Meet the Team

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Rhonda Beckham

After 20 years as a stay-at-home mom, Rhonda returned to school to receive an education degree from Lipscomb University. She teaches all things history and geography to middle schoolers and loves her job. She and her husband Brent, married over 30 years, enjoy quiet Saturday mornings on the back porch watching the cows or the occasional golf cart ride around the property with their Yorkie-Poo, Sophie. Rhonda’s happiest of places is anytime spent with family. Her son, Taylor, and his wife, Chelsey, live near Atlanta with the grandest of grands, Allie and Summit. Rhonda’s daughter, Shelby, and her husband, Travis, live in Nashville. Rhonda also enjoys reading, taking care of the fur babies, traveling, and taking Sunday afternoon naps. She uses insight gained from the Living Color Conference to make better connections with her students, colleagues, friends, and even family.

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Debbie Mankin

Debbie has a bachelor's degree in education from Lipscomb University and a master’s degree in counseling from Liberty University. She worked in the education field for 22 years as a teacher, guidance counselor, and administrative assistant before retiring in 2019. As a guidance counselor, Debbie used insight from the Living Color Conference to enable her to guide students into a better understanding of themselves and of their family and peers. Since then, she has shared this tool with churches in Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, and West Virginia. Through these conferences and through her walk as a wife for more than 40 years, mother of two grown sons, and grandmother of three wonderful grandchildren, Debbie has felt God leading her to discover that He has a plan for her and for each of you.

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Cindy Patton

Cindy received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from MTSU. She recently retired from teaching following 17 years in middle school math. Married for over 40 years to her high school sweetheart, she’s the mom to four amazing Christ-following adult children, mother-in-law to two incredible sons-in-love, and “Boo” to the six most precious grandchildren! She enjoys creating (“fun, not fine”) art, going on mission trips, speaking to women’s groups, and claiming the self-appointed title of “best chocolate-chip cookie maker”! Cindy feels the principles and concepts learned from the Living Color Conference have given her “permission” to be the person she was wired to be in order to bring honor to God’s Kingdom in her unique way.

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Dr. T.D. Rogers

Tiffany received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lipscomb University in 2006. She then received her master’s degree (2009) in Experimental Psychology and her doctoral degree (2012) in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Memphis. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University researching neurodevelopmental disorders from 2012 to 2015. Tiffany has since worked at Middle Tennessee State University teaching neuroscience and research-related courses and running a neuroscience research lab on campus. She and her husband have been married for 12 years, and they have three young children. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, crafting, and adding to a long list of short-term hobbies primarily taken up just to learn something new.