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Meet The Leaders

Sandi Bothum
Chicktime Katy Managing Leader
sbothm@gmail.com

 

Why I Serve a Leadership Role with Chicktime:

I am a 50-something empty nester, who left an abusive marriage several years ago.  When I was struggling to regain a sense of myself, a good friend told me “Things might seem stormy now, but there will be blue skies ahead, and I can’t wait to see when that happens for you.”  I realized I had a chance to create the type of life for myself that I had always wanted, and a big part of that was to serve others.  I found Chicktime through Volunteer Match, and it seemed like a wonderful opportunity to give encouragement to young women who have also gone through difficult circumstances.  I quickly discovered that the more we pour into the lives of these girls, the more we all see our own blue skies.

 

My Passions and Gifts:
I have taken the Spiritual Gifts test several times at church, and each time the result is the same – I am an encourager. Perhaps it is because I have seen beauty created from ashes in my own life, that I have a passion for helping others to see themselves as the amazing person God created them to be, and to point out strengths and gifts that they might not have recognized in themselves.  I also have an insatiable curiosity and sense of adventure – I love to learn new skills, visit new places, try new activities, and meet new people.  Danny Kaye once said, “Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.”

 

Hobbies and Interests:
I most enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially my grown daughter – just ask me how amazing she is!  I volunteer in several capacities at church, where you might find me teaching a class, serving at the Welcome Desk, helping with children’s activities, or planning monthly outings for the singles group.  I like reading, cooking, photography, watching movies, playing games, going out to eat, and expressing my artistic side through a variety of crafts.  I enjoy scouring thrift shops, flea markets, and garage sales to find a bit of junk that I can transform into treasure (ala Flea Market Flip).  And I spend as much time as possible outdoors, camping, hiking, kayaking, and traveling whenever I can.

 

 

Maria Gonzales
Chicktime Katy Co-Leader
miaegonzalez97@gmail.com

 

Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime:
I became involved with Chicktime when I was in high school through my church, I instantly knew that this was a place I wanted to grow and serve. As a victim of sexual abuse myself I know first hand how much healing a passion or hobby can bring to their hearts. Throughout the years I have seen many faces come and go through the Krause program and I feel blessed to be a part of their time of healing. I know how important it is for these girls to have someone consistent in their lives and Chicktime reminds these girls month after month that they are valuable. My hope is to see this program grow and continue to bring hope to these girls and maybe even introduce them to new passions that they will carry on into their lives.

 

My passions and gifts:
My passion for serving others has lead me to step up as a leader in many organizations. I would consider one of my gifts to be my willingness to learn and challenge myself. I have come to love public speaking and taking on leadership roles wherever I am needed.  You never know where your passions and hard work will lead you.

 

Hobbies and Interests:
I have a passion for music, I play three instruments and enjoy singing my heart out to my pups at home. I am in school pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering and hope to work in the Space Industry when I graduate. One of my greatest accomplishments to this day would be my participation on a design team that will be sending a tool into space in Spring of 2019! I’d like my life to be a reminder to these girls that no matter where you come from your passions can take you anywhere in this world and beyond.
        Kimberly Lewis
Chicktime Katy Chapter Co-Leader
tteyes19@gmail.com

 

Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime:
Chicktime is an organization that came to me, while looking for a outreach ministry for my church. It is dear to my heart to encourage and empower the live’s of young women. As a single mother of four children, of different personalities, I am learning how to  bring out the essence and gifts of each one.  As I was growing up, I did not feel that I have the nurturing of my mother or father, so I looked to find acceptance from anyone around. Although I made some bad choices, I realized that is important to have love and support encompassing you.  Therefore, it is important for me to bring that love and involvement to these young ladies at the Krausse house. Is my pleasure to serve in the community to uplift their spirits, allowing them to know and realize when they are given an opportunity…try, try, and try again, to be the best YOU, there is; as well as to strive for their passions, no matter the circumstances they may have dealt with in there past.

 

My passions and gifts:
I am passionate about people.  Every job I ever had, I wanted to  make sure it directly involved customer  service.  I love to see smiling faces and if by chance someone isn’t smiling, I love to give them a reason to.  I am also a cosmetologist in the Katy area and I am passionate about healthy hair and educating my clients about home care.  My gift is being an encourager and hospitality.  I serve on the hospitality team within my church.  I want people to feel welcomed and to be their individual selves at all times. Ultimately, to see themselves, the way God sees them.

 

Hobbies and Interests:
I have such an array of hobbies and interests, such as volleyball, basketball, karaoke, and my most leisure is shopping, especially for those who don’t like to shop. When someone phones me to say, Kimberly I need an outfit for whatever the occasion, my face just brightens up and I go find one, but not only that I take pride in my shopping on a budget.  I love deals. I love to put outfits together that bring out the personality of each individual. 
Chicktime Katy:
Volunteer Coordinator- Kimberly
Facebook Manager-Sandi
Website Monitor-Maria
Calendar Manager- Sandi
Treasurer- Sandi
Rising Managing Leader-Kimberly/Maria