Women's Community Group is a multi-generational gathering of women who come together to study the Bible and cultivate friendship.        Beginning February 2, 2022, we will be studying together Priscilla Shirer's Elijah study. 

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Schedule: Meets Wednesdays from February 2 - April 27, 10:00am-12:00pm both on campus and by Zoom.

  • Wednesday, February 2: Kick-Off Brunch in the Student Center, 10:00am-12:00pm.
  • Wednesday, February 9 - April 27: Small Group Time in the Main Building and Group Activities including our Spring Serve Day on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

Location: This group will meet in the main building Community Room for large group time and then break into small group time in rooms.

A Zoom option small group will be hosted by Deb Bengtson this spring semester. Please indicate this on the registration form below and you will be emailed the zoom link on Tuesday, January 25.

*Coffee and light refreshments will be provided each week, and water refill stations are also available.

If you have any questions or need more information about Women's Community Group, please contact Carol Brown at .


Nan Brinkerhoff 
I have four adult kids, one precious grandbaby named Ellie, and a Jack Russell named Fidget. My kids are scattered across the US and the world- Seattle, DC, Boston and Vietnam. I am a retired pediatrician as of October 2020! I love The Church at Brook Hills and have been attending and involved in various aspects of serving for about 10 years. I enjoy reading, swimming, hiking and I do Pilates (although I can’t say I enjoy the pain of that).

Deb Bengston & Lollie Burg (Zoom only)
I enjoy spending family time with my husband of 43 years and my two daughters’ families, which includes four precious grandchildren. I enjoy cooking, watching football, boating and activities that bring people together. I am a retired teacher of 28 years. Since retirement, I have found a passion in teaching the Bible to women at a local addiction recovery facility, while also loving to gather at church with my BH women’s small group to study the Word, encourage and support one another. - Deb

As a member of Brook Hills, I first taught the six-year-old class on Sunday mornings before leading in the Women's Community Group. Before retiring, I was the CFO of a major recruiting firm. My passions include teaching, studying the Word, and writing poetry and short stories, some of which I have been fortunate enough to have published. I am a lover of people and enjoy the company of family and friends who know my door is always open and the cookie jar and coffee pot are always filled. - Lollie

Carol Brown
I have lived in Birmingham all my life. I have been married to Bill Brown for 54 wonderful years. We have two children and three grandchildren. I enjoy my family and love cooking for them on as many occasions as I can bring them together. Aside from leading the Women's Community Group, my husband and I lead a senior adult Community Group on Sunday mornings. I especially love the ministry with women which God has called me to. My love for women’s ministry has led me to pray for all Brook Hills women to desire to study the Word of God. Since retirement from Public Library work, I have enjoyed many other things, such as oil painting, needle work, cooking and reading.

Phaedra Galloway 
I live in Pelham with my husband and youngest daughter who is planning to attend Samford in the fall. I am a retired IT Project Manager, and I spend time with my three adult kids and taking care of my mom. I am blessed to volunteer at Blanket Fort Hope to fight against human trafficking and care for child survivors of sex trafficking. I lead and love a multigenerational women's bible study and attend a women's community bible study. My husband and I belong to a small group for parents of teens, and we serve in the preschool ministry. I enjoy traveling and planning and cooking for get-togethers.

Jan Hendrickson 
I've been married to Claude for 37 years and have three grown children. I am blessed with four grandchildren who live here in town, so I get to see them regularly! I've led a multigenerational small group on Wednesday mornings for several years and I've learned so much more from them than they have from me. I also enjoy horseback riding and being outside!

Michelle Hower 
I live in Leeds with my husband, three sons, and my mom. I teach a multigenerational women's group on Wednesday morning. My husband and I lead a couple’s group on Sunday morning, and I teach in preschool at Brook Hills on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday nights. I enjoy painting and calligraphy. I really enjoy opportunities to do ministry in multigenerational ways.



We offer on-campus childcare for preschoolers (Birth-K5) for our Women's Community Group. We would love to have your child(ren) join us each week of the semester, February 2 - May 4, 2022!

If you need childcare, make sure that you complete the childcare portion of the registration. When you do this, you will be registering for childcare for the entire semester.

*If at any point you need to cancel your childcare registration for a particular week, please email cancellations@brookhills.org to let us know.

If you have any questions regarding childcare, you can email Allison Foster at afoster@brookhills.org.


If you are wanting to connect to a women’s small group other than these daytime on-campus groups, click here for more options. 

For questions regarding any of our women’s small groups contact Dawn Stephens at (205) 313-7791.


Complete the form below and a small group leader will contact you before the group starts to say "Hello" and give you details for your group.