African Descent Lutheran Association

African Descent Lutheran Association (ADLA) develops and promotes connections plus support for initiatives of special interest to those within the African, African American, and African descent community.

A source of information and forum for theological reflection, we strive to develop leaders, supporting mainstream involvement with the DE-MD Synod as well as the Ethnic Specific and Multicultural Ministries of the ELCA.

Our goal? Full partnership and participation.


President-  Linda Chinnia
Vice President- Krystal Hamlett
Treasurer- Heather Gayle
Secretary- Mydea Karpeh
Congregation Liaison- Marian Gayle
Rostered Minister Liaisons- Rev. Eric Campbell, Rev. Melissa Lemons
Youth Liaisons- Marian Boston, John Henderson
Region 8 Representative for National ADLA Willie Korboi
National ADLA Nominating Committee- Marian Boston


Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Peoples’ Community Lutheran Church
6200 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21239

Annual Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Day
ADLA Fundraising activity

To get more involved, contact: Mydea Karpeh