Meet the Leaders

Deborah Smith
Chicktime New Braunfels Founder & Leader
Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime: I am so happy to be serving with Chicktime at Connections.  I serve because God has placed on my heart to share His joy and hope with the children at Connections.  It is my mission to make each child realize just how beautiful and how treasured they are in God’s eyes.  My hope is they will find their value and worth in Jesus – not the world.


My passions and gifts: My passion and gifts are engaging with others. I feel like God has blessed me with the ability to easily engage with others.  I love learning about people and their “story”. I enjoy hearing about how a person’s life has shaped them into the person they are today.  


Hobbies and interests: My favorite way to spend my time is with my husband Steve and my dog Captain. They both bring me lots of joy. I also enjoy a good book, working in my garden and traveling.  Spending time with my friends and laughing makes me very happy.

Nancy Beardsley
Co-Leader Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown


Why I serve a leadership role for Chicktime: I serve a leadership role for Chicktime because I know it will make a difference in the children’s lives that we serve. Children, no matter what age, need consistency in their lives along with smiles, reassurance, encouragement and love.  My philosophy in life is to make my little corner of the world as best as I can so that if we are all doing that it will make a better world. Having already volunteered with Chicktime at the Saint Jude’s Ranch for Children, I see that what we are doing does make a difference. I just want all kids to know that they are loved.
My Passions and Gifts: My passion and gifts are looking on the bright side of things. We have that choice but not everyone knows how to make that happen. I truly believe in the JFK quote,” One person can make a difference and everyone should try.”


Hobbies and Interests: I am an artist and photographer. Currently, I am creating digital art and photographs. A lot of my art is of flowers and a lot of my photographs are of places around where I live. I have been exploring this area of Texas for a little under two years and love sharing my photos on Instagram.  Many people call my art simple, happy and colorful.  I love that because I just want to put love out into the world through my art. Life can be very hard. If we stick to the basics, I feel life can be easier and happier.
MJ Cisneros
Co-Leader Chcktime New Braunfels Downtown

Why I serve a leadership role with Chicktime: I believe we rise by lifting others up, and there’s no better way to do that than by serving as a leader with Chicktime! Chicktime gives myself, and so many others, the opportunity to help those in need in a fun and meaningful way. I strive to live a life full of compassion, kindness, and patience and volunteering with this organization is the perfect way to do so.


My hobbies & interests: I love to do crafts, make gifts, listen to music, and go to the movies! I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My interest is to traveand be a light for others!


My passions & gifts: I’m passionate about helping those in need, by using the gifts God has given me. I believe God has given me the ability to talk to others and the confidence to know that through Him, I can truly make a difference.


Chicktime New Braufels Downtown:

Volunteer Coordinator – Deborah

Facebook Manager- MJ

Website Manager- Nancy

Calendar Manager- Deborah

Treasurer- Nancy

Rising Managing Leader- MJ