Meet Our Mentors

Sonya Woodard

CEO /Executive Director

 

Sonya Woodard

Sonya Woodard knows firsthand about the power of purpose. She founded Girls of Transformation 10 years ago, inspired by her own journey of transformation, to help young girls find their way to the path of becoming empowered women of purpose. Sonya made many poor choices that resulted in her becoming the mother of two by the age of 17. Because she understands firsthand the behaviors, thoughts, and perceptions that led to her choices as a youth, she knows what it takes to help other young ladies avoid making the same choices - and this is why she founded Girls of Transformation.

 

Sonya is a born again Christian, walking with the Lord for over 20 years, a journey that has helped her find her unique purpose, learn to never give up, and know that there is greatness inside her. She is an entrepreneur and business owner. She is a graduate of Miami Springs Senior High, Miami-Dade College (AA in Business Administration) and Florida Atlantic University (BA in Business Management) and the owner of Business Credit Professional, Inc., where she has been servicing small business owners for the past 10 years. Sonya is the wife of Minister Terry Woodard and the mother of four beautiful children Brittany, Ashley, Kayla, and Terrik

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Email:  swoodard@girlsoftransformation.com

Jenny Crews

Mentor

 

Jenny is known to say, “the sky is not the limit, but reach for the stars.” She is a strong believer of Jesus Christ and the “straight and narrow path,” which she has followed since surrendering her life over to God as a teenager. At age 16, she began to pray about purpose and God’s will for her life. Shortly after, she was called and chosen to lead the youth - not just to lead, but lead by example - teaching and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jenny is known for her stern but genuine personality.

Jenny’s career path has been varied and exciting. After graduating from Miami Central Senior High, she studied Mass Communication and Journalism at Miami-Dade College, had a change of heart, and went on to ATI College of Health where she graduated Summa Cum Laude as a Certified BIlling and Coding Specialist and Medical Administrative Assistant. She returned to school to pursue Sociology and is a few semesters away from graduating with honors from Broward College, going on to a BS in Sociology at University of Miami, where she aims to pursue her PhD in Sociology. Jenny works at Bank of America and is a youth leader, prayer warrior, youth bible study teacher, witness team member, assistant with the youth praise team, and a choir member.

Email:  jcrews@girlsoftransformation.com

Evangelist Vicki Gibbs

Mentor

 

Evangelist Vicki Gibbs has been saved and sold out for Jesus Christ for over 25 years. She was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She attended Miami Northwestern Senior High School and Miami Dade Community College. Evangelist Gibbs has always had a heart for people and has sought to serve in her community in various ways. She served as a Metro Dade Police Officer for 14 years. She has volunteered and worked with at risk youth, battered women, hospice caregivers, and currently works as a Student Leadership Advisor and Coordinator.

Evangelist Gibbs loves God and His people. She attends Oasis of Love Deliverance International Ministries, Inc., under the leadership of an incredible Woman of God; Apostle Dr. Iris J. Troy. There she serves as an Usher, Intercessor, Prayer Warrior, Evangelist, and a humble servant of God. Evangelist Gibbs has a true call to minister and pray for broken women who are seeking healing, deliverance, and direction through the power of Jesus Christ.

Email:  vgibbs@girlsoftransformation.com

Dr. Lesley Glover

Mentor

 

Dr. Lesley Glover was born in Hollywood, FL. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, and is a board certified family physician. She has been in practice since 2004, and has received awards for Patients' Choice and for Most Compassionate Physician.

Dr. Glover enjoys working with youth, and is currently serving as the Junior and Primary Church School teacher at Greater Mount Zion AME Church in West Park, where she has been a member since childhood. She also volunteers her time as a medical chaperone for New Horizons Elementary School when they travel each year to the nation's capital, Washington D.C. Dr. Glover was also privileged to be able to volunteer her services during a medical mission trip to Haiti.

Dr. Glover has a passion for working with others, and is blessed to be able to share her gifts. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Email:  drlglover@girlsoftransformation.com

Evangelist Elizabeth Holmes

Mentor

 

Evangelist Holmes is the wife of Pastor Tarrence Holmes and the mother of three beautiful daughters; Delesha, Elizabeth and Nicole. At an early age, Evangelist Holmes received the Lord as her personal Savior. After being sidetracked by tumultuous relationships and countless bad decisions, she rededicated her life to Christ at the age of 21. At 25, she began to preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the tutelage of Apostle Dr. Iris J. Troy. In addition to, preaching the loving, but unadulterated Word of God, she has served in many capacities, such as Youth Leader, Armor Bearer, Praise and Worship Leader, Evangelism, Intercessor, Usher, Pastoral Aid, and Administrative Assistant.

Evangelist Holmes received her undergraduate degrees from Florida Atlantic University, with a B.A. in Sociology and Certification in Ethnic Studies, in addition to an A.A. in Religion from Miami Dade College and a Diploma in Cosmetology from Florida School of Business. As a lifelong learner, Evangelist Holmes is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Educational Leadership.

Evangelist Holmes is an Educator both spiritually and in the secular arena. She has mentored, tutored, and taught troubled and at risk youth in Alternative education for numerous years and currently teaches Social Studies to students in Miami Dade County. She asserts that all of her students deserve a quality education in spite of the challenges that are placed before them. She has been awarded Rookie Teacher of the year in 2007, Teacher of the year in 2011, and nominated Social Studies Teacher of the year in February of 2015.

Evangelist Holmes is dedicated and caring. She is determined to make a difference in the lives of all that she comes in contact with. Experience has taught her that our youth are in need of strong role models that will lead by example and look beyond their faults. She has a passion for people, especially young broken and/or hurting women, having overcome those obstacles herself. Knowing the Power of God and His ability to do exceedingly abundantly above all we can ask, she ministers to their needs utilizing the Word of God to encourage, build up, bless, and deliver.

Evangelist Holmes endeavors to be a virtuous woman. She is a part of Covenant Keepers Outreach which provides food, shelter, and school supplies to countries around the world. Evangelist Holmes balances being a wife, mother, sister, friend, with having a career and faithfully working in her church. God has given her a special Grace to complete her assignment, mission, and purpose.

Evangelist Elizabeth Holmes passionately affirms that “God is Faithful and We Can Do All Things through Christ!”

Email:  eholmes@girlsoftransformation.com

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