2019 Presidents Report
Cindy Dennis Ministries (CDM) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit incorporated in the state of Virginia.
Board of Directors are Cindy Dennis (Founder-President), Bena Miller (Vice-President), Anne
Sellers (Treasurer), Christal Marshall (Secretary), Mattie Palmore (Domestic Violence Advisor),
Mashari Whitfield, and Tami Franklin.
CDM’s vision is to provide empowerment tools to help women from all walks of life, and to
address and resolve problems in areas that women struggle with.
It is a multicultural, non- denominational ministry that offers in a creative and encouraging way, regardless of their convictions, tools to help women realize their infinite worth and value and to become confident and secure in who they are.
CDM extends the love of Christ through religious, educational, and charitable activities by
sponsoring special events, mini-series, creative activities and charitable and benevolent
experiences, related to its five main core areas of worship, prayer, teaching, fellowship
(empowerment/mentoring), and evangelism (missions/outreach).
All benevolent activities, special events and workshop series are free and open to the community.
The CDM ministry theme focus for 2019 was Let the Awakening Begin: It's time we wake up to
the more God has for us!
“Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing
touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed.”
Romans 13:11 MSG.
This theme focus was interwoven in workshops and helped to enrich the event inspirational focus.
With the help of our leadership team and covenant partners, CDM was able to provide the highest
quality programs to the community we serve.
CDM Board of Directors worked with volunteers to help plan and coordinate a number of events
and activities to include the February Valentine’s Event You are ex-STRAW special theme, April
Mastermind Event On Purpose, June Mission Month Praying for the Nations, August Birthday
Bash Glitz & Glamour, an October Special Focus Month Personal Safety—Be Prepared!, and the year ended with our December Christmas Celebration A Savior! Born for You!
Special thanks to Christal Marshall who helped coordinate the web and social media presence.
She helped to coordinate the end of year electronic fundraiser.
A pilot On Purpose Mastermind Event was launched with the help of Bena Miller and Mashari
Whitfield to help professional women discover and activate their God given purpose with
passion. This interactive small group experience was available to only 30 people and offered
interactive discussion, team activities and personal development exercises on Saturday, April 6 at
the Potomac Conference Center.
Thanks to Mattie Palmore’s support and that of the Gum Springs Advisory Committee, Cindy
Dennis Ministries is now a partner with Gum Springs Community Center. Quarterly Confident
Workshops was launched to offer interactive programs at Gum Springs Community Center to
help transform the way attendees feel about themselves and the way others perceive them.
A wonderful team of volunteers led by Anne Sellers helped with a CDM Prayer Booth in June to
include a special “solve this riddle” demonstration by Baltimore Washington Branch of Open-Air
Campaigners team member Becca.
Tami Franklin helped coordinate speakers and materials for the quarterly mini-series topics:
Winter—The Jesus Fast: The Call to Awaken the Nations (speakers: Cynthia Hatfield, Marianne
Benson, Donna Frazier, Tami Franklin); Spring—I Give You Authority: Practicing the Authority
Jesus Gave Us (speakers: Tenickia Polk, Lorraine Snyder, Kimberly Russell, Taneala Johnson);
Summer—Right People Right Place Right Plan: Discerning the Voice of God (speakers: Cheryl
Stewart, Sharon Hooper, Cynthia Hatfield, Dameita Bright, Pat Dinkens); and Fall—Unexpected:
Leave Fear Behind, Move Forward in Faith, Embrace the Adventure (speakers: Deborah Wright,
Tenickia Polk, Lorraine Snyder, Donna Frazier).
Cindy Dennis offered three series during the Monday Confident Woman Workshop—Seize The
Day: Living On Purpose And Making Every Day Count; Creating Community: a study on Titus 2;
Healing the Soul of a Woman: How to Overcome Your Emotional Wounds.
CDM hosted a series of special programs and guest speakers to include: Emotionally Healthy
Relationships (Alexis Dobbins), Emotionally Healthy Leader and Emotionally Healthy Life
(Cindy Dennis), Emotionally Healthy Women (Sulena Morris-Breland), Emotionally Healthy
Spirituality (Rev. Robin Turner), Israel: A Journey for the Believer: 7 day video and photo blog
(Cindy Dennis), Praying for the Nations (Laurent Pinchinat), Having a Merry Heart (Comedian
Cassandra Morgan), Who can find a truly excellent woman? (Michele Roseman), Special
Greeting from Uganda, Africa (Bishop John Eitu and Pastor Agnes), Personal Safety (Paula
The Lending Library Resource Center continues to offer helpful materials to those who attend the
Confident Woman Workshop. The Confident Woman Workshop Closed Facebook page offers
handout materials, inspirational nuggets, and event highlights.
accounts has done well. Weekly blogs and daily scripture or devo postings has increased outreach
connection with a target group that does not necessarily live in the area or have had the
availability to attend regularly CDM sponsored activities.
A weekly e-blast goes out to mailing list with link to You Tube Confident Woman Workshop message, blog and calendar updates.
The Cindy Dennis blog, event registration, and CDM updates are available at
The Cindy Dennis Ministries Facebook Page continues to soar with an average of 863 or more weekly views for the Facebook Live postings, daily inspiration and devo
Each month CDM is committed to send $21 to the A21 Campaign, a non-profit organization is
committed to abolish human trafficking in the 21st century.
CDM’s desires is to raise up and develop a strong leadership base to meet with the growing needs
of the ministry and to reach out to the community at large to help empower women to embrace
their destiny. We have seen so many benefited either in person or virtually from various CDM
programs and activities offered throughout the year. The events and activities continue to see
lives enriched and empowered.