Genora serves as the Minister of Music at St. Thomas United Methodist Church in Sylacauga, Alabama and she works in the healthcare industry. She is the mother of three, including a set of twins! Genora brings a wealth of experience, a desire to serve, and a love for God.
Susan Bates is the founder of Your Working Copy, Inc. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the field of education from the University of Alabama. Her career looks like a patchwork quilt. An educator by trade and by nature, she’s taught from kindergarten to college, proving her love of teaching no matter the level. Her work-life years have given her the opportunity to wear a wide variety of hats: a hard hat as an Outside Plant Engineer for Pacific Bell and Bell South, and a soft heart as a Social Worker for the Birmingham Police Department. She had the privilege of serving on the national staff of Girl Scouts, USA, Inc. and the Ameri*Corps National Civilian Community Corps. Through it all, she sees how each assignment has helped to prepare her for her life’s mission: to record the Bible and create a new structure that invites the world to engage with God through His holy Word. A number of her work assignments were with ‘start-up’ organizations — creating something new for the good of mankind that had never been tried before. Her trailblazing spirit has helped make her suitable for this work. She is honored that the Heavenly Father tagged her and said, “You’re it!”