Mrs. Sandra B. Crowder is the wife of Reverend Kenneth W. Crowder, Presiding Elder of the Norfolk District, Virginia Conference, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church to whom she has been married for thirty-seven years. They are the parents of three sons: Dantae, Justin, and Antoine, and the grandmother of four; Amyah, Nascir, Dylan, and Xavier.

She is a career educator, and recently retired after 30 years with the Virginia Beach City Public School System as a Secondary English teacher. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina and the Master of Arts degree in English and African American studies at Howard University, Washington, DC.

Active on all levels of the A.M.E. Zion Church, Mrs. Crowder is a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, Norfolk, Virginia. She serves as the Norfolk District President of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society, and President of Overseas Missions for the Virginia Conference. Her overseas missions work has extended to Ghana, West Africa; India, England, and the Bahamas.