WUHW’s Staff

 Staff 1

Charlene W. Kirst, the Director of Women Under His Wings, is a transplanted Virginian. She was born and reared in Newport News, Virginia, the daughter of Pastor Royal C. Wesley, Sr. (deceased) and Irene Ivory Turner Wesley(also deceased). Charlene came to Wisconsin with her preacher husband, John, and daughters Elizabeth and Christina in 1991. Settling in Sparta, John and Charlene co-pastored First Pentecostal Baptist Church from 1991 until 2002. Charlene and her family moved to Town of Bangor in 2003, and they are presently ministering through Grass Roots Revival Ministries. Charlene is a women’s pastor, preacher, and leader of Women Under His Wings. Also a music minister, Charlene is in love with anything that is under the sole dominion of Jesus Christ.

Charlene is an avid learner, and has an A.A.S. degree from Thomas Nelson Community  College in Hampton, Virginia. She acquired a Bachelors in Biblical Studies and a Masters in Servant Leadership from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI in 2006. She has studied at Wakefield Seminary in Wakefield, Virginia, and is at  present seeking her Doctorate in Servant Leadership.

“Study to show thyself approved unto GOD, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”   2 Timothy 2:15


Staff 2


Elizabeth Ivory Kirst is the daughter of director Charlene W. Kirst. She  served as the Powerpoint Coordinator and Sound Technician for Rivers Harvest Church in Onalaska, Wi from 2004 to 2012. She is presently the Recording Secretary, Teacher’s Assistant, and Computer Technician for Women Under His Wings. She loves to write Christian novels and is planning a future in teaching Physics. Elizabeth’s passion is to participate in a worship atmosphere where people can enter into the Presence of GOD without distraction.


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