Cayron J. Mann

Cayron J. Mann

Highland Park Church of Christ
Muscle Shoals, Alabama

I love talking with ladies mostly because I learn so much from all the love and experience that is found at a ladies’ retreat or ladies’ day.

Because of my work as a counselor in private practice, I have the opportunity to listen and help others with anxiety, grief, and depression on a consistent basis. Helping ladies recognize that they are not alone in Grief is often the first step in realizing their potential to work in the Lord’s Church even after experiencing the death of a loved one.

Loneliness, doubt, shame, and how to help those who are grieving is a topic that is often overlooked in a ladies day workshop, but I have found it to be a truly helpful topic. And, we make it a fun and joyful productive time together.

When we Doubt ourselves over our role in the Lord’s church or we often just don’t know how to get more involved, anxiety can set in. How we can free ourselves from the strongholds of anxiety is yet another topic that is common in the Lord’s church, especially with women. With plenty of immersive activities and getting to know each other more deeply, Christian ladies can become closer, more empathetic, and accepting of themselves and those around them.

I am a Licensed Counselor for the state of Alabama. I taught Language Arts at the secondary level for 12 years and loved every minute of it. I now work as a private practitioner in Florence, Alabama. I love to see clients reach the turning point and “A-ha!” moment when they see that change can happen in their lives, even though they either have experienced or are currently experiencing disappointment, loss, stress, etc. Since the death of my husband in 2010, my son and I have pieced our lives back together with the love and support of our family, friends, and valuable help from having received grief counseling.

And, speaking of my son, he is 15 years old, plays basketball, runs cross country, and loves getting out with his friends and playing a round of disc golf. I love a good cup of coffee, a nice Netflix series to binge-watch from time to time, rainy days, and reading books I’ve already read two or three times.

We have two cats (Leia & Ben), who sleep 22 hours a day. Sometimes, 23.

Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)

Phone: 256.335.5829
Email: cayronm@gmail.com

Cindy Dixon

Cindy Dixon

Northport church of Christ
Northport, Alabama

My name is Cindy Dixon, and I am the mother of two married adult children who are both active in the Lord’s church. My husband of 34 years and I are the proud grandparents of two boys. My husband is one of five elders at the Northport church of Christ in Northport, Alabama. I enjoy teaching bible classes for babies and toddlers; however, I have taught all grade levels including the teenage girls’ classes. I also have been on three mission trips.

I have earned a Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership, a Master’s Degree in Secondary Language Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary English and history. I have completed 18 hours past the earned doctorate to add the Class A endorsement in Education Administration. I have 21 years of teaching experience and 3.5 years of serving as a consultant for an educational software company where I worked in 11 states.

I am passionate about education, and I aspire to open a Christian Home School Network in my area when I retire. My vision for the school is to create a blended learning environment where parents are part of the learning process and where students meet with certified teachers or other professionals to help them with difficult material on a weekly basis. Service learning will be part of the concept.

Engaging Bible students: I believe that Bible classes should have the rigor that helps participants grow in God’s word. Youth are accustomed to strategic teaching in most public schools. Strategic teaching incorporates many ways to engage the learner so that he or she absorbs and retains new information with the ultimate goal of learners utilizing what they learn. Students learn to analyze, evaluate, and create with the new content. I believe that Bible class teachers should aim for the same high level of thinking skills when it comes to teaching God’s word: The most important information they will ever learn.

Please email me if there is a topic you wish to discuss.

Email: ntjude2@gmail.com

Phone: 205-792-4933

Alecia Ohnemus

Alecia Ohnemus

Prattville church of Christ
Prattville, AL
Alecia is a homeschooling mom and Obstetrics RN who enjoys incorporating love for the Lord into her everyday life. She has experience speaking for Lads to Leaders for 12 years, 9 of those in “Winner’s Circle.” I enjoy speaking on topics such as purity, motherhood, friendship and prayer. I would love to come speak at your ladies day or retreat!

Phone: 3344678734
Email: alecia.ohnemus@yahoo.com

Kendra McDuffa

Kendra McDuffaKendra McDuffay

Hackleburg church of Christ
Hodges, AL

I was raised in a Christian home in the Curry/Jasper area of Walker Co. I am the oldest of three children. My parents are very active at the Curry church. I graduated college in 2001 with a degree in nursing. My career path took me to Tuscaloosa, AL were I worked in an ICU setting. That may not seem important but working in this setting has given me a perspective on life that I hope I never take for granted. I was able to talk to and to hopefully impact people’s lives when they felt like they couldn’t get any lower. In 2007, I left my job in the hospital setting and joined the team at the Alabama Organ Center. This was an amazing opportunity that I am so grateful for. I can’t describe how that job impacted me here in this bio! While living in the Tuscaloosa/Birmingham area from 2001-2011 I worshipped at the Cottondale Church of Christ. I was blessed to be such an active part of that congregation. I was able to speak and youth and ladies events in the area, work closely with our Lads to Leaders program, teach classes, ect. I had the opportunity to work closely with our youth at that time. I was single and working with the youth was a perfect fit for me.
I met my now husband in 2011. He was widowed and had two young children. We were married in 2012 and now have 3 beautiful children together. Blaine is 8, Dacey is 5, and Brody is 3. I stay home with them. Being a stay at home parent has been the hardest but the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done! Brandon, my husband, teaches at Hackleburg High School. We also have a farm. We raise cattle and have chicken houses.
I have experience with public speaking and I have spoke/taught at many many small forums with churches or church events but I have never spoke to a large church audience (of women) but I have had many encourage me to do so. I would love an opportunity to serve in this capacity.

 

Phone: Cell 205-393-6655, you may call or text this number or my house number is 205-935-5321. Thank you!
Email: kmcduffa@gmail.com

Kathy Hutchens

Kathy HutchensKathy Hutchens

Antioch Church of Christ
Altoona, AL
I am married , a mother of 3, and a nana of 8.  I have attended Antioch Church of Christ since I was born and became a Christian at 12. My husband is now an Elder at Antioch, my dad was an Elder when he was alive ,and my brother is presently serving  in the Eldership position .  I have taught classes since I was a teenager and am currently teaching a young ladies class.  I coordinate our Ladies’ day each year with a wonderful group of Christian sisters.
I was a stay at home mom for many years ,but decided I needed to help my husband put our children through college. I earned my bachelor and masters degrees in early and elementary education, a masters and educational specialist degree in school counseling, and finally a masters in school administration. I taught 6th grade for several years then moved to school counselor where I currently reside.  Even with all of this my passion has been to speak to other ladies about God’s word.   I have presented at many school related workshops and conferences however, I am a novice at speaking at Ladies Days.  I have the desire to grow stronger in this area and to add to my speaking engagements .  I started this journey last year speaking at Antioch.  I would love to have the opportunity to speak so while I am growing in this endeavor I will not be requiring any compensation.
Please feel free to call or email me with any questions you have.

Phone: 256-593-5202
Email: kbhutchens54@gmail.com

Cindy Middleton

Cindy MiddletonCindy Middleton

Northport Church of  Christ
Northport, Alabama

Cindy Middleton is a native of Delhi, LA. She married Alan Middleton in 1987 at Delhi church of Christ. Together they have labored in 8 cities and 5 states, working primarily with small congregations in the mission field that is the northeastern United States. Cindy homeschooled her two children, Colin and Caitlin, for over 12 years and served as caretaker for over seventeen other children. An avid student of God’s word, Cindy has spoken at ladies’ days and seminars in multiple states. In her spare time she enjoys quilting, and spoiling her granddaughter, Jane.

armxcdm@msn.com

Blythe Smith

Blythe Smith

Greensboro church of Christ
Demopolis, AL
I am a 2004 graduate of Freed-Hardeman University.  I have been a middle school teacher for 11 years.  My husband is the minister for two small congregations, Greensboro church of Christ (Greensboro, AL) and Linden church of Christ (Linden, AL).  We have two toddlers, age 3 and 2.  I enjoy working with the members at each congregation and serving them by encouraging, comforting, and cooking.  I feel like my strengths are raising Godly children and encouraging others.  I would love the opportunity to speak to the daughters of God.

blythe.martin@yahoo.com

 

Kitty Lewis

Kitty Lewis

Roebuck Parkway Church of Christ
Trussville, AL

I am a mother of five beautiful children. My husband and I have been married for 17 years. I have attended Roebuck Parkway since I was 15 years old and was raised in the church. I have taught multiple classes from infant to ladies classes. I have spoken approximately 10 times at various Ladies Events on subjects such as time management, life battles, divorce and recovery, and finding and using your special gifts. I do work outside the home, but also bake and cook for the public including Wednesday Night Meals for our congregation. I lead a very busy life and would have it no other way. 🙂
Email: kittylewis@hotmail.com

Melissa Ledbetter

Melissa Ledbetter

Fort Payne church of Christ
Rainsville, AL
Email: mel_ledbetter@hotmail.com
Website: http://striving4proverbs31.wordpress.com
Phone: 423-827-5173

I have not spoken, but this is something I want to grow into when it is the time and season.  I would like to, in the meantime, get to know those who do and for me to learn challenges, how to start, etc. I currently plan the ladies days at our church.
I am 31 years old with twin 4 year old boys.  My husband is a deacon at our church and he was put over ladies days, wbs, lectureships, summer series, etc.  I would love to grow my network of christian women.

Uduak Afangideh

Uduak (UDY) Afang-idehUduak Afangideh

Landmark Church of Christ
Montgomery, Alabama

Email: uafangideh@gmail.com
Phone: 3342702171

Uduak Afangideh is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University, and a Professor at Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama.  She speaks to women at Gospel meetings, both in the United States and in her home country of Nigeria. She teaches ladies Bible classes in her local congregation , is the pioneer writer for a ladies column in The Pulpit Watch, Nigeria, and is the author of Today’s Girl: The Physical, Spiritual and Emotional Development of the Girl Child (Citigate Publishers, 2002). Her latest book: Sister to Sister: Inspiring stories of how an Extra-ordinary God transforms ordinary Women Today was published in 2014 and is fast becoming a well-loved book for individual and group Bible class studies.  Uduak is a biology professor who loves using her talents of public speaking and teaching to edify women of all ages.  She has been married to her husband Peter for 22 years and together they manage a Christian school in Nigeria which they started in 2002.  She enjoys a busy but well-balanced lifestyle serving The Lord and raising their three lovely children in Montgomery Alabama.