Itang H. Young, Mdiv.
Itang serves as Associate Pastor at The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, overseeing the church and ministry operations. Itang also serves as the Executive Director of The Abyssinian Fund, Inc. which works to reduce poverty in Ethiopia by partnering with farming communities. Itang provides the program direction, leadership, and management for domestic and Ethiopian-based staff. Itang serves as a directors member for Sister to Sister: One in the Spirit; Blue Nile Passage, Inc.; Court Appointed Special Advocates for Youth; World Day of Prayer, USA; The American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York; and Population Media Center and Population Institute. She holds a certificate in Eastern European Business, Law & Diplomacy from Moscow State University; a BS from Texas A&M University; and a Masters from the Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. Itang completed a fellowship at UN Women in the Strategic Partnerships Division where she developed the Salesforce CRM change management processes, policies, and procedures for the department. She is currently a doctoral student in the Administration and Supervision – Church and Non-Public Leadership Program at Fordham University.