Meet the Leaders

 SONY DSCLiz Barger
Chicktime Canyon Lake Leader


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
Chicktime Canyon Lake Chapter Founder & Co-Leader
Chicktime National Founder & President


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


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.


Sandra Hatchett
Chicktime Canyon Lake Chapter Co-Leader


Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime:
When asked by Lori and Carolyn (Carolyn who by the way is my sister), if I wanted to take on a leadership role with Chicktime, I thought about it for maybe a day and said sure! I felt I was flexible, adaptable, willing to learn and willing to lead in an environment that lifts females of all ages up to a place of equality. I am able to be strong for the weak when needed and serve as proof for the girls at the New Life Center that anything is possible. The world is a cruel and cold place for some, but I pray in my heart that those of us serving with Chicktime can give others a softer place to land with the understanding that there is a lot of good in the world too. After all, the children of today are our leaders of tomorrow and they need good role models.


My passions and gifts: 
My passions include working with children, ( I was the Children’s minister at my church for a few years before leaving to take care of my mother with terminal cancer), singing in the choir (which I LOVE to do) and folding laundry (which brings much peace to my day). I get great satisfaction in sitting and listening to a senior citizen talk about their childhood and stories of yesteryear. There is so much we can learn from the past and so much that needs to be shared if we just take the time to listen. Of course, for as much as I like to listen, I like to talk and share myself with others.


Hobbies and Interests:
My main focus is my family. I have a wonderful husband, John, of 31 years, and three awesome children, all of who have graduated college and are either in the working world or law school now. I have two sisters who I love dearly and would do anything for. My favorite thing to do is spend hours in my hobby room creating cards and crafting. I love taking girls trips with my sisters and daughter and I love, love to exercise. Inside or outside, I literally can walk for miles and do so most mornings.


Nancy Torres
Chicktime Canyon Lake Chapter Co-Leader


Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime:
A little more than 3 years ago, Liz Barger asked me to help lead a station for the Chicktime activity at New Life.  I knew a bit about Chicktime based on some of the great stories that Liz had told me.  I agreed to volunteer and had a wonderful time!  I got more out of interacting with the girls and making Halloween snacks than I think they did!   I then volunteered a few more times over the course of several months and each time I did, I felt like I wanted to do more.  For me, seeing some of the same girls each time I volunteered was comforting and familiar to me, like seeing an old friend.  I am hopeful and confident that the girls feel the same way about Chicktime – they look forward not only to the activity that we participate in, but they perhaps find comfort in our familiar faces, our smiles and our hearts.


My passions and gifts:
I love to cook and share the “fruits of my labor” with everyone. (although I look at it as a labor of love when it comes to cooking)  One of the first Chicktime volunteer activities I participated in was creating snacks with the girls at New Life.  What I didn’t realize was that my passion for cooking would open my heart to accept an additional passion for Chicktime and New Life.


Hobbies and Interests:
My family and friends are my biggest hobby and interest.  As I said, I love to cook but I love to cook for my family and friends even more!  Sharing a meal brings everyone together, reconnects everyone and always brings out laughter and great memories.  One of my more recent hobbies is fitness – Zumba, Boxing and weight-lifting are among my favorites but I like to try anything new.  I also love to travel – especially to Boston and spend time with family and friends there too.


Chicktime Canon Lake:
Volunteer Coordinator- Lori Rhodes/Sandra Hatchett
Facebook Manager- Nancy Torres
Website Monitor- Liz Barger
Calendar Manager- Lori Rhodes
Treasurer- Liz Barger
Rising Managing Leader-