Bible Cafe™ Leaders help people around the world to study the Bible. Since 2009 we have gathered to study, connect, and grow through online Bible study. Our Bible Cafe™ leadership is a volunteer team serving God through online Bible study. We are a non-denominational Christian ministry.
CHRISTINE ABRAHAM | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Bible Cafe™ Founder & Director, Author, Leadership Coach
CHRISTINE ABRAHAM is the Bible Cafe™ Founder and helps people understand the Bible, fellowship in small groups, and develop a lasting relationship with Jesus. She earned a Graduate of Theology degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Christine has facilitated more than 100 Bible Cafe™ studies. She is a popular Christian Life & Leadership Coach. She lives in California with her husband and two rescue dogs.
SONYA MORRIS NELSON | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Assistant to the Pastor, Bible Cafe™ Director of Leadership
SONYA MORRIS NELSON is a Bible Cafe™ Director. She finds joy in serving others. Sonya serves in her local church by leading women's Bible studies, leading small group leaders and organizing workshops/conferences. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves tea, journals and shoes. Sonya lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son and daughter.
STASIA NIELSEN | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Missinary, Billy Graham Chaplain, Bible Cafe™ Director
STASIA NIELSEN is a career missionary and Bible Cafe™ Director. She has served internationally leading people to Christ. She is also a Chaplain with the Billy Graham Organization and has worked with Samaritan's Purse. She lives in Mexico with her husband and her children.
Bible Cafe™ University Leaders
DR. DIANA MOYE-MITCHELL | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Minister, Christian Life Coach, Nonfiction Author, BCU Leader
DR. DIANA MOYE-MITCHELL received professional training and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Chicago State University, a Master of Divinity degree from Howard School of Divinity, and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta. Dr. Moye- Mitchell’s doctoral work focused on the inequalities and sufferings of women in the “Black Pentecostal Church.” As a ministry servant of prayer, teaching, and training, Dr. Moye-Mitchell seeks to encourage people of all ages to live their godly purpose with passion, and to pursue excellence in life.
DIANE JOHNSON | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Former Children's Pastor, BCU Leader
DIANE JOHNSON discovered the Womens Bible Cafe™ when she and her husband traveled by RV. It was their lifeline for Christian fellowship and Bible study as they traveled for nearly two years. Her husband Sam enjoys studying God’s Word with us too! Diane has an associate’s degree in accounting, and a bachelor’s degree in business management, homeschooled, was a children’s pastor, and has led several in-person womens Bible studies. Also, she served on the Board of Directors and Steering Committee for several non-profit organizations.
DOTSI CAMBELL | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Retired College Professor, BCU Leadeer
DOTSI CAMPBELL is a former elementary school teacher, Early Childhood Director, and college professor. She has organized and facilitated Bible studies, taught Bible classes, and led and spoken at women’s ministry conferences, workshops, and retreats for thirty years. She has been a member of the Bible Cafe™ for many years. She has been married for fifty years. She has two sons, beautiful daughters-in-love, and wonderful grandchildren.
JANELLA CANTU-MYRICKS | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Retired School Principal, Red Cross Volunteer, BCU Leader
JANELLA CANTU-MYRICKS is a retired school principal. Bible Studies have been an important part of her walk with Christ for over 30 years. Married to her wonderful loving husband for 25 years, she describes her family as the “The Brady Bunch” as a blended family with six children. God blessed her with 12 beautiful grandchildren. Along with studying God’s word, she is volunteering with the American Red Cross, spending time with her sisters, reading, and camping.
JANICE CHILDERS | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Pastor, Womens Ministry Leader, BCU Leader
JANICE CHILDERS has a Diploma in Theology from Life Christian University. She is a Christian speaker, teacher, and prayer warrior. She served in her local church as a co-pastor, a worship ministry leader, children’s church pastor, and women’s ministry leader. She has spoken at women’s retreats and conducted a children’s ministry workshop. She also served for three years as an Area Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child with Samaritan’s Purse.
JENNIFER HIRST | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Ordained Minister, Christian Life Coach, BCU Leader
JENNIFER HIRST is an ordained minister, children’s pastor for the last 10 years, and homeschooling Mom. She has seven children – two married adults, two teenagers, and three upper elementary children. She is on a new adventure of writing devotions and books. She joined the Womens Bible Cafe™ in 2015 and two years later became a group leader. She enjoys spending time with God and doing what He calls her to do, surrendered to His will.
MARY BETH FLOYD | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Retired School Teacher, BCU Leader
MARY BETH FLOYD is a retired school teacher and very active in her local church. She helps people recover from addiction and codependency through her work at Celebrate Recovery. Recently widowed, she lives in Tennessee and enjoys meet-ups with her church friends and friends from college.
KATHY MCLEISH | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Church Speaker, Writer, BCU Leader
KATHY McLEISH is a former library information technology coordinator and has been participating in study groups with the Womens Bible Café™ since 2017. She serves as a speaker in her church as well as a financial secretary. She is an eager student of God’s Word and enjoys the times of learning and growth she has found as a member of the Bible Café.
SANDY HEWETH | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Book Club Host, BCU Leader
SANDY HEWETT is a trained Stephen Minister and loves working with the elderly. She facilitated an annual Women’s Retreat, “A Day Away” for her local church. Being retired, Sandy loves to travel and volunteer throughout her community. Her passion is for Directing and fundraising for the Weekend Food Program for her local Elementary School. Sandy rescues special needs dogs (diabetic/blind/paralyzed leg, etc) and currently has several dogs, a cat, and a bird.
SHELIA EDENS-BROWN | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Church Elder, Life Coach, Nonfiction Author, BCU Leader
SHELIA EDENS-BROWN is a speaker, author, spiritual leader, coach, and founder of A Woman of Grace ministry. Sheila believes all women are full of potential and purpose but, at times, lack the knowledge to find their inner self and release it. Through her workshops and training, Sheila empowers women with the tools needed to reach their full potential.
Womens Bible Cafe™ Leaders & Prayer Team
ALETHEA BRYANT | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
ALETHEA BRYANT is an active member of our Womens Bible Cafe™ as she prays for our members and leaders. She has a heart for Jesus and a desire to see women grow in their understanding of the Scriptures.
CATHY KENNY | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Retired Veteran, Chaplain, and Prayer Team
CATHY KENNY has been very active in the Womens Bible Cafe Community. She contributes her wisdom and insight during Zoom groups and encourages others to know Jesus. She is a retired veteran and chaplain.
CHERI HERMANS | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Retired College Instructor, Small Group Leader
CHERI HERMANS has been a member of the Womens Bible Café™ for many years. She taught Sunday School at her local church and attended many Bible studies offered by members of the church. Cheri was an instructor at her local college she specialized in teaching computer software courses. She finds great joy in sharing her faith and being with others who love to share their faith. Quilting, painting, and drawing are some of her hobbies–along with gardening.
CHRISTINE JOHNSON | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Christian Historical and Romance Author, Group Leader
CHRISTINE JOHNSON has helped facilitate small group Bible study discussions at the Womens Bible Café. She has led local Bible studies and especially enjoys women’s ministry. Each study brings the joy of fellowship and learning from each other. She is a former librarian and an author of Christian fiction. When not at the computer, she loves to quilt, take long walks, and explore God’s glorious Creation with her husband of 30+ years. You can learn more about her writing at christineelizabethjohnson.com
DIANA WOOLLEY | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Former Homeschool Leader, Small Group Leader
DIANA WOOLLEY is married with two daughters, two cats, two dogs and two tanks of fish. She has a degree in Special Education and has worked with Downs Syndrome children and autistic children. She homeschooled her two daughters and formed a local homeschool group in her commmunity. She started her own business ministering to the non health needs of the elderly in their homes. She has a passion for doing the Lord’s work wherever He takes her. Diana is an avid outdoor person, love gardening, running and hiking. She is a writer and reader of many books.
HAYLEY PHILIPPUS | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Church Ministry Director, Group Leader
HAYLEY PHILIPPUS is an active member of her local church where she has served as a youth leader and ministry director. She has a heart for working with people from around the globe and has taught adult ESL (English Second Language) for 15 years. Hayley joined the Bible Cafe™ leadership team in 2020. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and Yorkie poo puppy.
JAN QUAST | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
JAN QUAST has been an active member of the Womens Bible Cafe for many years. (bio coming soon)
JANICE WALDORF | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Retired School Teacher, Group Leader, Prayer Leader
JANICE WALDORF is a retired school teacher. She began her teaching career in her late 30’s and taught lower elementary children for 21 years. Janice has been a student of Bible Cafe studies since 2010 or so and participates in and leads Bible Studies in her community. She enjoys teaching Sunday School and serves on other boards in her church. Married for 48 years she is Mom to three children and Nana to nine grandchildren. She lives in British Columbia, Canada.
JEANNE RIDDERMAN | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Retired Social Worker, Card Ministry, Group Leader, Prayer Leader
JEANNE RIDDERMAN is a Daughter of the king and tries to be the sunshine in other peoples lives. She has been married for 45 years to her best friend and couldn’t image sharing her life with anyone else. She is blessed with two married sons, two beautiful Daughter-In-loves, and three Grandchildren. She is a retired social worker from the state of Michigan after serving for 30 plus years. She volunteers at Christian Neighbors (Christian Faith Food pantry), She is very involved in her church with the prayer team and card ministry. She has been involved in the Bible Cafe Ministry as a student, leader, and prayer warrior on and off for over 10 years. She enjoys gardening, walking, cooking, and being involved with her Grandangels and their lives. Her life verse is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
KRIS WALDRON | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Group Leader, Prayer Leader
KRIS WALDRON has been an active member of the Bible Café community since 2016. She has completed numerous online studies. She is co-owner of a small trucking company, working from home and parenting her children. She has a passion for leading people to Christ and to know Him through Bible study. Kris has a reputation for encouraging the students in our discussion groups and making sure every voice is heard.
MARY SCHILLING | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Retired Teacher and School Administrator, Small Group Leader
MARY SCHILLING lives in northeast Kansas. She is a former Special Education teacher and a retired School Administrator. She loves to study the Bible and to look for ways to serve others. She has just started as a leader for the Bible Cafe studies this year. Mary is mom to three dogs that she adopted from Humane Societies. She loves to quilt and has donated several to a local Hospice.
RHONDA SARTAIN COLLINS | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Retired Therapist, Group Leader, Prayer Leader
RHONDA SARTAIN COLLINS has been with Bible Cafe intermittently since 2011 as a participant. She is now a member of the Prayer Team. She was widowed in 2019 and is a retired mental health therapist with the state of South Carolina. She has two adult children and two grandchildren. She is a strong advocate for individuals with disabilities, lives to read mysteries and true crime stories. She also loves to craft and do genealogy.
RITA HAYES | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
(BIO COMING SOON)
SHEILA COLANGELO | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Retired RN, Group Leader
SHEILA COLANGELO is a daughter of God and follower of Jesus. She has been married for 48 years to her high school sweetheart. They have two children and three grandchildren. Sheila is a retired Registered Nurse (RN). She has been involved as a follower, participant, and co-leader with the Bible Cafe™ for almost ten years.
SONJA KORUM-CAMPBELL | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Make-A-Wish Coordinator, Bible Cafe Trainer, Group Leader
TRICIA MCWILLIAMS | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
TRICIA MCWILLIAMS was led by the Holy Spirit in answer to prayer to the Women’s Bible Cafe in 2013. She has been a participant, a Bible study leader and at present serves on the Prayer team of the ministry. She believes praying for others is both a honor as well as a gift to share with others. She has completed 35+ studies. She is a wife, mother to two grown children and grandmother to one adult granddaughter. She has also recently been blessed with a young 8-year-old step grandson come into her life. She believes prayer should be our first reaction to life’s ups and downs.
How to Become a Bible Cafe™ Leader
Bible Cafe™ leaders are active participants in our small group discussions and are referred by their current leaders. They attend consistently and engage in our weekly discussions. We follow the “Learn By Doing” model and leaders/co-leaders learn by participating. Leaders and co-leaders mentor the newest members of their team.
Our Director of Leadership Sonya Morris Nelson prayerfully considers prospective leaders, interview them, and reviews their leadership application. Sonya then organizes our leadership team into the small group schedule for each study.
Some leaders join us through the Leadership Coaching Program, a 10-week coaching course led by our founder Christine Abraham.