Brenda Fagan EDITING AND ADMIN SUPPORT
Hi! My name is Brenda Fagan and I live in Ohio. I’ve been happily married for 48 years and am the mother of two sons and a daughter, and the grandmother of five granddaughters and one grandson. I’ve been battling my weight since childhood. The Weight Loss, God’s Way program is a Godsend. I’m so grateful to God for using Cathy Morenzie to help me find the missing piece in my struggle with my weight and the key to winning my battle with food, which is making my relationship with Him my priority. With Cathy’s non-judgmental help and encouragement, I believe I’m on the right road to finally overcoming my unhealthy relationship with food by honoring God through the way I take care of my body. I love being a part of the Weight Loss, God’s Way team helping to spread this message to other women; not as one who 'has arrived', but as one who joins others on this life journey. I Corinthians 10:31, “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Felicity Boyd BREAKTHROUGH AND SMALL GROUP LEADER
My name is Felicity Boyd. I am married and have three children. I am a teacher by profession and have had the privilege of homeschooling all three of my own children; two have now graduated from high school and are studying in college, and I continue to teach my youngest. Music is a huge part of my life and ministry; I play several instruments and love to sing. I live in the countryside, which I love. I have several different animals, and have lots of fun with those. I also enjoy doing various artistic projects when I have time. My greatest passion in life is God’s Word, which I love to study. At the heart of my weight releasing journey has been a wrong relationship with food, and subsequently my weight has fluctuated up and down for many years. ‘Breakthrough’ has truly been a huge blessing to me. The Lord is using the principles in it to bring healing, restoration, and permanent change in my life.
Ena Gunnink VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, MEMBER SUPPORT, SMALL GROUP LEADER
Hi! My name is Ena Gunnink. I often get asked where my name came from so I’ll start by saying that I was born in The Netherlands. I have lived most of my life in Michigan, and have been married to my great husband for 44 years. We have 2 children and 7 grandchildren (6 boys, 1 girl). I’m a nurse by profession. I have known Jesus since I was a little girl, and gave my life to Him fully when I was 16 years old. I have struggled with being overweight since my son was born 35 years ago. I have tried about every weight loss program imaginable, except surgery, with either little success or with some success, only to gain the weight back. I went through the Breakthrough course in early 2017. It was here that I learned that losing weight, keeping weight off, and maintaining good health is not about sheer willpower! I learned that how I handle food can be connected to deep-seated emotions, and that my relationship with my heavenly Father is so important to caring for my body well and living a healthy lifestyle. I find the weight being released gradually, and this is how it should be as I learn more about myself and God’s unconditional love for me. I love how Cathy teaches every lesson using Scripture, and I’m so grateful to God for leading me to the Breakthrough course! I look forward to continuing this journey with all of you.
Melissa Motes GRAPHIC DESIGN AND SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT
My name is Melissa Motes and I live in Texas. I have been married to my husband for 21 years and am the mother of three daughters. I have been a public school teacher and technology director for 27 years. I have served as a musician on the worship team at my church for over 20 years and love to worship! I also love technology, sports, and being in front of a good fire with my entire family gathered around! My passion is to see women gain freedom in every area of their lives. I personally have been delivered from so much and I want to see others experience the freedom that Christ died for us to walk in every day! I have currently released 25 pounds and using the Weight Loss, God’s Way program. My focus is to motivate, encourage, and walk alongside of other women on this journey to good health.
Preston Squire TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND CREATIVE MEDIA
Hi. I’m Preston Squire, Cathy’s husband and chief cook and bottle-washer. I’m blessed to help create most of the videos that you watch and provide technical support for this website. I have a passion for writing, especially children’s books. Although I do not struggle with my weight, these principles have helped me with my own addictions and strongholds. Whatever the problem is, Jesus IS the answer. May God continue to bless you on your journey!
Katrina Mitchell PRAYER TEAM LEADER
Katrina Mitchell is a prayer warrior you can count on! She serves her community at the altar and her impact is felt world-wide. Katrina is dedicated to giving God glory and teaching others how to approach God, in humble faith and trust, with expectation for God to move in His timing. She is a longtime Sunday School teacher and intercessor at her church and in their organization nationwide. Katrina is frequently called upon to pray with and for others and is a pivotal team member for several speakers. As we understand and receive the love of the Father, we are encouraged by HIM to approach the throne of grace with boldness! By FAITH we become transformed in His presence. By FAITH we believe the promises of God for our lives. By FAITH we pray and by FAITH we receive the inheritance that has been pre-ordained. With this assurance, in light of being loved by an audacious God, we can pray audacious prayers and expect above all we can ask or think answers.
Mary Ryan MEMBER COACH
My name is Mary Ryan. My husband and l live in Northern Virginia. I have been a member of WLGW since the fall of 2018. January of 2019 was a turning point for me during the Sugar-Free & Spirit-Filled 40-Day Detox. I detoxed from carbs and simple sugars and eliminated food cravings. During that time, I developed three additional good habits—I stopped mindlessly snacking in the evenings (not eating after 7 pm); I kept a daily food journal using MyFitnessPal; and I learned how not to ponder on negative thoughts. Then, in the Breakthrough course I truly acknowledged and accepted that I cannot lean on my own strength and I cannot make lasting healthy changes without keeping God involved every day. I also realized that I no longer obsessed about food. I know now what I can eat and what isn't wise for me. I track wat I eat during the course of the day and make adjustments as needed according to my dinner plans. I'm not perfect, but I allow for adjustments so I don't fall back into unhealthy habits.
Jennifer Wang MEMBER COACH
Hi! My name is Jennifer Wang. I’m almost 50 years old and live near Portland, Oregon in the lovely Pacific Northwest. Although my husband and I have been busy raising four teens and a college-age daughter, I have been distracted throughout our 26-year marriage with a destructive food addiction. Over a year ago I joined Weight Loss, God’s Way and was encouraged and strengthened by the program. I have been learning to take responsibility for my eating and to stop living like a victim, finding freedom after 38 years of bondage to food! I have also experienced the power of community, prayer, and the Word to bring freedom. It is an honor to pray for and encourage the wonderful women in WLGW. It brings me such joy to see God working in each of you. "If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed" (John 8:36).