Values of Core Members
1. To Perform ministry work and conduct themselves with a high degree of integrity and honesty.
2. Stand as servants in a leadership capacity for the best interest of the ministry.
3. Possess an intimate relationship with Christ Jesus, healthy self-esteem, embraces responsibilities and sustain a consistent prayer life.
4. Preserve values of loyalty, excellence, understanding and authentic transparency.
5. Constant seekers of understanding God's word and His instructed wisdom.
Tena has experienced true deliverance in her life and has dedicated her living to pleasing the Lord, teaching His word and bringing excellence to ministries. She is known for her vibrant personality and her no-nonsense approach to the things of God as a woman, mentor, friend, and ordained Pastor. She has been a proud member of the Daughters of Esther Ministry since 2002 where she has served faithfully and with the spirit of excellence.
Tena was born and raised in Delaware. She has been married to Pastor Kenneth Gladney for more than 27 years. They have two lovely daughters, Ashley and Kennae and three wonderful grandchildren, Isaiah, Marie and Jonah.
Brendetta S. Sedden
Brendetta is a God fearing woman. She has been with The Daughters of Esther ministry since 2013 and has developed into a stable, grounded and committed servant of the Lord. Today she is completely free of the hurts and disappointments of her past. Brendetta has learned how to allow the Holy Spirit to lead, guide and direct her in every area of her life. She is known for her joyful and loving spirit which is always ready to encourage and pray for others. Her Spiritual gift of serving and helping is well received and loved.
Brendetta was born and raised in Philadelphia Pennsylvania but relocated to the state of Delaware in 1997. She is the proud mother of 4 gifted sons and 13 blessed grandchildren who are well protected by the word of God as written in Psalm 91.
Sonja is a survivor and has dared to face, share and help others with various topics from her past including teenage pregnancy and domestic violence. With instructions from The Lord, Sonja obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences and is now an author, speaker, blogger and business owner. Everything she touches is for the Glory of God and His people that he has directed her to minister to. She has been with the Daughters of Esther ministry since 2012.
Sonja lives in Delaware and is married to an awesome man of God, Dion Poitier. Their beautiful blended family consist of five amazing children whom they have raised and taught to love, serve and honor God.
Chanel has found healing and deliverance from years of mental and spiritual torment from her past when she became affiliated with the DOE Ministry in 2014. Today as a result of discovering who she truly is in Christ Jesus, she uses her gifts of writing and speaking as she professes her bold truth experiences to help others. She is a blogger, author and inspirational speaker for the sole purpose of winning and encouraging souls to the Lord. Her theme scripture relative to what God has called her to do is Revelations 12:11 which states “They overcame and conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony…
Chanel is a wife to her best friend and husband Frederick Bailey Jr. A mother of one, and step-mother of 3. She is originally from Philadelphia, PA but now resides with her family in North Wilmington, DE.
Dovie lives in victory and has been an essential part of the Daughters of Esther ministry since 2014. She has experienced deliverance from drugs, un-forgiveness, and the scars of sexual and physical abuse. She has also lived through healing from breast cancer and restoration in her marriage. Today, Dovie is a graduate from multiple bible study programs and is well trained and equipped to do the work of the ministry that God has called her to. She is prophetically gifted, an evangelist and intercessory prayer warrior. She uses her spiritual gifts for others so that they too can live in victory.
Dovie was born in Tennessee but raised in Delaware where she currently resides with her best friend and husband, Allen McDow. They have two sons, Alex and Paul, a daughter-in-law Brigid, and two beautiful grandchildren.