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

Renee Galloway

Renee Galloway

Kensington Woods, Hattiesburg, MS
Purvis, MS

A now empty nester, with 2 grown children and a “daughter-in-“love”. I have helped my husband serve as an elder and a deacon in roles that have included youth campaigns, Exposure youth camp and served as a cook at Maywood Christian Camp. Participation in mission trips to Tanzania, Africa where I have taught ladies and children is important to me. Writing children’s curriculum, teaching children and ladies classes, and speaking at ladies events are ways I love to utilize my God-given talents. My sewing room is my “happy place” where I can piece and quilt to my heart’s content as well as curl up with my Bible studies. I have been married for 31 years and have lived in TN, MS, AL, and LA.
Phone: 478-244-3902
Email: reneegalloway@me.com
Website: http://neyneysnest.blogspot.com

Brooke Simpson

Brooke Simpson

Lehman Avenue Church of Christ
Bowling Green, KY

My name is Brooke Simpson and I am currently a freshman elementary education major. I live with my beloved grandparents Russell and Dana Simpson who are the biggest blessing in my life. But besides my adoration for my parents, I have a love for children, mission work, and being outdoors as much as possible. In my spare time I enjoy writing and blogging, both in an effort to spread the good news of our Savior.
Phone: 270-996-8633
Email: Simpsonbrooke98@yahoo.com
Website: http://brookems.weebly.com

Jessica D. Lovett

Jessica D. Lovett

Belton Church of Christ
Salado, Texas

Jessica D. Lovett is an author, public speaker, and avid reader, who has long been passionate about spreading the Good News to others. She is also a musician who plays the guitar, piano, and flute. She holds a master’s degree in Humanities with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Tiffin University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, minor area in Communication, from Howard Payne University. Jessica writes movie reviews from a Christian perspective for the site Christian Answers, which gets 1 million or more visits a month. Currently, Jessica and her husband are building a fledgling homestead with their two young children, which hosts a gigantic white dog, a growing flock of Easter Egg chickens, a Bearded Dragon, and a chicken-herding cat. Her parents are from Smithville where father serves as the preacher of the Smithville Church of Christ in Smithville, Texas and she and her family are active members of the Belton Church of Christ in Belton, Texas. Jessica would love to be a part of your event and is prepared to speak on your topic of choice, apologetics topics, the nature of creativity, authorship and writing, contrasting world religions, household time management, or practical homeschooling.
Email: jessicadlovett@gmail.com
Website: http://www.jessicadlovett.com/

Christina Joy Allen-Crowder

Christina Joy Allen-Crowder

Fifth Ward Church of Christ 
Houston, Texas

Christina Joy Allen-Crowder has been a member of the Lord’s church since July 1990. She is a native of Texas City, Texas and was baptized at the Westward Street church of Christ after hearing one of her grandfather’s sermons. She worshiped there until 1994 when she moved to Austin, Texas to further her education. Christina united with the East Side Church of Christ in Austin and became active in joining the Students Serving Christ college ministry, teaching the Teen Girls’ Bible Class, working with the Singles’ Ministry, organizing and participating in the DYL (Distinguished Young Ladies) Mentoring program, and supporting My Brother’s Keeper (Benevolence) Ministry.

After relocating to the Houston area in 2004, Christina began worshiping again at the Westward Church of Christ in Texas City where she began her Christian journey. She played an instrumental part in starting a Singles’ Ministry (STARS – Singles Taking A Righteous Stand) there in 2005 and was also active with the Ladies’ Ministry and as a VBS teacher. Christina could be heard and seen at almost any church event sharing one of her spiritual poems, working in the kitchen and helping out wherever she could. She has worshiped at the Fifth Ward Church of Christ in Houston since 2009 and is active with the Employment and Greeters’ Ministry as well as the Ladies’ Ministry. Christina has previously spoken throughout Texas and in California, Delaware, Louisiana, and Mississippi at ladies and young ladies’ programs, singles’ workshops, the Southwestern Christian College Lectureship, and the National Christian Singles Seminar (NCSS). Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish and English from The University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from The University of Texas School of Law. She has been active in several community and nonprofit organizations for many years including: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The University of Texas Alumni Network and Teens Interested in Community Activities. She has received numerous accolades including being named an “Unsung Hero” by the Galveston County Daily News and being named a “Martin Luther King Unsung Hero” by the Mainland United Task Force. She was honored as a Rising Star by the League of Women Voters in Houston and was the Iron Horse District Boy Scouts Community Partner of the Year. Christina was also selected as a 2008 Outstanding Young Texas Ex – an auspicious recognition bestowed upon University of Texas alumni age 40 and under who have become distinguished in their chosen career or life’s work.

Christina has worked in the areas of affordable housing and education administration for the past 15 years. She is also owner of Marqued Impressions Etiquette Training and is passionate about teaching business and personal etiquette to all ages. She has worked with clients inlcuding Bank of America, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, University of Houston, Houston ISD and many churches and civic organizations. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking and baking, theatre, mentoring youth, dining out, shopping, volunteering, traveling, writing poetry and watching football. Christina and her husband, Bryan, reside in Houston. Her life motto is Erma Bombeck’s quote, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.”

Phone: 512-619-4654
Email: cjallencrowder@gmail.com