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May Forum: "Mastering Time - Get It Done"

  • First Presbyterian Church of Orlando 106 E. Church Street Orlando, FL (map)

Are you living the life you were created for? In today's culture, women have more, get to do more and be more than ever before.  Yet, women are starved to live a life with deep purpose and meaning. We are often so busy living a life we think others need us to live, that we cannot live the life we were created for. What gets in the way of that? We are distracted by judgement, comparison, busyness and lack of self compassion. As well as, focusing our attention and energy on what we think we want and not what lies in the bottom of our heart.

Our May forum will feature three "Get It Done" leaders including Heather Case - Founder and Executive Director of One Purse, Jessica Thomas - Founder and Principal Attorney at Thomas Law Firm, PLLC, and Jeanette Johnson - Creator of J's Everyday Fashion The panel will be facilitated by Beth Rudloff.

Heather Case - Founder and Executive Director of One Purse

Heather Case is the Founder and Executive Director of One Purse. Before starting One Purse in 2011, Heather worked in the finance industry for 15 years. She left her role as Vice President of Servicing with Consumer Portfolio Services in 2009, to become a stay-at-home mom turned social entrepreneur. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management, from the University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College. Heather is passionate about providing education regarding sex trafficking, and what it looks like in our American culture. She is particularly focused on sharing awareness with teens and young adults, who are the most vulnerable generation in history to face this form of modern-day slavery. Today, through One Purse, Heather helps sex trafficking survivors take hold of a new vision for their lives through the One Purse Restore Her Dream Fund which provides vocational and educational scholarships to survivors and encourages them to pursue a new dream for their future. Heather lives in Winter Park, Florida with her husband Don and their four children.

Mrs. Jessica D. Thomas, Esq. - Owner/Principal Attorney of Thomas Law Firm PLLC

Attorney Jessica D. Thomas, is the Owner/Principal Attorney of Thomas Law Firm PLLC. Practicing in all areas of Family and Dependency Law, the Thomas Law Firm, has served clients all over Central Florida through the toughest times of their lives since early 2015. Beyond her passion for the law, Attorney Thomas has a fervent passion for community service. One way she maintains her connection to community is through being the President of the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Women’s Resource Center which has advocated for women’s issues since 1986. Since being admitted into the Florida Bar in 2011, she has continued to serve as Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar; and she was recently honored for her Pro Bono Work totaling over 600 hours of service. These professional attributes are coupled with her ongoing mentoring relationships, through her Flowers Temple Church and Take Stock in Children Seminole County. Attorney Thomas is also committed to her professional development which was most recently exhibited in her nomination and appointment to serve on the Central Division of the Mediator Qualifications and Discipline Review Board (MQDRB) as an attorney member. Furthermore, she serves on the Qualifications Inquiry Committee for her MQDRB division. She manages her growing Law Practice and her service commitments, all while raising a 20-month-old son and 2-week old daughter, and continuing to be a dedicated Wife to her Husband of over four (4) years.

Jeanette Johnson - Creator of J's Everyday Fashion

Jeanette Johnson launched her fashion blog, J's Everyday Fashion, in 2010. Just three years later, it was named a top 10 fashion blog in the United States with more than 15 million pageviews per year, and has won multiple awards including ShopStyle's Best Everyday Style in 2016. Her first book, which is a theological examination of the intersection of fashion and faith, was released in 2017. Her latest venture is a new business concept that she co-founded with her husband - an innovative photo studio called "Wall Crawl" that is opening in downtown Orlando next month.

Beth Rudloff - Retired COO, UF Cancer Center, Orlando Health

Beth Rudloff has recently retired and spends time mentoring non-profit leaders and volunteering.  Ms. Rudloff held a variety of administrative positions at Orlando Health for 27 years including Chief Operating Officer for the cancer center, Chief Nursing Officer for Orlando Regional Medical Center, Chief Quality Officer, Director of Care Management, and Executive Director of Healthchoice. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northcentral University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from Bowling Green State University.  Beth also serves as Vice President on the board of Samaritan Village.