Each week on Thursday morning we celebrate an amazing woman in our community. We would love to hear from you about a special woman in your life. Please fill out our Woman of the Week nomination form and let us know who that is in your life. You can read the stories below of our growing list of amazing women.
Woman of the Week: Rita Chaney
Nominated by: Kenna Chaney
Rita is like another mom to me. She is very involved in our church, one of the leaders of Women on Mission group. She is so generous she has helped us out more times then I can count. The best thing she ever did was bring me back to God. My daughter was a toddler she asked me if it was ok to take Clara to church. She told me to think about it and I did long and hard. It dawned on me that I should be taking Clara to church. so I stared to go back to church after many years away. I’m more involved now then before. I’ll always be forever grateful to her. She is the most loving,understanding and caring person I know. I would be lost without her in my life. She’s the mom who raised my beloved husband to be a man of God and I love her for it.
Woman of the Week: Donelle Evensen
Nominated by: Paula Wilburn
She is the mother of four, ages 10 (adopted), 5, 4, and one. She put herself through college as well as getting her Masters degree. Teaches at Rymfire elementary school, and is the lead teacher for “Camp I Can” which is a monthly literacy center for students with Down syndrome. Donelle is one of the most dedicated and selfless people I know. She continues to amaze me daily. Her birthday is Aug. 1st.
Woman of the Week: Eloise Cheever
Nominated by: Linda Hall
I first met her at the flea market, she set up every Saturday next to my husband. She invited us to her church, which is now my church too. She is a very strong, giving and loving lady. She cleans the church, organizes the monthly senior luncheon, visits the nursing homes and those sick at home.To be 86 years old she is very active and well loved in the church and community. She always has a smile on her face and a song for Jesus in her hear! .My mom is passed away, so I calms Eloise my mama .She is very very special to me and my family. We love you mama.
Woman of the Week: Christine Shell
Nominated by: Doug Shell
Christine is a wonderful Godly woman who participates on the worship team at Northland Church and has a tremendous heart for her family. I met Christine due to an unfortunate accident that took the life of her brother and sister-in-law. This left three children Ages 3, 7, 10 without parents. Because of her love for her own daughter and her other family, she felt God was leading her to take the job of raising these children. Seeing how much she loves them and wants them to be loved in the midst of this tragedy, and how well she works with them, lead me to love her so much that I wanted her to be my wife! We were married in May and are now in the process of obtaining legal guardian ship of the three children. She has left her job to be a full time mother to all four of these wonderful children. She is a wonderful mother and such a supporting and caring wife! I love her with all my hear and know that she is doing an amazing things by following God’s direction to care for these children and bring love and healing out of a difficult situation.
Woman of the Week: Sharon Trent
Nominated by: Lisa Lawrence
Sharon takes care of her 8 and 16 year old great nieces as well as her 93 year old mother. She goes from early morning to very late at night and always thinks of others before thinking of herself. There are the demands of getting an 8 year old off to school in the morning, doing homework at night, doctors appointments, teachers conferences, meals, etc. Sharon makes sure her mother mother’s needs are met as well. I don’t know how she does it, but she does it graciously, unselfishly and with very little sleep. Sharon deserves woman of the week for being a godly, unselfish, hardworking woman who asks very little for herself.
Woman of the Week: Andrea Holder
Nominated by: Connie Lane
Andrea is the founder and director of Fruit of the Vine Ministry which is a live in program that gets men and women back on there feet both spiritual and physical and financial. She has 3 children husband 21/2 grand babies, a job does a christian radio teaching thru out several states and the Islands and runs 2 houses that she runs. She is also She is always there for 2 bible studies per week mentoring 3 people in ministry weekly and yet keeps going. She has shown us a true walk with Christ and how to grow in His love and grace and mostly how to rest in Him. I for one can say that with out her and the ministry and of course Christ I would not be here today. She is my spiritual leader, true friend and a true true blessing from God, and I thank Him every day for her, the board and the ministry. This is why I think she should be woman of the week.
Woman of the Week: Cyndy Goeller
Nominated by: Mary Sharp
Cyndy is like the mom I never had. I met her in my Sunday School class (which I rarely attended because I was “too tired”). This was an excuse I used frequently because I’ve been in stage 3 heart failure, due to a genetic disease, since I was 25 (I’m 32 now). Cyndy asked if taking me to church would help. She took away my excuse and got me involved in church this also started a great relationship.
Cyndy is always there for me I can’t count how many times she has picked me up from work when I am sick, taken me to the doctor when I cannot drive, and stay by my side for hours on end when I end up in the hospital. She is an amazing woman with four grandkids two of which are disabled with Muscular Dystrophy. If only God had more angels like her!
Woman of the Week: Sarah Guthrie
Nominated by: Madison Guthrie
My Mom is truly a blessing in my life. She is an inspiration and dose everything she can to help support my dreams, and the dreams of my brother. She always has a smile on her face and always knows how to cheer me up. I come to my mom with everything, and she is my best friend. She strives every day to be a Godly woman and set an example for me. Last year she lost her mom to caner, my grandma was a beautiful woman with a heart-warming smile. She was so strong and never complained. She had brain, lung, and jaw cancer on both sides. Now she is in heaven where she can smile on my momma and our family. My mom should be the woman of the week because not only dose she a have a beautiful heart, but she will always help others before herself, and she never complains. I really want my mom to be recognized for how much she dose and how much of a blessing she is toward our family and me. I love you mom. Thank you for believing in me, and for teaching me how to be a Godly woman.
Woman of the Week: Roberta Gould
Nominated by: Shandra Murphy
My husband of 20 years walked out in April 2012 and left me with no job and no support. I’ve since lost my home and Roberta has taken me into her home. I’ve been made to feel a part of her family and very welcome and being best friends for so many years has made this terrible time a lot easier to deal with. She is a modern day Good Samaritan in so many ways and always helps where she sees the need. If anyone needs recognition it is her although she would not agree. She’s letting me stay until I can find my feet again and a full time job which is proving difficult but I have the peace of knowing I won’t be on the streets because of her.
Woman of the Week: Gretel Banks
Nominated by: Lisa Banks
My Mom, Gretel Banks, will be 90 years old on February 13, 2013. She is a Mother of 6, Grandmother of 5 and Great Grandmother of 5. She came to the United States in 1964 from Jamaica to find a better life for her children. She lost her mother when she was only 7 years old and was sent to realtives to take care of their children at such a tender age (7).
Even though she did not have Mother to guide and teach her to JOY of being a Mother, she took Wonderful JOY at being a Mother, sacraficing everthing she had, working 2-3 jobs to provide a shelter, food and a loving home for all 6 of us
Four years ago, my Mom’s leg had to be amputated due to diabetes. It has been such a long and difficult road for her as she is a True Woman of Independance and Strength.
I could go on and on as she’s lived such a life filled with so much experiences, but none can compare to ABSOLUTE and True Love she has for her children.
If God wills, please choose my Mom, Gretel Banks, as your “On Air” Woman of the Week”. She Loves your station and listens to it all day long.
If she is not chosen for an on the air reading, that will be ok, because she is The Dearest Mother of Our Lifetime.