Officers

George Town

The George Town Company was formed in 1946 as the Girls’ Guildry. We have a vibrant group of 80 girls per week. The girls take part in a range of activities including modern dance, crafts, drill and cooking. It is currently under the leadership of Ms. Joan McField and ably assisted by Officers and assistants.

Joan McField

Captain

George Town Company


I am the captain for the George Town Girls’ Brigade. I have been in Girls’ Brigade from the age of 5 years and have come up through the ranks in unity. I was commissioned as the Captain two years ago and have served in Girls' Brigade for over 35 years. I am also an usher at the Elmslie Memorial Church. I enjoy working with the girls and I have a passion to see the girls come to know Jesus.

Madda Whittaker

Officer

George Town Company


My name is Madda-Lee Whittaker and I am an Officer in the Girls’ Brigade with the George Town Company. I have been an officer from September 1989 to present. I started Girls’ Brigade at the age of five years, and I have continued through the ranks to becoming an assistant and then training to be an Officer.

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I worked with the Explorers for a few years, and then went to Brigaders to work with Ms. Iva Good. I have been with the group for over 17 years.

I am very proud to be a member and an officer of the Girls’ Brigade. Girls’ Brigade has helped me mature and develop into the woman I am today. All of the spiritual and practical knowledge was imparted to me by previous leaders and Officers which have nurtured me over the years. I am truly grateful to them. Our motto is “to seek, serve, and follow Christ” and I am trying every day to live up to that.

As an Officer, I want “to help girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ through self-control, reverence and a sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life". This aim sums up the calling and the duties that are in the girls' life and in Girls’ Brigade.

Sherrylee McLaughlin

Officer

George Town Company


I am an Officer in the Senior’s section of the George Town Girls’ Brigade Company. I have been in Girls’ Brigade from the age of six years old. I came up through the ranks, and at one point, I was the Captain for George Town Company. I was also a National Secretary for 18 years and I remain a member of the National Council.

Linda McField

Officer (In Training)/Assistant

George Town Company


My journey in the Cayman Island's Girls' Brigade (GB) began when I was 4 years old. Its motto, "Seek, Serve & Follow Christ", was the catalyst to my acceptance of God as my Lord and Savior.

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GB has developed my leadership capabilities, kept me focused on picking positive choices, and helped me to develop into a well-rounded young woman.

I currently serve as a GB assistant, and have been teaching the Explorers (4-7 years old) section since January 2013. It is fulfilling to see these young girls develop into confident young leaders and to teach them about God. As young children, they can be timid, scared and shy when starting for the first time. However, to see them slowly unfold with boldness and confidence is very rewarding. It is my hope that, through GB, each of the girls will learn to know and love God as their own. And that they will be positive examples and leaders in their homes, schools and communities.

It is exciting to be a part of a girls dynamic program where it is fun, spiritual and enriching.


Linda Rankin

Linda Rankin
Assistant

Carmen McField

Carmen McField
Assistant

West Bay

Girls’ Brigade was established in Grand Cayman back in 1946. Since then, Christian leaders have been influencing the lives of girls in the West Bay district in a positive manner. A varied program with fun activities is offered. It's designed to educate, challenge and inspire young girls to learn Christian teachings in a safe environment. The programme is split into 4 main areas: Spiritual, Physical, Educational and Service. All Officers and leaders are certified in the “Darkness to Light” Child Sexual Abuse training. This training is designed for adults to take proactive steps to protect children from this risk. Parents can rest assure that their girls will be in a safe, nurturing environment.

Melanie Ebanks-Jackson

Captain

West Bay Company


From the tender age of five years, I was involved in Girls’ Brigade and have been active ever since. GB has instilled a lot of life lessons and I have built lasting friendships through this great organization.

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I have been afforded many traveling opportunities with GB and lasting impressions were discussions held in Malaysia at the Quinquennial conference. Issues that were faced in Australia, but also being experienced in Cayman, one of the smallest islands in the world! We were able to discuss and come up with solutions regarding keeping Girls’ Brigade relevant that could be used in both countries.

I appreciate the Godly guidance and support given by my leaders in GB and credit them with helping me live a Christian life. I trust and pray that with God’s continuing guidance, I can be that leader for the girls I work with as Captain of the West Bay Company, and service that I give as the National Secretary of the Council. She is a member of the John Gray Memorial Church.

Wendy Stenning

Officer

West Bay Company


Wendy Stenning joined the Girls' Brigade as an Explorer when she was 5 years old. She is now an Officer and leader of the Brigaders section for the West Bay Girls' Brigade Company and Deputy Chair of the Cayman Islands National Council. She credits the Girls' Brigade for giving her a strong Christian faith. She enjoys working with the girls and seeing them develop as young Christian leaders.


Sonia Newell

Assistant

West Bay Company


Sonia has been actively involved in Girls’ Brigade since a young age. She attended East End Girls’ Brigade and went through the ranks from Explorers through Brigaders. She went on to become a young leader and then an Officer.

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After her marriage, she moved to West Bay, but diligently returned to the East End every week to perform her officer duties due to her commitment to God and the girls. Due to the closure of East End Company, she was no longer involved in Girls’ Brigade, but always kept abreast of what was going on due to her love for God, the girls and the program. She rejoined the West Bay Girls’ Brigade in September 2012 as a Leader and assists with Brigaders.

Sonia volunteers her time by helping the East End United Church fundraising committee, and assists the administration department whenever needed. She attends both the East End United and Wesleyan Church.

Tracy Jefferson

Officer

West Bay Company


Tracy Jefferson is a Senior Corporate/Trust Administrator for a Trust company where she has been employed for the past 9 years. She has over 20 years’ experience in Corporate Administration. She currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is also a Notary Public for the Cayman Islands.

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Girls’ Brigade has impacted Tracy’s life. It strengthened her commitment and inspiration to provide assistance to the organization. Tracy is an active member in her local church. She is a greeter, junior church assistant and Treasurer for the women’s ministry. Tracy’s love for God, family and children takes precedence in her life endeavors.

Tracy is always willing to lend a helping hand, She volunteers and assists those in need if and whenever possible. Tracy was officially commissioned as an Officer for the West Bay Girls’ Brigade Company on October 20, 2013. She is currently the leader for Seniors and Public Relationship Officer.


Shareena Ebanks

Officer

West Bay Company


Shareena Ebanks has been a part of the West Bay Girls' Brigade since the age of five. She is a member of the John Gray Memorial Church. Shareena is currently the leader for the Junior Section in the West Bay company, and has been in the company for the past five years.

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Girls' Brigade has been a major influence in her life. It instilled commitment, integrity and Christian values into her life. It made her the honest and God-fearing woman she is today.

Through Girls' Brigade, Shareena had the privilege of gaining many experiences by traveling to Australia, Scotland and Malaysia, as a representative for the Cayman Islands Girls' Brigade. These opportunities gave her the privilege of interacting with other members of Girls' Brigade companies around the world. It opened her mind to the different cultures and beliefs that are represented in Girls' Brigade.

Shareena strongly believes that Girls Brigade can be a positive influence in the lives of girls in Cayman, and throughout the world. She is thankful for the positive impact that others have played in her life through Girls' Brigade. She hopes that the girls will also grow to be grateful of Girls' Brigade's influence on to their social and spiritual development.

Michelle Ebanks-Barnes

Officer

West Bay Company


Michelle has been a part of Girls’ Brigade since joining at the tender age of five years old. She had exemplary leaders such as Ms. Betty Ebanks and Mrs. Andrea Bothwell. She knew that she wanted to stay in the GB family so she commissioned as an Officer in 2000. Michelle currently teaches the girls in the Explorers section.

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GB has given her the opportunity to travel, and attend global conferences including sessions held in Northern Ireland and Australia. It’s a great networking tool, and we exchange ideas on how various countries run their programs. This enabled us to enhance our local programs.

GB is a dynamic organization as it provides a wholesome syllabus which includes the spiritual aspect. She feels privileged to teach these girls. She's always encouraging them to focus on the Lord and to always “Seek, serve and follow Christ”.


Kerrylyn Ebanks

Officer

West Bay Company


Kerrylyn attended Girls’ Brigade when she was a teenager and it had influenced her life in a positive way. Her GB officer was Ms. Betty Ebanks and she made a lasting impression on Kerrylyn during Girls’ Brigade. Betty's compassion and Christ like love impacted Kerrylyn life’s journey.

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She has been involved with the Girls’ Brigade for five years and currently assist with the Explorer's section.

It is a rewarding stewardship. To teach girls that they are beautiful and worthy in God eyes is the most important aspect of GB.

Ingrid Ebanks

Officer

West Bay Company


Ingrid Ebanks joined the Bodden Town Girls’ Brigade Company at a very young age under the leaderships of Ms. Pearl Carter and Ms. Gealy Wood. Their commitment to GB coupled with their strong Christian faith had a great impact on Ingrid's life in more ways than one.

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She also had the privilege to be under the leadership of the late Marjorie Beckles, who was a very dedicated leader with a very strong Christian faith. They had a great time and Ingrid looked forward to attending weekly meetings. The guidance and leadership from these three amazing women, along with my mother, has nurtured her into who she is today.

With God’s grace and guidance, she would like to leave a lasting impact on these girls in more ways than one! After spending about 5 years assisting at WB GB, she was officially commissioned as an officer on 20 October 2013. She is currently an active officer in the Explorers Section of the West Bay Company.

She is an active member of her church where she is the chair person for the Women’s Ministry Social Committee. She also assists as a Sunday school teacher whenever needed and volunteers in the community. She loves spending time with God and her family!

Savannah

Welcome to the Savannah Girls’ Brigade Web Page. The Savannah Girls’ Brigade Company No. 6 was formed in 1996 with Marisa Crawford being commissioned as Captain. The Company has grown over the years, and I am proud to say that three of our original Officers are still Officers today.


Gwenda McLean

Officer

Savannah Company


Gwenda was involved in Girls’ Brigade from the age of five years old, and was enrolled in the West Bay Company for approximately 12 years.

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In 1996, when the Savannah Company was formed, I became an Officer because I wanted to give something back to the community, and share my past's positive experience with other girls.

The most rewarding thing in becoming an Officer is the interaction with the girls each week. I enjoy watching them grow, and being able to offer them the opportunity to become followers of Jesus. These girls truly appreciate the Spiritual section.

Dorrett McLaughlin

Officer

Savannah Company


I am involved in the Girls’ Brigade for the past 7 years. I enjoy working with the Explorers as they are fun to be around. I am blessed and glad to be involved with GB. I am a mother, a grandmother, and a Christian. I love the Lord.


Jennifer King – Officer

Jennifer King – Officer

Charlotte Rankine – Officer

Charlotte Rankine – Officer

Bodden Town

The Bodden Town Girls' Brigade Company 1, was formed in 1946 with the initial GB movement to the Cayman Islands and lead by Pearl Carter, then Marjorie Beckles, Andrea Stephens and Marsha Dixon. The company still meets in the Webster Memorial Church hall under the leadership of the current captain Tiffany Rankine Lawe. Typical evenings are spent working on spiritual knowledge, craft, singing, GB knowledge and enjoying some physical aspects, i.e. skipping.

Janet Dixon

Officer

Bodden Town Company


Janet works with the Seniors and Brigaders. She enjoys craft projects and the outdoors. She has served as a Council Member in the post of Commandant.

Loretta 'Laverne' Minzette

Officer

Bodden Town Company


Laverne enjoys working with the Seniors and Brigaders. She enjoys sewing and cooking and has worked with the company for over 6 yrs and was a member as a teen.


Olsie Dixon

Officer

Bodden Town Company


Olsie works with the Junior Section and is responsible for much of the company craft projects and baked goods. She has been involved with GB for over 30yrs.

Marsha Dixon

Officer

Bodden Town Company


Marsha has been involved with GB for over 30 yrs and now assists with the Juniors. She enjoys working with young children and is also very active in her church's youth ministry.


Virginia Rankine

Officer

Bodden Town Company


Virginia assists with the Explorer Section. She has worked with both the West Bay and the Bodden Town companies.

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She has been involved with GB for over 30yrs. Virginia joined West Bay Girls’ Guildry (now Girls’ Brigade) at a young age and her most memorable event was a weekend camp in Bodden Town.

She rejoined the organization 20 years ago and have assisted with different age groups. Her favorite section to work with is the Explorers as they are so loving, and easy to work with. She feels that she has made a difference in the world when she sees past members become good leaders in their Community.

Tiffany Rankine Lawe

Captain

Bodden Town Company


Tiffany has been a member of GB for over 30 yrs and has worked with all sections.

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She has served as Company Captain and council secretary. She has served as company captain for two years and Council Secretary previously.

As a secondary teacher, she has spent most of her time working with the Seniors and Brigaders. Besides carrying out GB missions in weekly meetings, she also enjoyed traveling as part of delegations to other parts of the world. This has been a great opportunity to bring more awareness to people and promote GB around the world.

North Side

The Girls' Brigade motto is to "Seek, Serve and follow Christ". As Christian leaders, we believe every child has the opportunity to learn and become closer with God. Through the Girls' Brigade programme, the girls get to enjoyed music, cooking, crafts and bible lessons in a fun and safe learning environment. If your daughter would like to make new friends, experience new things, build self confidence, and learn more about God's words, then North Side Girls' Brigade Company is for her.