Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle

Widowed Supervisor - Biography


Dr. Barbara Jeanne ChappelleDr. Barbara J. Chappelle is a native of Miami, Florida and the eldest of nine children. She is the wife of the 108th elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Dr. Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr. She is also the mother of Kristen Nicole and the grandmother of Micah Jeremiah and Travis Richard.

Dr. Chappelle taught school for 30 years (English, Spanish and Special Education) in Florida and Missouri after matriculating at Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia and Stetson University in Deland. She came out of retirement to teach without compensation at Shorter College, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Affiliations include: World Methodist Council; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); the Little Rock Chapter, National Urban League; National Council of Negro Women (NCNW); National Association of University Women; Life Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; Life Member, Women's Missionary Society; and Gleaner Star Chapter #338 Order of the Eastern Star, P.H.A., Arkansas Jurisdiction.

Dr. Chappelle is a world traveler having lived in Southern Africa and has toured Kenya, Europe, South America and Asia. Her greatest love is educating, teaching, and empowering young women and men through the YPD and WMS.

REVITALIZED – The Women's Missionary Societies in both the 17th & 18th Episcopal Districts (1988 – 1992 and 1992 – 1996):

SUPERVISED – Renovation and refurbishing of Episcopal Residences in the 17th & 18th Episcopal Districts

ENTERTAINED – Visitors from America who came to visit during:

MOTIVATED – The Women's Missionary Societies of both the 8th and 12th Episcopal Districts (1996 – 2000 and 2000 – 2008):

SUPERVISED – The renovation and refurnishing of the Episcopal Residence and Episcopal Office in both the 8th and 12th Episcopal Districts

FOUNDED – (As one of the founding Supervisors):

Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle, Sr. and Supervisor Dr. Barbara Jeanne Chappelle retired in July 2008 at the 48th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference.


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