Who we are

Yada Beginnings

Founded in 2003, YadaFactor began when Pegi, Debbie, and Cindy formed a small group that dared to share their struggles.  Although already dedicated to learning God’s Word and serving Him, their life circumstances and relationships overshadowed the joy and freedom promised in Christ. What started as a Christian twelve step Bible study eventually transformed into an intimate fellowship based entirely on God’s Word.

OUR VISION

Everyone knows and hears God

OUR MISSION

Helping people know it is possible to

hear God personally through

reading, writing, and sharing scripture

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Meet the Board

Cindy Chamberland – Founder

Cindy is our resident thinker and a forever student of God’s word. Cindy has a doctorate in clinical counseling and a private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Lynchburg, Virginia. She has a passion to connect with people and help them find hope and healing. On the weekends Cindy loves to ride motorcycles with her husband of 35 years to see the incredible beauty in God’s natural world. She also enjoys running and hiking in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. She has two grown children and six grandchildren.

Debbie Csutoros – Founder

Debbie seeks to help others and honor God by “creating connection.”   She discovered late in life that she is an artist, and it is in creating connections to God and the Bible that she feels most passionate.  “If the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Word can change and heal me, they can change anyone.”  Licensed in real estate out of high school, she continued her education, graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  She continued to work in real estate and the building industry.  Nine years as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship began her experience and love for the Bible.  Debbie attends Spanish River Church in Boca Raton where she currently serves, connecting others to the YadaFactor mission.  She is married to the love of her life, Steve, for 27 years and they have two wonderful grown daughters.

Debbie Csutoros

Debbie seeks to help others and honor God by “creating connection.”   She discovered late in life that she is an artist, and it is in creating connections to God and the Bible that she feels most passionate.  “If the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Word can change and heal me, they can change anyone.”  Licensed in real estate out of high school, she continued her education, graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  She continued to work in real estate and the building industry.  Nine years as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship began her experience and love for the Bible.  Debbie attends Spanish River Church in Boca Raton where she currently serves, connecting others to the YadaFactor mission.  She is married to the love of her life, Steve, for 27 years and they have two wonderful grown daughters.

Pegi Richardson- Founder

Because the Living God has radically transformed her life, Pegi desires to see other women’s lives changed and she is committed to giving them tools to do it. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and has been passionate about sharing YadaFactor with others for 18 years. As part of a mission’s team, Pegi traveled to India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, where she taught YadaFactor and trained leaders. Pegi and her husband Joel have been married for 40 years and have two grown sons, a daughter preparing for college, and two grandchildren. They enjoy family time, travel, kayak adventures, beach walks and nature watching from their home on the Banana River. Pegi’s 15 years of experience as an Al-Anon member has greatly influenced the forming of YadaFactor and her years of listening to God and journaling in Yada have equipped her to persevere in her call to write stories of hope for others.

Rachel Csutoros

Rachel serves as Legal Counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal organization devoted to protecting religious freedom, free speech, marriage and family, sanctity of life, and parental rights. She focuses on protecting the conscience rights of individuals forced to compromise their beliefs under threat of fines and punishment. She has also done extensive work on protecting the fairness of women’s sports, so women and girls can have the opportunity to be champions in their own sports. Rachel graduated from William and Mary Law School in 2019 and is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Rachel’s passionate pursuit of truth stems from her extensive involvement in the YadaFactor ministry. She began YadaFactor in 2012 with a small group in high school. Her passion for the Bible and YadaFactor began to grow throughout college and law school, having been in an active Yada group for a decade. She was certified as a YadaFactor Coach in 2020 and appointed to the YadaFactor Board of Directors in 2022.

Kim McLain

Kimberly graduated from the University of Florida in 2016 with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. She spent the next few years working as the Community and Donor Relations Representative for Lake Wales Care Center, a central Florida nonprofit. Her experience in Grant Writing led her to join the team at EPIC Mission, Inc. in 2020. EPIC Mission, Inc. is a nonprofit consulting company whose mission is to provide holistic strategies and practical innovation to nonprofits in order for them to achieve sustainable impact. Kimberly has since been coaching nonprofit leaders in social impact planning, messaging architecture, organizational assessments, asset-based community development, and more. Kimberly has been practicing Yada since 2014 and became a certified coach in 2020. “YadaFactor has given me a space to process my thoughts with the One who created me in His image. Who knows me better than the One who created me? He speaks to me every time I open my bible and journal and He is slowly transforming me. Life is hard and I want everyone to experience the freedom in Christ that I’ve found through reading, writing, and sharing scripture.”

Rev. Rick Ouimet, Board Chair

Rick comes to us with over 40 years pastoral and non-profit experience. He is the Founder of Straight Street Ministries, a national ministry reaching at-risk youth the past 35 years with the love of Jesus Christ. Kids who may never enter our church doors, are finding hope, help, & healing by the thousands through this powerful para-church ministry. Rick is also the Founding Pastor of Mosaic Church Lynchburg. A cutting-edge coffee house church that will make you feel you’re walking into your favorite living room. Rick believes the local church’s Gospel-filled message needs to stay the same, but our methodology absolutely must change if we are to reach this generation for Christ. Rick recently retired from full time pastoring and is now on staff as a pastoral counselor, enabling him to continue ministering on a one-to-one basis. Rick has agreed to Chair the YadaFactor Board of Directors for the next several months during this exciting season of growth and renewed vision.

Bruce Plourde

Bruce is a social connector, creative contractor, and entrepreneur whose work centers on connecting businesses with their community. With a background in design and communications, and owner of City Imprints in Greenville, SC, Bruce provides over 20+ years of experiences including brand / content management, graphic design, and marketing communications having worked for Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale and other non-profit ministries. Bruce also offers product creation, book publishing, and funding experience to the team of board members and founders. After having graduated from the YadaFactor course and forming his own triad in 2020, he wanted to use his gifting and skills to advance the YadaFactor reach and impact because of his passion for everyone to know and hear God. Bruce accepted a position to serve on the board and is believing in what Jesus has declared in Matthew 19:26 for the ministry because with God all things are possible.

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