Plethora of Designs 12th Annual Pink Ice  Health and Wellness Event  Plethora Salon in a  (Box)                                "Forever Lifted"  Emotional Wellbeing
                         
photoDr. Ed. Bell, North Carolina: Topic: "Words Does Matter" Dr. Ed Bell is an author, a researcher, a poet, and an educator. His professional experiences include, but are not limited to, being a former social worker, a non-profitexecutive, and a school counselor. He has authored books and has published researcharticles regarding the education of African-American males. He is a native New Bernian and currently resides in Raleigh, NC.. Dr. Bell received his AAS in criminal justice technology from Craven Community College,his BA in criminal justice from North Carolina Central University, his MA in counseling, and his EdD in education leadership from Liberty University. Dr. Bell is a licensedschool counselor and social studies teacher in Virginia and North Carolina respectively. Author: Soul of Poetry, Letters& Lessons For Teachers, Is Saving Black Males An Option?, Dear Young Man, After the Bendiction.
Karen Gardner, Author; "Pray Now: A Guide to a Richer Prayer Life" Karen Gardner:  is a speaker, minister, trainer/facilitator, coach, consultant and dancer called to equip, train and empower those inside and outside of the four walls of the church.  She is president of Pure Freedom Ministries Alaska (PFMA) with headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska. Its mission is to educate, empower and connect leaders in prayer, dance, leadership, sales and business to fulfill purpose and to advance God’s kingdom.  Karen has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Florida, and has earned numerous sales, business and ministry training certificates and diplomas. The anointing on Karen’s life releases joy, healing and breakthrough to overcome adversity.  AUTHOR: Karen recently wrote her first book, “PRAY NOW: A Guide to a Richer Prayer Life”.  It is sure to enrich your prayer life and personal relationship with God.
Phyllis Thompson, Author Houston Texas: Elevate Yourself: Strategies for Developing a Better You.   Author: Echoes of Inspiration Phyllis R. Thompson is the Executive Director of her private business PRT Speaks and Diversity Seminars .  The mission is to provide professional training workshops and presentations to organizations, youth groups, and businesses.  Helping others reach their full potential as leaders is what she really loves to do. Her work experience has been in the fields of higher education, child abuse prevention, adult education, newspaper advertisement, college recruitment diversity education and hospitality. Her best topics include customer service, domestic violence, empowerment, leadership development and setting boundaries. She has spoken all over the states for national, regional and local events.  Her purpose is teaching emerging leaders to value themselves, increase their performance and be challenged to influence others. She has traveled all over the states living several years in Mississippi and Anchorage, Alaska.  However, she currently resides in Houston, Texas where she has lived most of her life.  She is married, mother of 2 children and the author of the following: Joy Comes in the Morning: A Journey Towards Recovery After Grief & Loss ,A Companion Journal of Recovery ,Echoes of Inspiration: Building Character, Self Esteem & Spirit             Phyllis R. Thompson picture
                  Dr. Benita Smith, Folk Polk Louisiana Topic: What are Your Expectations? Better Yet, What has been your preparation?  She has a Master of Science in Counseling Studies, Doctorate of Religious Arts in Christian Education, Master of Religious Arts in Christian Education and Bachelor of Science of Home Economics and will graduate with a Doctorate of Science in Counseling Studies in March. She is licensed under the blood of Jesus Christ and has worked in the COGIC since she was a little girl but never understood just what the Holy Spirit was all about until she received the baptism of the Holy Spirit for herself. Now she accepts nothing less than His anointing power and authority in her life. This is why she loves to teach the Word of God. She is married to Retired SFC Gerald E. Smith and has two grown sons and six beautiful grandchildren and has adopted one of her grandchildren, John Trevon Johnson. She would like for you to remember that she loves the Lord and that she is a servant of God. Her motto is,” In all things seek an understanding from God first”.
Jackie Kelley, Anchorage, Alaska  Topic: Why Meditate?Missionary Jacqueline (Jackie) Kelly is a passionate woman of God, Teacher, Prayer Warrior, Faith Based Health Minister, and travels as Workshop Facilitator, with an emerging business and ministry in Health and Wellness.   Her scripture based workshops inspire women to obtain optimum health and to mature in their walk with God.  She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Studies.  Jackie is a licensed Deaconess Missionary with the Church of God In Christ, Inc.  She is a long time Alaskan, residing in Fairbanks and Anchorage over the past 41 yrs.   In 2005, she retired from the State of Alaska with experience in Coordinating and Managing Subsidized Housing Programs.  Jackie is the wife of Elder Robert H. Kelly, the Assistant Pastor of Greater Friendly Temple Church of God In Christ, Anchorage Alaska.  She serves faithfully beside him in this Ministry.  Together their family blends eight children, 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  
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Rev. Jean Johnson: TOPIC: Pray, Expecting Excellent Results 1:30 p. m.  Rev. Jean Johnson was born and raised in Andalusia, Alabama.  Rev. Johnson is married to Mr. Donald T. Johnson Deacon; they have three children, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. On October 12, 1997 Reverend Johnson began to impart to others her singular gifting abilities to bring people into a warm vibrant worship expression to the Lord. She has numerals years of worship leading experience. She has exposed her Worship representative gift in many occasions throughout the Anchorage Community.  Rev. Johnson has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Development from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Child Development Associate from the Council for Professional Recognition Board of Washington DC. Rev. Johnson is an Associate Minister at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.  Shepherd by Dr. Alonzo B. Patterson.

   Topic: Words that Hurt and Words that Heal.

Dr. Francis Williams received her elementary and secondary education in the Wilson, North Carolina Public School System. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, her Masters of Divinity Degree from the Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, North Carolina, and her Doctorial Degree from Palmer Theological Seminary, Wynnewood, PA.. Dr. Williams was appointed to represent the Western Episcopal District of which the Alaska Conference is a part. Dr. Williams serves on the Administrative Board of Appeals for her beloved Zion. Dr. Williams reside in Anchorage, AK where she is heavily involved in community ministry and is an associate minister of Empowerment Temple AME Zion Church.  Dr. Williams has traveled extensively throughout both North & South America preaching, teaching and lecturing. Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad, and Haiti, just to name a few. Dr. Williams has served over 40 years in ministry 23 of those years she served as a pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Dr. Williams is a sought after preacher. She conducts “Revivals, and Empowerment Sessions. She is an excellent Workshop & Retreat Facilitator. Though Dr. Williams is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, she has come to understand that, “Only what you do for Christ will last.” She often reminds herself, “The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are committed."

Head ShotShelby Wilson: Self Reflection, Peeling off the Layers. Shelby” Mahogany” Wilson has been in Alaska for over 20 years. Shelby is an Alaskan published poet who started her poetic venture with Alaska Poetry League. In 2005, she was forth runner up in the Alaska slam contest. Since then Shelby has expanded her creative talents to include performance poet, workshop facilitator, writer, spiritual counselor and motivational speaker. As a performance poet, Shelby strives to entice the audience with life’s moments. Taking an experience and expanding it with emotions. She spills the ink from the pages of her soul into the world touching the heart of individuals. Shelby has facilitated and created poetry workshops as well as women empowerment workshops for over 6 years. She has conducted workshops for YWCA Leadership Conference, Hiland Correctional Center in Alaska and Northstar. She has also created a series of woman empowerment seminars such as Power of Words, Reclaiming Your Thrown and Cracked Mirror. She has also co facilitated workshops with Poetic Diva Jimmi Ware and Rev Marquita McAlister. Her work has appeared online in Daily Love, Vox Poetica, Fib Review, Eskimo Pie, Poetry from Wherever, Poetic Medicine and Bent Alaska. Her work has appeared in Safire Magazine and Alaska Women Speak. Shelby produced and appeared on a spoken word CD entitled Lyrical Finesse, a Black Feather Production. She has self-published a Chapbook titled "Serenity" and a Poetry Collection entitled "Broken Wings, Mending Damaged Souls".  Shelby has published an intimate collection of poetry entitled “Verbal Stimulation”.

Pat Graham, Anchorage, Alaska.   Workshop Topic:      Who am I?  I am a daughter of the King, wife to a wonderful man of 43 years, mother of two adult children and a grandmother to our only grandson (who is my heart) who just turned 17 years old and who isn’t as easy to hug and kiss.I’ve been certified as a teacher through the Church of God of Prophecy but more important I feel a calling from the Lord to teach His word.  

Dr. C. Rodrigus: Workshop For Men; Self Reflection. , Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. David Brouch, Why Diabetes: From an Emotional Perspective, Anchorage, Alas ka, Dr. E. Bell: Words Do Matter, North Carolina.      WEBINAR:    To log on to your computer, i-phone, or i-pad, you must be assigned a code.              

Dr. C. Rodrigus: Workshop For Men; Self Reflection. , Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. David Brouch, Why Diabetes: From an Emotional Perspective, Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Bell: Words Do Matter, North Carolina.      WEBINAR:    To log on to your computer, i-phone, or i-pad, you must be assigned a code.