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Courageous Women of Hope's (a subsidiary of Mary E. White Ministries) 2021 Women's Retreat - Choose Joy


Nov 13, 2021 08:06 AM

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DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed during the retreat are those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the position or bylaws of Mary E. White Ministries or of its clients and are not prescriptive in any form.


Mary E. White
CEO and President @Mary E. White Ministries
Mary E. White, Founder and President of Mary E. White Ministries, is a Human Resources professional with over 20 years of work experience in non-profit, public, and private sector organizations. For over 20 years, she has served in various capacities of ministry and leadership; and speaks at women’s ministry events. Her education background includes a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership with a minor in biblical studies from Biola University, a master’s degree in human resources management from National University, an additional master’s degree in organizational leadership with a certificate in apologetics from Biola University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in divinity from Azusa Pacific University Seminary.
Sundae Sayles
Women Reaching Women Ministry Director and Deaconess @Eastvale Bible Church
Sundae Sayles is a daughter, wife, mother, sister, friend, best-friend, and most importantly, a faithful servant of Jesus Christ! She accepted the right to be called a child of God at the young age of 12 years. Sundae is a member at Eastvale Bible Church in Norco, CA since 2013 where she serves as Director of the Women’s Ministry, “Women Reaching Women”. She has ministered in the position of Deaconess since 2008 and has worked within the Teaching Ministry for over 20 years. In addition, she has served in various capacities of ministry and leadership throughout her Christian re-birth. She and her husband, Earnest Jr., have a beautiful family of three sons and often share their ministry gifts with other couples in moving forward with relationship building. She possess a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry/Studies from California Baptist University and currently works in the profession of Legislative Aide at the County of Riverside.
Gimel Rogers
Reverend/Doctor/Educator @Paul E. Kidd Good Shepherd United AME Church
Gimel Rogers, Psy.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist and is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. With over 10 years of clinical, professional speaking, and training experience she is the owner of F.I.R.E. Igniting Lives, LLC and founder of One Temple Fitness. She earned her doctorate from Pepperdine University and has provided trauma-focused care with clients from the Children of the Night Program, the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, FCI Terminal Island, and community programs serving survivors of intimate partner violence. She is an expert witness and assists clients who are involved in criminal, family, and civil cases involving a broad range of forensic issues. She is Faculty and the Associate Director of the Online MAP/MACLP Programs at Pepperdine University. Therapeutically, Dr. Rogers presently works with survivors recovering from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse as well as persons coping with life’s stressors.
Casey R. Jones
Fitness Management and Presenter @AfroFloYoga
A student of Public Health & Nutrition, Casey is a certified Yogi, NASM certified trainer, AFAA certified group exercise instructor as well as an active member of the World Health & Fitness Association. She proudly brings over 25 years of professional fitness & wellness expertise to the wellness community. Always keeping God in sight, Casey does what she does with one thing in mind: to promote good health, prescribe fitness/wellness programs, teach weight management and lifestyle maintenance skills to all citizens. Her greatest pride has been her ability to develop a culture of life changers to do the same.
Erica McIntosh
Multi-State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Doctorate of Social Work Candidate, and US Air Force Veteran
Erica McIntosh is a Multi-State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Doctorate of Social Work Candidate, and US Air Force veteran. She has extensive experience as a serious mental illness (SMI) therapist, dual diagnosis substance use disorder therapist, and private practice psychotherapist. Her practice specializes in individual therapy, couples counseling, group therapy, promoting self-care, emotional intelligence, trauma-informed care, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, career issues, marriage/relationships stress, clinical supervision, and consultation. She has extensive training and specialization in evidence-based modalities, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression (IPT-D), Social Skills Training, and Mindfulness. Ms. McIntosh has extensive experience collaborating with clients to help them build wellness/coping skills in managing life transitions, setting boundaries, understanding self, and overcoming burnout.
April Johnson
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Doctor in Social Work Candidate, and CEO/Founder of Genesis HOPE
Ms. Johnson’s experience in Human Resources and employee counseling at The County of Riverside led her toward pursuing a B.A. in Psychology from California State University of San Bernardino (CSUSB). Ms. Johnson began serving in the care ministry and functioned as a facilitator for the Celebrate Recovery Twelve-Step program at her church. She subsequently obtained an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University (CBU), emphasizing professional counseling, on a quest to influence and empower others. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where she served in the Security Forces Squadron and retrained into the Military Personnel Flight, Ms. Johnson’s areas of specialties are working with military veterans, post-traumatic stress, grief and loss counseling, individuals in end-of-life stages, and terminal illnesses, family, and couples counseling. Ms. Johnson strives to work with marginalized populations affected within the public services system.