Franklin, TN, April 28th, 2023
Congratulations to our She Leads America (Tennessee) Christian Women Leaders of Distinction.
“Jesus whispered your name in my ear”
Bodie Thoene - 2021 She Leads America Christian Woman of Distinction
These women were honored by the Tennessee State Legislature, She Leads America and She Leads Tennessee because we heard Jesus ask us to embrace, honor and thank them for being humble and faithful servants.
He has seen their sacrifice, tears, hard work, successes and failures - losses and gains, accolades and attacks and through it all - they have remained faithful and true in love with Him, they have brought LIFE AND LIGHT TO OUR NATION AND THE WORLD!
We join Him in honoring you.
Congratulations to our She Leads Tennessee Christian Women Leaders of Distinction
1. Kathie Lee Gifford, Media
2. Senator Marsha Blackburn, Government
3. Dr. Carol Miller Swain, Education
4. Riley Gaines, Sports
5. Barbara Kinnamon Bush, Business
6. Candy Christmas, Church
7. Rema Dupont, Women’s Advocacy
8. Leigh-Allyn Baker Kauffman, Film/TV
9. Glenda Sutton, Family
9. Sarah Macleod, Community
10. Mila Grigg, National Business
11. Marlene Tidwell, Government
12. Francesca Battistelli , Christian Music
13. Robin Steenman, Military /Family
13. Jaci Velasquez, Radio/Music
14. Dr. Laralyn M RiverWind, Health
15. Tiffany Spahn Atkinson, Global Ministry
16. Zania Visser Schoeman, Global Business
17. Victoria Jackson, Entertainment
18. Author Karen Kingsbury, Literature
19. Deborah Allen, Country Music
20. Dr Alveda King, Becki Fortner, Mentorship, Liz Doyle, Founder of SheLeadsAmerica
Plus 100 more mighty women of Tennessee!
Thanks to the amazing She Leads Tennessee Leadership Team, Barbara Ann Jeter, Jessica Scholes and Nise Davies!
Congratulations to Dr. Madeline Manning Mims for being one of the honorees announced today to the 96th Class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the highest honor bestowed by the State.
She Leads Oklahoma and She Leads America could not be more proud as we celebrate your recognition and tremendous achievements.
Congratulations She Leads Alabama! Recognized in a resolution by the State Of Alabama House Of Representatives.
See the Gala 2022 report here.
On September 30th 2022 in Washington DC, She Leads America honored ten "Christian Women Of Distinction in the United States Of America".
They received Congressional Recognition and their names and accomplishments have been entered into the Congressional Record.
This was followed on October 1st by a prayer concert themed around "promoting life from the womb to the tomb and beyond" at the Museum of the Bible.
Presenters included: Dr. Alveda King, Speak For Life; Tina Whittington, Executive Vice President with Students For Life; Broadcaster Mercedes Schlapp; Chaney Mullins Gooley program director at Susan B Anthony pro-life America with Her Plan; Kelly Lester: ProLove And Then There Were None.
Praise God for new leaders in:
Arizona/Texas, Eve Nunez; Louisiana, Sandra Pate; Indiana, Capt. Shannon Martinez; Ohio, Mandy Reed; Carmelita Greco, Texas; Allyson Reneau standing in for Oklahoma; Libia Doran and Pastor Michele Jackson, Juin Killingsworth Maryland; Jan Tetsuani Hawaii.
Pray for Kimberly Dirmann - She Leads California and director of State Development, Brandy Gibson and Gwen Bradley, She Leads Alabama; Dr. Elizabeth Enns, Wendy Hawley Carolinas; Dr. Alveda King and Ginger Howard, She Leads Georgia; Allison Moore, She Leads Mississippi; Barbara Ann Jeter and Jessica Scholes, Tennessee and for the others who are rising up.
Read the War Cry cover feature with Dr. Alveda King, Dr. Madeline Manning Mims and Rev. Liz Doyle. Watch the video interview below.
Heidi Scheer first joined She Leads Michigan as Mrs. USA after finishing her reign as Mrs. Michigan. We have journeyed with her as she wore that crown for two years during Covid , won the Mrs. Worldwide competition and now Mrs. Universe TCP. We are proud of her!
She is an Autism Health Advocate of 16 years and the owner of a health and wellness company that serves the autism community worldwide. Heidi is a published author, international speaker, and has united autism organizations in the US, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands.
She is the creator of an organic non-GMO energy bar that has raised funds for autism families in the US and Australia, and has co-written and produced an autism film that has been viewed around the world.
The platform-based pageant allowed Scheer to champion her cause: “Treating the Puzzle of Autism.” Her son Gannon was diagnosed with autism just before his fourth birthday, and was non-verbal. Scheer says she was given no hope, and was told by doctors that Gannon “may never speak a sentence, may never have friends, may never be in general education, he may never tell you that he loves you.”
By age 11, after countless therapies and protocols, Gannon no longer qualified for the clinical diagnosis of autism. Last year, Gannon entered Indiana University. Since her son’s diagnosis, Scheer has become an advocate for treatment and recovery. Pageants, she says, are a way for her to share her story of hope.
“So many parents are given no hope. They’re basically given a diagnosis and told to get speech therapy. To me, this pageant is an opportunity to help others. It’s truly a vehicle for me to help others help their children,” she said. “All this training and experience in pageantry, it’s going to serve me now to help others.”
We are excited to welcome She Leads America's new Director of State Development Kimberly Dirmann from Anaheim, California.
Kimberly served as the Director of Foursquare Women International from 2000-2005 with the primary focus of resourcing women in ministry leadership. During this time she also co-hosted a talk show on a Christian radio station.
Kimberly was appointed as the Southwest District Supervisor for the Foursquare denomination and served in this role from May of 2009 until May of 2016. She, along with her district staff, oversaw 180 churches in Arizona, parts of Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Southern Utah.
Currently Kimberly serves as co-pastor of The Rock in Anaheim, California, a church she and her husband Jerry opened in April, 2000.
She has been married to Jerry for 35 years.
They have two grown children, Alexandra
and Jonathan, and six grandchildren.
She will be leading a She Leads America Zoom call for new state leaders on December 1.
On September 30 we launched the “Women on the Hill” Appreciation Breakfast with an amazing group of 120 Christian women in leadership from across America filling a banqueting suite in the Rayburn Office Building on “The Hill”. A complimentary Continental Breakfast was served followed by comments from our special guests including the Chaplain of the House of Representatives, Rev. Dr. Margaret Kibben and Dr. Alveda King.
We are very grateful to Congresswoman Lisa McClain for chairing this event focused on appreciating Christian women of influence, praying for them and listening to everyone’s thoughts and prayer requests. Congresswoman McClain introduced She Leads America’s 10 Christian Women of Distinction for 2022 and presented them with copies of the Congressional Record where their accomplishments were recorded.We recognized Congresswoman McClain and Congresswoman Dr. Virginia Foxx as Legislators of the year. Congresswoman Foxx was very moved and deeply encouraged by the recognition.We had a powerful time of prayer before we concluded and made our way to the Bible Museum for a guided tour and special lunch time meetings.
The Women on the Hill Appreciation Breakfast was sponsored by She Leads America, Faith & Liberty, Speak for Life, National Latina/Latino Commission, Help 4 Kidz Prayer House, National Day of Prayer Task Force, Intercessors for America, Salvation Army, Aglow International, Concerned Women for America, Alabaster House, First Love Ministries Int’l, Capitol Hill Prayer Partners, Stanton Int’l and others.
When Eve Nunez became pregnant after
being raped, a relative encouraged her to
have an abortion, concerned that her
pregnancy would bring shame to the family. Nunez chose life.
Nunez joins “The Daily Signal Podcast”
to share her story and why she is so
committed to standing for life.
(Photo Illustration: Frodo Schering / EyeEm/Getty Images)
Fox and Friends' Ainsley Earhardt interviews Dr. Alveda King, founder of "Speak For Life" and She Leads America honoree on the Roe vs Wade leaked supreme court verdict.
Dr Alveda King receiving prayer from She Leads Michigan honorees as she is honored at the She Leads America Launch, Washington DC.
Dr. King is an American activist, author, and former state representative for the 28th District in the Georgia House of Representatives. She is a niece of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and daughter of civil rights activist A. D. King and his wife, Naomi Barber King.
She works toward her purpose in life, to glorify God and currently serves as a pastoral associate and director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries
Interview with Madeline Manning Mims, Dr. Alveda King and Liz Doyle