In 2011, Anitha sensed that God was calling her out of her comfort zone. For years, she had served with her husband in the worship ministry and as small group leaders…but this was different. Her heart to empower women led her to start the group we now know as Whispers & Fringes. In addition to that, she continues to serve with her husband, Lance, as senior leaders in the marriage ministry at Covenant Church in Carrollton, Texas. She also enjoys a career as a research nurse and the titles of daughter, wife, sister, aunt and proud Texan. She loves Jesus, coffee and naps in that order. (Mexican food ranks pretty high too.)
Joyce has always been passionate about loving God and people, which led to teaching Sunday School and her career as a social worker. She has led small groups with her husband, Shibu, and currently they serve as senior leaders in this ministry, as well as leaders in the marriage ministry at Covenant Church’s campus in McKinney, Texas. Joyce is a stay at home mom with 3 great kids whom she also home schools. A native New Yorker, Joyce’s favorite meal is breakfast and “caw-fee”.
Vijoy has been a follower of Christ from a young age. She has always sensed God’s call on her life, and trusts the Lord to be glorified through her life. She considers it an honor to be part of the leadership team of Whispers and Fringes, as she understands the struggles women face in light of both pressures from the culture and within the church. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has worked in the field of accounting and finance for nearly 20 years. When she is not working outside of the home, she loves to spend time at home with her family. She has a passion for baking and will always find an occasion to whip up a sweet treat to share with family and friends. She also loves spending time with the wonderful life long friends that God has blessed her with.
Binu is probably a lot like you. A woman who relies upon God for everything. She enjoys working as a retail pharmacist but also loves to be at home with her family. She is simple and hates the spotlight; but as she seeks the Lord, He empowers her and provides the opportunity for her to encourage and impart hope and practical wisdom into the lives of women. She is humbled and honored to be a part of Whispers and Fringes. She knows the small part she plays in the organization is exactly what God has purposed her to do right now in this season of her life.
Elizabeth Thomas, “Betsy”, is a woman who is passionate to serve Christ and share her faith with the lost. She was born in Houston, Texas and is the first child of a Chaplain and a Registered Nurse. Her love for kids came from her role as the oldest of four children.
Elizabeth considers it an honor to serve as a pediatrician for children in south Dallas and loves to be a part of their families. She is married to a wonderful husband and has three beautiful children.
Shiney grew up as a Pastor’s kid in an Indian Pentecostal church. Growing up in that environment caused her to search for a personal relationship with Christ. She was active in her church and other city wide ministry opportunities and was always looking for an opportunity to serve. She has a passion for sharing God’s love with those around her. She is married and has two children.