Debra Gephardt (Deb) - Working with CEF since 2002, Deb came to West Virginia in 2006. Deb serves as the Local Director. Her favorite part of her position is being able to train youth and adults to be more effective teachers of children.
Sharing the Good News of the Gospel in appropriate ways allows children easy access to the truth. Deb prepared for the position with a BA in Christian Ministries from Grove City College, previous work as a Christian Education Director, overseas missionary with Mercy Ships (mercyships.org), and the Childrens Ministry Institute at CEF Headquarters in Missouri. The Lord uses all of life's experiences to aid in serving well where He has placed you.
A favorite pasttime is reading mysteries and magazines. Her magazines allow her to pretend she owns horses (Fresians), dogs (Giant Schnauzers), and travels to far-away places (with National Geographic)!
Jessica Kiser - Working with CEF since 2011, Jessica specializes in teaching the children at Good News Clubs and 5-Day Clubs. Jessica attended the Childrens Ministries Institute at CEF Headquarters the previous fall (2010) and returned to the Kanawha Chapter to take up her work full time with CEF. Jessica had heard the call to missions just before graduating from High School.
She continues to follow through in her mission as she teaches nine clubs and sometimes more every week. Often Jessica provides the "Little Kids Good News Club" for the Kindergarten and First Graders at the same time as "Big kids" Good News Club.
Jessica also enjoys reading; especially reading on a nice summer day while on her backyard swing!
Carla Hoskins - Having volunteered with Child Evangelism Fellowship over the past fifteen years, Carla came on part time staff beginning with summer ministry 2018. Carla is a trained CEF Instructor of Teachers and children's teacher. Mom of Angel, who has also volunteered extensively with CEF in the past, Carla is a great addition to our team.
Carla is a gifted musician who leads the choir/worship team at her church and teaches children to play piano. She shares this marvelous gift with us often as well! At the right she is pictured with a group of children and tweens who have attended Good News Clubs and helped in 5-Day Clubs in the summer.