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!

Jean Balata

Bio coming soon!

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JEAN BALATA

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Married to Chip Bell -31 years

Mom of 4 children- John-29, Andrew-26, James-21, Mary-18

 

Member of CVC for about 18 years

Serves in Sunday School Program 

 

Serves in Bible Study Fellowship International as a Children’s Supervisor in the Cleveland West Day Women’s class. 

 

How I spend my free time:Exercising-running, biking, barre class, piyo class, yogaCooking great meals at homeDecorating, thrifting, antiquing, estate sales 

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JOY BELL

Thea Domzalski

Thea has been married to her husband Larry since 1985. She is a mother of eight children, four daughters and four sons. She is also a grandmother to twelve (four granddaughters, seven grandsons, one grandson-in-law). She is also a great-grandmother to one grandson.

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THEA DOMZALSKI

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My name is Jan Dosen and I have been married to my husband and high school sweetheart Dave Dosen for 31 years. We have three older children and are empty nesters! Our oldest daughter is married and living in Cincinnati with her husband of five years. She is a pharmacist working at UC hospital. My middle daughter is single and living in Columbus, working as a speech pathologist at a hospital in Chillicothe Ohio.  My son is single and finishing up his air traffic control training in Oklahoma and will be placed in a job in September. I enjoy working out, golfing, reading and Florida! 

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JAN DOSEN

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Gail has been married to her husband Wayne since 1977. They met at Kent State University were they were both majoring in Computer Science. They have 1 daughter and 2 grandsons. Gail enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and discipling others.

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GAIL DOUGLAS

Jeanne Kohler

Bio coming soon!

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JEANNE KOHLER

Hello, my name is Gwendolyn Liederbach and I am excited to say that this is my 5th 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 21 beautiful years and in those years we have been blessed with three amazing and vivacious daughters. Our oldest daughter is married and works at UPS and two years ago became a happy mom and gave me the best gift of all by giving me a grandson on my birthday! My middle daughter shares my drive and desire to be challenged day in and day out. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in physical therapy, works at the Cleveland Clinic, and still finds time to play softball on the weekends. My youngest daughter and baby is in her last year of high school and is already on the verge of spreading her wings to leave the nest. She plays the tuba in the marching band and she is on the fast track to a career that she loves in carpentry by already being offered a job over the summer.

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 of the Lord give me the power and passion to show others that God’s blessings come in all ways, shapes, and forms.

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GWENDOLYN LIEDERBACH

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My name is Anne Mendheim.  I am grateful to be married to my amazing husband for over 30 years.  Together we have four children: Danielle-age 25; Josiah - age 21; Sam - age 19; and Jessica - age 17 and a wonderful daughter-in-law, Brittany.  I home educated all of my children and enjoyed teaching so much that I have returned to college to pursue my Masters Degree in English. I enjoy traveling anywhere, playing tennis and skiing with anyone and reading almost anything. I am looking forward to a great year of celebrating the gift of motherhood together!

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ANNE MENDHEIM

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I have been married to Tom for 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! 

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DENISE PETEK

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Bio coming soon!

Substitute Mentor Mom

JENN PROFANT

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Bio coming soon!

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ESTELLE PUTRICH

Theresa Raffin

My name is Theresa Raffin, I've been married to Dante, my high school sweetheart, for 30 years and we have 5 amazing sons. Our oldest graduated from college and is getting married this September! Our second oldest is in his 4th year of nursing school, our middle son just left for the US Navy, our forth is in high school and our youngest just entered middle school.  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!

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THERESA RAFFIN

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My name is Traci Schimpf.  I have been married to my husband Matt for 23 years. We have two children, Madelyn who is 21 and will be starting her 4th year at the University of Cincinnati and Luke who is 19 and starting his first year of college.  I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Bowling Green State University and I currently work as the Administrative Assistant to Josh Stone and help support the Community Life Team here at CVC.  I love to spend time with my family, being outdoors, and playing tennis!  My heart is to use my “Mission Field” to help others draw closer to God by helping them find meaningful connections and support with other believers. 

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TRACI SCHIMPF

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Laurie Weiser will be celebrating her 21st year of marriage to her high school sweetheart Dave this coming December.  They have three daughters.  The oldest, Abbey, is in high school, the middle, Hailey, is in middle school, and the youngest, Whitney, is in elementary school.  All three girls dance competitively and they travel with the team as well.  Laurie also works at CVC a few days a week.  To her, the biblical model of MOMtourage lies in the generational linking where each generation can add value to the other.

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LAURIE WEISER

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