Gladys Bell

Gladys Bell Med, CFCS recently retired from Santa Maria Community Services after 19 years during which she served as a Center Director, Program Manager, Volunteer Manager and Human Resource Associate. Previously, she worked at a United Way home health care organization as case manager, supervisor, training coordinator and HR Associate....

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Mary Ellen Collins

I am passionate about sharing the knowledge and wisdom that I have gathered over the last 20+ years of working with motherless daughters. Words swirl in my head. I love to write! Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved to tell stories. Now it is your stories...

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Cestiny Crowther

Cestiny Crowther, (nee Beuerlein), is a mother of three and recently moved from Ohio to Arizona.  She first became involved in the Motherless Daughters Ministry (MDM) in college. Cestiny attended various MDM related events; including what she considers “the life-changing” Journey Retreat.  Her relationship with her mother had a rocky start, yet with God’s intervention through channels such...

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Cathy DiBella

My mother loss began at birth; she was there for me physically but emotionally left me empty. Because of this lack of emotional connection, I was very angry as a child and this continued as I became an adult. In 2004, I became so exhausted from being angry, I decided...

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Gina Ellis

“I am a prayer warrior, wife of my best friend for 34 years, mom of 2 adult children, gramma to 1 granddaughter and Gigi to foster grands. Currently I am volunteering with Motherless Daughters Ministry in several areas after attending the Daughters of Narcissistic Mother class and have completed the...

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Christine Fishel

Christine Fishel has been involved with Motherless Daughters Ministry since 2010. She and her husband Kevin have four school-age children who create a lively and loving home environment. Whenever she can carve out the time, Christine enjoys writing for the ministry’s newsletter and blog. She is passionate about sharing her...

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Jan Heller

A friend introduced Jan Heller to the Motherless Daughters ministries in 2018. Right away, she signed up for the Narcissistic Mothers class and went on the retreat the following Spring. As Jan learned the different types of mother loss, she felt called to become the blog editor for this ministry....

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Pat Kuykendoll

I encountered Motherless Daughters Ministry when seeking someone who could minister to a teen motherless daughter. I began to see the challenges that a teen might experience as I stood in the role as nurturer to a special teen in my life, a motherless daughter. I was asked this poignant...

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Dottie Menkhaus

Dottie Menkhaus was 16 years old when she lost her mother to breast cancer in 2003. Dottie started attending a Motherless Daughters Ministry (MDM) support group in 2018. Since then, she has enjoyed attending various MDM events, sharing her story and listening to others. Dottie enjoys writing for the blog...

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Kristin Mitchener

Kristin Mitchener was raised by her mother who was emotionally absent with untreated mental illness. Kristin most identifies with daughters of Borderline mothers. She stumbled upon the Motherless Daughters Ministries website while searching for a support group in her city for daughters with emotionally absent mothers. While she wasn’t able...

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Maya

Maya

Adopted twice. Raised with an orphans heart. Rejection and abandonment felt like a plague on my life from the moment of conception. This ministry opened the door for me to see that the shackles I was wearing, I didn’t have to leave on. That release has been a turning point...

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Julie Thompson

Julie was 26 years old when she lost her mom to a 9 year battle with breast cancer. “Since I lost my mom as a young adult, it can be easy for me to focus on all the life events that my mom will miss. However, the Motherless Daughters Ministry...

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