Danielle Hipkins is a fourth generation AME and the granddaughter of retired Senior Pastor, the Rev. Patrick Hipkins. She was educated by the archdiocese of Baltimore and is a graduate of Notre Dame of Maryland University. She is currently studying for her Master of Divinity at Payne Theological Seminary. She was raised in her grandfather’s congregation, Davis Memorial AME Church in Baltimore, MD. She now serves under the leadership of The Reverend Doctor Marlene R. Mitchell at Brown Memorial AMEC, where she is the Youth and Young Adult Minister. She also serves as the co coordinator for the Potomac District Youth Explosion under the leadership of The Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton. Danielle Is the immediate past President of Washington Annual Conference YPD and has successfully completed her second year of studies in the Washington Annual Conference Board of Examiners.