2020 Class Leader Biography’s
Giselle Ogando is a wife, mother, author, writing coach, and entrepreneur. She leads an amazing small group for moms.
She has published 4 books: Armed & Purposed; 5 Principle Truths to Discover Your Purpose; Winning in Your Vows; an anthology for Christian Singles, The Necessity of Singleness, which includes the stories of 10 successfully single and saved men and women; and Unwritten Words: An Inspired Manuscript Writing Guide from Beginning to End.
Giselle has her own encouraging blog for women, “She Speaks Wisdom 2”. In 2018, Giselle started her own writing, editing, and translating business, Ready Writer Services LLC, and she has helped over 40 new and existing authors write their manuscripts in excellence, publish their books, and share their testimonies of faith.
Recently, she along with 2 amazing queens formed Table of Queens; a safe space where women from various industries share their wisdom, encourage other women, and empower them to excel in entrepreneurship.
For help with you next book or writing project reach out to: https://readywriterservicesllc.com/
Dr. Ceicilia B. Dennery
Elder Ceicilia B. Dennery is a Bible Scholar, Author, Actress, Poet and Playwright. She has written six books, five of which have a study guide to go along with the book.
Dr. Dennery loves to deliver the spoken word and the dramatized word. She is known for speaking at conferences, seminars and teaching bible study. And she is most revered for her dynamic one-woman plays and poetry. Other dramatizations Dr. Dennery may be seen doing are praise dance, sign language and hand bell ringing.
All of her books are very well written and completely backed by Biblical Principles and standards. When you see or hear Dr. Dennery you should expect to be taught well. Visit her on the web at: http://www.doctrine101.com
Rev. Terrence G. Clark
Rev. Terrence G. Clark is a diverse minister and speaker. He is the founder of The Glory Cloud Publications, LLC and Voice of One CNC magazine—reporting on miracles, testimonies and stories in the Christian community. He is the creator of ClubK4C a multifaceted kids’ club which promotes wholesome virtues to children throughout the world via the internet, matinees, a 24/7 kids’ radio network and new kids’ magazine. He is a published author & cartoonist, and a playwright. Terrence is also a powerful but smooth, anointed, vocalist ministering in music at many different churches, conferences, and events including television.
Terrence has passion for helping people tell their story. He is a certified life coach and through TGC publications helps authors develop their story from thought to print.
He has walked with the Lord and ministered for over 34 years, currently serving at two churches in NJ. He has spent 28 years in corporate America and leadership for over 12. He has spoken at multiple churches, conferences, and workshops. He also serves at other ministries and organizations such as Greater Philadelphia Writer’s Conference (Faculty) and The Breath of Life Ministries (Prayer director and board secretary).
Married to Linda, they have 4 children, 6 grandchildren and reside in Williamstown NJ. They have opened their home, in the past, to teens, the homeless, and single women with children. http://www.clubk4c.tv/
Arthur C. Horn
Arthur C. Horn is a native of Cumberland County, N.J. Arthur is the founder of Breaking the Bondage (2BU), LLC. 2BU, LLC seeks to provide personal and professional development services by employing holistic and practical approaches. Arthur takes pride in being a hybrid entrepreneur. He is also employed at Cumberland County College as Counselor for the Educational Opportunity Fund (E.O.F.) program and Adjunct Professor. Arthur believes in actively giving service to the community. He is currently on the Board of Trustees for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Complete Care Health Network, Compass Academy Charter School and Tri-State Youth Improvement Program.
Arthur holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Criminal Justice degrees from Lincoln University, PA. He later obtained a Master of Science in Administration degree from Lincoln University, PA. In May 2008, he graduated with a Master degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Georgian Court University, NJ. Arthur is pursuing his Doctoral degree in Business Administration (D.B.A.) from Wilmington University, DE.
Class Leaders in Previous Years 2013-2018
Kyle D. Amaker
Kyle D. Amaker is the owner of MobileFusionSoft.com, Inc, a mobile app and website development company located in Marlton, NJ. Kyle is also a marketing consultant and has helped dozens of business owners increase their business using his proven techniques.
Kyle attended Rowan University and was a double major in Mathematics & Economics. His speaking and consulting clients include Stay Focused Magazine, SDM & Associates, Assured Resumes, Sneaker Zone, Illusion Design & Print, TLT Foundation, Mid-Realty, just to name a few.
With his background and extensive knowledge of marketing, his workshop will inspire you and help increase your writing business by leveraging the tools made available on the internet. Kyle is committed to creating and cultivating an authentic workshop experience which glorifies God and exceeds all expectations.
Ronnie C. Dawson
Ronnie C. Dawson, Founder and CEO of Broken Bars Publishing and author of “Irreconcilable Differences ’til death do us part”.
He has a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. Living with the incurable Hydrocephalus, and surviving 14 surgeries for the brain condition, he has dedicated his life to making a difference. He founded Broken Bars Publishing as a resource for writers to become published authors.
Ronnie would love to share his resources and knowledge with you. If you are looking for a support in becoming a published author, contact Broken Bars Publishing TODAY!! www.brokenbarspublishing.com
Andrea Gadson is a writer and author of Released: In Search of a King, a blogger, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and workshop facilitator.
Her company, The SurrenderedPen, publishes life-changing books in the fiction and non-fiction arenas. In her debut novel, Released – In Search of a King, the first part of a three part Mimi Combs series, and its companion workbook, Let the Healing Begin, she provides victims of childhood sexual abuse with a blueprint to begin their healing process.
A victim and survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Andrea understands firsthand the need for inner healing. Her writing touches on themes relatable to many survivors, namely hope that inner healing is attainable and the belief that unconditional love is possible. Her workbook is an excellent resource for individuals and small groups. Through interactive exercises, which use examples from the novel, she empowers victims to move towards becoming survivors.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Andrea is a proud product of the Philadelphia school system, attending schools like Conwell Middle Magnet and the Philadelphia High School for Girls. She graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Information Systems and Penn State University with a degree in management. She was a consultant for private sector firms for over 20 years before developing an entrepreneurial spirit, where she created her own consulting firm.
Andrea currently resides in Southern New Jersey with her husband, Derik and her cat (insert name). They both love Christ and strive to be Christ like examples in all aspect of their lives.
When Andrea is not writing, she enjoys reading, designing learning programs, knitting and crocheting.
Billy Ray Davis, Jr.
I am an experienced communications team member, participating in and managing various aspects of corporate and crisis communications including the gathering, production and distribution of news and media to all organizational stakeholders. I consider myself to be a seasoned communications program manager for strategic communications, internal communications, external media engagement, community relations, as well as social media and outreach coordination.
I currently work at Northern Virginia Community College as the Associate Financial Aid Director for Communications & Enrollment Support. Additionally, I am currently attending George Mason University in pursuit of my Doctoral degree in Higher Education. I am a retired Navy Public Affairs officer with several years of corporate communications experience.
My education includes an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts, a Bachelor’s degree in History and Education from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master’s degree in Mass Communications and Media Operations from San Diego State University (SDSU).
Additionally, I coach football at George Mason University and love to play golf and spending time outdoors. I have been fortunate enough to have visited six of the seven continents of the world (Have yet to make it to Antarctica!) and lived in both Europe and Asia.
Danielle Marie Wright
Danielle Marie Wright is an ordained Evangelist of the St. John Church of the Apostolic Faith, located in Camden, New Jersey, under the pastorate of her loving husband, Pastor Bert Wright, Jr. She also faithfully served for many years under the wisdom & authority of her spiritual mother, Pastor Arnetha Thompson. Danielle’s sense of humor, sociable personality and energetic ministry has helped hundreds of people nationwide to find their freedom through Jesus Christ and the “WRIGHT” financial decisions.
Danielle was introduced to the Lord and accepted His invitation to salvation and discipleship in 1998. Though business minded from an early age, prior to knowing God, Danielle’s life’s focus was not always spiritual. She spent years living outside the safety of God’s will. When she met Jesus Christ her talents remained intact but her focus changed from worldly gain to kingdom advancement.
Evangelist Wright is a woman of great faith, believing if she says to the mountain “be thou moved”, surely the mountain will move! She worked over 20 years in the auto finance industry, and this experience was excellent preparation for her to step out on faith and establish her own consulting business. In October 2007, The Wright Decision’s Group Inc, was birthed from her desire to see people free from the bondage of debt. This corporation and ministry have assisted many by helping prevent financial disasters from this current economic crisis. She also consults many churches and its leaders nationwide on making major purchases.
Danielle has conducted many financial seminars educating individuals on financial needs. The Wright Decisions Inc also provides direct services to companies and offers analysis of a company’s existing practices and recommendations on how to improve their success. In December of 2011, Danielle along with her husband was the hosts of a radio broadcast called “The Master’s Plan” at WTMR Radio.
Danielle and her husband, Pastor Bert Wright, Jr. has been blissfully married for twelve years. Bert and Danielle make their home in Cherry Hill, NJ and enjoy family time with their five children and two grandchildren, Ashley (Ameer & Autumn), Marc, Anthony, Bert, III and Madison.
Dorlisa Goodrich Young
Dorlisa Goodrich Young, founder of The Delaware Valley School of Etiquette, has a passion for “all things” etiquette. She is a former Southern Belle from Tennessee, now living on the East Coast and wants people to know that manners still matter!
She is a Certified Children’s Etiquette Consultant who was professionally trained by The American School of Protocol, in Atlanta, Georgia. Dorlisa has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Spelman College in Atlanta. She also holds a Master of Science in Publishing from Pace University in New York. With over 15 years in newspaper and magazine publishing, she has held editorial, marketing, production and Webinar positions at several top publishing companies including Dow Jones & Company, Essence Communications, and NAPCO Media.
Dorlisa is married and has a young son who began kindergarten this fall. She enjoys teaching etiquette to students in the Delaware Valley region, and uses social media to share her etiquette tips to those who are afar. http://thedelawarevalleyschoolofetiquette.com/
Rhonda Ferebee Hammond
Rhonda Ferebee Hammond, Author of Blessed Onpurpose and, Founder of Positive With Purpose (PWP).
PWP is an empowerment firm that focuses on helping others to go after their dreams with various tools WeDoEvents, WeDoPromotions and WeDoSocial Media. Rhonda and her team of Social Media Managers, create and facilitate Facebook Fanpages, twitter and more with support and automation.
She does onsite social media to make sure your events are captured in real time and has developed a mobile social media program where she helps clients through text and email support. Her events, workshops and social media classes equip you and your business to accomplish goals and go after your Dreams. Her client base ranges from serving a business of one to serving national networks with a ripple of influence. Social Media skills are vital for all business owners and needed at every level of communication.
Positive With Purpose is your source for Social Media Promotions. http://www.isimplyloveher.com/
Shawn R. Jones
Shawn R. Jones is the author of the Christian devotional, Pictures in Glass Frames, and poetry chapbook, Womb Rain. Her work has been published in literary anthologies and national magazines, such as Essence. She graduated with highest honors from Rutgers-Camden, where she began her professional writing career.
She and her husband of 27 years own joint businesses together. In addition to being a writer and business owner, Shawn is a dance instructor. Yearly dance and writing conferences give her invaluable knowledge she enjoys sharing with others. She has written skits for drama ministries and has taught both writing and dance workshops. She is currently the president of Women Walking By Faith, the women’s ministry at the Path of Life Church.
Over the years, she has been inspired by many authors and is grateful to them all. It is now her goal to inspire and uplift others with her work. She is grateful to God for her wonderful family, supportive friends, and recent accomplishments. http://shawnrjones.com/