MEET THE MENTOR MOMS
These women have successfully completed raising preschoolers, and they take the time to invest in and encourage those of us still in the thick of early motherhood. They offer wisdom and perspective during these exhausting days and long nights. Read on to learn a little bit about each one of them.
Trust us, you'll like them. They're pretty great!
Table Name: Ruth
I’m the mother of two adult children and the grandmother of three. Larry Young and I married in 2020. As a private tutor/teacher, I have worked with families for decades teaching students and supporting parents as they help with homework, or homeschool outright. I have authored two educational books and created a video series for parents and students from Pre-K – 12th grade. As parents and caregivers, I believe that you are your child’s first teachers. Your classroom is your home and neighborhood. Your curriculum is the humble flow of your daily lives together.
Table Name: Sarah
My name is Jan Dosen and I have been married to my husband and high school sweetheart Dave Dosen for almost 35 years. We live in Brecksville, have three older children and one grandchild. Our oldest daughter is married and living in Cincinnati with her husband of 8 years. They recently adopted a baby boy (Luke) in June, so I am now Grammy D.D. I have another daughter in Columbus, and my son Ken recently bought a house in Lyndhurst. We did own a condo in Florida for 10 years, but sold it in April. God knew we were going to be busy with a grandchild, so He got us ready…God is good!
I enjoy working out, golfing, reading and walking my dog.
Table Name: Eve
I have been married to my husband Larry since 1985. I am the mother of eight children, four daughters and four sons. I'm also a grandmother to fourteen (seven grandsons, six granddaughters, one grandson-in-law). I also have one great-grandson. I enjoy good coffee, audiobooks, and spending time with my wonderful family.
Table Name: Floating Mentor Mom
I am married to Wayne who I met at Kent State University where we both majored in Computer Science. We have one daughter and a son-in-law, who have blessed us with 3 grandsons. We also have an extended family that God has connected us with from El Salvador and China. I enjoy reading, hiking and spending time with family and friends. My heart is to disciple women and couples to know that the God who is able to save is also able to heal their broken hearts, bind up their wounds and set them free from the lies that keep them in darkness (Isaiah 61:1)
Table Name: Rahab
I’m Nadine Jamison, I’ve been in the Cleveland Ohio area for almost 5 years now. I have moved across country a few times now and finding a church family has always been key to feeling at home in a new state. I’m one of those crazy moms building an in home business so that I can center my life around my priorities. I have a degree in business with a concentration in marketing. My children are nearly 16 “YIKES” and 12, both Boys. I’ve been married for 13 years, to my husband Steve. I’m incredibly passionate about teaching other women what I’ve learned about living life in balance. Finding connections with other women, and giving themselves grace are key. I believe that when a woman finds value in herself she sends a ripple effect to all those around her. Understanding that her value is a gift from God and that she is treasured by him unlocks her potential to thrive as a wife, mother, sister, and friend. I am blessed to remind her of that value, pray over her, and simply encourage her through Momtourage.
Table Name: Rebekah
Hello, my name is Gwendolyn Liederbach and I am excited to say that this is my 7th year as a mentor mom. When it comes to promoting worship, helping others be successful, and being a loving and motivated mother and wife, my heart leads the way.
I have been married to my wonderful and dedicated husband Erik for more than 20 beautiful years and in those years we have been blessed with three amazing and vivacious daughters, a son-in-law, and precious grandson!
I enjoy relaxing to a good book, the elegance of fine art, and an occasional espresso from Starbucks with good company. With all said and done, my husband, three daughters, and my precious grandson, as well as my love for the Lord give me the power and passion to show others that God’s blessings come in all ways, shapes, and forms.
Table Name: Jochebed
Hi, my name is Penny! After high school, I attended John Carrol University and received a Bachelor of Mathematics and a secondary teaching degree. I met my husband, John, right out of high school and we were married in 1991. Over the years, God blessed us with four children: 3 beautiful girls and 1 handsome boy! Our family has grown to include two wonderful sons-in-law and one beautiful daughter-in-law. The last five years, four grandchildren were added to our family: 2 sweet girls and 2 adorable boys! I had the privilege of homeschooling our children through high school and I loved every moment of having them home with me! The last few years, John and I have watched our children leave our home and begin their adult lives! Our greatest joy is knowing that each of them love Jesus and are following Him completely! John and I are enjoying our time as “empty nesters.” Yet, our hearts are overjoyed when our home is filled with our children and grandchildren! After homeschooling my children, I had the honor of caring for some sweet elderly women with dementia. I also worked with the children at CVC Brunswick. Now that I am “retired”, I fill my days with cross stitching, gardening, and playing with my grandchildren. I loved being a mom to my children and I love being “grandma” and “Mimi”! I look forward to walking alongside mothers and encouraging and supporting them as they begin their journey of motherhood!
Table Name: Leah
I have been married to Tom for over 30 years. We have four adult children plus a daughter who was added to our family seventeen years ago after the loss of her mother as a teenager. In the past three years we have had the blessing of six grandchildren added to the Petek Clan.
I have served as the Children’s Minister at CVC for the past 17 years. My passion in ministry is to serve families by equipping parents to spiritually lead, and children to love the Lord, His word, and have fun at church!
Table Name: Elizabeth
Hi friends, my name is Vicki Tomasheski, I have been married to Mike for 43 years this October. We have two adult children, Tyler and Gabriella and a new daughter in law, Hannah.
We both retired last year and have a 5th wheel camper. We are looking forward to continue our travels around this beautiful country over the next few years. After 33 years in education, teaching grades 5-8 all subjects, but mostly science and computer, I can honestly say it was a very rewarding and humbling career. It was all God- one day I will share this story.
I have served at CVC and WRGBC church in children’s ministry and MS & HS youth groups. In my early years at CVC I worked alongside some wonderful women planning the annual weekend conferences. I love to serve others and enjoy a good cup of coffee/tea/meal along with great conversation, especially about what the Lord is doing in the lives of others. I’m looking forward to being a blessing and being blessed through listening, encouraging and sharing life with other moms on their journey.
Table Name: Rachel
My name is Theresa Raffin, I've been married to Dante, my high school sweetheart, for over 30 years and we have 5 amazing sons. Our oldest is married and thriving! Our second oldest is a cardiac icu nurse in Orlando, our middle son is in the US Navy, our forth son just joined the Air Force and our youngest son is a freshman. We are a baseball, lacrosse, rugby and now military family. Because of Jesus, I choose to live life to the fullest and make a difference along the way. Welcome to MOMtourage!
Table Name: Naomi
My name is Traci Schimpf. My husband Matt and I have been married for 26 years and we have two children. Madelyn recently moved to Chicago in 2020 to work for BD, a medical technology company, and my son Luke is studying at Bowling Green State University. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Bowling Green State University and I currently work as the Administrative Assistant for the Community Life Team at CVC. I love spending time with my family, boating, and playing tennis! My heart is to serve others and encourage them to get involved in community with other believers to grow in their faith, knowledge and love of God.
Table Name: Tamar
Hello there, I'm Laurie Weiser. My high school sweetheart, Dave, and I have been married since 1998. We have three daughters. The oldest, Abbey, is a freshman at The Ohio State University studying Health Sciences. Hailey, our middle, is a sophomore in high school and cheers on the Varsity Football squad. Our youngest, Whitney, is a sixth grader in middle school. Our two youngest dance competitively. I work at CVC a few days a week. To me, the biblical model of MOMtourage lies in the generational linking where each generation can add value to the other. The fellowship proves to be one of the best features of MOMtourage!