Robyn L. McCoy is a native of Washington, D.C., she is the proud mother of three adult children Duane, Taryn and Jarred. But the apple of her eye is her grandson Kaden. She is the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John and Ophelia Mitchell of Aiken, South Carolina and the widow of the late Steven L. McCoy of Omaha, Nebraska.
Robyn has an extensive background as a senior leadership and organizational development professional working in both the private sector and public service. She holds an ACC designation from the International Coaching Federation and provides leadership coaching for corporate and congregational leaders and teams. Additionally, Robyn has served on the Board of Directors for two non-profits for over 10 years, she has also served as a Women’s Pastor, counselor and spiritual mentor in two local congregations since her ordination. She provides Christian care, premarital counseling for couples seeking to marry and individual counseling. Robyn hosts impact forums, conducts workshops and seminars across the country. She holds degrees in Clinical Psychology and Christian Counseling. Robyn entered seminary in 2016 with the goal to complete a Doctorate in Divinity.
Robyn’s journey from Steve’s wife to Steve’s widow happened suddenly and unexpectedly in July of 2015. She is the co-founder of Widowed Expressions—WE Speak and she is committed to helping meet the needs of the widowed.
Diane Johnson Arrington is a native of Washington, D.C., and she currently resides in Prince George’s County, Maryland. She is the only daughter of Vivian S. Johnson and the late Marvin J. Johnson. Diane is the proud mother of two adult daughters, Tiane J. Austin and Courtney T. Arrington, whom she lovingly calls, “my Butterfly” and “my Ladybug”. God has blessed her with a “bonus” son, Charles D. Austin, whom she’s nicknamed “my Owl.” Diane loves spending time with family and friends and she enjoys doing the Lord’s work in the church and the community.
In June 2011, Diane was called into the Gospel ministry. She completed Ministerial Training at True Unity Baptist Church (TUBC) in Washington, D.C. and was appointed one of the overseers of the Missionary Ministry, as well as an instructor for the quarterly leadership classes. Diane ministers under the power of the Holy Spirit to all those that God sends her way. She will be pursuing ordination as God directs.
On November 13, 2015, Diane became a part of the club that no one wants to join – the sisterhood of widows. Her journey into widowhood began suddenly when her best friend of 30 years & husband of 12 of those years suddenly suffered a heart attack at the age of 49. In the blink of an eye, Kenny, her “LuvBug,” the love of her life, her life partner was gone.
While in this new found club, Diane’s prayer to God has been “Lord, please give me purpose in the midst of all this pain” Diane is co-founder of Widowed Expressions- WE Speak, she understands first-hand the significance of God’s concern for widows and His command to care for the widowed. WE Speak is a ministry dedicated to meet the needs of the widowed.