Julia Pry

Julia Pry

Kirby church of Christ
Kirby, AR

Bio: Member of the Church, administrator at Modest is Hottest, and waiting is worth it.
Phone: 3039171289
Email: juliagolden836@gmail.com

Denell Dennis

Denell Dennis

Saturn Road Church of Christ
Garland, TX

Dee Tales

Denell (Witt) Dennis grew up in the piney woods of Hallsville, Texas. She graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Elementary Education in 1986. She married Kevin Dennis while attending ACU. They moved to the Dallas area where Kevin began working for Texas Instruments. (He’s been there now for more than 30 years!) Denell taught second grade in Wylie, Texas, until the birth of their first child, Robert, in 1990.
In 1995, when their second child, Jenny, was a year old, Texas Instruments moved the Dennis family to Japan for 3 months and then to the Philippines for 18 months. During this time, they began working with the Midtown Church of Christ in Baguio City, Philippines. This had a HUGE impact on their lives, and Denell began to see the fingerprints of God like never before. It was extremely rewarding to work with the Filipinos and their children. Kevin and Denell helped the congregation start a children’s program, which has now grown into a full-time private school. Denell began a Mommy and Me devotional time for stay-at-home mothers with young children. Their third child, Alli, was actually “made in the Philippines” (☺) and was born shortly after they returned to the states in 1997.
Kevin and Denell currently live in Garland, Texas, and worship with the Saturn Road Church of Christ. They have enjoyed watching their children grow up in the Lord. Robert graduated from Harding University in 2012. He is a software developer and go-to guy for all things tech. Robert and his wonderful wife, Logan, have a precious baby boy, Henderson Todd, who was born in January of 2016. Kevin and Denell adore being Henderson’s “DeeDee & Gramps.” Jenny graduated from Abilene Christian University in May of 2016 and now lives in Austin, TX. Alli is currently a sophomore at ACU, majoring in speech pathology, savoring every sip of college life.
Denell has extensive experience working in women’s ministry, filling many different roles. For the past fifteen years, Denell has co-taught a neighborhood Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group. In addition, she’s enjoyed speaking at many ladies’ days, retreats, teacher workshops, and other special events for women including: Texas Women’s Empowerment Conference, Women of Hope Conference, Pepperdine University Bible Lectureship, National Ladies’ Retreat in the Philippines, and a ladies’ seminar in Ghana, Africa. She currently teaches a Thursday morning Bible Class for women at Christian Care Center in Mesquite, TX. Denell is the worship leader for Saturn Road Church of Christ’s Wednesday morning Ladies’ Bible Class. She has become known as the “Ladybug Lady” because of her Lady BUG Bible Study series for women.
Bible Study Series: Ladies Better Understanding God
• Book 1: Lady BUGs…The Journey Begins copyright © 2007
• Book 2: Lady BUGs…Learning to Morph copyright © 2012
• Book 3: Lady BUGs…Wingin’ it With Him (a labor of love in progress)
Other tidbits? Denell enjoys cooking (if someone else cleans up!) and is a voracious reader. She adores going on dates with her husband. She loves chocolate of any shape, size, and quantity, preferably with a piping hot cup of coffee! But more than anything or anyone in this whole world, she wants to KNOW, to LOVE, and to BETTER UNDERSTAND her heavenly Father, His Son, and the Spirit of Truth. She has adopted the motto “Truth is Good Food.” Her heart’s desire is to listen to the Spirit’s nudges, be nourished daily with nutritious nuggets of Truth from God’s Word, and then share what she learns with others, reminding us all how Truth can set us free!
Phone: 2144501179
Email: denelldennis@gmail.com

Amy Bacon

Amy Bacon

Saturn Road Church of Christ
Rowlett, TX

Amy Bacon is the author of the Mothering Like Mary Bible study that connects young mothers with more mature mothers who have parenting wisdom to share. Amy has been married to John Bacon since 1993, and they have four amazing creative children. The Bacon family has worshiped at Saturn Road Church of Christ since 1999 where they are involved in several ministries. Amy’s favorite Bible verse is Phil. 4:8, and she has drawn on it many times for clarity in difficult situations. For fun Amy enjoys reading, traveling, eating great food, and laughing with her friends. Her life motto is that “Life is a grand adventure”, and she intends to live it to the fullest on both sides of eternity.

Email: amy.bacon@me.com
Website: http://amybacon.net

Tami Roberts

Tami Roberts

Southwest Church of Christ
OKC, OK

Tami Roberts is striving to be a shining light for the Lord. She and her husband Wayne travel around the country sharing their marriage seminar, “His Shoes, Her Shoes”. Tami also uses her “extra” time to speak at different women’s gatherings. She puts together the Spiritual Development Retreats for the Come Fill Your Cup website for women. Tami writes for several different websites. She and Wayne have raised five children and are enjoying seven grandchildren, with another one expected this year. They worship with the Southwest congregation in Oklahoma City where Wayne is the Outreach and Involvement minister.

Extras:
I love to sing!! (Even with my old lady voice.)
I love people!! I love to hear their stories.
I love children! I’m most comfortable with them. (Probably because I’m just an older “kid”.)
I love seeing the lives of people “light up” when we share hope with them!
Phone: 303-408-1299
Email: tamiroberts@hotmail.com
Website: http://hisshoeshershoes.com

Michelle Clayton

Michelle Clayton

Crosstown Church of Christ
Tulsa, OK

Michelle Clayton is a Women’s Ministry leader, teacher, and Elder’s wife at Crosstown Church of Christ, where she and her husband, Chris, have attended since they moved to Tulsa in 2008. Michelle has actively taught children’s and women’s classes for more than twenty years, cultivating a passion for teaching God’s word through personal experience. She attended Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver and holds an Associate’s Degree in Women’s Studies. In the secular world, Michelle is a retired certified administrative professional who continues to be active in the professional organization IAAP as a member of the Certification Advisory Board. Chris and Michelle met at a college Bible study, which led to several personal studies, Michelle’s late-night baptism, and marriage. They have now been married for 28 years, daily committing to grow together in the Lord. They have homeschooled and raised two beautiful daughters, have gained one good-natured, preaching son-in-law, and have been extremely blessed by two wonderfully precious granddaughters.
Phone: 918-779-2180
Email: missy.clayton41@gmail.com

Wanda Robinson

Wanda Robinson

Graymere Church of Christ
Columbia, TN

I have lived my whole life in middle Tennessee. My husband is Wendell Robinson who retired in 2015 as Minister of Education from the Graymere Church of Christ after 32 years with the same congregation. We have three children and seven wonderful grandchildren, all of whom attend Graymere so I see them a lot!

As a minister’s wife, my life has always revolved around the church. I teach the Sunday morning and Wednesday morning ladies classes. I teach the Bible at the local jail as part of our jail ministry and participate in the benevolent program, our annual Give-Away Day, care groups, and visitation. I have spoken at Ladies Days and retreats and taught ladies classes during a mission trip to Panama. In January 2015 Gospel Advocate published my first book, “Unsung Heroes (And a Few Villains)”, fulfilling a long-held desire to publish a book for ladies classes. “More Unsung Heroes (And a Few More Villains) was published in January, 2017.”

Most of my time is spent studying for the classes I teach and attending my grandchildren’s assorted ballgames and activities. One grandchild or another plays basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and bowling! Wendell and I love antiques, especially my collection of 300 antique open salts. Like most women, I love to eat out and to shop!
Phone: 9313881013
Email: wenwanrobinson@gmail.com

Marilyn Deet

Marilyn Deet

Brookville Church of Christ
Big Run, PA 15715

My life as a Christian began after marrying my Navy husband, Robert Deet, in October of 1964. We moved to Newport, Rhode Island. We were reading the Bible every day and had a lot of questions that were not being answered to our satisfaction by the minister of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church where we had been attending since our early teen years. So when we got settled in Newport we started attending every denomination we could find until we found one that actually preached the truth – the CHURCH OF CHRIST. My husband and I were baptized in 1965 after studying with Gene Armstrong, the evangelist there.

We moved to Pennsylvania about January 1976 and our third child was born in October of that year. We had looked in the yellow pages for a church to attend here in Pennsylvania but could not find one so we did our best to worship at home. Later we learned that the Church of Christ in Dubois, and the Church in Brookville were listed in the WHITE pages. Anyway, while in the hospital maternity ward we met John and Dolores King who were also expecting their third child. We learned about the Brookville Church from them and began attending there.

My teaching experience began with the 2-4 year old class. And later I taught grade 4,5 and 6. I love teaching. As time progressed and our own kids all left the nest we decided to pursue a life time dream and try to work with troubled kids. We found the Church has many facilities for “house parents”. We could work with kids and get paid to do it so we quit our jobs and moved to Tennessee in April 1997. We worked in the south over a period of about 2 1/2 years. We decided that it was time to return home so we moved back in July 1999.

I have since retired from my job at the Punsxutawney Area Hospital and am attending Brookville Church of Christ along with my husband of 52 years. I am pleased to have the opportunity to teach ladies. I have done two lessons for our home congregation so far. I love the word and love sharing what I learn with my sisters in Christ.

Phone: 814-427-2149
Email: m.deet@comcast.net