Meet the Team

Meet the Team | #R1616

Our aim with R16:16 is to provide an online directory of websites for both businesses and individual members of the Lord’s church. We think this will help each of us to be better able to identify our brothers and sisters when searching the web. Our goal is to bring closer fellowship of the Lord’s body through our blog page, blog hop parties, as well as through our various social media networks. If you would like to join this directory we ask that you click the JOIN US tab, fill out a short questionnaire and a team member will respond via email as soon as possible. We welcome your questions and comments, simply email us at and we will respond as quickly as possible. We want to take a moment and tell you a little about who we are and what we believe.

Sharla Orren
R16:16 Team Administrator


Sharla Orren has a BA in Sociology from Henderson State University. She loves homeschooling her two boys: Cash, who is 10, and Keyton, who is 6. She is the wife of Robert Orren, the Youth and Family Minister and a deacon for the Hope church of Christ in Hope, AR. She enjoys teaching Bible classes and a class for girls that she recently started with her friend. She currently has her own blog, Look At What You Are Seeing in which she writes about homeschooling, natural living, homemaking and time management. She was appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee to serve on The United States Selective Service Board. She serves on The Hempstead County Library Board. She also serves as a storm spotter and data collector for The National Weather Service.


Shanna Mathis Anderson
R16:16 Directory  Manager & Blog Contributor


Shanna Mathis Anderson and her family are members of the Zion church of Christ in Tennessee. She is the  homeschooling mom of four  children. She is also the cofounder and board member of PAJCH a homeschool group that caters to members of the church. She’s marrie to John who is the pulpit minister where they attend.




Renee Brown
R16:16 Blog Director & Communications Director

3Renee grew up in a tiny town in West Virginia where her mom, dad and grandmother were living examples of Christ in her life. She was a student at Ohio Valley College in Parkersburg West Virginia, when she met her husband Michael. They have been married for 20 years and are blessed with one son, Jonathan whom they are currently homeschooling. They reside in the Kansas City Missouri area. She enjoys cooking, reading and she writes weekly on her blog Great Peace Academy” where she talks about their homeschool, family life, faith and marriage.



Sam Kelley
R16:16 Web Page Maintenance Editor


Sam is thankful the Lord paired her with Rick, who is a full-time minister for the Massillon church of Christ, in Ohio. She is the Asset Protection Manager at Walmart,  homeschooling mom, blessed with 6 beautiful children, ages 5-15, with the oldest four having already obeyed the gospel. She is interested in photography, Bible study, exercise, and blogs at Sam’s Noggin.




Jennifer Martin
R16:16 Contributor

jen Jennifer is a wife to Alan Martin. She is currently blessed to be a stay at home mom to her son, but she also helps her husband in their family retail business. They are the proprietors of a family business called “Martin’s,” a clothing store in Hope Arkansas. Jennifer and her family attend the Hope church of Christ. Jennifer grew up in Parkersburg, West Virginia before going to school at Harding University, to study Accounting, where she met Alan. She really enjoys being at home taking care of her husband and four children, cooking, crafting, photography and decorating their home. Jennifer says, “I believe that as Christian women, we must use our passions/talents in life to help others and bring glory to God. We don’t want to be caught burying them in the sand when the Master comes.”


Cara Riggles
R16:16 Twitter & Pinterest Manager


Cara Riggles, wife of 23 years to Robert, is a homemaker, homeschooling mom, bargain hunter, blogger at Totally Temberton and online business owner at Macaroni Kid. She is striving to reflect the biblical roles that God has placed before her, she works in her online business efforts to help provide income to her family with Christian integrity. Like the Proverbs 31 woman, she works diligently in both her role as a homemaker and in her role as an online entrepreneur. Through her efforts she works to ensure that her families needs are met and that her “merchandise is good.”



Nadia Walker Smith
R16:16 Contributor

36599_10201075220026478_20901409_nNadia or Nikki (as some of her friends and family call her) Smith and her husband Eric worship with the Redland church of Christ in Valdosta, GA where they are very active members in the Lord’s church. They love serving and worshiping with the Lord’s church that meets there. Eric is a devoted father and husband and is a great encourager to others. Eric works for the Air National Guard. Nadia is a homemaker, artist, photographer, Bible class teacher, and maintains two additional Facebook pages. One is the New Testament Resource Page and the other is Cards to Encourage page. Eric and Nikki have one son, Jett, who wants to be a preacher when he grows up. She enjoys teaching her son at home and watching him grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.


Leo Woodman

Leo Woodman2Leo Woodman is faithfully serving the Lord as a Gospel Preacher. He currently preaches at the Kittery church of Christ in Kittery Maine.  Leo has been married to the lovely Rowena for 28 years, they have 3 grown children. He writes several times a week on his blog The Gospel Beacon where he shares, articles, encouragement, spiritual devotions, and book reviews.


What We Believe

We believe there is one Creator, God, and that through His one and only son Jesus Christ we have salvation from sins through His atoning sacrifice. We believe that by faith in Him, repentance of sins, confession that He is the Son of God, and obedience in baptism by immersion, we have salvation from our sins and that in living faithfully until death we shall receive our crown of life and eternal salvation. We believe that the Bible and only the Bible is the authority by which one must draw beliefs and practices of doctrine.

We each attend faithfully the Lord’s church where we worship in fellowship with other saints, in prayer and vocal singing, partaking weekly in the Lords’ Supper as instructed in Acts 20 . We acknowledge and accept that Christ Jesus is the only Head of the church, that male leadership is the pattern that God has set for the church and we willingly submit to the authority of each of our congregational elderships. Additionally, we acknowledge that the husband is the head of the family as Christ is the head of the church and each  of the women on the team willingly submit to their own husbands authority, and the man on the team willingly leads his wife and family. We each seek to honor God through Christ Jesus in all that we do and strive to live only by the word, the Bible, which we believe to be the inspired word of God. We seek to pattern our lives after the teaching and direction of Jesus Christ the son of the Living God.

Disclaimer: While we strive to ensure that all directory members are faithful members of the Lord’s church, the R16:16 Team Members are not responsible for content found on sites that may be listed on this directory. All content found on sites listed are solely the ownership and responsibility of each individual directory member.

If you would like to report an error, or a site that does not demonstrate faithful Christian representation, please email us privately at


7 responses to “Meet the Team

  1. Lydia Sherman

    August 13, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I am happy to see homeschoolers in this endeavor. When I homeschooled in the 1980’s I knew we would not be raising up preachers educated in sound doctrine i and the church would be weakened by our children’s immersion in government schools. I have not seen a blog or site of this calibre and I have to believe a lot of the sound content is due to dedicated parents who are teaching their children truth. I was quite alone when I was homeschooling back then, as the members of the Lords church were quite hostile to the idea of teaching your own at home. It is such a relief to see church members waking up in this generation. It would also be the answer to prayer and a dream come true to see Christian children once again marrying only in The Lord and insisting on marrying members of the lords church, going on to raise their children in the word. Homeschooling is a vehicle on the road to that victory.

  2. cherylginnings

    December 18, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I just found this site. I am thrilled about it. Recently I was in Hope, AR to speak for the ladies there and thoroughly enjoyed it. Love to go back. Beautiful area. Anyway, I have blogged before and just closed one down and just started another. It is exciting to see other women write. Thanks for all you do! In Christian love and encouragement, Cheryl Ginnings, NW Church of Christ minister’s wife, Lawton, OK

    • rsixteensixteen

      December 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      Hi CHeryl,
      Welcome to R16:16 so glad you have found a warm welcome. We hope to see you around often.

    • Look At What You Are Seeing

      March 27, 2014 at 10:01 am

      Hi Cheryl! We enjoyed you being in Hope very much!!! Thanks for commenting!

  3. campbellite

    March 27, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Hey, Leo! I’m pleased and happy to “like” this page. And I am also excited to see not only home schooling folks (we’re training our four at home – two in college), but also a Henderson State grad on the staff! Our second daughter is a sophomore down there right now. God bless! Danny Campbell, Chesterfield, VA


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