Debbie Deavours

Debbie Deavours

Cleveland church of Christ
Bankston, AL

Debbie Deavours attends Cleveland church of Christ where her husband, Randy, is an elder and often fills in as preacher and teacher. Debbie has been a Christian and Bible school teacher for 40 years. She has completed the ‘Fishers of Men’ Bible course. She enjoys speaking publicly and writing encouraging posts.
Debbie is a retired public school principal. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Instructional Leadership and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Debbie also serves as a Lead Evaluator for Advanc-ED Accreditation for schools and districts.

Phone: 205-932-0176

Email: ddeavours6643@gmail.com

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Susan Courington

Susan Courington

Sylvan Springs C of C
Mulga, AL

Susan Courington was born and raised in the Birmingham area. She graduated from West Birmingham Christian School, Alabama Christian College, Freed Hardeman University and the University of West Alabama. She is married to David Courington and is the very proud mother to three amazing children, three amazing in-law children, and Granna to ten more than amazing and phenomenal grandchildren.
David and Susan have worked with the Sylvan Springs congregation for forty years. Susan has been active in the teaching program and currently teaches the K-2 class, where each class is an adventure. Susan also works with the girls on their Lads to Leaders speeches each year. She also enjoys speaking for Ladies Day events.
Susan currently works for the Birmingham Board of Education where she serves as the Library Media Specialist/Technology Coordinator at Wilkerson Middle School. She also serves as an adjunct professor for the education department at the University of West Alabama.
One of Susan’s greatest joys is to participate in the work at Indian Creek Youth camp, where she proudly serves to head up the kitchen during Courington/Kelsey week each year.

Phone: 205-807-4103

Email: mmcour@yahoo.com

May Patterson

May Patterson

Twickenham church of Christ
Huntsville, AL

May Patterson has been writing and teaching Bible study classes for years. In 2017, her book, “Seeking a Familiar Face” was published and recently, its companion Bible study was published, called “A 40-Day Guide for Seeking God.” May has written for numerous magazines including Focus on the Family, Upper Room Magazine and Crosswalk.com and is a sought-after public speaker. She is married to her dear friend, Mike, and they have three grown children. She loves to tell stories, laugh, and talk about the adventure of seeking God. For more information, visit her at http://www.maypatterson.com.

Phone: 256-426-0442

Email: hello@maypatterson.com

Website: https://maypatterson.com

Hope Estabrook

Hope Estabrook

Panama Street Church of Christ
Montgomery, AL

I am a wife of 15 years and a mother of four children which I have been homeschooling for the past 8 years. My husband Jim has worked with Apologetics Press since 1998. I was blessed to grow up in the Lord’s church. My dad, David Bass is a faithful gospel preacher for more than 40 years now. My Uncle preaches in Ohio and my grandfather, Herschel Bass preached all over the southern states for around 60 years. I have recently been given opportunities to speak at a ladies’ day and a ladies’ retreat. I have also taught multiple times at our local ladies class. I learn so much when preparing to teach, and feel that I can serve others in sharing what I learn. I enjoy speaking, teaching, and meeting new people.

Phone: 3343241815

Email: hrbe67 (at) gmail.com

Emily Lambert

Emily Lambert

Cross Point Church of Christ
Florence, AL

I am a native of Florence, Alabama and a graduate of Mars Hill Bible School. I received a degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University. I have taught in Russell County, AL; Noxubee County, MS; and Lauderdale County, AL. I have been married to my husband since 1991 and have 3 children. 2 are in college, and the youngest is in junior high school. I attend Cross Point Church of Christ and am on the Ladies Ministry Team. I have taught ladies classes and spoken at several of our church events. Most recently I organized a Ladies Retreat for our congregation. My 4 sisters and my mother helped lead the retreat with lessons, worship, skits, and a panel discussion. The theme of the retreat was “Road Trip”. We shared about letting God direct our path as we choose our directions, pack for the journey, and deal with bumps in the road.

I have self-published a book of devotionals for teachers called My Cup Runneth Over. I also email weekly devotionals to the ladies of our Young Married Class in a series called “From the Heart of a Mom.”

Equipping women to fulfill their ministry is dear to my heart.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

Mission work is also important to me. I have traveled to the island of Antigua every year for the past 7 years to work with the Villa Church of Christ there. We put on a soccer camp and Vacation Bible School. We also hold a nightly meeting and invite the children of the community there.

I am interested in sharing messages God has placed on my heart.

Phone: 256 -710- 6302

Email: eclambert20 (at) gmail.com

Teddy Copeland

Teddy Copeland

Stony Point Church of Christ
Florence, AL

Native of Florence, Alabama
Attended Mars Hill Bible School, 1960-1972
Graduate of Freed-Hardeman University, 1976
Received Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication Personal: Married Roger Copeland (originally from Newport News, Virginia) in 1977;
Parents of four grown children; six grandchildren

Experience: Former newspaper reporter:
Did mission work in Brazil, 1981-1987
Writer of Bible School literature for Lambert Book House, 1990- present
Author of ten books:
Clearer from the Plain,
Playing the Hand You’re Dealt,
Holes in the Darkness,
Crock Pot Living in a Pressure Cooker World,
Surviving a Tsunami,
Miriam: The Art of Sistering,
Face to Face: Achieving Intimacy with God,
Outsider No More: The Story of Ruth
First Year Without Mama
Oh, Be Careful, Little Feet: Bible Stories About Shoes

Has spoken in various states to ladies groups, 1987-present
Currently church secretary at Stony Point Church of Christ in Florence
Phone: 35630 256-764-8856 (work) 256-415-0246 (cell)
Email: 2copelands@gmail.com

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 36 years and I are the proud grandparents of two boys. My husband is one of six 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 four mission trips (Greater Portmore, Jamaica; Mosquito River, Tanzania; Long Island, New York; Meeker, Colorado).

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 23 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 or call me if there is a topic you wish to discuss.  I have no travel restrictions or preferences. My favorite topics include but are not limited to the following: the biblical role of women in the church, social media in our culture: the good, the bad, and the ugly, the impact service has on the church and in our community, and the importance of an active prayer life.

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