Rhonda Griffin

Rhonda Griffin

Two years ago, my family took a trip to Nicaragua that changed the course of our lives.  We experienced many desperate and heartbreaking situations that children and families were facing. The opportunity to partner with others in life-saving work left an indelible mark on my family’s hearts. We saw that, through love and compassion, through faith and commitment, disaster could be abated and that beauty could spring forth from ashes.

Upon my return the US, the burden to search for a path towards hope for the women and children that I had left behind weighed heavy on my heart. After meaningful and thoughtful talks with family and close friends, I began to see a way forward. Combining my passion for the allure and art of tea, my desire to create warm and inviting situations for people, and my conviction that all children need the experience of personal hopes and dreams, I started “A Cause for Tea”.

My team and I are committed to globally empower women and children, demonstrating God’s love one teacup at a time.

Lois Thompson

Lois Thompson

Shop Director

The opportunity to be a part of a tea party that helps raise awareness and generate support for orphans in Nicaragua is exciting for me.  This fits in line with some of my passions, including planning and hosting a party and supporting a ministry that focuses on helping children.   Scripture tells us from James 1:27; “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”  A Cause For Tea is something my family is excited about supporting.

Sherri Stokes

Sherri Stokes

Director of Guest Services

I am the Director of Guest Services. I love interacting with and getting to know our guests. Our guests are the heart of this ministry and we are so very thankful for each one. Since I have been serving with A Cause for Tea, I have learned to truly enjoy a good cup of hot tea. It is a delicious and comforting beverage. I also love the the act of sharing tea. Taking tea with friends is a time to slow down, savor time, and build relationships. I especially love taking tea with A Cause for Tea because we are sharing the love of Christ and helping to empower women and children all over the world. Our guests are most certainly A Cause for Tea!

Missy Lemmonds

Missy Lemmonds

Hospitality & Service Director

My role on the team is Hospitality & Service Director. I enjoy working with our volunteers to ensure that our guests have a memorable tea time by demonstrating love one tea cup at a time.
I love to serve and, as a nurse, I serve the women in our community during labor, delivery and caring for their newborns.  A Cause for Tea is a way for me to serve on a much broader level. Every woman deserves to be empowered and every child deserves to be shown love. Serving isn’t about us receiving attention or glory; it is for Him to receive glory.