W.O.E. "Women of Excellence"

Greetings! The Willing Workers Baptist Church welcomes you to our premier event of Brunch, Boots, and Blessings. This premier event will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 beginning at 12:30pm. It will be held at the Double Tree Hilton Houston Hobby Airport 8181 Airport Boulevard Houston Texas. Ticket cost is $40 per person. 

Please accept our invitation and join us as we create a platform for women of all cultures, professions, communities and backgrounds to gather as we continue to become aware of two very important topics; mental health awareness and breast cancer awareness. Brunch, Boots, and Blessings was birth out of the vision to create a community for women to embrace their purpose, strengths, and power through being transparent, open and honest about their journey. We don’t have to look like what we’re going through or what we’ve been through but when we reach those valley moments it’s okay to be honest about them.

• Our vision is for you to attend and be strengthened and empowered by a community of women that are living and experiencing the same life’s journey as you, yet too often are afraid to admit it.

• Our vision is for to you to attend and be an ACTIVE participant. Being actively involved in a gathering such as Brunch, Boots and Blessings gives every participant the opportunity to take home essential tools and skills to live their everyday lives to it’s fullest potential. 

• Our vision is for you to attend and begin starting the necessary conversations 

about mental health, understand the signs and symptoms for earlier identification of those facing a mental health condition, removing barriers to mental health services and supports, and advocating for appropriate treatment options and not criminalizing those living with mental health conditions. The vision is to also normalize and destigmatize conversations about mental health. 

• Our vision is for you to attend and also begin starting the necessary conversations about breast cancer, understanding the signs and symptoms for early detection for women of all ages, and to not be afraid to seek the necessary support when there is a detection of cancer. 

• Our vision is for you attend and be ready to showcase your most stylish and fabulous boots as a representation of STRENGTH. 

Our boots represent that no matter what room we step into we are powerful, we are strong and we are a living example of the answered prayers we’ve prayed for ourselves. 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 30th. Doors will open at 12 noon and the program will begin promptly at 12:30pm. Ticket prices are $35 per person before October 15th and then $40 per person after the 15th. Tables are available for 8 guest per table.  Invite someone, make it a “Girls Day Out,” and be ready to be apart of a community of women that are ready to move through life with vision and purpose. See you there with your boots on! For more information please call 281.260.8841

Committee Members:
Fayetta Bland
Lynette Alexander 
Yolanda Sheppard 
Deirdre Moore 
Tomeko Samuel
Betty Roberson 
Tynika Brown-Mingo 
Rachel Littleton 
Beverly Gordon
Melissa Hicks
Emleigh Mitchell
LaTonya Carrington 

If you would like to be a vendor for our event please click below to register.


 Erica Simon is a weekend morning anchor and reporter at ABC13. She’s a Dallas native, but has been happy to call Houston home since Fall 2017.  She comes to Channel 13 from the FOX/CBS in Jacksonville, Florida where she received two Emmy nominations -- one for team coverage spot news and one for team coverage during Hurricane Matthew. After graduating from Duncanville High School near Dallas, she went off to the Midwest and graduated with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sociology from the University of Missouri. Some of Erica's most memorable interviews include NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Civil Rights icon Andrew Young. One of Erica's biggest passions outside of work is service. She's mentored teen girls for years and gone on three international mission trips. In Costa Rica, she helped feed an entire village and take care of the Sunday school kids at their sister congregation. In the Dominican Republic, her team threw a Christmas party at a special-needs orphanage, washed children's hair in a Haitian village and visited widows. Erica is a member of the Missouri Alumni Association and is the VP of Multimedia for the Houston Association of Black Journalists. She loves traveling, trying new restaurants and hanging with her husband and Sampson, their Dalmatian. She’s also a new mom. Her daughter is two and a half and the absolute love of her life.    Her favorite quote is by Pastor John Gray: “If you have the faith enough to speak it, God has the power enough to back it.”

 Angelina Brown Hudson 
The Board of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Houston announces, the appointment   of Angelina Brown Hudson, MPA as the organization’s Interim Executive Director following the retirement of   Executive Director Neal Sarahan, Ph.D. on August 6, 2021.
Since 2011, Hudson has served as NAMI Greater Houston’s Vice President of Programs and Partnerships where she supported earlier identification of those facing a mental health condition, removing barriers to mental health services and supports, and de-criminalizing those living with mental health conditions by advocating for appropriate treatment options. She has also been instrumental in leading the operations of the psychoeducation programs servicing family members of loved ones diagnosed with a serious mental health condition, parents of children diagnosed, military family members reeling from deployment-related challenges, and those searching for their own recovery path. Most recently, Hudson launched an initiative to raise awareness and promote mental health interventions targeted toward youth and young adults, as well as established a collaboration with Texas’ Workforce Commission to connect adults disabled by their mental health diagnosis to supported-employment opportunities, cross-training, and entrepreneurial development.
The Board of Directors is pleased that Hudson has agreed to serve in this capacity as we continue implementing our transition plan. 
NAMI Greater Houston is committed more than ever to working to address the increasing need for families and persons affected by mental illness to have a powerful voice in the mental health community through advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. NAMI Greater Houston is a grassroots organization that envisions a healing community where all persons affected by mental illness can experience resiliency on the road to wellness. www.namigreaterhouston.org