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St. Stephen CME Church
Passionate about community involvement and social justice, Rev. Isom is the Interim Director of SafeQuest Solano and also serves as Director of Domestic Violence Services for the Life Development Resource Center, Lacey, WA. He served for several years as Director of Faith Partners Against Family Violence of Associated Ministries-Tacoma/Pierce County, one of the largest Ecumenical Ministries in the US. His work as a Faith Based Domestic Violence Advocate/Consultant includes assisting with the development and implementation of a wide variety of DV programs, conducting hundreds of DV presentations, workshops and in-service trainings and providing technical resources and support to the Faith Community and other venues including Seattle University, Pacific Lutheran University, the District Attorney’s Office of Dallas, TX, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Vacaville Police Department, the Presiding Elders Council (CMEC), and the FOCUS Retreat (Connectional Young Adults – Christian Methodist Episcopal Church).
Rev. Isom has been instrumental in the creation of numerous programs and the implementation of strategies that address Domestic Violence within the Faith Community. A male ally, Community Educator, Pastor, Chaplain, Administrator, Victim Advocate, Researcher and Licensed Counselor, Rev. Isom has extensively studied and provided expert assistance to many Faith Communities across the US. He served on the Solano County’s (CA) Executive Planning Committee for the implementation of a Domestic Violence Coordinated Community Response Facility (CCR) which addresses the needs of victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Fairfield, CA where he is responsible for the Chaplaincy Program. Prior to being relocated to CA, Rev. Isom was responsible for training all Staff Chaplains for the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center (CCR) Tacoma, WA.
CMEC / Conference Service
Chair, Joint Board of Finance / Alaska-Pacific Region – 9th Episcopal District CMEC (2002-2007)
Member, Ministerial Examining Committee / Northern California Region - 9th Episcopal District CMEC
Delegate, General Conference CMEC
Chair, Board of Trustees / Northern California Region - 9th Episcopal District CMEC
Community Service Past/Present*
*Associate Board Member, The Interfaith Council of Solano County
*Board member, The Solano County Leadership Council – American Red Cross
*Member, Fairfield Police Citizens Audit Committee
*Advisory Board Member, Lift3 Support Services
Board Member, The Institute for Ecumenical & Theological Studies - Seattle University
Board Member, Pierce County AIDS Foundation
Board Member, Community Health Care of Washington
Board Member, Our Sisters House (Domestic Violence Program - Tacoma)
Appointee - Governor Gregoire’s Faith Communities Advisory Group (WA)
Diversity Trainer for Chaplaincy Academy - WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission
Delegate, National Governors Association for Best Practices (WA) - Faith Community and State Government.
Member, Tacoma Washington Charter Review Commission
Member, Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Oversight Committee - Tacoma School District #10
Education/Certifications / Memberships
2011 Candidate for Doctor of Ministry – San Francisco Theological Seminary (San Anselmo, CA)
2008 Graduate Pastoral Leadership Program – Seattle University (Seattle, WA)
2008 Graduate - Washington State Victims Assistance Academy
B.A. Degree (English) – Texas College (Tyler, TX)
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.