Mennonite World Reveiw
December 3, 2018

New North American Sister Care presenters include, front row, Alicia Manning, Sandra Drescher-Lehman, Twila Lehman and Jill Swiers Baker. Back row: Hyacinth Stevens, Marta Castillo, Graciela Tijerina and Hildalejandra Pellecer.
Photo by Rashell Kafuman / MW USA

BEL AIRE, Kan. — Eight women who will work in pairs have been certified by Mennonite Women USA as new Sister Care presenters for the U.S. and Canada. The certification took place after a three-day training Oct. 25-27 at the Spiritual Life Center in Bel Aire led by Sister Care developers, Rhoda Keener and Carolyn Heggen.

Teams include Alicia Manning and Hyacinth Stevens; Marta Castillo and Sandra Drescher-Lehman; Hildalejandra Pellecer and Graciela Tijerina; and Jill Swiers Baker and Twila Lehman. 

Since its beginning in 2008, the Sister Care seminar has been shared with 4,300 women in 16 countries. The seminar provides women with tools for personal healing and responding more effectively and confidently to the needs of others. The manual Sister Care: Equipping Women for Healing Ministry, written by Heggen with Keener, is available in 12 languages.

“With the additional teachers at this very critical time in the history of our church and country, the need for Sister Care is more important than ever,” said MW USA executive director Cyneatha Millsaps. “We believe God is about to do something new with and through women.”

Heggen and Keener will continue teaching international seminars.— MW USA