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JUNE 25, 2022 JOHN & NANCY HUGHES THEATER LAKE FOREST, IL
n a i t s i r h C 2 2 0 2 e h t o t e Welcom ! t n a e g a P l a n Miss Natio Welcome to Christian Miss! I am honored to serve you and your family in helping to make this event as beneficial and positively impactful as God wants it to be! This half-week is going to serve as a launching pad for some and a road map for others as we display, discover and celebrate all the greatness God has placed inside of you. I am excited to watch you honor our Creator by showcasing your unique abilities and giftings. One of our goals this year is to help you become and remain focused on whatever it is God has planned for your life- now and in the future. Start each day with one goal in mind: to let the light of God SHINE through you!
Welcome Ladies! I'm so excited that you have chosen to become a part of the Christian Miss family. My prayer for each of you is that this is a one of a kind, life changing experience that will catapult you into your God designed greatness! May the new relationships you form with the ladies grow into life long friendships where girls and women all over the world will see Christ in you and want to become a part of our organization. Last but not least, HAVE FUN!!! Stand proud and tall in your faith. Pray with one another! Love on one another! Stay in the moment, walk in confidence and shine like the bright stars you are!
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." ~Matthew 5:16 KJV
Program Welcome The Lord’s Prayer Opening Number Performance Judge Introductions Sponsor Acknowledgment Candidates Present Formal Wear & Platform Intermission Praise Dance Performance by Trinity Johnson Special Awards Coronation & Crownings
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." ~Matthew 5:16 KJV
MISSION Our program is designed to help each participant discover the greatness that already lies inside of her and use it to change the world.
MISE O R P We want to assist families that embrace, respect and appreciate Christian values. We promise pageantry without compromise.
SSAGE E M Through our outreach program, Tiny Temples, Christian Miss spreads a message of wholenessencouraging health of the mind, body, and soul.
One of the goals of Christian Miss is to encourage community outreach and service to others. We're dedicated to bringing awareness to major issues of today's generation and, therefore, require each Christian Miss participant to work in her community in support of a cause or charity important to them. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~Colossians 3:17
Service is the
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Our national platform is called, Tiny Temples: Healthy Kids & Teens. Through Tiny Temples, kids and teens are encouraged to adopt healthy and active lifestyles and are also educated on impactful ways to help stop the stigma associated with mental health challenges .
Thank you to our purpose partners who gave financially towards this year’s event to aid us in our mission to impact generations for Christ!
Thank you to those who donated items for our raffle and silent auction Delores Clark Carolyn Woolfolk Aisha Edwards Ceon Barnes
"Leaving a great legacy isn't about what you've amassed in physical assets, wealth or accomplishments. These are just yardsticks. Rather, it's how you can use what you have to improve what you see happening around you, and then help those people who will carry that work on into the future." ~R. Jack
Farewell to our 2021-2022 National Royalty
Thank you for your commitment to the mission of Christian Miss and agreeing to serve throughout an extended reign. You’ll never be forgotten, but always remembered (and honored) as National Christian Miss Royalty. ~Love, Your Christian Miss Family
2022-2023 National Queens
We're happy to be the first to welcome you to the Christian Miss Sisterhood!
Do your best to uphold the mission, purpose, and message of Christian Miss.
We've had a great year with our National Queens! It's good to know they'll always be a part of Christian Miss and have an amazing legacy as the queens who served and served well. We’ll never forget these 6!
Days of Service
Countless moments of GROWTH & impactful change for God’s glory.
Thank you for your service.
So, when my name was called, I was so shocked! I didn’t know I won. That’s why I asked, did I win? I vowed to do my best to represent the Christian Miss brand and Jesus. I hosted a Senior’s day project and a ColoringParty. I created an obstacle course then delivered bags with toothbrushes and snacks. I celebrated Down Syndrome and National Love Is Kind day. I did small jobs like walking my neighbor’s dog and watering plants. I ran a race and made birthday baskets to children in shelters. I celebrated Earth Day and mental health with affirmations, a dance, and a scavenger hunt. Whew! That was a lot! It was so much fun and so worth it! I feel more confident and know God gave me many ideas on how to help others in need.
I thank God and my Mom who did a lot. My Dad and my brother. Ms. Barnes, Ms. Thomas, my family and friends. And to all the people who supported me. I feel sad that my year is over, I really want to stay a Christian Miss, but I am happy to know I will pass the crown to a girl who will do her best as well. I would tell her to always love God, love others, and love herself.
When I won Christian Miss I couldn’t' believe it. I thought it was a dream. I prayed I would win. God works out all things good for those who love him. During my reign I helped homeless, I gave food to those in need and I prayed for all those hurting. I want to thank God, my parents and of course all the amazing people at Christian miss giving me this opportunity. For my new successor I pray you get what ever you need through this reign. Let you light shine for Jesus. For the final time, I am your 2021-2022 National Christian Miss Sweetheart. I love you all. God bless!
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“If you can dream it, you can do it.” -Walt Disney is one of my favorite quotes. Becoming your National Christian Miss Preteen has been a dream come true! I created my platform, Crescendo Into Music to promote music appreciation. This past year I have developed medical challenges that have put me out of many of the activities that I enjoy, but the one thing I’ve been able to keep doing is music! My favorite service activity this year has been nominating one of my amazing nurses I’ve had for the annual Nurses Award in my community, which she ended up winning. But the cherry on top for this year was becoming an Amazon Best Selling Author through the book Road to the Crown Volume II that I co authored. Christian Miss has truly helped me grow in my confidence and faith. From now on, I always remember confidence as, “shining the light of Christ through you.” Zariah and Isabella, I love you two so much! You are the best younger sisters a girl could ask for! I am so excited to see you girls grow up! Trinity, the second we met we instantly became best friends! You are such a humble, kind, and loving person! Danielle and Kennedy, you girls are both huge role models to me! I aspire to be just like you someday! To my parents and brother, thank you for always supporting me and being there for me every step of the way! To Yvette, you are the World’s Greatest Pageant Director, seriously you are the person who makes this pageant rock! I don’t know where or who I would be without you. To the new National Christian Miss Preteen, have fun during your year of reign, take every second in and enjoy it! Time flies by fast but it will be one of the greatest years of your life. To all the Christian Miss staff, you’re not getting rid of me quite yet because I’ve absolutely fallen in love with Christian Miss! For the last time, I am your 2021-2022 National Christian Miss Preteen, Vanessa Koelling. .
I was super excited to hear my name get called out As the 2021-2022 national Christian Miss Jr.Teen. During my reign I enjoyed volunteering , Ministering through praise dance and the community and meeting new people. I would like to Thank God,, The Christian Miss Staff, The Sponsors ,the makeup artist and my family for all the support. I just want to give you girls 2021-2022 and 20222023 some Encouraging words to never give up Always push forward In anything you want to do in life. Follow your dreams And anything you’re passionate about never give up And never listen to what anyone saids that you can’t do in life because you can do all things that strengthens you . Always move forward and don’t look back If you have made a mistake in life from it and never do it again and keep pushing forward. Once again I am Trinity Reign Johnson I am your 2021-2022 national Christian Miss Jr.Teen Love you guys and Farewell🤍🙏🏽!!!
2019-2020 National Christian Miss
Wow, what a year it has been! Last June when I won the title of National Christian Miss Teen I was so excited and also a little nervous. I had competed in pageants for about a year and never won until then. I knew I had a big year ahead of me and already had so many ideas for service projects to go along with my platform #StuckOnMentalHealth. This past year I made care bags for nurses,made cards for dialysis patients, fed those in need in my community, donated toys to sick kids in hospitals, and gave out inspirational cards and candy canes to kids at my school. I was also able to judge a pageant and make a few appearances. My favorite part of this year was probably the devotion videos I was able to make as it helped me grow closer to God and share the love of Christ. None of this would have been possible without the support of my wonderful parents. I love you guys so much and appreciate everything you do for me. I’d also like to thank Mrs. Yvette and everyone else on the Christian Miss team. You truly have the best heart and I am forever grateful for what you have done for me. And, to my beautiful sister queens, it’s been amazing watching you all grow and do great things. I’m excited to see what the next national team does with this incredible opportunity. So, for the last time I am Danielle Kruize your 2021-2022 National Christian Miss Teen
What God has for you, will ALWAYS be for you. I remember when I won the title of 2021-2022 National Christian Miss that this was God’s Plan for me. I jumpstarted my reign by hosting Kickback with Ken where I spent Sunday evenings on Instagram Live. I showered the University of Kentucky students with inspirational messages and treats, and I also participated in more than 100 community service hours through several organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black is Gold, Hues in Medicine, and many more. I continue to use my platform on health disparities to be a change agent in my community by conducting Lung Cancer research through the Markey Cancer Center on socially and ecomically disadvantaged communities. Thank you to Christian Miss Pageants for hosting a phenomenal production every year and allowing young women all around the country to showcase their love for Jesus. Lastly, but certainly not least, thank you to my parents for always believing me even when I didn’t believe in myself. I will always love you. To my sister queens, I am so proud of you and you ladies never cease to amaze me. Continue to be the best versions of yourself and know that I am only a call or text away. To my successor, the journey that you will embark on will be a great one. I look forward to all of the amazing work you will do for the community and in your life. I am praying for a successful reign and know that I will always be in your corner rooting for you. For the last time, I am your 2021-2022 National Christian Miss.
Lindsey Pearlman is no stranger to Pageantry and has been competing since the age of 6 years old. Lindsey has held multiple titles over the years including Miss Illinois Teen International, National American Miss Illinois Jr Teen and Michigan Teen, and currently holds the Title of Miss Illinois for America where she will compete for the title of Miss for America Strong in Las Vegas this August. Lindsey attends the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she studies Kinesiology and sits on the executive board of her sorority Alpha Delta Pi. In her free time she advocates for those with special needs, spends time with friends and enjoys traveling. Please help me welcome Miss Lindsey Pearlman
Ariyana is currently Miss Lake County in the Miss Illinois Organization for Miss America! She recently placed 3rd runner up at Miss Illinois and won Overall Talent. She attended The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow majoring in classical music as well as taught intro to music in South Korea! Currently she is in the process of attending Juilliard to obtain her masters and takes classes at Berklee for Music composition in tv/film. Ariyana advocates for homelessness across the State and has raised more than 5,000 dollars for the shelter she works with in Chicago and was awarded most outstanding person by the mayor or aurora in her hometown. She is so excited to be judging today and seeing these beautiful women shine!
Robin Ruchti has been involved with pageants for many years. She assisted behind the scenes with the Jubilee Days Pageant for many years until her daughter Kristen started competing. Kristen was 2000 Miss Jubilee Days Festival Queen and Amanda was 2002 Miss Withrop Harbor. Robin was Director of the Winthrop Harbor Pageant for 5 years before starting the Miss Northern Suburbs Pageant, a local Illinois pageant for the Miss America System, in 2008 with her daughter Kristen. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, Robin Ruchti.
Rebecca Ogg is a rising Junior at Concordia University Wisconsin studying general business with a minor in marketing. She is the current reigning Miss Winthrop Harbor and competed for Miss Illinois earlier this summer. Rebecca is also a member of her university’s cheerleading and track team. She has been competing in pageants since 2005 and has held titles in local systems and the Miss America Organization. In her free time Rebecca goes on hikes, works out, and does hair and makeup. Her goal is to pursue a career in the beauty or fashion industry where she desires to create products that are inclusive of all people. Fueling her passion for inclusivity, Rebecca is a member of her university’s Best Buddies chapter and also advocates for mental health and suicide prevention through her platform “You Matter.” Through “You Matter” Rebecca holds discussions and provide resources for those who are struggling. Help us welcome, Rebecca Ogg.
Sheryl Callahan is the devoted mother of three children, Patrick, Timothy and Cassie. Sheryl’s love for pageantry began 32 years ago when her son Patrick was commonly mistaken for a girl. Like any normal mother, she soon entered him in his first pageant where he won a number of titles before the age of 5. Sheryl’s daughter Cassie first hit the pageantry stage at the age of 1 and 22 years later, she is still actively competing currently holding two international titles, Nations International Miss 2021 and Cinderella Woman of the World 2021. Sheryl is a certified judge for the Miss America organization and has been a judge, a hair and makeup artist, a pageant director as well as a dance mom for the last 20 years. By day, Sheryl is the Director of Global Real Estate at Baxter Healthcare and has been in the corporate real estate and facilities field for over 40 years. She and her husband Tom celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary earlier this month.
Brianna Lewis is a third year undergrad student at Olivet Nazarene University. A competitor in pageants since the age of five, Brianna is no rookie to the empowering sport. She currently holds the title of Miss Cook County for the Miss America Organization. Brianna’s service projects include spreading important messages of identity development through her initiative, Go Love Yourself.
Aisha is also an adjunct professor at the Loyola Chicago University School of Law and a part time entrepreneur. After surviving a cancer diagnosis in 2020, she created Leafe Lessons, LLC, a platform for sharing tips, tools, and resources for focusing on what matters most: keeping your relationship with God, as well as your mental and physical health, a priority while working to achieve your goals and dreams. She holds an executive MBA focused on innovative and strategic leadership from the University of Illinois. She has a JD from Loyola University School of Law, where she was the law school’s recipient of the President’s Medallion for her scholarship, leadership, and service. She has received multiple awards and accolades for her scholarship and service to the community in the years since. Social justice advocate and attorney Aisha Cornelius Edwards has dedicated her career to working in the public interest and community services. She has been committed to providing access to justice and advocating for fairer outcomes for more than 20 years. Through her years as a litigator, she has conducted hundreds of trials, motions, and hearings and has also argued in front of both the Illinois Appellate and Illinois Supreme Courts. Before practicing law, Aisha served in various nonprofit settings, including policy and advocacy at the Illinois Center for Violence Prevention, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois, and the CIVITAS Childlaw Center at Loyola.
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And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~Colossians 3:17