Spring Women's Event
March 28, 2020 | 9:00-11:30 a.m. | Thomas Hall
Guest Speaker: Rhonda Bear
Rhonda Bear received a 10 year sentence 15 years ago for multiple drug-related charges. After taking part in many programs while she was incarcerated, she came out of prison with a personal mission to help women and children in Oklahoma just as she was helped by multiple programs in prison. She is the Women in Transition (WIT) Program Manager for Stand In The Gap Ministry, where she currently impacts over 1000 women a year within the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and in multiple county jails. She is the group leader of Women’s Celebrate Recovery at First Baptist Church of Claremore, OK. Rhonda is the Founder and Director of 5 women’s transition homes, and Founder of She Brews Coffee House, a coffee house that provides employment opportunities for women reentering into society after struggling with problems like drug addiction. She is the mother of three wonderful children, grandmother to three amazing grandsons and one amazing granddaughter. She is married to an amazing husband who is helping her achieve her dreams. Rhonda graduated from Tulsa Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Social Work and Community Program Management. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Northeastern State University. She serves on the board of The Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, where she actively advocates at the legislative level for improvement in Oklahoma for women’s issues.
Guest Worship Leader: Phil Armstrong
Phil Armstrong is a native of Ohio and has been in Tulsa for 20+ years. He holds a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications and a minor in music, vocal performance, from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Akron. Phil has a varied background working in the corporate sector and as an entrepreneur in the restaurant business. In 2019 he was hired by the Tulsa Community Foundation as Project Director for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. Phil has been actively engaged in the community by serving on several non-profit boards, most notably Barthelmes School for Music, Community Service Council, Reading Partners of Tulsa, and the Greenwood Cultural Center.
He is a Leadership Tulsa graduate and a member of the Rotary Club of Tulsa.
An ordained Minister and talented singer, Phil enjoys singing for several events and organizations around Tulsa, most notably singing the National Anthem for the Tulsa Regional Chamber Annual Meetings, Tulsa Drillers and Tulsa Roughnecks home games, and is a guest soloist for the annual Christmas production with First United Methodist Church and members of the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra.
Phil and his beautiful wife Monique have a blended blessing of four children ages 21, 19, 17, and 16.