Educate a Woman

Friday, April 1, 2022
First Baptist Church Hendersonville - SOLD OUT

Featured Presenter: Ronda Rich

Profile picture of Ronda RichRonda Rich, best-selling author and syndicated columnist, first exploded on the national stage almost two decades ago with the wildly successful What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should), a book now in its 42nd printing. Based on its success, it became part of a well-received trilogy which included What Southern Women Know About Flirting and the beloved What Southern Women Know About Faith, a book which, upon reading it, Dolly Parton said, "This book speaks to my heart."

A novel, inspired by a true story of a book tour that led Ronda into Arkansas, The Town That Came A-Courtin, became a best-seller and a popular television movie. Her other books include: Let Me Tell You Something and Mark My Words: A Memoir of Mama.

A former award-winning sportswriter, Ronda returned to her newspaper roots in 2003 with a weekly column which appears in over fifty newspapers. Alternating between humorous, sentimental, and wise, she delivers a punch of Southern life weekly to over a million readers.

She lives with her husband, John Tinker, on a small farm, The Rondarosa, in rural North Georgia. Tink, as she calls her husband, is an Emmy award-winning television drama producer. He is currently the executive producer and showrunner of the hit Hallmark series, When Calls The Heart.

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Educate a Woman Committee

  • Kim Baker
  • Kee Bryant-McCormick
  • Wanda Faulkner
  • Jo Ann Graves
  • Susan High-Mcauley
  • Wendy Hughes
  • Lori Johnson
  • Kimberly Lynn
  • Linda O'Connell
  • Gina Scott
  • Joanne Walker

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  • Law Office of William L. Moore, Jr.
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  • Sandie & Bill Nichols
  • Shirley Arrendale
  • Simmons Bank
  • Sumner Bank & Trust
  • Sumner County YMCA
  • Sumner Prevention Coalition
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  • Volunteer State Bank
  • Wanda & Jerry Faulkner
  • White House Area Chamber of Commerce