Meet Dr. Toni Griffin Alvarado

With a divine call and passion for the advancement of women, Dr. Alvarado has been privileged to serve as a speaker and workshop presenter for several national and international women’s conferences. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of My Sister’s Keeper Foundation for Women, a leading influential organization focused on “Moving Women from Average to Excellence” in their educational, personal, professional development and pursuits.


Dr. Toni is the author of Run and Not Be Weary: The Pursuit of Purpose and Destiny, A Woman’s Heart Devotional Series, and Stoking the Fire of Your Dreams. She has also written several articles and sermons for such publications and periodicals as Gospel Today Magazine and the African American Pulpit, and participated in many interviews and documentaries on the topics of Coaching and Mentoring Relationships, Leadership, Marriage and Family, and Women in Ministry. She co-authored Let’s Stay Together: Relationship Strategies for Successful Marriages, with her husband Bishop Johnathan E. Alvarado.

Meet Dr. Alicia Britt Chole

An intriguing wordsmith, Alicia is a skillful mentor, an award-winning writer, and an international speaker. Men and women, learners and leaders, across ethnically diverse groups agree: In a culture obsessed with all-things-new, Alicia brings ancient truth to life.


Alicia holds a doctorate in leadership and spiritual formation from George Fox Seminary and serves as the founding director and lead mentor of Leadership Investment Intensives (, a nonprofit devoted to providing customized soul-care for leaders in business and ministry.


Along with her husband, Dr. Barry Jay Chole, and their three amazing children (all Choles through the miracle of adoption), Alicia lives in the Ozark countryside and enjoys thunderstorms, jalapenos, #LOTR, thorny questions, wild woods, and pianos in empty rooms.