About SOE.

O ur vision is to provide Young Girls and Women of all ages, race, social and economic backgrounds, the opportunity to improve their self awareness and quality of life. Spirit of Excellence (SOE) provides personal development training for Young Ladies and Women of all ages. Our programs include Self-awareness and Improvement, Etiquette, Healthy Life Styles, and Leadership Training. Our power packed training Workshops are designed to Equip, Empower, and Enrich the lives of all participants. Those attending the programs will develop new personal values which in turn will result in lives of moral and spiritual excellence.

Founder & Executive Director.

Selina D. Carter

Min. Selina D. Carter

AAS, ABS, BA & MDiv


Founder and Executive Director of Spirit of Excellence–Leadership Guidance, Inc., 501(c)(3) a non-profit organization for young ladies and women. She is very passionate about empowering others in the word of God. She exhibits this passion through mentoring, creative development workshops, and seminars. One of her personal goals in life is to help women apply Gods word to their daily life through wholesome life altering teaching and educational programs.

Minister Selina has created, implemented and facilitated numerous workshops and leadership training sessions in both, corporate and religious settings. Her most notable works are: Day of Royalty, empowerment seminar for women, Princes to a Queen for young ladies ages 12-17, SOE Can We Talk, mother/daughter workshop, SOE Renewed, self-esteem workshop and SOE Did You Know – Domestic Violence Awareness workshop.

She has held a number of leadership positions within the local church: Chief Financial Officer, State Treasurer for Full Gospel International Fellowship, Ministerial Alliance Education Coordinator and Church School Teacher while under the leadership of Bishop Rudy V. Carlton
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Vice President & Event Coordinator.

Erica Stanley

Erica Stanley

Certified Domestic Violence Response Team Member


Erica Stanley is a graduate of Plainfield High School in Plainfield, New Jersey. She is a candidate for a BA in Counseling and Psychology with a Youth Concentration from Pillar College, Somerset, New Jersey. Erica is a Certified Domestic Violence Response Team Member for Union County YWCA and an Advocate for Teen Dating Violence.

Erica recently became a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Morristown, New Jersey under the leadership of Pastor Jerry Carter. Erica has previously served as a Youth Ministry Leader of the Youth Church and a ministry for young ladies between the ages of 8-17 at Jehovah Jireh Praise & Worship Church Center in Newark, NJ. During her time as a Youth Leader she motivated over 60 youth each morning with a daily inspirational text message to start their day. Erica has facilitated workshops at: Weequahic High School in Newark, New Jersey for their “Women’s Day” for young ladies. She was the Keynote speaker for the young ladies empowerment club banquet at History’s High School in Newark, New Jersey. In addition, Erica has developed and facilitated self-esteem workshops for the YWCA…..

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