Motivational Speaker
Workshop Facilitator
Talk Show Host

Claudette Milner

Praise 104.7

A Matter of Interpretation


Contact information for the group:

Steven D. Kniffley Sr.
P.O. Box 1563
Louisville, KY. 40201-1563
Phone: 502.552.7858

Current Members:
Lewis Patton: - Trumpet
Kenneth Winburn: -  Keyboard and Organ
Justin Ruffin: - Sax
Darnell Douglas: - Bass
Brice Bonmon: - Drums
Steven D. Kniffley: - (Director - (Keyboard, Organ and Sax)  


October 1, 2017  

Topic - Domestic Violence - Cycle of Abuse

Guest: Lori Goodwin-Hollowell

Lori Goodwin-Hollowell is a Louisville native who has devoted her life to fighting injustice. Lori graduated from the University of Louisville where is majored in Political Science and minored in Pan African Studies. While at UofL, Lori was a member of the Malcolm X Debate Society and was initiated into Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. After graduating from UofL, Lori moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to attend Marquette University Law School. Lori served as the President of the Black Law Student Association, served as an Associate Editor of the Marquette Sports Law Review and was a member of the Public Interest Law Society while at Marquette. Moving back to Louisville to begin her legal career, Lori took a position at the Legal Aid Society of Louisville; for the last nine years Lori has served as a Staff Attorney in the Family Law Unit of Legal Aid. Lori works primarily with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, she helps these clients obtain divorces from their abusers and assists them in obtaining protective orders. Lori also works with students in Title IX hearings at local universities. Lori currently serves on the city’s Fatality Review Committee and the Safe Havens Exchange Committee, she is also a member of the Louisville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and is a member of Bates Memorial Baptist Church. Lori is married to Dr. Deonte Hollowell, is the proud aunt of eight nieces and nephews, and is an avid t.v. junkie!

October 8, 2017- Domestic Violence Part
Topic: Legal Remedies
Guest: Josephine Buckner

Josephine Layne Buckner received her Juris Doctorate at Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University. She is the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program Director for the Legal Aid Society and a former Domestic Violence Prosecutor for the Jefferson Co. Attorney’s Office where she also prosecuted child support cases. Buckner has been practicing law for twelve years as a trial and appellate lawyer. Prior to prosecuting, Josephine worked as a criminal defense attorney, public advocate, where she was an effective advocate for a fair legal system. Josephine is married to Ravi Buckner, a local probation officer. They are members of St. Stephen Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Josephine received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Louisville. She was a candidate for district court judge in 2014.

October 15, 2017
Guest: Dennis Enex - Domestic Violence - Teens 
Safe Place Inc.
Hosted by: Sydney Tucker

Dennis was born and reared in Northeast Ohio. He obtained a BA in education and a MA in clinical counseling from the University of Akron. He has been called to serve in the YMCA since 1993 in Akron, Ohio and has served the YMCA here in Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana since 1998.

He is married and has three grown children and two grandchildren. Dennis has a long standing passion for working with teens. He has raised teens, been a foster parent to teens, employed teens, and has spent his Y career guiding teens through the many challenges that they face. Dennis has personal and professional experiences that make him a valuable advocate for teens and families. He credits God’s grace and the influence of a few positive adults for overcoming his own struggles as a teen.

Dennis also recognizes the opportunities that exist for the YMCA as we begin construction on the West Louisville Family YMCA at 18th and Broadway, October 19th. The YMCA is partnering and listening to the community, so that when we open in the Summer of 2019, we will do so with the programs and services that will best engage and empower the Russell and California neighborhoods.

Hobbies: basketball, darts, and hiking.

Favorite scripture: Joshua 1 (5); I will never leave you nor forsake you. (9) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

October 22, 2017

Guest: Rev. Rebecca Joyce Brown
Safe Haven for At-Risk Children
Safe Haven Outreach Help Center Inc.

Rev.Rebecca Brown is a social justice advocate and has been working since 1993. For over two decades, she has provided emotional support, guidance and resources for those in the community, concentrating on "At Risk" adolescent and young adults ages 6-21. Along with Safe Haven's supportive, dedicated and caring board, Rev. Brown helps to provide mentoring, emotional guidance and supportive resources by providing daily hands on tools redirecting negative learned behaviors into positive and constructive behaviors with the ability to make well informed decisions. Rev. Brown believes that when adolescent and young adults have a strong support system in place they are less likely to become a statistic continuing in a cycle that is not productive to them.

October 29, 2017

Staff Member of Mary Hurst - Teenagers in Crisis

Thousands of Kentucky’s children are in crisis, removed from their homes because they have been abused or neglected. For many, Maryhurst is the only answer. Recognized as one of the few agencies in the country capable of caring for teenage girls who are among the most traumatized victims, Maryhurst helps those who have nowhere else to turn for healing and hope.

November 5, 2017

GUEST:   Angela Renfro
President/Founder of
The Kristy Love Foundation

TOPIC: Sex Trafficking Teenagers

Angela is the Founder of the Kristy Love Foundation Inc. Angela selflessness services and her leadership has enhanced the quality of life for so many girls and women. The Kristy Love Foundation is a SURVIVOR-led, trauma informed program that provides comprehensive services for girls and women suffering from addiction, prostitution and human trafficking. We strive to "provide services with a listening ear to a silent heart" so that all “SURVIVORS” may heal in a safe place, become confident, financially self-sufficient and develop healthy relationships with their families and in their communities, All of our work is informed by our founder and executive director, Angela Renfro, who lived through sexual abuse, prostitution, addiction and human trafficking from the age of 3 to age 29. When she escaped, she rebuilt her life and gave her breath, sweat, and tears for her freedom from modern day slavery.

Angela took a heartfelt inspiration and watched it blossom into a global aspiration to stop human trafficking.  Angela is currently living in Louisville Kentucky with her family. Angela is a member of Survivor Counsel for Kentucky General Attorney Andy Beshear, Coalition for the Homeless and Coalition Supporting Young Adults and member of Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force. She will be featured as one of the Faces of Compassion for “Festival of Faith” DALAI LAMI at the Yum Center. Angela is not only, a “SURVIVOR” but she  is currently a student at Jefferson Technical Community College. She will her studies as a transfer student at the University of Louisville for her Bachelor of Arts degree at Kent School for Social Work.  

Our goal is that every survivor becomes a  productive member of society. Our number one priority is the safety of a survivor. It is the most important secret garden to the Kristy Love Foundation.