- Worship with Megan Duke
- Talk Traditions with Vicki Heath and her daughter, Megan Keefe.
- Cook delicious holiday recipes with Lisa Lewis and her daughter, Harper.
- Helen Baratta shares family fun when you are miles away.
- Have a fun Christmas workout with Body & Soul Fitness (for all fitness levels). Jingle bells encouraged.
- Play Christmas trivia – did we say prizes? Yes we did!
- Spend time with friends during the Christmas Café – Bring your own hot chocolate
- Dress up – Crazy Christmas Sweaters encouraged. Did we mention prizes?
- Rock around the Christmas tree with the First Place Staff
Growing up in a family where literally everyone can sing, music has always been a major part of my life. I remember singing my very first solo at my home church in Virginia at 10 years old. That was the beginning of a lifelong journey of singing and performing in various settings and venues worldwide – for crowds big and small. Ultimately, I sing for an audience of ONE. I have learned that worship is the reason why we were all created. There’s nothing else I’d rather do!
In March 2020, I released my debut solo album “Heart On Fire”. The Lord did exceedingly and abundantly more than I could have ever imagined with that album! It continues to impact people around the globe. In my career, I have also been featured on major projects with Michael W. Smith, Paul Baloche, Anthem Lights, and many more. Two times I have toured with the largest Christian tour – Winter Jam, and have shared the stage with the likes of Lecrae, TobyMac, For King & Country, Skillet, Tauren Wells, We the Kingdom, Colton Dixon, Crowder, Hillsong, and more. 2022 has been the most rewarding year yet and I am only getting started! Right now, I am releasing a series of new singles while also working on putting together my next full-length album.
One of my favorite verses is Colossians 3:23 – “Whatever you do, work at with your whole being as unto the Lord and not unto men.” It is my hope and prayer that through my music, you would be able to grasp how deep the Father’s love is for you, be transformed and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be and make disciples, and live a life completely surrendered to the one true God who is worthy of all of our praise and adoration.
Linda has been married to her wonderful husband Rob who is also the pastor of Mountaintop Church in Manassas, VA. They planted Mountaintop 14 years ago where Linda also enjoys teaching, singing and serving the body of Christ. Having a degree in music, she has a great appreciation for worshipping our Lord through ong. She has also been a part of Body & Soul Fitness for 20 years and finds great joy in guiding women in health and fitness. She is the mother of 4 children and recently celebrated the birth of her grandson who joined his 2 big sisters.
Vicki is the National Director of the faith-based wellness ministry, First Place for Health. Vicki is a reluctant author (Don’t Quit Get Fit and My First Place) and nationally-known speaker. She holds certifications with American Council on Exercise and Body & Soul Fitness. She dances, jumps and limps her way to health as she leads exercise classes in her community of Edisto Island, SC. She strives to bring others into the Kingdom through her example of a radical, but humble, devoted follower of Christ. She has led a successful First Place for Health ministry in her church for twenty years. Vicki is passionate about Christ and has a desire to help others understand the value of caring for their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. Vicki is a pastor’s wife and she and her husband, Rob, have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
Megan has been involved in ministry from a young age. Growing up in a pastor’s home, was good preparation for the Lord’s plans. She has been leading wellness classes and fitness classes for the last 5 years. She has been a Body & Soul Instructor and currently leads a virtual First Place for Health Class. Megan is married to Philip and they have 5 children.
Lisa Lewis is the author of Healthy Happy Cooking. Her cooking skills have been a part of First Place for Health wellness weeks and other events for many years. She provided recipes for 13 of the First Place for Health Bible studies and is a contributing author in Better Together and Healthy Holiday Living. She partners with community networks, including the Real Food Project, to bring healthy cooking classes to low-income areas. She is dedicated to bringing people together around the dinner table with healthy, delicious meals that are easy to prepare. Lisa lives in Galveston and is married to John. They have three children: Tal, Hunter and Harper. Visit www.healthyhappycook.com for more delicious inspiration.
In 2006, obese and unable to walk without pain, she surrendered to the Lord and He transformed her life. Since then, she shed and now maintains a 116-pound weight loss. Click here to read her success story.
Helen is author of the book Restored! Embracing Weight Loss God’s Way, First Place for Health My Place for Leadership and contributing author to five books: Live Life Right Here Right Now!, Better Together, My First Place, A Joy-Full Season, and Inspire! Women’s Stories of Accomplishment, Encouragement and Influence.
She is a speaker, coach, group leader, triathlete and certified fitness instructor. After raising two sons, Helen and her husband, Vince, are living the dream on the Big Island of Hawaii. When she isn’t hiking lava fields you can find her navigating the waves on her stand-up paddle board or biking up and over the next hill.
Instructors, Vicki Heath, Mary Ward and Jamie Gray will lead us in a fun, festive and fabulous workout to B-Shoc ‘s Christmas Music! All fitness levels welcomed with simple modifications.
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