About Our Chapter
My name is Penny and I began my journey as a co-leader for our chapter and in 2014, I became the Managing Chapter Leader! It’s a honor to serve alongside so many wonderful women. I’m excited to lead such a great chapter thanks to the previous leadership of Katherine Rayson. She has helped to push me out of my comfort zone and become confident enough to rise to the challenge of taking Chicktime Detroit to the next level. At Chicktime Detroit, all of our volunteers believe that every child needs support & love and we enter their lives as caring members of the community who are focused on their restoration and just doing whatever we can to bring a bright spot to their lives. When children experience abuse, neglect, and suffering, they question their value and purpose in life. We believe that no child should feel this way! At Chicktime Detroit, it is our mission to provide these girls with hope and joy by reminding them that they DO have worth, and they WILL have valuable futures.
We would love for you to join us on our journey to add love and joy to the lives of these children. Our volunteers are what keeps our chapter going and that is why we need you too! If you’re interested in becoming a member or receiving event invitations, select the “Join a Chapter” link and then click MI- Detroit.
Even if it’s a little thing, do something for those who have need of help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.—Albert Schweitzer
This is favorite quote of Kathrine Rayson, the original founder of the Chicktime Detroit Chapter. Katherine is passionate about serving others and this passion is what ultimately drove her to establish Chicktime Detroit. Her belief in the God of the impossible (Matt 19:26) was behind her vision for Chicktime Detroit to heal others by helping, and to be healed by helping. The beauty of this mission is that it is a mutual transaction between the giver and the recipient. At age 21 Katherine joined the United States Air Force, and worked in Meteorological and Navigational Systems. She left the military after 3 years to pursue college and holds several degrees. She pursued these goals in hopes of absolving her pain, but each accomplishment did not change a thing. She eventually became frustrated. Katherine agrees with what The Word says… that we overcome our accuser by the word of our testimony (Rev 12:11). As a child, Katherine dealt with sexual, physical, and emotional abuse; which subsequently led her to a 3 month stay in foster care. Katherine stands firm that Chicktime is a blessing that God placed on her path to allow her to comfort other young girls much like she was. She believes Christ is allowing Chicktime to be the vehicle to impact and bless young girls to be comforted in the way that she has been comforted (1 Cor 1:3-5). Katherine is still an active volunteer with Chicktime Detroit and is so pleased to be a part of its inception, development, and ultimately the future of the chapter she created.