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Ashro Woman: Deborah W.

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Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Deborah from Huntsville, AL

This co-pastor and first lady founded a church with her husband, moving from Pennsylvania to Alabama. “We know God was wanting us to plant a church.” Now she loves serving through their summer camp, afterschool program, and preschool—not to mention office work, web design and marketing. “Whatever my hand findeth to do, I do it!”

Deborah’s best advice?
“Everyone has a story, that life-changing experience. It’s great to share, but don’t get stuck in the story. Move forward to apply what you’ve learned.”

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Name
Deborah W.
Which city do you live?
Huntsville
Which state do you live?
AL
How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
I would describe the Ashro Woman as confident and creative. As a Pastor’s Wife and Director of Children’s Programs, I embody the essence of the Ashro Woman with unyielding confidence and boundless creativity. With a heart full of compassion, I approach my role with unwavering God-assurance, empowering and uplifting those around me. As an Ashro Woman, I am a beacon of strength and ingenuity, determined to make a lasting impact on the lives of the children and families I serve.
How long have you been an Ashro customer?
I am new to Ashro but my Family members have been customers for at least 10 years.
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
I Co-Pastor a church and I am a Director of Summer Camp, After School Program and PreSchool. I love serving families and seeing children learning, creating, and evolving into productive students. I don’t like when I don’t have the funds to provide for the programs like I want.
How do you spend your free time?
In my free time, I do photography, crafting and traveling to the beach.
What small thing makes you happy?
Being free from appointments.
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
My best dish is actually a meal. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Turkey /dressing, candied yams, mac and cheese, greens, the works!!!
What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
My greatest struggle was accepting that God had a great plan for my life and that he placed in me everything I needed to walk it out. Seeing our Summer Camp come to fruition has been a huge triumph. Seeing the dream manifest and become a reality has been amazing.
Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
My mother has influenced me most. She was such a strong example. She was bold enough to raise us differently than many of her family members. I watched her make sure all 8 of her children had everything we needed. What she couldn’t buy she made with her hands. There was nothing she couldn’t do. Most of all she is a Godly woman and made all the difference.
Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
Yes, I volunteer in various capacities as a Co-Pastor/Pastor Wife from working with the children to office work, web design and marketing. Whatever my hand findeth to do, I do it!
Are you in a sorority? Or is anyone in your family in a sorority? If so, which one and what does it mean to you?
No
What do you love about fashion and style?
I like the look of sophistication, feminine and style that reflects confidence.
Has anyone in particular influenced your style?
No

What occasions/events do you dress up for? (for example-do you often dress up for church, cultural events, charity events, going out, etc.) And how often do you typically get dressed up?
I dress up for mainly church or church events.
How has your style evolved over time?
I was a tomboy. I predominantly wore jeans and Shirts. Now I look for a more feminine, professional looking style. Also, as I get older, my shape is changing, so my style is evolving.
Do you wear hats? How often and what type of hat? Do you wear them to church? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a hat with us!
I occasionally wear hats to church or Tea Party-type events. I wear casual hats often.
Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
No I don’t.
Do you wear wigs? How often and what length or style? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a wig with us!
I don’t but I have thought about trying a short bob.
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
I am Co-Pastor at The Branch Family Worship Center. I love the strong faith and commitment to prayer.
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
Faith is a part of our family heritage. Sharing our faith in song, word, dance and many creative ways, is part of who we are. It’s not something we have to put effort in; it’s just something we love and do without thinking.
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
Faith is a part of our family heritage. Sharing our faith in song, word, dance and many creative ways is part of who we are. It’s not something we have to put effort in; it’s just something we love and do without thinking.
Are you a First Lady or a Pastor?
Yes
If yes, tell us about it.
In 2013 we did an Abraham move from Pittsburgh, PA to Huntsville AL. We know God was wanting us to plant a church. Together we established The Branch Family Worship Center where reach the lost, grow families through teaching of the Word and preparing to send them back into the community to reach the lost.
Your best advice?
Everyone has a story, that life changing experience. It’s great to share but don’t get stuck in the story. Move forward to apply what you’ve learned.
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
Every child is different. What works for one may not work for another. Allow children to make childish mistakes. Give them room to grow.
Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?

I’ve been looking at Ashro for years.
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
I have 2 sisters and one of my sisters sent the other 2 a special gift from Ashro. It’s a beautiful satin lounger. We immediately jumped on the web to see what else was there!
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Thanks for inspiring us, Deborah!

If you’d like a chance to be a future Ashro Woman of the Week, share your story with us — then watch your weekly Ashro emails to see if you’re featured next! Already filled out our questionnaire? Then you’re all set (you may see yourself featured in next week’s email)! Make sure to tell your friends and family to sign jim up for emails. We can’t wait to see you!


 

Comments (4)

I recently purchased, the JAHANNA Dress Suit, it’s a top seller to me. The puff cuff at the wrist and double collar stands out. The suit is light weight with a great price.

So happy you like the Jahanna Dress Suit🥰

I love your clothes and hats. Please keep the Ashro Woman Spotlight. God bless.

Thank you Karen! We absolutely will. We love highlighting our Ashro Women 💖

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