Bryant, 4th Episcopal District, and Supervisor Patricia Russell-McCloud. There were over 74 health mission sojourners, including physicians, physicians assistants, dentists nurses, pharmacists nutritionists, prayer warriors and volunteers. Over the five day period of the delivery of medical services were continual-literally. Daily from the moment the doors opened, until the doors closed, the people patiently waited for evaluation and treatment.
In the 15th District a signature project is The MARTHA C. CUMMINGS DAYCARE CENTER: Port Elizabeth South Africa. The Center was closed two years ago by the Government of Port Elizabeth because it no longer met the standards for running such a facility. This project, when re built correctly, including the purchase of playground units, will be an estimated cost of $25,000.00 USD to complete all the work. The facility will comfortably and appropriately serve 50 children. This premier initiative is a priority for completion in 2011.
As a ten year telecommunications practicing attorney, Federal Communications, Washington, DC, Russell-McCloud served as Chief, Broadcast Bureau. She is an adept fund developer. Her skills in this area have developed in response to her passion for reaching people at their point of need.
This Episcopal Supervisor of Missions is a globally recognized and awarded motivational speaker for the public and private sector. She speaks to over 100,000 persons annually.
Her professional career of over 25 years in this area is one of renown. Russell- McCloud has a highly impressive client list, including, but not limited to, Walmart, Sam’s Clubs, ESSENCE Festival, CVS Pharmacy, eWomen’s Network, Pentagon, Internal Revenue Service, A T and T, Bell South, General Motors, U.S. Postal Service. Verizon, Social Security Administration, Women’s Food Service Forum, a host of History Black Colleges and Universities, UNCF, Thurgood Marshall Fund, Harvard University, Marshall University, Georgia Tech University, Auburn University, Troy University, The Links, Inc., Pan-Hellenic Greek organizations, The Continentals, Jack and Jill, and more. She has spoken for numerous denominations and churches across the faith community. Globally, Russell-McCloud has spoken in Africa, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Bermuda and across the width and breath of the United States.
In 2011, her best-selling book “A is for Attitude: An Alphabet for Living” was re launched. In this literary work, she has artfully utilized the alphabet to focus upon a clear path to self-help and life-long enrichment. Each letter of the alphabet is used to provide a guide to enrich one’s life journey, often against the odds.
Russell-McCloud is educated at Kentucky State University, Howard University School of Law, Harvard University School of Law. She served as the 11th National President of The Links, Inc., an organization of 12, 000 members which is committed to friendship and service. She has also served as the National Parliamentarian for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, ESSENCE Magazine, EBONY Magazine, Women of Wealth and Philanthropy and “Success Runs in Our Race”.
Born in Indianapolis, IN, Russell-McCloud has resided in Atlanta, GA for 28 years, with her husband, Bishop E. Earl McCloud, Jr.