Women Shepherds

Leyila Rogers

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Leyila traveled up to North Carolina for college at Wingate University where she played softball and graduated in 2010. Leyila and her husband, Ryan, have four children: Skylar, Dalton, Cohen, and Greer. As a family they enjoy reading, Carowinds, time with friends, and watching Georgia football. Go Dawgs! In her down time, Leyila enjoys being active in sports and exercise, enjoying a good cup of coffee, and meeting up with friends.  Leyila came to know…

Amy Beigel

Originally from upstate New York, Amy gave her life to Christ and grew to love the Lord at summer camp which was a formative place in her life. She graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College (BA) and Walden University (MS) and worked in schools for 15 years. She now works for Prison Fellowship with the Angel Tree program, which provides support to children and families of prisoners.  After moving to Charlotte in 2018, the Beigels started attending West Charlotte Church, where…

Anne Fisher

Anne Fisher has lived in Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, and La Paz, Bolivia, but considers Chicago home. During their twenty-one years in Charlotte, the Fishers have lived on every side of town (uptown, north, south, east, and west!). Anne and Tom will be married twenty-five years in March and have a nineteen-year-old daughter named Avery. Anne graduated from Wheaton College (IL) and earned a master’s degree from Columbia International University. Anne has worked with children since the age of…

Olga Mawougbe

A native New Yorker, Olga grew up in the Bronx and graduated from New York University with a degree in education. Migrating to Charlotte in 1989, Olga’s journey to Jesus is marked by an unyielding curiosity about God inspired by the Holy Spirit in the context of a non-Christian upbringing. In His sovereignty and His perfect timing, the Lord brought Olga to a saving knowledge of Himself after, alongside her late husband, she heard and first understood the gospel of…

Denise Johnson

A native of Philadelphia, Denise graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. The Lord saved her while attending an overnight Christian camp at ten years of age. Her relationship with the Lord began shortly after graduating from college. She is currently a part of the Children’s Ministry at West Charlotte at Freedom. She deems it a privilege to encourage our youth in the Lord! To watch them listen, learn and grow brings joy to her…

Celia Yoran

Celia grew up in Charlotte, and attended St. Matthew Catholic Church with her family until she was a junior in high school. While she grew up in the Catholic Church, it wasn’t until she attended Youth Group with a friend that she understood the meaning of salvation through Christ. By the time she left for UNC Chapel Hill, Celia knew that she wanted to take her faith seriously and make the Lord the center of her life. Since marrying David…