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


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Jean has been a Mentor Mom for a number of years. She and her husband Jim have been married for over 30 years. They have four adult children, and one grandchild.



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My name is Jan Dosen and I have been married to my husband and high school sweetheart Dave Dosen for over 30 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 living in Columbus, working as a speech pathologist at a hospital in Chillicothe Ohio.  My son is works for air traffic control.

I enjoy working out, golfing, reading and Florida! 

Thea Domzalski


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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 fourteen (seven grandsons, six granddaughters, one grandson-in-law). She is also a great-grandmother to one grandson.



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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 3 grandsons. Gail enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and discipling others.



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Nadine is married to her wonderful husband Steven, and is mother to two school-age boys.


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Hello, my name is Gwendolyn Liederbach and I am excited to say that this is my 6th 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.



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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; Josiah; Sam; and Jessica; 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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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! 



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Jenn is a long time Mentor Mom. She is married to Rich, has two children, and has two grandchildren.

She and Rich enjoy their pets, and traveling to Florida each year.



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Estelle and her husband Steven have been married for over 20 years. They have nine children, and have recently become grandparents.

Theresa Raffin


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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 just finished nursing school, our middle son is in the US Navy, our forth is in high school and our youngest is in 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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My name is Traci Schimpf.  I have been married to my husband Matt for over 20 years. We have two children, Madelyn who just graduated from the University of Cincinnati and Luke who is entering his second 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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Laurie Weiser and her high school sweetheart, Dave, are celebrating over 20 years of marriage.  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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