Pastor Maria Reems, wife,  mother of three daughters and co-pastor of the Center of Hope Community Church in Oakland California serves alongside her husband, Pastor Brondon Reems. She is an anointed dynamic speaker, preacher and teacher. In addition she is a professional consultant and has the added responsibility of providing services including community relations training to non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Pastor Maria is a strong advocate for women while promoting and utilizing spiritual healing as an empowerment tool, following in the footsteps of her mother, Bishop Ernestine Reems.

She has founded and facilitates; Women on the Move; which is a professional organization for women seeking to be empowered and transformed through life's journey.

Since the year of 2009, the organization has sponsored a free annual health and career faire for the entire City of Oakland. Special guest include, Cheryl lee Ralph, KRON 4 news anchor, Pam Moore and Mayor Jean Quan.

As a former corporate executive and school teacher, she integrates her professional background and corporate experience to empower those to maximize their talents and abilities. She is an advocate for women, their healing and empowerment.

Pastor Maria graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Business Marketing and John F. Kennedy Univesity holding a M.B.A. in Business Management.


*2006 Ambassador for Peace Leadership Award

*2010 Faith Base Health Award 2011

*City of Oakland Community Award 2012

*Dr. Martin Luther King, Living the Dream Award