Iris C. Brown

St. Jude, Fredericksburg

Iris C. Brown, parishioner at St. Jude Catholic Church, Fredericksburg, VA, grew up in Cleveland, OH, a “Cradle Catholic”. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy High School, Cleveland, OH and attended Central State University and Fenn Business College. Her work experience includes: Court Deputy Clerk, Banking positions, Program Manager at two non- profit organizations, and USCCB Administrative Secretary for the Secretariat for Evangelization. She has significant volunteer experience that includes serving at St. Jude as a Eucharistic Minister and Religious Education Assistant. Iris served on the Pax Christi Anti-Racism Team, initiated the formation of the Diocese of Arlington Sisters in the Spirit and is a member of the Diocese of Arlington Black Catholic Ministries. She also held positions in several Community organizations (NAACP, NCNW, and NCBW). Iris is the founder and editor of The Voice Newspaper, News and Information Echoing African American Viewpoints - each issue quoting Proverbs 29:18 “Without a vision, the people perish”. She created and produced of The VOICE TV Show for 10 years. In 1991, organized an African American Festival in Manassas, VA; it will celebrate 30 years of service to the community on August 10, 2021. Iris initiated the formation of the Stafford-Fredericksburg Section of the National Council of Negro Women and was one of the organizers of the Prince William Chapter National Congress of Black Women.