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Hidden Heros

Booking contact:
Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly
Veranda Ministries
cell: 936-554-4615; office: 615-675-4345

The Hidden Heroes program is one outreach of Veranda Ministries. Hidden Heroes celebrates those who are living out Christ’s example by serving others. What are the characteristics of “hidden heroes?” What behaviors do they represent? How can you identify them within your own congregations and motivate them in their service to others?

Helping Senior Adult Ministries Find Their Purpose

Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly of Nashville, Tenn., delivers an inspirational and heartfelt presentation on discovering the “hidden heroes” within your community, family and church. She shares her own experiences in senior adult ministry, caregiving and volunteerism that will inspire you to action in your congregation and families.

God is at work in the world, and senior adult programs can be a part of it. Senior adults can find – and fulfill – their purpose in today’s churches. “Hidden heroes” are those who are trying and making a difference in the lives of others by being the “hands and feet of Jesus.” Veranda Ministries can provide ideas and show how you can celebrate the “hidden heroes” within your church and community.


Founder/Executive Director of Veranda Ministries

Mary Anne holds triple certification as a PAC trainer, consultant and coach in Teepa Snow’s “Positive Approach® to Care” (PAC). A certified dementia practitioner, she also is certified in Alzheimer’s care by both the Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Mary Anne’s presentation, which often blends speaking and singing, is based on her more than 20 years of experience in health and senior care industries. Her experience in activity programs at assisted living facilities, at a day program and coordinating a care provider service have helped establish the foundation for her presentation. Her enlightening approach can help today’s churches, senior adults and families address issues relating to senior adult living.

More about Mary Anne here!


Do you have a heart for dementia care? Are you looking to navigate the complexities of dementia and help others find joy and meaningful relationships throughout their journey? If so, a fulfilling path as a Dementia Doula Care Partner might be calling you.

We invite you to join us for a unique opportunity to receive personalized training under the expert guidance of Mary Anne. This program is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and compassion necessary to make a significant difference in the lives of those living with dementia and their families.

🌟 Transform Your Passion into Purpose 🌟
As a Dementia Doula, you’ll play a crucial role in providing compassionate support, enhancing quality of life, and nurturing connections that truly matter. This career is more than a job; it’s a calling to be part of a supportive community dedicated to creating moments of joy and understanding in the dementia journey.

Whether you’re considering a new career path or aiming to enhance your skills in dementia care, our program is tailored to empower you to make a lasting impact.

If you’re moved by the opportunity to transform lives and support those on the dementia journey, we want to hear from you. Message us today to learn more about becoming a Dementia Doula Care Partner and take the first step towards a career filled with care, understanding, and love.

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