The Greek word kalos means, “beautiful, as an outward sign of the inward good, noble, honorable character; good, worthy, honorable, noble, and seen to be so.” The Kalos Ministry team consists of women who wish to embody these qualities in their own lives and the lives of others.
Debbie Hufham has a desire to show women they can trust God. A message about obedience is not something most people run to hear, but her belief is that “faith is the key; obedience opens the door.” She invites you through the door where you can find peace, hope and trust in God.
Debbie is an Alabama girl, who has lived in Wilmington N.C. for over 30 years. She is a wife to Mack Hufham, mother of 4 children, grandmother of 2 and an ENT nurse. She enjoys expressing creativity in writing, painting, and sharing her gifts with others. She has placed her faith in God and her obedience to the call for women’s ministry.
Beth Hamon lives to joyfully serve God. Her joy comes from experiencing God’s miraculous healing from both physical and mental illness. She loves to encourage others to seek God’s peace and healing. She has been married for 25 years to Bob and they have two grown children. Beth also works as a kindergarten teacher in Wilmington NC.
Andy Lee loves teaching the Bible and encouraging women more than eating chocolate. And she likes chocolate a lot. Her desire is to help women discover the reality of a tangible God and the power and life hidden inside the Bible. She wrote A Mary Like Me: Flawed Yet Called, and The Book of Ruth Key Word Bible Study: A 31-Day Journey to Hope and Promise. She teaches at Lifepoint Church and leads a local Christian writers critique group called Word Weavers. She also broadcasts the Bite of Bread on Facebook Live where she encourages hundreds of viewers every weekday from all over the country. Andy is mom to three grown kids and one kitty named Hank, and she’s been wife to her sweetheart, Mike Lee, since 1990. Life hasn’t always been easy, but she wouldn’t change a thing.
Venus Schrader has spent the past seven years in pursuit of emotional healing from the traumatic events of her childhood. On the brink of throwing in the towel on life and God, she received the revelation that she was Daddy’s Girl. This opened the door to a process of healing that has forever changed her life. She has lead women’s bible study, taught Sunday school, and she has also ministered to homeless and runaway teens and single moms. Venus enjoys spending time with her family and friends, while exploring the wonders of life. She is the mother of four adult children: a handsome son and three beautiful daughters. She also has four precious grandchildren. Venus lives in Wilmington, NC, with her husband Randy.
Hanna Edwards has a desire to build community & truly get to know others. She loves to hear people’s stories over a cup (or two or three) of coffee and will likely encourage you to pursue what God has called you to—especially if it sounds crazy! Her desire is to see people of all backgrounds live full lives & develop a ministry where God has planted them.
Hanna is a beach babe at heart but transplanted to country living with her husband Matt in 2017. She loves all things espresso related & hasn’t quite grasped the concept of an “inside voice.” She has several years of experience serving in children’s and urban ministries, as well as discipleship training through Youth with a Mission. She currently serves as a fifth-grade teacher at a Christian school in Whiteville, NC.
Alabama native, Denise Wilson, was raised on grilled cheese sandwiches and glasses of cold buttermilk. Fearing a life of the ordinary, she prayed, “God, please give me a life of adventure and a life that will make a difference.” She taught students with special needs for 19 years, while single-parenting her son. Together, the two of them, volunteered at the food bank, church, community events, scouts, and hosted a Friday night boys’ Bible study. Today, Denise travels her home state to mentor fellow educators and monitor special education programs. She is married to an entrepreneur and pastor, Dr. TV Wilson. Along with that union, she gained 3 bonus children and 2 grandchildren. That’s a total of 4 college students. Denise has a passion for helping those society has deemed as the “least of these”. She desires to help them discover their worth and purpose in God’s great plan for mankind. She intends to use Kalos as an avenue for reaching the many who are waiting to live in Truth.
While traveling across the state of North Carolina as a K-3 Literacy Consultant, Nanette Langley has encountered many women educators needing a listening ear. These educators wear many hats both inside of school and outside of school. Frustration and exhaustion weigh heavily on these educators. Nanette has discovered that providing that listening ear has allowed her the opportunity to share how God can and will provide the strength and peace needed to move through life while wearing lots of hats.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
Nanette grew up in Wilmington, NC where the foundation for knowing Christ and living the Christian life was provided by a loving and caring church family. Nanette gives those volunteer youth leaders the credit for the guidance and support she needed in order to become the Christian leader she is today. Nanette is actively involved in her church where she serves as a small group leader and helps with the after-school tutorial program.
At Kalos we are all women (just like YOU!) seeking God’s plan for our lives & allowing others to be apart of it. We hope that you feel welcome & encouraged to allow Him to use you wherever you are today!