Steves & Maria Tietcheu

Steves and Maria Tietcheu have been married for 12 years. Professionally, Steves has done work in medical research and is currently working as a critical care nurse. Maria, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and truly enjoys working with the mental health population. Steves and Maria have in common the passion for caring for others.

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Tony and Laura Steward

Tony and Laura Steward have been married 34 years and met while serving on active duty in the military. They resided in San Diego and in 2000 moved their family to Maryland. The Steward’s attest to building a marriage on biblical standards strengthen them while experiencing military deployments, uncertainty and constant transitions.  They have led military ministries in helping others to build strong and lasting marriages. Currently they attend and serve in the DC Regional Christian Church. The Steward’s live in Upper Marlboro and enjoy spending time with their daughters and grandchildren.    

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Norman and Olivia West

The co-authors of "Debt Free at 33: 33 Ways You Can Become Financially Free," Norman and Olivia West, known collectively as "Team West," form a unique and formidable husband and wife duo whose financial journey resonates with audiences of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.  The couple has become a leading authority on personal finance, entrepreneurship, community development and philanthropy, and success for families and young adults, being featured nationally on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Huffington Post Live and Cornerstone TV. 

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Beverly Claiborne

Beverly Claiborne, CEO and Founder of ABIDE FAMILY BLESSINGS, LLC is a woman whose personal experience with God is authentic and the driving force behind everything she teaches. She is a Wife, Mother, Evangelist, Life Coach and Author. In her book, Abiding in God’s Word, Beverly encourages her readers to take a candid look at their own lives.

Before stepping out on faith to make Abide Family Blessings and Abide Products & Services a full-time career focus, Beverly owned a successfuly interior design firm in Ellicott City, MD.

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Rosita Ndaka, MA

Rosita Melbourne Ndaka is a licensed counselor that has worked in the education arena for over ten years. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park and Trinity University.  For more than ten years, Mrs. Ndaka has used her extensive skills in counseling, school leadership, and operations management to advance system wide education and school counseling initiatives.

 

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Pastor Jumaine and Dafnette Jones

Pastor Jumaine Jones is a speaker, author, and leader. He is the founder and Lead Pastor of The Bridge, a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church in Silver Spring, MD.

Dafnette Jones is an author, speaker, and teacher born and raised in the D.C. metropolitan area. After spending several years as a classroom teacher, she transitioned to vocational ministry and currently serve as the Spiritual Growth and Connection Director at The Bridge – a multiethnic, multigenerational local church in Silver Spring, MD.

 

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Pastor David and Co-Pastor Hope Porter

Pastor David A. Porter, Sr. is the founder and Senior Pastor of Excel Church. He is an anointed teacher and preacher of the gospel.

 Hope McKinley Porter currently serves as Pastor and founder of Excel Church of Bowie, Maryland. She has been married to her college sweetheart, Pastor David Porter since May of 1989 and they are the proud parents of five children, David, Jr., Nathan, Sarah, Priscilla and Faith. In 2014, in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary, the co-wrote the book, “I Do, Now What?”

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Paula Anderson, LCPC, NCC

Paula Anderson, LCPC, LPC, NCC is the founder and president of PACE Consulting, LLC. Paula Anderson is a licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed in both the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is the Vice President of The Renew and Revitalize Marriage & Family Institute.

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Carisa Oyebanjo, LCPC, NCC

Carisa Oyebanjo is the founder and president of HMS Therapy Services, LLC. She is the Vice President of The Renew and Revitalize Marriage & Family Institute. Carisa has her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor.

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