Dinessa Rhea Solomon is the Executive Director for Foundations for Families, which she and her husband co-founded.
Dinessa has been active in many ministries at the Church of Christ on Genessee Avenue, including the College Student Outreach Ministry, Youth Ministry and the Marriage and Family Ministry. Dinessa has been a Bible schoolteacher of all ages, including co-facilitating marriage enrichment workshops with her husband. Dinessa spent many years leading both the Nursery and Children's Church ministries. She has extensive expertise in the fund raising world, having worked for Ohio Dominican University, Ohio Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Services, the Ohio Attorney General, United Way of Central Ohio and The Ohio State University where she served many years as Executive Director of Foundation Relations.
Dinessa is currently the Executive Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations at Vanderbilt University. Dinessa holds degrees from Southwestern Christian College and Arizona State University. She is married to Robert Solomon, one of the Elders and Associate Ministers of the congregation. They have two adult children.
Foundations For Families is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which leads a number of family related ministries designed to support families of both church members and the community. The ministry partners with community service organizations to provide counseling and support to families in crisis, families victimized by crime, and families that just need to learn a different way to work together as a cohesive group.
The Fantastic Families seminar series by Stinnett and Beam is available to instruct families in better ways to communicate and work together. In addition, seminars on various topics that affect families are made available, including topics of Communication, Finances, and Faith.
The ministry also hosts fellowship events during the year for families. Family Game Night, Family Cooking Classes, and various holiday events provide entertainment and learning experiences. They also provide a way for like-minded families to interact and form bonds that will prove beneficial through all stages of life.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants All around your table.