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Bible Cafe Leaders help people around the world study, connect, and grow. Since 2009 we have ministered to others through online Bible study and book clubs. Our Bible Cafe™ leadership is a volunteer team serving God through online Bible study. We are a Christian non-denominational parachurch ministry. Bible Cafe™ Leaders help people learn and apply the Bible to their daily living. Our desire is to lead people to a deeper relationship with God through Bible studies.
Bible Cafe™ Directors
CHRISTINE ABRAHAM | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Founder & Executive Director
CHRISTINE ABRAHAM has been a parachurch director for 10+ years. 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. Married 30 years she lives in California with her husband and two daughters.
SONYA MORRIS NELSON | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
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
Director of Leadership
STASIA NIELSEN has been a parachurch director and Bible Cafe Director for nearly 10 years. She is a career missionary. 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.
CARLA BROOKS | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
Director of Leadership
CARLA BROOKS has been a parachurch director and Bible Cafe leader for almost 10 years. She earned a degree in Biblical Studies and serves locally at Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). She is a breast cancer survivor and blogs about her journey at CarlaBrooks.org
Bible Cafe™ Leaders
ALETHEA BRYANT | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
ALETHEA BRYANT joined the Bible Cafe in 2015 and has been an active participant in online Bible study. She loves serving others with a heart of Christ. Alethea has previously served as an Administrative Assistant and Children’s Secretary at First Baptist Church. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dogs. She loves Coffee with French Vanilla creamer only, cook, journals, adult coloring, drawing and listening to audio books. She received her AAS: in Office Technology, Administrative, Legal Assistant and, AAS: Business Administration. Alethea lives in Georgia.
CHRISTINE JOHNSON | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
CHRISTINE JOHNSON has helped facilitate small group Bible study discussions at Bible Café for almost six years after attending as a participant. 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. You can learn more about her writing at christineelizabethjohnson.com or follow her on Facebook. When not at the computer, she loves to quilt, take long walks, and explore God’s glorious Creation with her husband of 33+ years.
CONSTANCE GARROW JONES | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
CONSTANCE GARROW JONES is a retired administrative assistant for a surgeons office. She is very active in her local church and loves teaching other women. She is a leader of a women’s Bible study, has taught Bible lessons, spoken at various women’s conferences and is on her church’s prayer team. She lives in California with her husband and enjoys reading, photography, and hand lettering.
DR. DIANA MITCHELL | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
DR. DIANA MOYE-MITCHELL received professional training and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Chicago State University in 1991, a Master of Divinity degree from Howard School of Divinity in 2006, and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta in 2013. 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. In 2010, she organized a nonprofit organization for women, titled Sister-to-Sister Mentoring, and in 2020, she launched a new nonprofit organization, titled H.O.P.E. in Life, Inc. Dr. Moye-Mitchell is married to Elder Dwayne Patrick Mitchell, and was gifted by God with two beautiful children, Danielle and Darien. They reside in Georgia.
DOTSI CAMPBELL | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
DOTSI CAMPBELL is a former elementary school teacher, Early Childhood Director and college professor. She has lived in Mississippi, West Virginia and presently lives in the state of Washington. She has organized and facilitated Bible studies, taught Bible classes, lead 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 and is mom to two boys, mother in law to two beautiful girls and grandmother to two grandchildren.
Her desire is for others to learn about and experience the peace, love and joy found only by accept Christ as their Savior, Lord and King. This can only be accomplished by growing in spirit and truth through prayer, Bible Study and evangelism.
Her life verse is Micah 6:8 “An what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
HAYLEY PHILIPPUS | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
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 Bible Cafe in June 2020. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and yorkie poo puppy.
JANICE WALDORF | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
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
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.”
JENNIFER HIRST | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
JENNIFER HIRST is an ordained minister, children’s pastor for the last 10 years, and homeschooling Mom. She lives in Montana with her husband and younger children. She has seven children – two married adult, two teenagers, and three upper elementary children. She is on a new adventure of writing devotions and book. She joined the Bible Cafe Bible 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.
KAREN DOUGLASS | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
KAREN DOUGLASS has been called to women’s ministry after spending 30 years directing all types of programs and events for children. She joined the Bible Cafe in 2012 and has participated or led more than 30 studies. Karen is a prayer warrior and spends time lifting Bible Cafe, its leaders, and participants in prayer each day. Recently, she retired from her career in public education and to become a substance abuse prevention professional. Karen has been married 30+ years and enjoys time with her five adult children and four grandchildren.
KATHY MCLEISH | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
KATHY MCLEISH is a former librarian and also a certified lay servant at her local church. She has been participating in study groups with the Bible Cafe since January of 2017 and has been part of the leadership team since fall of 2019. Kathy is currently a housewife who lives in Ohio with her husband of 21 years and is “cat mom” to Sweet Pea.
KATHY SUMNER | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
KATHY SUMNER has been a member of the Bible Cafe ministry as a prayer partner for the last two years and most currently as a Zoom group leader. She and her husband live in Eastern PA. Kathy has served in numerous churches in various roles, and now enjoys Bible study, bike riding, gardening, crafting and hanging out with her grandchildren.
KRIS WALDRON | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
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 BETH FLOYD | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
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.
PATTI ACHEE | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
PATTI ACHEE loves the power of prayer and watching God work. She considers it a honor and blessing to lift up sisters in Christ. War Room is one of her favorite movies showcasing the power of prayer. Since 2013 Patti has either been leading groups or praying for Bible Cafe sisters. She is happily married to her best friend for 35 years, and they have two young adult children. Her daytime job has her helping clients turn their house into a home through her interior and exterior decorating company, Staging Buddies.
RHONDA SARTAIN COLLINS | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
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.
SHEILA COLANGELO | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
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.
SHELIA EDENS-BROWN | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
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 her inner self and release it. Through her workshops and training, Sheila empowers women with the tools needed to reach their full potential.
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.
ANNE BAILEY | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
JAN QUAST | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
JANICE CHILDERS | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC
SONJA KORUM-CAMPBELL | BIBLE CAFE™ MINISTRIES LLC