MEET OUR TEAM
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
GL4G started with Dechari’s heart to share the fullness of Jesus with the next generations of girls. In 2007, she asked God a powerful question, “How do I tell them they don’t have to settle; that You have so much more for them if they will trust You with everything?” God has since led Dechari to author, incorporate GL4G as a nonprofit, create Christian conferences and events, and disciple girls across the USA. Dechari & her husband live in Nashville, TN.
Mary Claire started as a 6th grader going to a GL4G event called “Designed with Purpose.” She was so impacted & encouraged in her faith that she started more boldly sharing Jesus in her everyday life with her peers. Fast forward through some years of discipleship and as a senior God led MC to co-lead our latest conference, “Battle Cry.” Mary Claire is attending college in Wilmington, NC.
Cortney has a nonprofit background and experience of serving in another country fighting sex trafficking as well as serving and mentoring youth in her local church. More than anything, she has a heart for this next generation to find their identity in Christ & wants to use her gifts of teaching, speaking and exhortation to further this ministry. Cortney, her husband and two children live in Murfreesboro, TN.
Carol Ann has been with this ministry when it was just being birthed. Her church hosted GL4G's first event which was a weekend retreat called "Worth The Wait - Girls Only Weekend." As a pastor's wife, youth leader, mom, and friend, God has used her to be an ear of discernment and encouragement for this ministry. She, her husband and two kids live in Elkin, NC.
Mike became a bold teen for Christ who traveled and shared the Good News of Jesus through singing and evangelism for many years. His faith-filled steps, love and knowledge of God’s Word, sincerity of prayer, and ability to encourage others has been such a blessing to our leadership. Mike has two children, and he and his wife live in Murfreesboro, TN.
Kathie was an encouraging voice several years ago as Dechari sought God in stepping out to serve this next generation. GL4G is now thankful to have her utilize her background in marketing, women's ministries, and counseling to push us farther in ministering to the broken hearted and show them there is hope in Jesus! Kathie, her husband and two children live in Brentwood, TN.
Kathy has faithfully served as our Treasurer at GL4G at the same time encouraging others to be a part of the tools and events we offer. She is a CPA with a generous heart toward others and desire for this next generation to follow God and not give in to peer pressure. She lives in Candler, TN and has two grown children.
Candace has been a faithful supporter of GL4G over the years. She served during a season of several events including, My Fairy Tale Ball, and personally hosted a girls' bible study based on our book, Finding Your Fairy Tale Ending, where we first got connected. Candace is a true princess in heart and spirit and loves to disciple the next generation to find that same identity in Jesus. She, her husband and daughter live in Murfreesboro, TN.
Cahlia became involved with GL4G after some local gatherings and attending our online Battle Cry event in early 2020. She stands out as leader among her peers and a steadfast friend, encourager and hard worker. She wants to grow in her ability to share the gospel with others and we have been honored to have her on our team. Cahlia is a high school senior in Lebanon, TN.