Valerie S. Johnson-Williams
Williams is a Chicago native who has been married 32 years and is the proud mother of two children. Williams graduated from DePaul University, with a BA in business administration. She also received training as a life coach from Shaw Academy and certification as a Dave Ramsey financial coach. In 2020 she received her ministry certification from LWCC School of Ministry.
Williams’ employment history includes spending twenty eight years at Ameritech, nine years of service as a member of the Air National Guard, and several years as a Primerica financial services representative. After leaving the corporate realm, Williams added real estate entrepreneur to her list of accomplishments.
Williams has an equally impressive background in community service, which developed in her youth and continued throughout her life. Her community involvement includes serving as the Village trustee for the village of Berkeley, Illinois and president of the Berkeley library board. In addition, Williams has participated in numerous local groups, boards, and committees in Chicago and the Greater Chicago area, which includes serving as a volunteer for the World Vision organization (Chicago) and as a volunteer with the Westside Network food pantry.
Williams’ journey in Christ has also afforded her the opportunity to serve the community through various ministries. Williams was a volunteer with the Benevolent Ministry of Living Word Christian Center (LWCC) and also Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, IL. She further was selected by pastor Bill Winston of LWCC to lead the Loaves and Fishes Ministry. Additionally, she was appointed by Mother Lula Mae Walker, founder of Tabitha Community Services (Tabitha House) women’s shelter, to serve on the board of directors and ultimately became the Executive Director of the organization.
Williams is a visionary and a results driven individual. Over the years Williams has nurtured a village of support which has enabled her to continue to manifest her calling to help people, and more importantly has primed her to successfully direct Covenant Outreach Services.