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Meet the Leaders

 SONY DSCLiz Barger
Chicktime Canyon Lake Managing Leader
lizbarger55@gmail.com
210-415-1594
 

 

Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime:
When Lori announced at the August 2013 event that she would like a 4th leader for our Canyon Lake chapter I thought about it for a week, then I volunteered.  I found Chicktime on the internet.  I was looking for volunteer work that my daughter, Katy and I could do together.  Since we found Chicktime, I have been consistently volunteering since February of 2013 and  I look forward to it every month.  I can’t wait to see the girls at New Life and I feel that they like to see us every month as well.  I believe it is important to be there every month because in my mind, it demonstrates consistency for the girls that live there and I think it could give them a sense of reassurance to see the same people come back month after month.  It is an indescribable feeling when one of the girls remembers me and gives me a hug.  I guess the reason I decided to serve a leadership role with Chicktime is selfish.  It makes me feel good!
 

 

My passions and gifts:
If you ask my friends at work or my daughter and her friends they would say my passion is Chicktime.  I talk about it whenever I get the chance.  I try to encourage others to join us and participate at New Life.   I have a knack for organizing things which helps when getting ready for my month to lead the station.   I also really enjoy helping people.
 

 

Hobbies and Interests:
My main interest is of course is my family.  I love to spend time with my husband and my daughter.  We enjoy shopping, cooking, and watching movies or TV together.  I also enjoy scrap booking and card making.  I am trying to get back into sewing, which is something I loved to do but finding the time lately is difficult.  I also enjoy participating in Toastmasters.  As a member of the North San Antonio club, I am learning a great deal about public speaking and leadership.  I also enjoy my job as a manager, which is very challenging and interesting.
 
 

 

Lori Rhodes
Uplifter
Chicktime Canyon Lake Chapter Founder & Co-Leader
Chicktime National Founder & President
lori@mlrhodes.com
830-708-4254
 

 

Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime:
First of all, let me say that I serve on the leadership team of the Canyon Lake chapter for very different reasons than I serve Chicktime, Inc (our parent organization). For the Canyon Lake chapter, I serve because I love the camaraderie of the productive chaos of Chicktime mornings at New Life ( a home for 80 girls in residential treatment).  Of course the children are incredible and I feel blessed beyond measure when I spend time with them, but I don’t need Chicktime for that… there are children in need of love and care every moment of every day. I love problem solving and we always seem to have a frantic crisis while navigating our mornings utilizing rooms throughout the massive campus… Someone gets locked out, no soap in the kitchen, not enough of the chocolate snacks. I know these things sound silly but it makes me happy to be needed. I’ve been there so long… I know where to find the man with the keys, where they keep the stash of soap, and have the guts to multiply the chocolate by cutting them all in half! I feel like my presence lets the leaders focus on their programs, I feel like I bring peace to the process. I enjoy being the gopher. The reason I ‘do’ Chicktime every single day in my role as founder and president of Chicktime, Inc… I feel called by my God. He has shown me that every woman on this planet has an incredible gifting meant to serve her local and/or global community. I am dedicated to loving each and everyone by using what He has given me to help ‘her’ go where He is calling her to go.
 

 

My passions and gifts:
I like to organize processes. I like to create processes. I serve our chapter and Chicktime, Inc. by coming up with ways to accomplish what we set out to do. I’m also a visionary, I see clearly where Chicktime is going and I hope that I help our members and leaders see that too… so that they understand their part  is a piece of a bigger story… The story of hope and restoration for the children (and the widows, the abused, and the broken people) we serve… and each other.
 

 

Hobbies and Interests:
I am married to the most magnificent (and sometimes trying) man on planet earth! Mike and I have been married for 22 years and have three children, two in college and one still at home. I love to read and write, tend my gardens, keep my home, hill country drives, listen to music and rock on my porch! My happiest days are spent doing absolutely nothing while hanging out with my family and friends. I am very interested in people and helping them discover what they were meant to do with their lives. I’m selfish really, I want the next generation to have a better world and that can’t happen if the current generation isn’t fulfilling their potential. I really want  people to find true happiness and that can’t happen if they are living frustrated unfulfilled lives. I just truly enjoy helping people.
 
 

 

Carolyn Boden
Chicktime Canyon Lake Chapter Co-Leader
carolyn@bodenhaus.com
 

 

Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime:
Inspired by my father’s heart for serving others as a missionary in Venezuela, I’ve discovered a passion in myself to want to serve others with the gifts that God has given me. Chicktime gives me the opportunity to encourage other women to recognize the beauty and gifts inside each of them. It also allows me to participate in the lives of both the women in my community and the girls at New Life, not just by sharing my time, my love, and my passions with them, but to give them the freedom to discover their own passions… the gifts that God himself placed inside each of us.
 

 

My passions and gifts:
My passion is art and graphic design…or anything that involves creating something of visual interest. I also enjoy watching others create. I believe art can be an open window to a person’s soul.  When I create something it comes from within me… not just from my mind but also from my heart. Art in any form is like a glimpse into the soul, a way to visually share our self with others when we can’t find the words.
 

 

Hobbies and Interests:
I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my niece and nephews and time to invest in others and causes that are dear to my heart. I enjoy creating art (all forms), making crafts, decorating, gardening, traveling, entertaining, and just being outdoors in nature.
 

 

Taylor Green
Chicktime Canyon Lake Chapter Junior Leader
 
Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime:
Serving others has been a huge part of my life and because of that I’ve been given the position of service leader at my school. However, I probably wouldn’t have been awarded that position if it wasn’t for Chicktime. Chicktime was one of the first organizations I ever served with. I grew up constantly hearing about Chicktime because my mom served with them and as soon as I turned 13 I began serving with them as well! This organization helped me discover my love and passion for serving. Chicktime has and will always be my favorite organization to serve with because its main focus is forming relationships and loving others. Forming relationships with others is something God calls us to do multiple times throughout the Bible. I can’t imagine what some of these girls have gone though, but I do know most of them feel alone or abandoned. Oftentimes Chicktime is the only group of people who aren’t paid to be part of these girls lives. It fills me with joy to be able to pour love into their lives and form friendships with them. I can tell it means a lot to them when I come and spend time with them, especially because I’m around their age.
 

 

My passions and gifts:
I have many passions but if you asked any of the adults in my life, they would probably say my biggest passions are my school involvement and leading others. My school is something I’m very proud of and want more people to know about. I go to an extremely small classical Christian school, our high school consists of around 25 kids. I moved to my school my freshman year after being in public school my whole life. A classical Christian education is very different from a progressive public school education. At my school I’m not only taught how to read, write, and do math, I’m taught how to incorporate the gospel into every aspect of life and recognize Gods truth, goodness, and beauty in every situation. At my school I’ve also had the opportunity to lead fellow classmates by being service leader and volleyball captain. I also take a speech and debate class. Attending my school has inspired me to want to pursue a career in teaching or ministry because it’s taught me how to lead others and speak to large groups.
 

 

Hobbies and Interests:
Being a high school student with many responsibilities from my school, parents, and job, it sometimes become hard for me to enjoy my hobbies and interests. However, my main hobby is definitely volleyball. I’ve played volleyball for around 7 years for both school and club teams. Unfortunately, I’ve had to quit club volleyball to focus on school but I have not stoped playing it. I play for my school and I do many volleyball camps to stay involved because it is such a big hobby of mine. I also plan on playing volleyball through college for fun. Some of my other hobbies include listening music, baking, and spending time with my friends and family.
 

 

 
 
Chicktime Canyon Lake:

Volunteer Coordinator- Lori Rhodes

Facebook Manager- Taylor Green

Website Monitor- Carolyn Boden

Calendar Manager- Lori Rhodes

Treasurer- Liz Barger

Rising Managing Leader- Lori Rhodes

 

*Uplifter- Our Leadership Team cares deeply about our volunteers. If you ever find yourself needing a listening ear about anything going on in your life, remember you are never alone! We are your sisters! We take turns opening up our time to be there for you anytime for any reason so if you want to text or call anytime reach out to one of the leaders listed as a current Uplifter!