Courtney Steed

Courtney Kendall Steed


My home congregation is Pegram Church of Christ, in Pegram, Tennessee

Currently living in White Bluff, Tennessee (near Nashville)

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I love to speak on topics that encourage and uplift godly women, especially women who feel overwhelmed and frustrated with all that comes with being a woman of God, mom, wife, friend, single woman, etc. I love to speak on the topics of simplicity, the spiritual disciplines and living out our real life as God’s women. I have a Bible study, titled Everything You Need published through 21st Century Christian. I also have a new book pending publication in Spring of 2017 called, Living Simplicity.

I love to speak for ladies days and women’s retreats, especially within the middle Tennessee area.

I am the daughter of ministering/missionary parents, have been married 15 years and have 3 boys that I homeschool. I love to speak and write to encourage women of God to be everything God desires us to be, and that we desire to be ourselves. It’s hard work – and I so love to assure my sisters that we are all in this together!






Thank you so much! 


“Tea Time” In Tennessee


Finding Opportuni-TEA in Anxie-TEA and Adversi-TEA

Saturday, September 6, 2014
9:30 – 12 noon
Lunch will be served
Speaker: Brittany Peppers
Clinton church of Christ
500 N. Main St.
Clinton, TN  37716
(865) 457-0803
More details at
State: Tennessee
Date of Event: September 6, 2014


Dianne Wesson

Dianne Wesson

LaFollette church of Christ
Phone: 423-563-9899

I was born in Oneida, NY (2/23/50) to Violet and Norman Dart.  They were some of the very few Christians living in New York State at that time, and our small congregation was the oldest in existence in that area.  After graduating from high school I attended SUNY at Binghamton, then went on to graduate from David Lipscomb College.  There I met my husband of almost 43 years, Jim Wesson and so began the journey!  After Jim’s graduation he began preaching fulltime and we lived in several different places — including several years in the northeast which is somewhat of a mission area.  Over the years we learned a lot, often by trial and error and making mistakes!
One of the great joys of our life has been our children; a son, Peter and daughter, Rebecca.  We struggled with raising them to be first and foremost Christians, not “the preacher’s kids”!  Both children are married — Peter preaches fulltime and Rebecca and her husband (and baby!) are missionaries in the Pacific.  Over the years I have taught children of all ages, from babies to adult women.  Many times I’ve found it necessary to develop my own material and create visual aids. ( I have a series for teen girls called “Going the Distance”, a study on the committed Christian life — available on request) This past year I was privileged to speak at a ladies day at Rockwood, TN on the theme “Counting Your Blessings” and “Making Your Blessings Count”.  If this is a way I can encourage other ladies, I would welcome the opportunity !

Donna Shoemaker

Donna Shoemaker

Roebuck Parkway Church of Christ

A native of Henderson, Tn., I graduated  Freed-Hardeman and Harding Universities.  I have a MA in secondary education from UAB in Birmingham.  I now teach English courses part-time, but have taught grades from fifth grade through college.  I teach fourth grade and ladies’ Bible classes.  I have worked in mission campaigns in the U.S. and Belize, Central America.  I spoken at our ladies’ retreats, to ladies’ group in Belize, and Saipan,  and at a ladies’ day in Olathe, Kansas.  My Bible lessons, Remember the Prophets, have been published in Christian Woman. My husband is the associate minister at the Roebuck Parkway congregation.  We have two adult children.  Our son is a minister, and our daughter is an elementary teacher.

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Lake Norman Church of Christ
Huntersville, NC


My husband, Chad, and I attend Lake Norman Church of Christ in Huntersville, NC.  My husband is the full-time minister.  We met at the University Church of Christ at Faulkner University (from where we both graduated).  We have two daughters (almost 5 and almost 2).  I grew up in a Church of Christ outside Atlanta.  I have had the privilege of speaking at one ladies’ day event and during the 2011 Faulkner Lectureship.

Emily Jacobs

Emily Jacobs

Eagleville church of Christ
Eagleville, MO

Phone: 816-590-8954
Website: http://None

Emily was raised in a Christian home by Mark and Barb Patton of Harrisonville, Mo.  She has lived in Missouri most of her life.  Emily married Caleb Jacobs in the Spring of 2005.  In 2009, they began attending the Memphis School of Preaching and graduated in June of 2011.  They have two sons:  Lance, age 5,  Eli, age 2.

Emily has participated in mission trips to Mexico.  She served the Lord by helping to canvass neighborhoods, build church buildings and teaching children’s classes.  Emily is a Medical assistant, CPR instructor & a breast-feeding peer counselor, she has also gone to Nicaragua on a medical mission trip.  Emily also enjoys teaching Bible classes, speaking at ladies days and working at Bible camps here at home.

Emily and Caleb now live in Eagleville, Mo. where they are currently working with the Eagleville church of Christ.

Jeanetta Watkins

Jeanetta Watkins

Brookside church of Christ
(Birmingham AL)
Phone: 205-285-4639


Born in Tennessee and raised in Tampa FL by faithful Christian parents. Married to William (Bill) Watkins 55 years before his death last year. He was a gospel preacher, served as a deacon, and as an elder in the church. We have three children (all Christians) and nine grandchildren (all who are of age are members of the church). I have spoken at ladies events for a number of years and can provide references if needed. I have written one book “Thread through the Bible” It tells how women can use this “thread” (love) in three areas of their lives – Teaching, Benevolence, and Hospitality.