ELIZABETHTOWN – The Baldwin Branch Baptist women elected Katrina P. Boykin during their conference as the 2013 Woman of the Year on Sunday, Aug. 18.
Boykin resides in Clinton and is the daughter of Lillie P. James and the late Graham Peele. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from North Carolina Central University-Durham, and a master’s of education degree in guidance and counseling from Campbell University in Buies Creek.
At Campbell she was inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi honor society. She is a licensed school counselor at Sampson Middle School of Clinton. A former cheerleader’s coach of 18 years and a National Jr. Beta Club sponsor.
Human service is her area of concentration and Boykin has served in several capacities. She was the coordinator of the first victims assistance program for rape and domestic violence victims in Sampson County where she served on the National Organization for Victim’s Assistance, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the North Carolina Victim’s Assistance Network. She was awarded the Outstanding Young Women of America award for her involvement in professional and community services.
Boykin is a member of the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference Organists’ and Choir Directors’ Guild Workshop, the General Baptist State Convention Ministers Wives and Widows Choir, and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Choir. A former member of the Kenansville Eastern Missionary Baptist Association Ministers’ Wives and Widows Ministry.
She holds allegiance as a charter member in the Clinton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is a diamond life member and serves on the scholarship committee as well as a mentor for the teens. Also. she is noted as a former Miss Omega Psi Phi of the Omega Psi Phi Kappa Rho Chapter Fraternity of Clinton.
Boykin enjoys working in the ministry with her husband, the Rev. Louie Boykin who serves as the pastor of Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Elizabethtown and their daughter, Whitney. She has recently established a baton twirling ministry at the church for young ladies ages 5 to 15 years old. She is very passionate about children and hopes to impact their lives with spiritual and personal growth and development.