Board of Directors
Pamela Winderweedle Hillman, Founder & President
We are very blessed having Pamela as our Founder and CEO. She is uniquely qualified for this position since she has gone through every facet of this Ministries’ goals for persons with substance abuse problems, as well as the problems caused by some family members. She is our “Role Model” for our inmate/students.
As a result of Pamela’s past (which you can read more about here) she has been “in the shoes” of women in prison on drug charges which has led her to have great passion and purpose to help these women become empowered, stay clean and change their lives forever. Pamela started Chebar Ministries while in prison. She started the program with the 'Daughters of Zion. Women of God using their time wisely.' Instead of being a “revolving door” she knows the answer to staying clean; not getting re-arrested; and becoming a productive member of society.
She has been called by God to this ministry to “Women in prison on drug related charges…..and their families” and we are so blessed that she has accepted that “call” since she is so uniquely qualified to head this ministry. Her entire life has prepared her for tackling America’s number one problem. For the past two years Pamela has run a transition house on the outside of the prison.
Pamela is continually enhancing her technical knowledge to make Chebar the very best possible in helping the inmate/student. She has now become a Certified Specialist in many fields of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and is Certified as a Biblical Specialty Counselor. Pamela has learned the history of the Stages of Change (Trans-theoretical Model). She has gained an understanding through training of the Enhanced Supervision Program (ESP). She has obtained an awareness of how to use Enhanced Supervision Program (ESP) techniques to reinforce the change process.
We are also blessed to have on our management team, a uniquely qualified group of individuals who are led by God to join in this powerful movement for change within our gates and bringing family restoration to our communities.
J.T. Williams, Chairman of the Board & CFO
J. T. is also uniquely prepared to assist Pamela because of his background and experiences. As a CPA, he was on the national audit staff of Price, Waterhouse & Co. in New York City right out of college, and received an award for making the highest grade in Florida on the CPA exam. He then started his own CPA firm in Tallahassee, which became the largest in that city in about 3 years. Then he entered another career where become head of an American Stock Exchange company for 31 years. At the same time, as a volunteer, he co-led the Bill Glass Champions For Life for its first 10 years. It has become one of the largest prison ministries in America, and is now in its 41st year. Until the summer of 2012, he served as its CFO for 4 ½ years.
In his 2nd career as a land developer, he was credited as “Changing the Way the Capitol City of Florida lives”……and Georgia Trend quoted “Eagle’s Landing Changed the Southside (of Atlanta)”, which was his first Georgia development. J. T. has demonstrated his “giving back” by serving under 10 appointments, by Governors, to major boards in Florida and Georgia, including Chairman of Georgia’s State Board of Education and still serves on the GRTA Board as its Chairman of Projects and Planning. He was named “Citizen of the Year” in Henry County in January, 2013. His service to Georgia has been honored by a number of Resolutions passed by Georgia’s General Assembly, including having an 11 lane bridge over I-75 named after him. J. T. is uniquely qualified to organize and handle the administrative part of this great ministry.
Os Hillman, President of Marketplace Leaders and husband of Pamela Hillman
An organization whose purpose is to help men and women discover and fulfill God’s complete purposes through their work and to view their work as ministry.
Formally Os owned an advertising agency but is now an internationally recognized speaker on the subject of faith at work. He is the author of 18 books and a daily email devotional called TGIF Today God Is First which has thousands of readers in 105 nations. Os hosts a national radio show, Faith, Work and Culture with Os Hillman. Os has been featured on CNBC, NBC, LA Times, New York Times, and many other national media as a spokesperson on faith at work. He is a regular contributor to TenTen magazine, ChristianPost.com, CharismaNews.com, and Crosswalk.com.
Os is also president of Aslan, Inc. which provides a leading online “faith-at-work” Christian bookstore called www.TGIFbookstore.com to serve the needs of Christians in their workplace calling. Os is happily married to Pamela and they reside in North Atlanta.
Wayne Kurzen, EOS Implementor
Wayne Kurzen is a sought after keynote speaker, multi-time national award winning business advisor and successful entrepreneur with over 15 years experience in helping business leaders create organizations that become market leaders and highly valued companies.
A decorated Air Force pilot and commander of a unit of 500, who was promoted in the top 1% of his peers. He translated his leadership and management skills in running several successful businesses – growing one startup to become a Home Depot supplier in less than two years. He has also won many national awards from a group of 350 coaches to include “Coach of the Year” for client results.
Wayne’s passion is helping business owners have more time, money and the freedom to enjoy it. He does this by helping leadership teams implement the business operating system called EOS® -- the Entrepreneurial Operating System®.
He loves EOS because it is the one thing he has found in 15 years that is a true game changer--making a difference not only in the company, but the owners, the leadership and their families. Wayne is a Certified EOS® Implementer and serves on the board of several non-profits including: 101 Best and Brightest Companies, SafeHouse Urban Outreach, and LifeChangers Prison Ministry. He is also a Coach for Lifework Leadership and member of the Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs and Souly Business.
Wallette V. McCall, CPEC, CCC, Life Strategist, Author, Speaker and Certified Personal & Executive Coach
Wallette McCall is founder of AnotherLevelCoaching.com where she emboldens women to thrive in the midst of change. Wallette coaches women through the fear and anxiety that can be associated with transition.
Wallette was trained by the Coaching Institute and the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute (CaPP). She utilizes the cutting-edge techniques and tools provided by the research and evidence-based field of positive psychology to translate her personal experience, wisdom, and insight into innovative and results-oriented coaching and training products. Wallette is also a certified Biblical Counselor. She received her counseling certification from Christian Research and Development.
Wallette is a contributing author of the books: The Confident Woman: Tapping into Your Inner Power, and Building a Business Building a Life. Wallette was commissioned through Glory of Zion International Ministries to the work of the ministry in the marketplace as a Business of Zion. Wallette’s Ezine, Breakthrough to Change, encourages and supports women through the many challenges of transition. She is also the co-host of the Rise and W.I.N 15 Minute Transformational Call.
Dr. Lehome Bliss, President, Paracletos Institute
Bliss and her husband, Albert, own The Bliss Center Paracletos Institute International where she has a private practice and operates as the oversite agency for Paracletos Counseling Specialists. She holds a Doctorate in Biblical Studies & Clinical Counseling and a Masters in Biblical Studies and Christian Psychology. In her spare time, Dr. Bliss, along with husband, Albert, is a part of the duo Sounds of Bliss, a ministry of word and song. She is a sought-after teacher, speaker and a Christian curriculum specialist. Currently, Dr. Bliss is developing Christian therapies for people who want to overcome Fear.
Lynn Hare, Prayer Coordinator, Author, Speaker, Teacher and Coach
Lynn shares Pamela’s passion for activating our identities in Christ and the explosive freedoms found in forgiveness. She is the author of Cascade Award-winning The Quest for Self-Forgiveness, the first book in the Brilliant Redeemer Series. It is Lynn’s heart to bring restoration to families.Lynn Hare is the Prayer Coordinator for LifeChangers Legacy, Chebar Ministries. She is an award-winning author, speaker, certified teacher, and coach who helps Christians in adversity, uncertainty, or transition find clarity and peace as they move forward in alignment with the Holy Spirit. She equips and empowers Christians to discern and apply the Holy Spirit’s heart, thoughts, and wisdom in her class, Spiritual Quotient. Lynn provides practical tools for integrating spiritual wisdom into everyday careers, activities and relationships, while releasing creativity and divine possibilities.
A member of Kingdom Congressional International Alliance (KCIA), Lynn serves as Prayer Coordinator on the Boards of Oregon Christian Writers and Serving Our Neighbors (James Autry, Executive Director). She is a former member of Graham Cooke’s intercessory team, The Warrior Class. Lynn has prayed for revival on numerous KKPZ Radio broadcasts and appeared on The River Blog Talk Radio and God Encounters TV Broadcast. She has prayed with thousands of people one-on-one and serves on multiple intercessory teams in the Portland, Oregon area.
Caroline Mendez, PCC, CCF, CGC. Author, Threads of Wisdom
I am a wife, a mother of four and a grandmother of two. I believe that we can make an impact on society with a true positive focus of compassion, empathy and understanding that we are all here today by the grace and mercy of God. Nothing could have ever prepared me for the challenges I faced with the trials and tribulations that have been placed in my path, but with the Holy Spirit I have been healed and restored by the blood of Jesus.
Sharon Cooper, "The Transformer"
Fourteen years ago Sharon retired from American Airlines after a 32 year career. Her background includes modeling, fashion consulting, and making presentations to professional women’s groups. The experience of representing a major airline, dealing face-to-face with customers on a daily basis, her love for fashion, and the direction of the Lord, allowed her to seamlessly move into doing what is her gift and passion. Being a “people person” and serving her clients and customers brings her great joy. An expert wardrobe specialist and professional bra fitter, Sharon transforms women of all ages, shapes, and sizes to feel good about who they are. She transforms the appearance, wardrobes, and closets of women so getting dressed every day is simple and uncomplicated. She is passionate about enhancing their appearance on top and underneath (Size 32A-44H), as well as ensuring her clients will never again say, “I don’t have anything to wear!”
Sharon’s approach to wardrobe consulting provides women with the opportunity to express their needs, concerns, and desires, and to deal with their specific areas of challenge. This type of “reality check” empowers her clients to optimize their wardrobe needs by building upon their existing wardrobe and creating a more effective wardrobe that maximizes their time and budget, and affirms increased self-worth and confidence. “The Transformer” is passionate about helping women to look “pulled together.” Her expertise as a Professional Bra Fitter is very dear to heart, because, a good foundation is key to how you look and feel. She loves educating women on the importance a good fitting bra and foundation and providing them with the “Gift of Lift!” Her personalized service enables women to create and enhance the natural projection of their inner spirit while meeting the demands of their busy lifestyles. Her ultimate goal: taking her client’s appearance and wardrobe to the next level with style and elegance.
LifeChangers Legacy Team
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