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Women's Small Groups


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Women's Small Groups


 

Scroll through the following WOMEN’S small groups and find one that seems like a great fit for you! You can call and/or email that group leader directly for information on the group and where they meet. For additional information please contact Linda Brown or Michelle Nichiporuk.

 
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Sunday


Sunday


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Linda Otsuji & Jennifer Kindt

Weekly  |  7AM  |  Chino Hills
Jennifer 909.329.3020  |  Linda 714.559.5925


Jennifer and Linda co-lead this women’s group. These are two busy moms who love getting up early on Sunday morning to connect with other women and study the Bible together. Jennifer enjoys reading, family hikes, and a good game of volleyball. She and her husband love date nights and their marrieds’ small group, and although they don’t get the opportunity often, they love to travel and scuba dive together. Linda is a homeschooling mom who loves hanging out with her husband and children, as well as reading and baking. Maybe she’ll surprise the group with something warm and yummy one of these early Sunday mornings!

 
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Megan Castro & JENNIFER HUMMER

2ND & 4TH Sun  |  1PM  |  Rancho Cucamonga
Megan 909.935.9065  |  Jennifer 909.996.9372

Jennifer and Megan co-lead this women’s group. Jennifer loves to find time for cooking after being a Facilities & Admin Coordinator during her work day. She enjoys hiking, dancing, and fun adventures with her 2 young children. Megan is a full-time student in nursing school. In her spare time, Megan enjoys hiking swimming, softball, traveling, reading, and relaxing. But then, who doesn't enjoy that last one?

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Monday


Monday


 
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KELLY MERANDI

E/O Mon  |  9AM  |  Eastvale  |  909.569.2346
CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

Kelly leads this women’s group. She’s married with 4 young children and is a Neonatal ICU Charge Registered Nurse. She and her husband enjoy dinner dates and simple family time relaxing at home. (We bet she does!) Kelly enjoys shopping, reading, and lunch dates with her friends. Other fun family time is spent hiking and boating.

 
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Nikki s.

2nd & 4th Mon  |  9AM  |  Inland Hills  |  909.438.6901

Nikki leads this women’s group. As a full time working mother and wife, Nikki and her husband have four kids who all play soccer - that’s almost half a team! Apart from watching her kids’ games with her husband, Nikki is also an avid runner. When it comes to her faith, she greatly enjoys studying both the Bible and apologetics — growing in her ability to defend Christianity. 

 
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Elvia Chavez

Weekly  |  6:30PM  |  Inland Hills  |  626.484.8677
YOUNG MOMS

Elvia leads this women’s group. Some of her favorite things are reading, spending time with her dogs, and running. As young parents to two boys, Elvia and her husband have become young empty nesters! Together, they enjoy going to the movies, riding bikes, and traveling to new places. Elvia works as an Accounting Manager.

 

Amanda Clemons

Weekly  |  7PM  |  Inland Hills  |  909.573.4068

Amanda leads this women’s group. She is a Real Estate Data Researcher and a Barbie and PEZ collector. (The last two are for fun.) She doesn't deny being a girly girl who loves bling, Barbie, and Disneyland. However, she also enjoys watching hockey and has no problem tuning everything else out when the L.A. Kings are playing. 

 

Jeri Hunter

1ST, 2ND, & 4TH Mon |  7PM  |  Chino Hills  |  909.224.5803

Jeri leads this women's groups. Jeri is a recently retired teacher with 3 adult sons and 6 grandchildren. She makes time for biking, hiking, reading, and spending time with those grandkids. Fun fact about Jeri: She and her husband share the same name, different spelling!

 

Sandra Duke & Barbara Gray

Weekly  |  7PM  |  Glendora/San Dimas  
Sandra 626.485.3884  |  Barbara 626.487.7216

Sandra and Barbara co-lead this women’s group. Sandra is a Dental Lab Technician. She has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. She enjoys reading and serving at IHC, especially in the infant class where she snuggles the babies. Barbara is an Executive Assistant who has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. When your hobbies mainly consist of your grandkids, then you know that she's a loving, doting grandma.

 

kendra andrade

Weekly  |  7PM  |  Inland Hills 

Kendra leads this women's group. She loves to travel, learn languages, play games (Settlers, anyone?), watch sports, attempt to cook, organize things, and of course, laugh! She grew up in the Bay Area in Northern California in a home with 3 languages, and later went on to college in San Diego. She spent time living in Asia, but now lives in Chino Hills with her husband and daughter. 

 
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Tuesday


Tuesday


 
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Corrol Sandhu

Weekly  |  9AM  |  Inland Hills  |  951.201.8588

Corrol leads this women’s group. Often compared to Paula Dean because of her southern accent and love of cooking, Corrol is no stranger to whipping up culinary delights. As an experienced Momager (yes, you read that right), Corrol likes to travel and go to the beach with her husband and two kids, and also enjoys reading and watching movies — all of which come along with hearty amounts of laughter.

 

Terry Dabbs

Weekly  |  9AM  |  Chino Hills  |  909.597.2814

Terry leads this women’s group. She loves to go to the movies, gardening, and cooking. She and her husband enjoy the beach, date nights, and spending time with their family. And with 6 children and 11 grandchildren, there happens to be plenty of family around to spend time with!

 

Let Bizzaro

Weekly  |  9AM  |  Inland Hills  |  909.597.7160
CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

Let leads this women’s group. She enjoys arts, crafts, and organizing. When they can fit them in, she and her husband enjoy mini outings over the weekends. Funny fact: When Let becomes stressed out, she likes to clean and organize. With a husband and 3 young kids, can you imagine how great her home must look? 

 
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MARISA JOHNSEN

Weekly  |  9AM  |  Inland Hills  |  714.402.8252
CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

 
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Peggy Tyler

Weekly  |  9:15AM  |  Inland Hills  |  909.767.9400

 

linda brown

Weekly  |  3PM  |  Inland Hills  |  909.996.3271

Linda leads this women’s group. She is on staff at IHC as a Women's Small Group Division Leader and is married to the famous IHC Asst. Tech. Director, Tom Brown. Together, they have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Linda loves to read when she has a quiet moment and she and her hubby spend time serving together at various outreach opportunities. 

 

Jean Nassereddin

1ST & 3RD Tue  |  6:30PM  |  Chino Hills  |  951.533.3267

Jean leads this women’s group. Her family has grown from a husband and 2 daughters to now including 2 sons-in-law and a new granddaughter. Being recently retired, Jean and her husband enjoy camping and road trips together. Jean also appreciates the fine arts of quilting and needle art, and serves in the Sew Blessed Quilting ministry.

 

COLLEEN CARR

2ND & 4TH Tue  |  6:30PM  |  Chino  |  909.731.0093

Coleen leads this women’s group. She is a Registered Nurse in Pediatrics and has been married for 28 years, resulting in 2 kids and 1 grandchild. She and her hubby, who have attended IHC for 20+ years, camp and travel whenever possible. Free time includes reading, walking, and hiking, preferably involving the ocean or mountains.

 

ALMA CISNEROS

1ST, 2ND, & 4TH Tue  |  6:30PM  |  Chino Hills  |  909.217.0028

Alma leads this women's group. She and her husband are retired educators. Together, they enjoy cooking, taking the dogs on walks, and seeing plays or movies. She also loves to read. Alma and her husband have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren.

 

Lisa Diffine

1ST, 2ND, 3RD Tue  |  6:45PM  |  Chino Hills  |  909.815.0676

Lisa leads this women’s group. Reading, cooking, and walking are some of her favorite things. She and her husband have 4 adult children and together, enjoy adventures in the fifth wheel, biking, and antique shopping. She works in Human Resources and has decided that girlfriend spiritual weekends are a must!

 
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Charlene Voelkl & Lorey Spohr

Weekly |  6:45PM  |  Chino/Chino Hills
Charlene Voelkl  |  909.374.8879

Charlene and Lorey co-lead this women’s group, a great place for any woman to connect. Charlene is single and Lorey is married. Lorey has 3 children and 6 grandchildren, while Charlene is blessed with lots of nieces and nephews. When not at work as a technical writer, Charlene enjoys working out, Bible study, reading, and music. Lorey and her husband love camping together and taking care of their two beagles

 

Gail Secker-Brown

E/O Tue  |  7PM  |  Inland Hills  |  858.692.1563

Gail leads this women’s group. She is a Partner/Director within the Human Resources business. Her hobbies include walking/jogging, sunshine, the great outdoors, and her loveable pooches. Gail and her husband have two grown children. They love sports and music and enjoy exploring new destinations together. 

 
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Ruth Dudas

Weekly  |  7PM  |  Inland Hills  |  909.762.0018

 

EVIE GOMEZ

1ST, 2ND, & 4TH Tue  |  7PM  |  Chino Hills  |  951.264.1839

Evie leads this women's group. Evie is married with 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, and 6 grandchildren. She is an outdoorsy-kinda girl who's a bit of a cowgirl at heart. She and her husband enjoy skiing, bike riding, camping, and traveling.

 

Anne Boehler

Weekly  |  7PM  |  Chino Hills  |  909.641.7401

Anne leads this women's group. She is a Healthcare IT who, in her spare time, enjoys scrap booking, painting, reading, and even exercising! Anne is married and has two children. When spending time as just the two of them, Anne and her husband prefer hiking, walking, kayaking, or traveling to new places.

 
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Wednesday


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cathie mackin & Lisa MONK

2ND, 3RD & 4TH Wed  |  9AM  |  Chino
Cathie 909.597.5707  |  Lisa 909.322.2167

 

Lynn Briggs

2ND & 4TH Wed  |  10AM  |  Inland Hills  |  951.505.5966

Lynn leads this women’s group. She is a Real Estate Agent who has been married for over 50 years, has 3 sons, and 5 grandchildren. Lynn has a passion for riding horses, and with her husband, loves to talk, laugh, and hit the road together on road trips. She thinks that her grandchildren may say she's a little bit crazy—but in a good way!

 

Jackie olge & Nancy Smith

2ND & 4TH Wed  |  9:30AM  |  Inland Hills
JACKIE 909.628.3053
NANCY 805.705.2845

Jackie and Nancy co-lead this women's group. Jackie is married with 5 children, 16 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren! She is enjoying retirement and loves to read and garden. Nancy is also retired and enjoys traveling, shopping (what girl doesn't?) and crafting. A highlight for Nancy is their annual family camping trips. She has 2 adult children and 5 grandchildren.  

 

Peggy Pearson & Deanna Fragnoli

2ND & 4TH Wed  |  9AM  |  Inland Hills
PEGGY 909.202.1462
DEANNA 909.210.2169

Peggy and Deanna co-lead this women’s group. Peggy is married with 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Quilting, time with the grandkids, and travel are high on her priority list. Little known fact about Peggy; she speaks Dutch! Deanna and her husband have 3 grown children and have 1 grandson! Together, she and hubby enjoy the great outdoors and road trips. Deanna's passions include quilting and vacationing.

 

Melissa Milton & Deirdre Magill

E/O Week  |  10AM  |  Chino Hills
Melissa 714.393.5011
Deirdre 909.393.9444

Deirdre and Melissa co-leads this women’s group. Deidre's an Interior Designer who loves spending time with family, walking, cooking, and of course, decorating! Talk about multifaceted! She and her husband have 1 child. With a hubby and 2 growing kids, Melissa finds time to enjoy reading, painting, crafting, and working out. She likes family time at the pool. A fun fact about Melissa is that among a busy live, she loves to host parties, no matter how busy the schedule.

 

TAMMY ELLIOTT

Weekly  |  6PM  |  Chino Hills  |  909.374.3619
WOMEN 50+

Tammy leads this women’s group. She is a Chief Administration Officer/Director over IT, Finance, HR, Project Management, and Communication at work. Say that three times, fast! Her hobbies include beach time, technology, reading, writing, music, and photography. She loves to give back to others by way of childcare and Women's Ministry at IHC.

 

Dianna hofferbert & marcia smith

Weekly  |  6:30PM  |  Inland Hills
DIANNA 909.438.7603
MARCIA 909.636.7750

Marcia and Dianna co-lead this women’s group. Marcia enjoys reading, spending time with her grandson, and planning trips with her husband now that they are both retired. She also makes time to tutor math and computer programming. Dianna is a High School Instructional Aid. She and her husband have two children and enjoy date nights together. In her spare time, Dianna loves to read and travel.  

 
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Kim Carew

E/O Week  |  7PM  |  Chino Hills  |  909.730.9971

Kim leads this women’s group. Having been married over 28 years to the best guy in the world (it’s been proven), Kim and her husband like to travel and spend time with friends. A mother of two grown kids, Kim has experienced a little bit of everything — she’s an English Teacher, and previously worked in the entertainment industry. She is a 6-time game show contestant, served as a Disneyland Tour Guide during college, and is a breast cancer survivor. In her spare time, she engages in water sports or settles in to watch some good old football.

 

Jill Cooper

Weekly  |  7PM  |  Chino Hills  |  909.606.6847

Jill leads this women’s group. She enjoys quilting, reading, and serving with the Sew Blessed Quilters Ministry. Jill has 29 children. (Wait... What?) Actually, she is a 1st grade school teacher, who, at the end of the school day, enjoys being mom to 2 grown kids of her own!

 

Dinah Ferrer-Turnbaugh

2ND & 4TH Wed  |  7PM  |  Chino  |  909.524.1020

Dinah leads this women’s group. She is retired after 35 years with the CA court system. She and her husband have 7 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Dinah's hobbies include reading and bike riding with her husband. She's discovered that dancing is great exercise and has a heart for victimized people.

 

sarah holcomb

2ND & 4TH Wed  |  7PM  |  Chino Hills  |  909.374.1212

Sarah leads this women’s group. Things that interest her are reading, watching movies, and yoga. In management, Sarah doesn't have a lot of spare time, but what she does have, she loves to spend with family and friends, especially her three beautiful nieces. One thing Sarah loves about Chino is that the city has always reminded her of the small town she grew up in. Awww...

 

Kim Terpstra

Weekly  |  7PM  |  Chino  |  909.762.7381

Kim leads this women’s group. She is married with 1 son and a daughter-in-law. She and her hubby enjoy Harley rides, bowling, and camping. Over the past few years, Kim has made a lifestyle change to be healthier and more active. She now loves working out, weight lifting, and entering mud runs. Go Kim! She loves to try new adventures and encourages others to do the same. 

 

SARAH FISHER

2ND & 4TH Wed  |  7PM  |  Chino/Chino Hills/Eastvale

Sarah leads this women’s group. Some of her favorite things are reading, working out, and going to the beach with her boys. Speaking of boys, she is a mom to two of them and a school teacher to many! Something interesting about Sarah is that she is from a very large family that still gets together for holidays. It makes for a very loud, but fun, time!

 
 

Kathy Higgins

Weekly  |  7PM  |  Chino Hills  |  909.597.8340

Kathy leads this women’s group. She is a proud mom of 2 children in college—one finishing up his BSN and RN and another finishing her Master's degree. When she's not spending time with her kids, Kathy enjoys gardening, sewing, and crafts. The crafting comes in handy since she's also a first grade teacher.

 

Tess Torres

Weekly  |  7PM  |  Chino Hills  |  909.286.9064

Tess leads this women’s group. She has her hands full loving on a family of 1 husband, 4 children, and a grandchild on the way. Tess is a Special Accounts Manager who enjoys working out, decorating, and personal shopping. (Every girl's dream!) Fun with her hubby consists of date nights, motorcycle riding, and walks together. Look out for Tess. She can be a bit of a jokester.

 
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Thursday


Thursday


 

michelle yoguez

Weekly  |  4:30PM  |  Chino Hills  |  909.342.4728

Michelle leads this women’s group. Cooking, hiking, and reading are some of her favorite pastimes. As a couple, Michelle and her husband enjoy bowling, watching movies, and cooking for each other. Michelle is recently married and loving her new life with 2 step children and 2 crazy dogs. Michelle also works as a Sales Manager.  

 

Debra rosen

E/O Week  |  5PM  |  Corner Bakery  |  909.262.1113

Debra leads this women’s group. Writing, reading, and playing with her labs are some of her favorite things. She and her husband are raising 2 teenagers. They enjoy outdoor activities such as boating, snowboarding, and hiking. Together, they love to travel and show their children the world. After being a teacher and school administrator for over 24 years, Debra is now a budding author.

 
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Rebecca Maynard

Weekly |  7PM  |  The Preserve in Chino  |  909.576.7884

Rebecca leads this women’s group. As a busy mother of two, Rebecca loves being on the go with her boys! Together, they love being outdoors, whether they’re enjoying family picnics or playing sports. Along with crushing it at full-time working and mom-ing, Rebecca is fond of baking some deliciousness in the kitchen, engaging in a little retail therapy now and then, and catching up on her reading.

 
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Amy de Almeida

Weekly |  7PM  |  Eastvale  |  562.440.4591

Amy leads this women's group. She is married to Tony, they have 1 daughter, and is a hard working Executive Assistant. As a family, they love to spend time traveling and seeing the world together.

 

Jeannette Gross

Weekly  |  7PM  |  Chino  |  909.591.4959

Jeannette leads this women’s group. She is a happy homemaker and aviculturist. "A what?" you ask. As an aviculturist, Jeannette breeds exotic birds. She is widowed and has three sons and eight grandchildren. Jeannette enjoys cake decorating, sewing, and digging deep into God's Word.

 

sue nelson

E/O Week  |  6:30PM  |  IHC  |  951.440.3222

Sue leads this women’s group. She is a recently retired RN after 38 years of caring for others. She and her husband love to spend time with their loud and crazy family of 3 adult children, 2 grandkids, and 2 Boston Terriers. Since retirement, she is constantly asked what she does with all of her time! Sewing, baking, reading, power walking, small group, her prayer journal, DIY projects with her hubby... How's that for a list of to-do's? 

 

Carol Noble

Weekly  |  7PM  |  Chino  |  951.898.1579

Carol leads this women’s group. She is recently retired (and loving it) after 50 years of private accounting and likes to refer to herself as a "bean counter." Carol has 2 grown daughters and 7 grandchildren—all of which are boys! Carol loves spending time with her grandsons and especially loves cooking with them. Free time also includes Bible study, quilting, and gardening.

 

krista whittington

E/O Week  |  7:30PM  |  Chino/Chino Hills  |  949.697.3146

Krista leads this women’s group. Some of her favorite things are lake water sports, snow skiing, and taking in the scenery during road trips. Watching sports is also a fun pastime. Her career is in the interior design industry and she's passionate about creating beautiful homes where people can relax and replenish from their busy lives. Krista also serves with 1-year olds in IHC Kids. 

 

Berninia Bradley

E/O Week  |  8PM  |  Chino Hills  |  951.212.0788

Berninia leads this women’s group. She's a proud mom of 2 young adult men. Bernenia works in Human Resource and loves watching great movies (as opposed to not-so-great ones), decorating, and candles. Little known fact about Berninia... she is famous among family and friends for her homemade Monkey Bread!

 
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Friday


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Melinda Saunders & Lisa Krebs

E/O Week  |  9AM  |  Chino/Chino Hills
Melinda 714.743.0573  |  Lisa 909.518.6758

Melinda and Lisa colead this women’s group. Melinda works as a designer and has her hands full with 3 daughters. She has a true passion for helping women connect with God. Lisa is a Registered Dental Assistant with a husband and three sons. When she can escape from all of those boys, she finds time for scrapbooking. Her family enjoys boating and watersports.

 

DIANE VILLEGAS

Weekly  |  9AM  |  Inland Hills  |  909.393.2332

Diane leads this women’s group. She has been married for 18 years and has 2 children. Diane works full time at home—pretty handy with tools inside and outside of the house. She enjoys exercising, music, conducting art lessons at her kids’ school, and gardening. She and her hubby stay busy traveling and keeping up with the kids’ activities.

 

SUZI WAITE

E/O Week  |  9AM  |  Chino Hills  |  909.896.7665

Suzi leads this women’s group. Married for 22 years, she and her husband have 2 daughters. Suzi appreciates her time to read, sew, and shop. Who wouldn’t? She enjoys hiking and wakeboarding and her family loves spending their time boating or anywhere there’s water! She’s a creative girl and Pinterest is a close friend.

 

Kyla Campbell

Weekly  |  7PM  |  Chino  |  941.730.6870

Kyla leads this women’s group. Hanging out with friends from small group, watching movies, YouTube, and Netflix are some of Kyla's favorite things. She is currently working a graveyard shift while a student at Cal Baptist University. She is busy working on her master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Originally from Florida, she decided that a few earthquakes aren't any worse than some of the hurricanes she experienced growing up, so she made the cross country trek to plant roots in California.