Real Ways to Help the Homeless
Presenter: Jeanine Knight
Do you want to help, but wonder if the panhandler will use the money to buy alcohol? Do you want to help but are not sure if you or your children would be safe? Learn some practical ways to share God’s blessings to those in need living in our community.
Jeanine Knight is the Woman’s Ministry Director at Union Gospel Mission of Salem. She is responsible for the ministry and operations of Simonka Place, an emergency shelter and recovery program for women and children. She received her BA in Home Economics from Andrews University. Jeanine is also actively involved in the Christian Leadership Alliance, and at her church, Bethany Baptist Church of Salem.
Coupons, Not Cash
Presenter: Christina Porter
Come learn the basics of couponing! Many people believe there are no coupons for the things their family needs, or that the generic brand is always the cheapest. This workshop will show why these are myths. As Christian women in the midst of an economic downturn, we have the opportunity to better steward our finances both for God’s glory and our family’s wellbeing.
Christina graduated from Corban in 2001 with a degree in Psychology, Youth and Family Studies. She and her husband, Matt, started Outward Church in 2007 and have 3 children; ages 4, 2 and 9 months.
Presenters: Christina Greene, Laura Chica
and Connie Libby
Were you aware that on any given day between 850 to 900 children in Marion County are living in Foster Care? Neither were we until God opened the door for our church to become involved in this system. Through three unique stories, revealing how God has changed our hearts and grown us spiritually, we hope to encourage other women to reach out to the foster children in their community and their families.
Christina Greene, Laura Chica, and Connie Libby all serve alongside their husbands at Salem Heights Church. Combined, they have 41 years of work in children’s and woman’s ministries. Each of these women and their families are also involved with the foster care system in some capacity.
Everybody loves a party…but who wants to clean house? How to do both!
Presenters: Cathy Downs and
If you have always wanted to entertain but have hesitated for fear of becoming stressed out and overwhelmed, this class is for you. Choose from a practical menu of simple and free ideas and projects on how to organize your home and life without adding stress or guilt. Then, learn how to throw a party with ease. A plan, themes, cost saving ideas and recipes will be discussed. Everybody loves a party!
Cathy Downs’ passion is her family. She has been married for 39 years and has three grown daughters and seven grandchildren. Cathy has worked in the Corban Student Life Office for 10 years and can be seen around campus and cheering fanatically at various sporting events!
Kathy is currently the women’s ministries director at Bethany Baptist church and has a passion for creating and organizing purposeful outreach events with a fun flair. She is a Corban graduate and works as an assessment counselor for Corban’s Adult Degree Programs. She’s been married for 28 years and has two adult daughters. “The more fun you share with others, the more fun you have.”
Choices for Senior Care
Presenters: Bobbi Boles and
Considering options of senior living for your parents, or even yourself? This course will provide a basic overview of what’s available in most communities, the Ten Signs of Trouble that indicate when it’s time for help, along with other resources. Types of care and living options will be explained and the pros and cons of each opportunity will be addressed.
Bobbi Boles & Patti Saunders are sisters that grew up in the Salem/Keizer area. They raised and homeschooled their children while still being actively involved in their parents’ lives. They watched their own mother go from the role of a wife, to full-time caregiver for their father and were faced with the ‘what do we do if?’ questions that plague those who are caring for loved ones. Over the past years they have formed contacts and gained knowledge of the area’s senior community. In 2007, they became business partners in a company called Home Instead Senior Care. It is a non-medical company that specializes in taking care of adults in the comfort of their own home, whether it be a private residence, independent living, or assisted living situation.
Gifts on a Budget
Presenter: Holly Schilperoort
Most of us don’t have a lot of time, money or perhaps even creativity, but everyone is called to encourage one another. This fun workshop will provide you with practical ideas for inexpensive and personal gifts for those you care about.
A wife and mother of a toddler, Holly currently serves as a Resident Director at Corban where she helps students develop their faith, assists them through personal challenges, cultivates community, and builds up student leaders. Holly loves being hospitable, spending time with her family, cooking, Pinterest, and sharing God’s love through gifts and time.
The Gospel and Radical Obedience
Presenter: Susan Smith
Living out the gospel in the real world is a dilemma for many Christians. Radical obedience to God’s call in our lives brings us face-to-face with the sovereign call of God, His divine purposes and our self-will. In this seminar, Susan will share how God broke into her comfortable, American Dream lifestyle and how that has not only turned her life upside down but has also brought amazing joy.
Susan Smith is the Director of the New Beginnings Baby Boutique, a ministry to single pregnant women in Salem. New Beginnings has served over 2,000 women from the greater Salem area in the past six years. In addition, Susan and her husband are currently leading a church plant in Salem that has grown out of the ministry. Susan has two grown children and four grandchildren, with a fifth on the way!
Presenter: Karen Pease
Does the term “spiritual discipline” leave you feeling hopeless and wishing you could go to a seminar on napkin folding instead? Do you think you have a better chance of losing 20 pounds in the next two weeks than becoming a spiritually fit person? Feel like you don’t pray enough? Read your Bible enough? Sit on a mountain and contemplate your naval enough? The Bible has good news for you! Come to this seminar (it’s only missing a “y” to be seminary!) and fellowship with fellow failures who, at the heart of it all, want a deeper relationship with Christ.
Karen Pease is an intercultural studies graduate of Corban. For seven years, she taught English in Chinese universities and hotels, and then returned to the U.S. to attend Corban University School of Ministry (formerly Northwest Baptist Seminary). In 2005, she graduated with her Master’s of Theological Studies degree. Since then, she has worked in the admissions department, promoting the need for further theological training. She has also continued working with the international community. Her greatest joy is to see people come to know Jesus Christ more fully and experience his love and grace more deeply.
Delighting in Our Divine Design
Presenter: Lee Ann Zanon
As women, do we recognize the absolute wonder of who we are? The Bible tells us we are custom-designed by God Himself, but too often we let our culture define us as “just not good enough.” Let’s take a fresh look at how Scripture counters the “voices” of the world around us, and consider how we can bring this great news to other women, too!
Lee Ann Zanon has been involved in women’s ministries for more than 25 years. She has taught in the ministry department at Corban University since 2005. She and her husband Mike have been married 29 years, and they have daughters ages 24 and 22.