Jessica Weasenforth- Coordinator:
My name is Jessica Weasenforth. I have lived in WV most of my life, but only moved to Wheeling 7 years ago. Even though my husband and I both grew up in the same small town, we didn’t realize we liked each other until we were both attending WVU 12 years ago. Now, we have been married for 9 years and have 3 beautiful children. Our oldest, Lilly, is 6 years old and is the typical first born child. Next came Daniella, our 4 year old fire cracker who keeps us laughing. Our newest addition, Nolan, is 2 years old and a complete mama’s boy. Before becoming a mother, I was a teacher. I enjoyed teaching very much, but felt led to stay at home. Life isn’t easy with 3 children six and under, but I wouldn’t change a thing. When I first started coming to MOPS 7 years ago, I was a new mom living in a new town, and I was lonely. MOPS became my happy place, a place where I was surrounded by women who were also dealing with the challenges of motherhood. It is a place where I gained confidence in my ability to mother while making lifelong friendships. MOPS is such a blessing in my life, and I am honored to be your coordinator.
Margot Brown – Discussion Group Leader:
Jenna Ciszewski – Finance:
My name is Jenna Ciszewski. I grew up in Bethesda, OH. I moved to Wheeling in 2010 to be closer to work and then I met my husband Trevor. We are happily married and we have 3 wonderful boys, Mason (12), Chayce (5) and Gray (3). My kids definitely keep me busy and provide me with plenty of laughter, love, motivation, determination, frustration and did I mention love?? I am also an RN at our local level II trauma center, working 2-3 days a week. I love having 4-5 days off a week to spend with my family. I was introduced to MOPS through attending the Vineyard Church. I also look forward to MOPS Mondays and some kid-free, Mommy time! MOPS has challenged me to become a better Mom, become closer to God in my journey of motherhood, and to establish some amazing friendships. I know God led me to this amazing group of women and I am very blessed to be a part of this group.
Robyn Bischof – Hospitality:
My name is Robyn Bischof. I have lived in Wheeling WV all my life. My husband and I met in high school and we have been married for 15 years. He is my rock and my best friend. We have 5 boys together. Brendyn (15), Dade (12), Brody (9), Elliot (6) and Isaiah (1). I couldn’t be happier with my life. The question I have always had on my mind for God is…”What am I going to do with all these boys?” God definitely has a plan for my life. My family of men are my whole world! My first experience with MOPS was 4 years ago and had the most amazing time of my life. Getting to know new mommas, making new friends, and realizing I wasn’t alone in my quest of conquering motherhood. I’m looking forward too many more years of MOPS and encouraging other mothers as well to join us in this amazing experience.
Katie Duplaga – Creative Activities:
Hi fellow moms and friends! My name is Katie Duplaga and this is my 5th year at the wild and wonderful Wheeling MOPS! Addison, Austin and Colton, my 3 beautiful children, are my world. I grew up in Orlando, Florida and moved here 9 years ago, and although it’s much different than Florida, I enjoy the seasons and I’ve been here ever since. Mops is one of the reasons I’ve learned to love it here! I’ve met so many wonderful women who share the same belief in Christ as I do and since we are in the same baby/toddler/kid stage in life, we understand each other and I’ve made some great friends! This is my 3rd year as the creative leader and can’t wait to share some new, fun projects with you all! I also have 2 Facebook pages (The Painted Porch and Sweet Tea Boutique) where I sell my handmade home decor. One of my life verses is..”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 He is the one and only and He brought us together this year. I look forward to a fabulous year and making many more meaningful relationships!
I’m Abby Gaudino. The Vineyard Church has played a major part in my life. I was raised going to the church and met my husband in the youth group. We have been married 7 years and have two WONDERFUL sons Asher and Abram. I graduated from West Liberty University in 2011 with a biology degree. Currently, I work at the Howard Long Wellness Center teaching aerobics, and coach swimming for John Marshall High School. In my spare time, I like running half marathons, baking, and crafting. This is my 4th year helping with MOPS. This is the first year that I am overseeing MOPS KIDS. I am so excited for this year and the lessons we have planned for the kids and what God as in store.
Kimberly Dully – Publicity:
Hi all and welcome to MOPS. My name is Kim Dully and I have been married for 5 ½ years to my wonderful husband Ed. We have three babies, Cheyanne is 4, Eddie is 3, and Baby Drew is 13 months! I found MOPS 3 ½ years ago through the Vineyard Church and I immediately felt like I had found my people. We moved our little family from Washington, PA to Bethany, WV in April 2014 and I felt so alone. I also worked full time up until Eddie was born and then switched jobs so I could stay at home and still work part time. My whole identity changed when I became a mom and I intentionally sought out a community of women that I could relate to. I needed it. I can now say after living on our street for over 3 years, we have the BEST neighbors and I praise God daily for leading us to move here. I pray that you find MOPS to be a place of encouragement, laughter, fellowship and to build long lasting relationships. My “mom” verse has been: Philippians 4:6-7: “Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.”
Jenna Hart – Service Projects:
Hello Mommas, my name is Jenna Hart and this will be my 4th year with MOPS! I was born and raised in WV and have lived here my entire life! I married the boy next door (literally) and we have been married for 7 years, together for 11! We purchased my grandparents farm after they passed and maintain the beautiful 18 acres of farmland. We are still still next door to both our parents which is a huge blessing. We have 3 beautiful children very close in age. JJ, Jacquelyn, & James. I am fortunate enough to be a stay at home momma, which makes me extremely grateful that I was introduced to MOPS and decided to come to a meeting! Becoming a mom has been one of the most rewarding, crazy, and difficult things I have ever done. I have had to learn a whole new level of patience and grace. Becoming a MOPS mom has been a way for me to keep my sanity as a mother and make new friends in the same stage of life. I think we all need to have friends who “get it” and can relate to what we are going through and I found that at MOPS. I am so excited to see what this year has in store for us moms and get to know each one of you a little better. God Bless
Brittany Kaldor – Hospitality:
Hi mom friends! My name is Brittany Kaldor. In 2015 I stepped way outside of my comfort zone and started attending MOPS in Wheeling. It was a total God moment. I had no idea what was missing in my life, but He knew exactly what I needed. Motherhood can be really hard and no one knows that better than women who are on the same journey. I met my amazing husband, Chase, when I was just 14. We’ve been married for almost 7 years and have 2 little ones. Creed is 4. He is happy, strong-willed, caring, and energetic. Our little Sloane is 2. She is our feisty, hilarious, wild child. She has kept us on our toes since the moment she was born. I grew up in Shadyside and now my little family lives in the country on a farm with our dogs, cats, and cows. In addition to being a momma and a wife, I’m a full-time pediatric registered nurse and work 3 nights a week. I am a member of the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist Church in Shadyside, where I was baptized and married. I’m excited for new friendships this year and pray that you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at MOPS. God bless.
Ashley Kosem – Media:
My name is Ashley Kosem and I am thrilled to be serving as your media person! If you’ve ever wondered who sends out the emails and text messages look no further! My husband Kris and I are both Ohio Valley born and raised. We have been married for 8 years and we have 2 children, Karlee (5) and Kannon (3). When Karlee was born in 2012 I gave up my career practicing occupational therapy to stay home full time, but when Kannon came along in 2014 I started realizing that something wasn’t quite right. I have always struggled with friendships, and I’ve always been kind of a loner, but being deep in the trenches of motherhood took my loneliness and isolation to a new extreme. I was desperate for a change so I decided to give MOPS a try. At MOPS I found exactly what my heart needed…friendship, an opportunity to serve, a challenge to stand strong my faith, the tools to become the wife and mother God intended me to be, and a place where I can finally say I feel like I belong. In my spare time I enjoy reading, baking, tending to our chickens, playing with my English Bulldog, Gunther, and one day a week you can find me serving tables at the Sandscrest Resort. If you have never been to a MOPS meeting because you’re afraid to step out of your comfort zone, I challenge you to come because I guarantee MOPS can change your life if you just give it a chance.