MEET THE FAM!

CATHY MORENZIE

My name is Cathy Morenzie, Christian Health Coach and Personal Trainer for almost 35 years. I have the privilege of working with people like you from all over the world, helping them transform their body, soul, and spirit.

My commitment to the world is to help women cut through all the weight loss confusion and conflicting information so they can understand how to permanently lose weight.

CATHY MORENZIE HEALTHY BY DESIGN FOUNDER

MEET OUR AMAZING TEAM

I get the privilege of working with these amazing women.

They each bring their unique gifting, energy, and perspective to the program.

MICHELE M.

Hi! My name is Michele Malenky. I live in Ohio, out in the country with my husband. We have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and two adorable grands. I have been part of WLGW since December of 2019.  I reached goal in September of 2020 having released 86 pounds.  Learning that 80 % of eating is emotional was a game changer. So was setting up my goals in weekly achievable bits so I could celebrate success along the way. I am a bold believer, strong in my faith. I have taught a ladies Bible study group for almost 15 years and also work one on one with ladies that are broken, or struggling with addictions. My desire is to help ladies on their journey to freedom, whatever that looks like. It may be from a toxic relationship, alcohol, or pounds on the scale. The answer to peace, joy and freedom is Jesus.  

MICHELE M. ACTING EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, 21-DAY CHALLENGE LEADER AND MENTOR
ENA G.

Hi! My name is Ena. I often get asked where my name came from so I’ll start by saying that I was born in The Netherlands. I have lived most of my life in Michigan, and have been married to my great husband for 44 years. We have 2 children and 7 grandchildren (6 boys, 1 girl). I’m a nurse by profession. I have known Jesus since I was a little girl, and gave my life to Him fully when I was 16 years old.

I have struggled with being overweight since my son was born 35 years ago. I have tried about every weight loss program imaginable except surgery, with either little success or with some success, only to gain the weight back. I went through the Breakthrough Program in early 2017. It was here that I learned that losing weight, keeping weight off, and maintaining good health is not about sheer will power! I learned that how I handle food can be connected to deep seated emotions, and that my relationship with my Heavenly Father is so important to caring for my body well and living a healthy lifestyle. I find the weight being released gradually, and this is how it should be as I learn more about myself and God’s unconditional love for me. I love how Cathy teaches every lesson using Scripture, and I’m so grateful to God for leading me to the Breakthrough Program! I look forward to continuing this journey with all of you.

ENA G. MENTOR, COURSE FACILITATOR AND SMALL GROUP LEADER
MELISSA M.

My name is Melissa Motes and I live in Texas. I have been married to my husband for 21 years and am the mother of three daughters. I have been a public school teacher and technology director for 27 years.

I have served as a musician on the worship team at my church for over 20 years and love to worship! I also love technology, sports, and being in front of a good fire with my entire family gathered around!

My passion is to see women gain freedom in every area of their lives. I personally have been delivered from so much and I want to see others experience the freedom that Christ died for us to walk in every day!

I have currently released 25 pounds and using the Weight Loss, God’s Way program. My focus is to motivate, encourage, and walk alongside of other women on this journey to good health.

MELISSA M. GRAPHIC DESIGN AND SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT
FELICITY B.

My name is Felicity. I am married and have three children. I am a teacher by profession and have had the privilege of homeschooling all three of my own children; two have now graduated from high school and are studying in college, and I continue to teach my youngest.

Music is a huge part of my life and ministry; I play several instruments and love to sing. I live in the countryside, which I love. I have several different animals, and have lots of fun with those. I also enjoy doing various artistic projects when I have time. My greatest passion in life is God’s Word, which I love to study.

At the heart of my weight releasing journey has been a wrong relationship with food, and subsequently my weight has fluctuated up and down for many years. ‘Breakthrough’ has truly been a huge blessing to me. The Lord is using the principles in it to bring healing, restoration, and permanent change in my life.

FELICITY B. BREAKTHROUGH AND SMALL GROUP MEETING LEADER
KATRINA M.
KATRINA M. PRAYER TEAM LEADER
GERRI V.

My name is Geraldine Viglas.  Most people call me Gerri. I live in the tiny state of Rhode Island, USA with Steve, my husband of 23 years and my two dogs, Mickey and Minnie. My husband is my best friend and is my biggest supporter. We have 4 children and 9 grandchildren to date.  My grandchildren were a driving force for me to start seriously looking at my health and weight because -after God – they are my heart.   

Some things I like to do for fun are knitting, crocheting and reading books especially while sitting at a beach, or on a boat.  I also like sitting with my husband and my dogs by the fireplace on a cold winter night. But I love spending time with my grandchildren most of all.

I am a Bookkeeper by trade but worked in a high school for many years essentially tutoring students in every subject, but mainly Math and Science.  Anything to do with Math generally makes me happy;)  I actually “retired” from my school job 5 years ago, but quickly came out of retirement (about a week!) to work for my husband’s newly started construction business. In addition I took on several smaller bookkeeping jobs.

I have been a Christian for many years and have taught Sunday School to many different age groups as well as led many women’s Bible studies over the years. It is one of my favorite things to do.  I have had my share of hills and valleys, yet have always walked with God through those life struggles – the high and lows….except for…. my health and weight journey.  For some reason, I thought I had to fight that battle alone? 

So it came to quite a surprise to me when I stumbled on the 21 Day Challenge in Weight Loss God’s Way and discovered that I could and should give God that battle as well. I will forever be grateful to Cathy, her ministry to women and for the Weight Loss God’s Way program for teaching me that God must be in this journey with me to regain the health and weight He designed for me.  I released 70 lbs that first year but what I gained was far greater!  I discovered that I had been a Christian bound and chained by lies from the enemy and was actually living a defeated life because I was believing and walking in those lies! Through Weight Loss God’s Way I learned so much of God’s Truth that counteracted those lies and set me FREE indeed!  Now my greatest passion is to share that TRUTH with anyone and everyone who will listen:)  

GERRI V. SMALL GROUP LEADER AND MENTOR
CYNTHIA B.

HI! name is Cynthia Bussey. I live in Ohio and been married for 11 years.

I have twin sons and two step sons. I am blessed with three grand sons. My husband and I are very involved in our church with multiple ministries. I have battled food issues most of my life. I have gone from anorexia to compulsive overeater. I accepted Christ in 1998 after realizing I had a problem with alcohol. Up until that point I was using alcohol to deal with my abuse. After accepting Christ and getting sober I used food to cope instead of trusting God.

I found Weight Loss Gods Way in 2018. Since joining the program I have surrendered the abuse of my past and found who I am in Christ. Due to this transformation my passion has grown to helping women get free from the bondages that weigh them down and finding freedom in who they are in Christ. I love meal planning/batch cooking and sharing that passion for healthy meals on a busy schedule with others.

CYNTHIA B. SMALL GROUP LEADER AND MENTOR
NICOLA S.

They are not just idle words for you—they are your life- (Deut 32:46-47a).

I am Nicola Simpson and this phrase is my heart-beat. Above all else I consider myself a student and life learner of God’s Word.

I have been a member of Weight loss Gods Way for about 2 years and have accepted the principles in the program as life-long parameters around maintaining my body and the area of control of my health that God allows me to manage. I thoroughly enjoy the program. God has used it to not only expose my sloth, laziness and an overall lack of discipline in regards to my body and eating, but also to bring these areas under the control of His Word.

As I mentor I enjoy listening, praying, encouraging, being accountable to others and holding others accountable and just being friendly with all the ladies who are open to me doing so! I am 42 years old, married and live in Baltimore, MD.

NICOLA S. PRAYER TEAM AND ENCOURAGER
AMY H.

Hello!  My name is Amy Hughes.  I have been married for over 27 year and have 19 year old twins in college.  I have been an Occupational Therapist for the past 20 years.

Setting goals for my patients and helping them achieve them is my full-time work.  Sadly I have had trouble with setting goals for myself to release my weight.  I have tried so many products and diets.  I was introduced to Weight Loss God’s Way a year ago. Cathy’s teachings and support have changed my life.   WLGW has taught me to put God in the center of my weight release journey.

I have released 57 pounds and continue to work to reach my goal.  God continues to reveal Himself to me and teaches me that He is in control and that He loves me through this journey.  I am so excited to be a mentor and help support others through this journey drawing closer to the Lord and through their weight release journey.  

AMY H. MENTOR AND 21-DAY CHALLENGE LEADER
Preston S.

Hi. I’m Preston Squire, Cathy’s husband and chief cook and bottle-washer.

I’m blessed to help create most of the videos that you watch and provide technical support for this website.

I have a passion for writing, especially children’s books.

Although I do not struggle with my weight, these principles have helped me with my own addictions and strongholds. Whatever the problem is, Jesus IS the answer.

May God continue to bless you on your journey!

Preston S. TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND CREATIVE MEDIA