Founder/Executive Director of Veranda Ministries

  • "Get Up & Get Moving!"
  • Lifestyle Transitions
  • "In Their Shoes"
  • Care Options: In-home and Facility
  • Daily Activities
  • Music: Voice of the Soul
  • Family Support & Role of Caregiver

Mary Anne holds triple ccertification as a PAC trainer, consultant and coach in Teepa Snow's "Positive Approach® to Care" (PAC). A certified dementia practitioner, she also is certified in Alzheimer’s care by both the Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Mary Anne’s presentation, which often blends speaking and singing, is based on her more than 20 years of experience in health and senior care industries. Her experience in activity programs at assisted living facilities, at a day program and coordinating a care provider service have helped establish the foundation for her presentation. Her enlightening approach can help today’s churches, senior adults and families address issues relating to senior adult living. More about Mary Anne


No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We devote the time and energy necessary to help families and caregivers.

The Hidden Heroes program is one outreach of Veranda Ministries. Hidden Heroes celebrates those who are living out Christ's example by serving others. What are the characteristics of "hidden heroes?" What behaviors do they represent? How can you identify them within your own congregations and motivate them in their service to others?

Helping Senior Adult Ministries Find Their Purpose

Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly of Nashville, Tenn., delivers an inspirational and heartfelt presentation on discovering the "hidden heroes" within your community, family and church. She shares her own experiences in senior adult ministry, caregiving and volunteerism that will inspire you to action in your congregation and families.

God is at work in the world, and senior adult programs can be a part of it. Senior adults can find - and fulfill - their purpose in today's churches. "Hidden heroes" are those who are trying and making a difference in the lives of others by being the "hands and feet of Jesus." Veranda Ministries can provide ideas and show how you can celebrate the "hidden heroes" within your church and community.

Booking contact:
Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly
Veranda Ministries
cell: 936-554-4615; office: 615-675-4345



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