Church of Christ to Host Women’s Mini-Conference


“Wrapped in God’s Love” is the theme for the county-wide mini-conference, “Women-to-Women Brunch and More.”

The mini-conference, which seeks to connect Los Alamos women with each other and with God, will take place 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 23, at the Los Alamos Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Dr.

The morning of Christian fellowship, encouragement and strengthening is open to all women of the community.

There is no charge for the conference. Brunch will be served and complimentary babysitting will be available.

Dr. Zandree Stidham is one of the featured speakers at ‘Women-to-Women Brunch and More.’ Courtesy photo

Featured speakers for the morning are Dr. Zandree Stidham, chair of the Department of Communications at the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos and Shirley Raye Redmond, award-winning author of 27 books for children and adults. The speakers will focus on how Christian women can effectively interact with each other and reach out to others.

Zandree Stidham, Ph. D., is an assistant professor of communications at UNM-LA. Wife of Los Alamos Church of Christ Youth Minister Tony Stidham, she is the mother of four children. She is also a native of Los Alamos who graduated from Los Alamos High School.

Dr. Stidham has a passion for her work, both as an educator and an adoptive parent. She works as an adoptive family contact for the New Mexico Fiesta Project, offering support and training for adoptive families.

She serves on the board of directors for Las Cumbres, a nonprofit organization offering quality services, public awareness and integrated community support for children, adults, and families facing social, emotional, and/or developmental challenges.

Los Alamos author and speaker Shirley Raye Redmond is a featured speaker at the mini-conference. Courtesy photo

Writer and frequent conference speaker, Shirley Raye Redmond is the author of two dozen children’s books, three adult books and more than 400 magazine articles and newspaper stories.

Her writing has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Focus on the Family, Shotgun Sports and Woman’s Day. She too has been a faculty member of UNM-LA and has taught numerous writing workshops.

Redmond holds a Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Illinois. She has been married for nearly 39 years to Bill Redmond, a former U.S. Congressman.

The couple has two married adult children and one grandchild. Redmond currently serves as associate teaching director for Community Bible Study in Los Alamos.

In addition to the speakers, the morning’s activities will feature discussion groups and a time of worship.

For additional information, call Lyn Haval at 505-695-0745.

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