First Lady Dr. Donna Carey
Dr. Donna C. Carey is a dynamic, energetic, and powerful woman of God! She is the First Lady of True Vine Ministries in Oakland, CA where she is affectionately known as "Dr. Donna." Dr. Donna is passionate about the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of her community. She is especially devoted to issues relating to children and women. Her goal is to empower everyone to live a life of purpose in Christ! Dr. Donna believes that women are the backbone of the community and have the power to change the world!
Dr. Donna is a native of Tulare, CA. She graduated, with honors, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and then remained at UCLA to receive her Medical Doctorate (M.D.) degree. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Oakland and went on to complete a one-year fellowship in adolescent medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Currently, Dr. Donna is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, CA.
Dr. Donna is also an active ministry leader and Bible study teacher. She co-teaches a women’s Bible study entitled “The Intentional Woman.” As director of True Vine’s health ministry, she coordinates an annual health fair that provides free health screenings to the Oakland community and she organizes and lectures during quarterly health forums for the True Vine congregation. Dr. Donna initiated an on-going 6-week healthy lifestyle program called “Fit 4 Life” and sponsors an annual cancer survivor tribute called “Survivor Weekend.” She also serves as director of True Vine's "Women of Praise” women's ministry and chairs the annual “Finding God’s Purpose” Women’s Conference.. Dr. Donna also facilitates a monthly women's empowerment forum entitled "SistaTalk." As a wife, a professional, a ministry leader and a mother, Dr. Donna understands the balancing act of today's women! She is married to Pastor Zachary E. Carey. They are the proud parents of a daughter, Trinity Alexis and son Zachary Carey Jr.