Meet Our Team

Kimberly Allen
Business Entrepreneur Liaison
I am in charge of networking to find businesses that could benefit women. I am a young mature Christian woman with four girls of my own, they are between the ages of 16-22, I also have a young granddaughter. I am a part of GIRDLE because I have a passion for helping people in general which is why I went to school for medical assisting. I also enjoy meeting new people. My goal for GIRDLE in 2019 is just to encourage as many women as I can.
Deidre Davis
Chat & Chew Program Coordinator
I have an Associate Degree in Mental Health/ Social Work. I joined GIRDLE in 2014. I would like to see GIRDLE become an inspirational outlet and source for young ladies to depend. I want to touch and inspire our community and give love back to others and be an example to the young ladies on what a Devoted Woman of Excellence should be, which I believe is loving, kind, patient, long-suffering and having the spirit of compassion.
Steffyne Glenn
Event Planner
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information and have over 20 years of project management. I joined GIRDLE in 2015 and started out by participating in the CHAT and CHEW sessions. It was very inspirational for me and I was amazed at how it touched the ladies in the group. We as women tend to think we are going through life's situations all on our own, but we're not, we need to come together. My work with GIRDLE will give me the opportunity to give back to the community and spread God's Word
Catherine Lawrence - Johnson
Founder and Director
A Pontiac resident, she has overcome many obstacles with the help of God and his people. Her desire is to use her life experiences and her faith in God to encourage and direct women and young ladies in a positive direction.
Patrice Slater
Fundraising and Development Coordinator
I am a proud resident of Pontiac, and I have been a part of GIRDLE since 2003. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Baker College and currently, I am employed at Common Ground in the Health Information Department. I have also worked for HAVEN and Catholic Social Services, where I utilized my skills to help those throughout Oakland County with various resources and services. I am an active member in the community and at Galilean Baptist Church.
Marilyn Diane Turnipseed
Chat & Chew Program Coordinator
I joined GIRDLE in 2014. I am also a member of the Pontiac SUN (Strong United Neighbors) TimeBank on the Steering Committee where I serve as the Outreach Ambassador recruiting individuals and organizations. I also reach out to the business community as a Business Outreach Coordinator. I love helping people and that's what immediately drew me to GIRDLE, the support, love, and genuine care that this women's ministry has for young ladies and women.
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