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Women Leaders Missional Network Luncheon "My Leadership Journey"

Thu, October 17, 2019

An Invitation for Women Leaders within the Citywide Church of Kansas City

Women church leaders and ministry leaders...you are invited to join us for a luncheon at the Brio on October 17 as we network with each other and learn what God is doing through the women of KC to further His mission. This luncheon will also feature a few women leaders in Kansas City who will share about their leadership journey. 

Melody Tener, in addition to her  role as Community Impact Associate at Westside Family Church, is the founder and owner of The Small Hinge. The Small Hinge, located in Bonner Springs  is a “benevolent boutique,” which works in partnership with Avenue of Life, a non-profit that is working to eliminate generational poverty in Wyandotte County. This business model engages suburban shoppers and volunteers in urban ministry. Melody brings a unique combination of compassion and creativity, coupled with formidable business acumen to an intersection of non-profit work and profitable business ownership. This has resulted in more than $20,000 of donations annually to Avenue of Life.  Melody and her husband Scott (aka Mr. Hinge) are empty nesters with two sons in college.

September Trible is a wife, mother, and former KC business owner. She has been formally engaged in the battle to prevent, heal and end sex trafficking since 2011. September is a visionary leader with a mission to see youth, parents, caring adults, and community leaders become educated and empowered to prevent this horrific crime. As a Certified BeAlert Presenter with the Stop Trafficking Project, she pours out her passion for prevention and early identification to help our kids have safer futures!! September is a committed victim advocate who is also a former foster parent and certified foster care trainer. She served for 3+ years as the Executive Director for a residential program that provides long-term recovery services for adult survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. September and her husband Scott have a blended family consisting of 9 children and are currently blessed with 10 beautiful grandchildren. They are active members of Antioch Church and lead a home Bible study group.

Amy Mitchell is the Founder of Anchor Her Ministry. She attends Gracepoint Baptist Church and is an advisor to the board of Gracious Promise.   Anchor Her is a Christ-centered ministry. Their mission is to embrace, empower and ignite women impacted by incarceration, domestic violence and addiction. At the age of 19, Amy was a single mother on government assistance facing a 5 year jail sentence and losing custody of her daughter Mariah. By God's grace Amy got probation and did not lose custody of her daughter. Today Mariah and Amy work together ministering to women at the Johnson County Adult Residential Center and mentoring them as they reenter society. Amy also speaks at conferences, churches and small groups sharing her testimony and how God truly does work all things together for good. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)  

Bobbi Jo Reed is the Founder and CEO of Healing House, Inc., a faith-based, transitional-living organization located in Kansas City.  Her addiction began at the age of 12; leading to a period of addiction, prostitution and homelessness.  Her life story is chronicled in the book Beautifully Broken, which is now being made into a documentary film.  She currently serves on several boards and has received numerous awards.  She has provided safe, transitional housing for over 6,000 individuals in the last 17 years.  She has a passion for helping others and was created to devote her life to those suffering with addiction. Healing House has grown from a small recovery home 17 years ago into 15 houses and two apartment buildings, a $3.5 million Recovery Community Center, a day care center and other buildings that serve more than 350 people in recovery daily. Bobbi Jo serves on several committees, community organizations, state advisory boards and works with the legislature each year on funding issues for mental health.  As a person in recovery herself, Bobbi Jo will talk about how she balances all these demands on a daily basis.

The Women Leaders Missional Network exists to gather, unite, equip, and encourage women in the KC area to pursue God’s local and global mission.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
11:45am - 1:30pm

Brio Tuscan Grille
502 Nichols Rd
Kansas City, MO 64112

Each attendee will need to pay $15 at the door in cash or check, or pay online in advance when registering.  Please register by October 16.  Please make checks payable to The Sending Project. Thanks!