Kendra Roehl
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Kendra Roehl is described by her father as a “defender of the weak” and is always looking for those who fall through the gaps and are in need of help. Her natural inclination towards the hurting segued into a career as a clinical social worker, a foster and adoptive mom,...

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  1. Man, I wish my name was CAROL! She is everything I want to be when I grow up. Thanks, Kendra, for holding up this fine example of how to age without aging, putting our young hearts and seasoned minds to good use for God’s Kingdom.

    • Haha! Liz, I think you ARE like Carol! Everything I’ve read, and in (briefly) meeting you at Allume this past fall, you very much exude these same qualities 🙂

  2. I LOVE this and hope I am a leader like Carol! This was great for making me step back and examine my leadership! THANKS!

  3. I have a wonderful friend named Lavon. She and her husband were our Sunday school teachers when we were newlyweds–a very long time ago. She is 81 now and she is that kind of person. But I feel privileged to have watched her grow too through the years. She showed me that becoming that gracious person is a process. So I know there is hope for me too.

    • Thank you for sharing your story Belinda, I appreciate hearing about other women who have made such a difference in shaping a life. Blessings to you!

  4. What a beautiful group you have. I love the heart and desire to include so many different women in different stages and seasons. What a blessing. It takes such courage to form such authentic community. I want a Carol!

  5. I love this post…and everything you said about your friend. I think the concept of “bridging the gap” is SO IMPORTANT. I always think of how much I can learn from the older women in my church…but I don’t always think of how much I can learn from the YOUNGER women in my church.Thank you for this great reminder that we need each other…young, old, married, single, moms, grandmothers…WOMEN.