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Stephanie Lee is a wife and mama to 4 precious children. She and her husband, Brian, have lived in College Station since they graduated from Texas A&M in the late 90s and have a deep burden for this community to know and follow Jesus. This has led them to serve or come alongside various ministries in the area, pursuing holiness through deep relationships and discipleship. She has served on the club team of Jesus Said Love, founded and directed Talitha Dance Company, leads a dance ministry for young girls called Talitha Cumi, and is the Founder and Director of You Are Conference. Stephanie has been honored to share her story of radical surrender and transformation through Jesus at various women’s events across Texas. Stephanie is a spiritual mother to many and has a deep desire to invest in women, empowering them to live fully in all God has called them to.
Damaris Carbaugh, a native New Yorker, grew up in Cuba, Puerto Rico and New York City. She gave her life to Christ at the age of eight and by eleven knew all she ever wanted to do was sing. Since her teen years, Damaris has sung with many well-known artists in recording sessions. She has performed vocals on countless advertising jingles and commercials, often in Spanish, which she speaks fluently. In 1982 she won the American Song Festival Talent Search and received a recording contract with CBS Records. The album was released in January 1984 but, in Damaris’s own words, “It went nowhere.” A turning point came in Damaris’ life in 1988, when she visited a group of believers in Argentina who live in abject poverty. She was struck by their devotion to the Lord in spite of their circumstances, serving Him not for His blessings, but for the pure joy of loving Him. Damaris felt a need to give herself totally to the Lord, and began praying for ways to use her talents more fully for him. For many years, she has used her gifts to glorify the Lord and tell others about Him. Her depth of love and devotion for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is so evident through her special gift of song and powerful speaking ministry. You will be moved and inspired as Damaris reveals a true servant’s heart through her beautiful voice and infectious love for teaching God’s Word which reflects her personal spiritual journey.
This talented musician was a featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and regularly appeared on the “Day of Discovery” television program. Damaris lives in Mt. Vernon, New York with her husband of over thirty-five years, Rod. Their grown daughter, Ashley Rose (Wheaton College 2005) lives nearby. Ashley is a charter school math teacher in NYC. Their married son, James Christian (Naval Postgraduate School 2015, US Naval Academy 2007), is a Lieutenant Navy Aviator with masters degrees in Operations Research and Applied Mathematics. To learn more about Damaris, head to www.damariscarbaugh.com.
Susan Pettrey grew up in NYC witnessing great moves of God and His power to change the most hopeless of lives. As an adult, Susan has been all over the spectrum of ministry at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. She has served as a worship leader and soloist in the choir. She is the director of their women’s ministry, The Exchange, as well as, the BT Drama Company, where she writes and produces productions that are used to minister to the church and evangelize her city. Her greatest priority, however, is her wonderful husband, Brian, and four amazing children.
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Aubrey Agnor is a wife, mother, daughter and friend. She loves Jesus deeply and loves seeing women come alive in His presence. As the director of Talitha Cumi, she has been given the privilege of shepherding the hearts of so many precious daughters into that very presence through the gift of dance. She was born and raised in College Station, and graduated with a masters in accounting from Texas A&M shortly after marrying her husband, Will. They have 4 beautiful children - their daughter, Lily, and 3 sons Ezra, Alden, and Judah.
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Erich and Laurie lead the College Station House of Prayer together. Erich's passion is to see a historic uprising of extraordinary prayer on behalf of the next generation. Laurie is a worship leader and loves raising up worshipers through a city-wide children’s choir called ‘Cardinal Choir’ & the You Are Choir.
Together they make a dynamic ministry team and have served in various capacities of church leadership throughout their 16 years of marriage. They feel especially called to intercede for, reach, and disciple children, particularly those in poverty. They reside in Bryan with their two wonderful children, and they both work for Bryan ISD. They have over 28 combined years of working for Bryan ISD with Erich serving as a curriculum & instructional coach in early childhood & Laurie serves the district as a bilingual educator under the special education department.