Rev. Tamara Fields is the Youth Pastor at New Bethel AME Church in Austin, Texas. Rev. Fields was ordained a deacon in the Southwest Texas Conference in the 10th (Texas) Episcopal District in October 2009. However, her call to ministry came much earlier as she had a deep desire to serve God’s people. Rev. Fields believes she has been called to provide ministerial support to the youth and single mothers. Rev. Fields is committed to helping women achieve financial and spiritual empowerment. She has taught workshops and supported conferences focused on Christian education and biblical interpretation for youth and women with a focus on how to live your life focused on the word of God. Rev. Fields comes from a long line of ministers. Rev. Fields is a fifth generation AME and a third generation minister in her family. Her mother, father, grandmother, and grandfather all serve Jesus as pastors or ministers for Christ. Her grandfather was a Presiding Elder in the 12th Episcopal district. She comes from a tradition of ministers where the mantle has fallen on each generation similar to how the Prophet Elijah passed his anointing to Elisha.
Rev. Fields is also a Managing Director at Accenture LLP. Ms. Fields is a skilled professional with eighteen plus years’ experience in the information technology field providing commercial, public sector, and tactical project management and communications to clients. Ms. Fields has strong expertise in Program Management for large scale, global, financial SAP and PeopleSoft implementations. Ms. Fields is PMP and ITIL certified. Ms. Fields also has strong industry knowledge of Federal, Defense, and State of Texas Financial and Budget management processes. Rev. Fields is currently leading a large, complex, Financial and HR transformation for the State of Texas.
Since 2007, Rev. Fields has served on the Board of Trustees for Paul Quinn College in Dallas Texas. Rev. Fields has worked to help Paul Quinn reach the next level of potential and foster education for the next leaders in our country. Rev. Fields has a personal commitment to help Paul Quinn succeed since both her mother and aunt graduated from Paul Quinn College. Paul Quinn helped her family live financially independent, productive lives that ultimately contributed to strong family foundation that enable her own personal accomplishments.
Rev. Fields earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas. Rev. Fields maintains close ties to the university with recruiting, financial contribution, student leader reunion events, and other school related events.