Our Speaker: Denise Ridley
Denise Ridley grew up on the Jersey shore and received Christ as Savior and Lord while pursuing her graduate degree in deaf education at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Shortly after graduation, Denise was hired as a teacher of the deaf and moved to West Hartford, CT where she met her husband, George. They have been married for over 30 years and have two married sons and four grandchildren.
Denise completed her BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders, an MA in Deaf Education and an M.Ed in Rehabilitation Counseling. She has worked as an Educational Therapist, Admissions Coordinator and Director of Guidance at Pioneer Valley Christian School in Springfield, MA for 21 years and currently is employed as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of MA, where she assists individuals with disabilities obtain employment. Having ministered as a Bible study leader, retreat speaker, and conference host "in New England and beyond", Denise obeyed God's lead and founded Water's Edge Ministries Inc. in 2003. Since that time, the Lord has opened numerous doors for Water's Edge Ministries!
Denise considers herself a missionary to New England and beyond as she has served others through the Ministry. The two fold mission of Waters Edge Ministries includes : Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Edifying and Equipping believers to walk in Christian maturity, and encouraging believers to discover and develop their spiritual gifts.
In the midst of the stresses, the trials and the challenges of life, God has a plan! He wants to use each circumstance as an opportunity to draw you close, whisper His secrets into your heart and led you safely to the other side! He wants to teach you about the joy that is found only in Him and then challenge you to give it away.