Tamela Sylverain currently serves as the Administrator at The Open Church. She began working in church administration at age 16. Her late grandparents Bishop Willard Saunders and Mary Saunders taught her the inner workings of the church. She has held multiple positions within in the church such as Elder, Youth Pastor, New Members Teacher, Choir Director, Praise and Worship Leader, Church administrator and all around whatever else is needed. 

Tamela has been able to take her experience and teaching and begin her career at Radio One, Baltimore as the youngest Promotions Director in Radio One’s history. From there she went on to work with companies in the corporate arena as well as non-profits assisting them in enhancing their work flow to creating processes that enable business/church growth. Her heart lies with the youth and assisting them in becoming the best person they can be. She finds herself working with teenager’s majority of her free time. 

Favorite quote: “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ― Maria Robinson

The Open Church has afforded me an opportunity to work in an environment that allows for questions. Questions about things that I have read and learned throughout my life. It also allows the opportunity to explore openly other thought process, without judgement and an open ability to love people no matter who they are. I’ve brought with me the gifts of organization and forward thinking. I am able to fill in the gap and create procedures that will push the vision forward.