Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe, Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual, professional, and personal growth to transform women, families and communities.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to give you HOPE and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11

CWJC State Introduction

CWJC Sisterhood for Good

2021 Fundraising Event

The ministry of CWJC makes a significant difference in the lives
of women and Kerr County families

 CWJC Board of Directors

2024 Board of Directors

Kellie Early

President

District Director for Representative Andrew Murr, 25+ years Paralegal

Karen Mooney

Vice President

Retired bank executive and advertising executive

Virginia Graham

Treasurer

Kerrville School Board, former teacher

B K Gamble

Secretary

Executive Director of the Doyle Center CWJC Teacher and volunteer Retired from HEB Foundation

Andrea Bode

Member

Chief Probation Officer for Kerr, Bandera, and Gillispie counties

Angie Edmondson

Member

Regina Gordon

Member

Merrie Knowles

Member

John Sawyer

Member

Business Development Director Century 21 the Hills Realty

Martha Stenseng

Member

Realtor Teacher Development Committee Chair

Jodie Tilmon

Member

Mortage Loan Officer with Firstbank Southwest Serves on Leadership Kerr County and Glory Community Garden Steering Committees Serves on the Board of Doyle School Community Center and Finance Committee of Barnett Chapel UMC

Our Staff

Edna Vandiver

Executive Director

Edna attended the University of Texas where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & Accounting. Upon graduating, she was promoted to divisional manager at Tandy Acceptance Corp. After moving to the Hill Country in 1983, she continued to put her abilities to use working for RD Construction Company and H & R Block while successfully running her own tax and accounting business for over 25 years. Edna has also been heavily involved in the local church, leading & participating in Bible Studies, mentoring programs and Prayer Ministry as well performing accounting duties for Kerrville Bible Church. At Impact Christian Fellowship, she served as an administrative assistant as well as successfully managing the Bookstore and Coffee shop. Before joining the staff of CWJC in 2013 as the Assistant Director and Accountant, Edna served as a mentor and also as a member of the board of directors. Her passion to help other women become all God created them to be makes her a perfect fit to lead the ministry of CWJC as the current Executive Director.

Meredith Carpenter

Executive Assistant

Meredith attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Biology. While in college, she worked as an intern with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and upon graduating they hired her on as an administrative assistant at Goose Island State Park where she also got to enjoy kayaking and teaching groups of kids how to fish. After having children, her love for the outdoors took a backseat and she became passionate about supporting women as a doula and childbirth educator. She also has experience marketing small businesses, homeschooling her three children, and serving in her local church. Meredith has a heart for encouraging women and brings tangible peace to CWJC.

Amy Bennett

Administrative Assistant

A Spring 2019 graduate of CWJC, Amy is now the Administrative Assistant. Her salary is paid with a grant from the Cailloux Foundation’s Job Program.

Our Results in Numbers

We are very happy about our community's achievements and don't hide them

495 Graduates
90% Employment &
Continued Education
411 Have accepted Christ or
Rededicated their lives to Him
331 Baptisms since 2004