Dr. Veronica Outlaw
Dr. Veronica Outlaw is a Christian, a mother and a grandmother. She is currently an active member of Peter’s Rock Family Worship Center COGIC under the leadership of Supt. Joseph L. Hawkins, Pastor. She is currently serving as the Starkville District 12 Secretary, Ministry Leader of the Single’s Ministry, and serving on the Adjutant Ministry, Altar Workers Ministry, and as a helper to the Women’s Department.
By profession, Veronica is an Educator, Online Instructional Designer, and technology trainer with a bachelor and master degree from Mississippi State University, as well as a master and doctoral degree from the University of Alabama – all in the instructional technology and leadership industry.
Veronica is also a published author of No Excuses: It Starts with You (2020) and God Is Enough! Keep God First (2022). In addition, she is a cruise travel agent, Mississippi Commissioned Notary, a virtual assistant, and Founder of God Is Enough Apparel LLC.
Veronica is a survivor and advocate of domestic abuse. Her journey to conquer lack, marriage, abuse, divorce, single parenting, miscarriages, financial ruin, many failed relationships, and unforgiveness was a journey tackled alone for over 25 years. Her life’s journey was the reason for founding You Deserve Love Inc – the nonprofit organization that will bring public awareness to domestic violence and to nurture women after trauma. Her passion and purpose is to educate, inspire and empower women to unapologetically make life transformations in order to live the life they desire and deserve.
She enjoys traveling, reading, writing, spending quality time with family and friends, and serving others.
Meet Our Board Members
You Deserve Love INC. Board Members
Ms. Jacquelyn LeSeur
Ms. Pamela Conerly
Dr. Helen R. Paton Kennard Moore
Dr. Veronica Outlaw
Additional Board Members
Ms. Robyn Conerly
Ms. Yasma Jacobs
Ms. Teresa Rogers
Ms. Jacquelyn LeSeur
Jacquelyn loves to volunteer and serve in many capacities. Her pride and joy are being a mom to her two daughters, Taylor Elizabeth and Aubrey Gabriella. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, working in church ministry, being of service with her sorority sisters, dance, trying new restaurants, and watching college football while enjoying a crawfish boil. One of her favorite quotes is by Oprah Winfrey that says, “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service and working hard.”
Dr. Helen R. Patton Kennard Moore
Dr. Helen R. Patton Kennard Moore is the oldest daughter of 11 children born to John E. and Wilma Rogers Patton. She is a native of Starkville, MS and a graduate of Starkville High School.
Helen has a genuine love and concern for our youth and was an educator, by calling, by choice, and by profession. She was an educator for over 30 years, starting her career as a preschool teacher, and later as an Assistant Teacher. Realizing that becoming an educator was her passion; she decided to pursue a degree in education. Once she was teaching, she realized that she could do more to assist student achievement in learning and continued in higher education.
Helen is a graduate of Mississippi State University, MS where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education (including certification to teach Gifted Education), an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in December 2009.
She taught both regular education-3rd grade and gifted education for 7 years with the Starkville School District, where she received the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year and earned her National Board Certification with the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Helen served as the Assistant Principal at West Oktibbeha with the Oktibbeha County School District) before consolidation with the Starkville School District) for 1 year before becoming the Principal of the school, serving for 8 years, and 1 year at East Oktibbeha County High School. Later, she accepted a position as the principal of West Clay Elementary School in the West Point Consolidated School District, where she served for 7 years, before retiring in 2017. And she also served as a Teacher-Coach for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) with MSU.
Helen is a lifelong member of the Peter’s Rock Family Worship Center Church of God in Christ, and has been since birth. There she serves as an Evangelist Missionary, Altar Worker, and a member of the Women’s Department, as well as a member of the Church Mother’s Board. She has also served in many other positions including a member of the Executive Board. She is the past President of the Peter’s Rock Temple Women’s Department, Junior Church Mother, a member of the Peter’s Rock Education Ministry, the Peter’s Rock Foundation, Sunday School Teacher, Church Clerk, and Church Secretary.
Her passion includes motivational speaker for various groups, especially to women, church groups, and the youth. She encourages people from all walks of life, helping them to reach their fullest potential; while working to bridge the educational divide among individuals in our society. She especially touches lives by embracing and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, His love for our human race, and by promoting education as a tool for individual empowerment. Helen is the mother of 6 children: 3 daughters and 3 sons: Teresa, Angela, Edward, Jr., Edwin Jamaal, Edwon Dashon, and Lillian Willette; and she is G.G. to 3 wonderful grandchildren: Zoriah, Wayne, and Morgan.
Realizing that a good education is one of the most powerful tools for one’s benefit; her motto is, “Promoting education, as a tool for individual empowerment.”