These Are The Daughters Ministries



Reverend Leona Nicholas Welch, born in Mobile, Alabama, in a family of nine children is an ordained minister with a long-time record of service to the sick and the shut-in, and has served as pastoral care minister and volunteer hospital chaplain.  For over 40 years she has ministered as retreat, seminar and conference speaker.  As an Elder of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E. Zion) Church, she has served as senior pastor, and is currently serving on the ministerial staff of Kyles Temple AME Zion Church, Vallejo CA.   She is the founder and director of SAGE (Seniors Advancing God's Excellence), a Seniors Ministry of the AME Zion Church, Western District.

Reverend Welch is the founder and director of These Are The Daughters Ministries, Inc. designed to plan, coordinate, and implement conferences and seminars focused on specific spiritual needs, particularly of women.  In addition to her ministerial work, Rev. Welch is the author of published poetry, plays, short stories, religious and educational works, a children's novel and a young adult novel.  She has been blessed to have had several of her plays produced nationally.

 A retired community college English Instructor, Leona Nicholas Welch received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Mills College; Oakland, California and her Master of Arts Degree in English from Holy Names University; Oakland, California.  Welch received her Master of Divinity Degree from the American Baptist Seminary of the West, an affiliate of the  Graduate Theological Seminary of Berkeley, California.  She received two Certificates of Completion in Biblical Counseling from Light Learning University, affiliate of the American Association of Christian Counselors. 


Reverend Welch is the mother of six children and grandmother of ten.

Her Boast: For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ . . . (Romans 1:16)

Her Constant Prayer: Lord, help me to represent you well.


These Are the Daughters Staff:


Reverend Leona Nicholas Welch


Mishanne Coleman 
Executive Coordinator

Kyra McCain 
Event Assistant

Victoria Harrell
Communications Publicist

Clay Coleman
Media Specialist

Robert McCain
Videographer/Web Manager

Brenda Swann
On-sight Registrar

Karen Bolden
On-sight Registrar


Board of Advisors

James L. Welch Sr.

Pastor Gina Casey

Kyra M. McCain

Brenda Swann

Mishanne M. Coleman

Meredith Fleming

Karen Bolden

James L. Welch Jr.

Bridget Welch

Minister Naomi Steele




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What We Do

Emphasis for this conference is not on the renown, but on the ANOINTING power of the Holy Spirit in each preacher. The conference offers a venue for women preachers to enjoy The Word from each other, as well as allows the women who come each year to form a spiritual community, receiving blessings from one another.


Contact Us

We want to get to know you!  We also want to make sure that all your questions are answered. You can always contact us by:

Address:P.O. Box 463; Oakley, CA 94561
Toll Free: 888-273-7940

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Reverend Leona Nicholas Welch