Women's mini-conference Saturday

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“Wrapped in God’s Love” is the theme for a countywide mini-conference, “Women-to-Women Brunch and More.” The mini-conference, which seeks to connect Los Alamos women with each other and with God, will be from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday at the Los Alamos Church of Christ building, 2323 Diamond Dr.
The morning of Christian fellowship, encouragement and strengthening, is open to all women of the community. There is no charge for the conference. Brunch will be served and complimentary babysitting will be available.
Featured speakers for the morning are Dr. Zandree Stidham, chair of the Department of Communications at the University of New Mexico Los Alamos and Shirley Raye Redmond, award-winning author of 27 books for children and adults.
The speakers will focus on how Christian women can effectively interact with each other and reach out to others.
Zandree Stidham, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of communications. Wife of the Los Alamos Church of Christ youth minister Tony Stidham, she is the mother of four children. She is also a native of Los Alamos and a graduate of Los Alamos High School.
Stidham works as an adoptive family contact for the New Mexico Fiesta Project, offering support and training for adoptive families.
She serves on the board of directors for Las Cumbres, a nonprofit organization offering quality services, public awareness and integrated community support for children, adults and families facing social, emotional and/or developmental challenges.
Writer and frequent conference speaker, Redmond is the author of two-dozen children’s books, three adult books and more than 400 magazine and newspaper articles.
She too, has been a faculty member of UNM-LA and has taught numerous writing workshops.
Redmond holds a master’s degree in literature from the University of Illinois.
She has been married for nearly 39 years to her husband Bill, a former U.S. Congressman.
In addition to the speakers, the morning’s activities will feature discussion groups and a time of worship.
For more information, call Lyn Haval at 695-0745.