About Us

laura profileLaura Rawden

Married 35 years to Reg Rawden

Children: Mack Rawden and (Jessica)

Church: The Moody Church for 8 years 

Being part of the mentor moms is one of my favorite and most rewarding ministries. I loved and thoroughly enjoyed raising our son, with the partnership of my husband. Although now, he is out from under our wing, and married we continue to ask God to give us the wisdom and discernment to know how to be actively involved in their lives.  

Key Thought:

Life is a journey, one in which you cannot put on cruise control.  The pressures, demands and joys at each age of life are different, but similar in many ways.  Parenting young children or taking care of aging parents all require a close intimate relationship with our Father.  Clinging to the promises of God’s Word, is my strength.  “I will never leave you nor forsake you, so we can confidently say, the Lord is my helper. I will not fear.”  Hebrews 13:5-6  I look forward to our year together, getting to trust Him more.  


Sharon2017Sharon Feil 

Married 39 years to Jerry Feil

Children: Christine, Adam and (Crystal), Katrina

Grandchildren: Matthew and Olivia 

Church: The Moody Church for 7 years

Mom2Mom is very dear to me. When I was a young mom I was blessed to be in a women’s Bible study lead by older moms who encouraged me, taught me and discipled me to be deeply rooted and gounded in the Word of God. I pray that as a mentor mom I can do the same for young women facing the challenges motherhood brings.

Key Thoughts: Understand the gift of motherhood & family 

  • Make your daily time with the Lord a priority. Study the Word and pray.

  • Pray, pray and pray some more with and for your children

  • Take time to savor the gifts God gives you EVERY day

  • Be thankful!

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Grace Thornton                                   

Married 36 years to Greg Thornton

Children: Brad and (Tara), Stephani and (Dan), Heather and (Jeff) 

Grandchildren: Will, Samantha, Emery , Daxton, Grandbaby due in Sept.

Church: The Moody Church for 5 years 

When Greg and I were raising our children we were continually challenged and stretched.  We learned so much about ourselves, about our faith, and about our great God during those years.  

Key Thoughts: 

  • We can not parent effectively unless we are constantly in His Word

  • We need to pray continually for wisdom

  • God loves our children more than we do, which removes worry from the equation 

  • There can be joy amidst the chaos! 


donnaDonna E. Butler 

Married for 35 1/2 years to Charles M. Butler, Pastor at The Moody Church

Children: Theodore in heaven, Bryan and (Erin), Christopher and (Ashley), Derek, Ethan, and Faith 

Granchildren: Hannah and Eliana

Church: The Moody Church for 14 years

Pray and read the Bible every day and choose to apply and live out God’s Word. So, whether you’re married or single you are being a godly (although not perfect) example to your children. Proverbs 3:5-8

Key Thoughts: Passages for parenting

  • Colossians 4:2 “Devote yourselves to prayer, be watchful and thankful.”

  • Philippians 4:4-9 (Summarized) Rejoice in the Lord always, be anxious about nothing, let the peace of God guard your hearts and minds, think on things which are pure, lovely, commendable, excellent and worthy of praise, whatever you have learned practice these things.


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Married for 39 years to Bob

Children: Kylie (Shaun), Jordan (Julie), Jared, Katelyn

Grandchildren: Caroline, Damon

Church: The Moody Church for almost 2 years

With 18 moves in 39 years of marriage, I have a heart for those who are new to the area or who are looking for ways to connect with other moms. With each move, I sought out a Bible study so I could connect with other mothers. I loved that we could lift our familes up in prayer and study God’s Word together. Life wasn’t meant to be lived alone. It is my heart’s desire to make sure each mom feels welcomed and appreciated. Together we will learn from each other as we dive into God’s Word.

Key Thoughts:

  • Always, always, always give thanks, even in the midst of adversity.

  • I am a daughter of The King.

  • God is bigger than anything that life gives me.

  • I am loved always, unconditionally, I am loved.

  • God’s got this! Leave it at His feet.

  • Talk to God, all day, everyday. Make Him the air that you breathe.