Meet The team

Our team members come from varied backgrounds and share eclectic interests. But one thing brings us together: our passion for serving youth and our communities. 

Our staff – which includes a blend of working professionals, college graduates and undergraduates – have impressive resumes and even bigger hearts. Through our interactions with families, we strive to create a safe, friendly environment where youth feel welcome to fellowship and learn. Collectively, our skills allow us to respond to the changing needs of our community and deliver high-value services to families.


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Deacon John Wilson – PROGRAM DIRECTOR

John H. Wilson, III became the fulltime Education and Enrichment Program (EEP) Director at West Angeles Church after earning his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and enjoying a 20-year career as an aerospace engineer.

Under his direction for nearly two decades, EEP has grown from modest math tutoring sessions to a noteworthy educational program that has provided year-round enrichment opportunities to thousands of youth, mostly non-members, from over 50 middle and high schools across Los Angeles County.

John’s vision to provide the best resources developed into a partnership with Princeton Review for SAT Prep classes; a Summer Algebra Institute for 6th through 9th graders; a Summer Bridge Program to enhance math, science and language skills; and a College Readiness Program to equip students for higher-learning.  He also established youth Life Skills Workshops and a Parent Institute to communicate vital information.

His region-wide outreach includes coaching math teachers and consulting with charter school staff to help them build strong math curriculums. John has also served on several community boards at El Camino Community College, received the El Camino Community Service Award in 2007, and the NAACP Man of Valor Award in 2006.

Great vision without great people is irrelevant.
— Jim Collins, Good to Great

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AMANDA NWAOPARA

Math & Science Instructor

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ERICA COPELAND

Programs & Community Relations

CHRISTINA WHITE

English Instructor

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VINCENT SELHORST - JONES

Math Instructor

 
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JASIRI LIGGINS

Math Instructor

 
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TALOR JOHNSON

Science & Spanish Instructor

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NICOLE JOHNSON

Program Coordinator

 
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NIA LIGGINS

English & Math Instructor

 
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WINTA STEFANOS

Science Instructor

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STEPHANIE BROWN

Math Instructor

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SIERRA WILLIAMS

English Instructor

 
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YARED YONAS

Math Instructor