Staff



The Rev. David A. Lima, Executive Minister

A lifelong resident of New Bedford, Rev. Lima co-pastors New Seasons Worship Center in East Freetown with his wife, the Rev. Joanne Lima. Married for 25 years, they have three children. Over the years, the Rev. Lima has served in a variety of leadership positions at the Council, including the presidency from 2001-05. He also has been active in the Council's Clergy and Kids Lunch Program in the New Bedford Elementary Schools and the Clergy Ride Along ministry with the New Bedford police Department

E-mail: pastor@iccgnb.org

Constance R. Teixeira, Council Administrator / Finance Manager

Connie has 38 years of clerical experience combined with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. She is a graduate of Southeastern Massachusetts University with a B.A. degree in history. She is a communicant of  Holy Name Church in Fall River. To further the Mission of the Council, she provides support to the Executive Minister, the Staff and the Board of Directors. Among other duties, Connie routinely manages reception for the Council's property, all administrative correspondence, coordination of volunteer ministries, facilitation of weekly staff meetings, financial development, development and implementation of policies and procedures, design and maintenance of the Council's extensive database as week as computer hardware and software maintenance for the Council's computer systems.  In 2010, Connie began working as the Finance Manager for the Council.

E-mail: connie@iccgnb.org

Leona J. Fisher, Manager, Representative Payee Ministry

Ms. Fisher derives great pleasure form being in service to people. she attended the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth for business management. While living in the Washington, D.C. area she also attended various courses for financial management, child daycare management and psychology. Ms Fisher has 18 years experience in the filed of property management, has worked for the Small Business Administration and briefly, in the banking industry. The cumulate of these and other positions she has held have provided her extensive experience in administration, accounting, budgeting, bookkeeping and interpersonal relations.

E-mail: leona@iccgnb.org
Shalonda Oyebamiji, Ministry Assistant


Shalonda  has found great pleasure working as a Representative Payee Assistant since February 2007. She also co-Pastor with her husband Ebenezer at City of Joy Church in New Bedford. God has blessed them with a precious baby boy Ezekiel, who keeps them extremely busy.


E-mail: shalonda@iccgnb.org