This blog is an extension of Women’s Ministries at Wayside Chapel in San Antonio, Texas. Wayside Chapel is a community rooted in the Word, reaching out to the world, reproducing Christ followers. Click here to learn more about our vision, beliefs, and other information.
Brenda is the Director of Women’s Ministries at Wayside Chapel. She enjoys spending time with women and listening to their personal stories of God’s redemptive grace. She believes each of us has value in God’s eyes, and it is important to identify our God-given abilities and spiritual gifts. Brenda’s desire is to equip and encourage women in their daily walks with the Lord. She is married to Walt, a mother of three adult sons, blessed to have two daughters-in-law, and adores their five grandchildren. One of her favorite ways to spend time with God is to go for a long run or work out with her kettlebells. Brenda runs in several 5k races and half marathons each year. She also enjoys preparing healthy meals and reading historical fiction books.
Nicole is new wife to Troy, student at Grace College and Seminary, and lover of all things Jesus. Her heart is for the equipping and discipling of young women and for the communion and fellowship with others. Her happy places include a good coffee shop, talking Jesus with a friend, Monday evenings spent in prayer with her husband, or her couch under a cozy blanket reading and taking in the sweet, bold word of God.
Other than Jesus, her passions in the life include weights, coffee, thrift shopping, and exploring new places around her hometown of San Antonio. Her sincerest desire is to use every gift, passion, and day for the glory of God and to use her writing as a means of reflection, encouragement, and the sharing of truth.
Holly is a native Texan who has lived in most of the major cities in the Lone Star State. Holly thrives off of time alone with the Lord, studying & learning truth from His Word and encouraging and equipping women to be the best God desires them to be. Whether it is sharing a walk, a cup of coffee, homemade chocolate chip cookies, or a hand-written note, Holly loves to be connected with others.
Holly also has been graced with a full household of people who she is learning to say “yes” to more than “no”. She met and married her husband Darren over 10 years ago in Durham, NC. They have 4 children under 8 years of age which keeps them both on their toes as they learn how to parent with truth and grace. Holly is learning to have grace with herself as well in these tiring young-childhood years. She loves cooking for her family and others, watching collegiate sports, reading (especially historical fiction), trying out new restaurants, and exercising when time allows. She is a musical theater enthusiast and loves to have impromptu dance parties with her kids! Holly is also a pediatric nurse practitioner and continues to practice in a pediatric urgent care facility a few times a month.
Denisse is wife to Ian, mom to Emma, Jack, and Luke, and most importantly, daughter of the Living God. She spends her days taking care of her family and home. She’s never too far from a cup of coffee or good tunes, and usually has her nose stuck in a book or a home decorating project. She writes about what is on her heart, hoping to encourage others with her words. Denisse is currently working on her first book, a memoir about life, marriage, and God’s faithfulness.