Reverend Tammie Denyse is active in the church and community. She is an ordained minister and has been serving the church most of her life.  Her passion is working with children and women’s (particularly breast cancer) groups.  Rev. Tammie is an advocate for both groups.  Becoming an orphan at age eleven, Rev. Tammie’s philosophy is:  “If we don’t invest in our youth and show them we care, and that being a Christian is really a good thing, then we don’t have a right to complain when they choose the bling, bling, violence, sex and drugs of the world.”  Regarding breast cancer, Rev. Tammie says she is here to fight for those that can’t, won’t and don’t know how to fight for themselves.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2004, Rev. Tammie founded Carrie’s TOUCH, Inc., (Teaching, Outreach, Understanding,  Caring, Healing) to offer to survivors and educate the African American community in the Greater Sacramento area. Rev. Tammie is a California  Legislative Ambassador for the American Cancer Society and serves on the Susan G. Komen Policy and Legislation Committee.

Rev. Tammie earned her B.A. in Human and Community Services from St. Mary’s College and she received her Master of Divinity at the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley.  She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Community Leadership at the American Baptist Seminary of the West.

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