Keeping New Year’s resolutions topic of January Female Factor

Published 3:00 am Thursday, January 8, 2015

By Courtney Patterson

Female Factor will be hosting “Those Pesky Resolutions!” with guest speaker Dr. John Ed Mathison on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at noon in The Studio in Downtown Troy.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. John Ed Mathison returning to Female Factor,” said Karen Herring, advisory board member. “It is a program everyone looks forward to each year.”

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Mathison has spoken at Female Factor before, and this will be his third meeting to attend.

Mathison retired in June 2008 after serving as senior minister of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Ala. for 36 years. While Frazer had multiple services each Sunday, some of the services were televised. He is nationally known and a popular speaker. Mathison is also a seminar speaker at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove.

“He is one of the most gifted speakers I’ve heard,” said Dianna Lee, advisory board member. “[Mathison is] very popular, very inspirational and very uplifting.

“If you’ve ever heard him speak, you always feel better after you’ve listened to him,” Lee continued.

Mathison will fill the entire program as he speaks on making resolutions for the new year.

“Resolutions are never an easy thing for people,” Lee said. She said resolutions are difficult to keep, and she is looking forward to hearing what Mathison has to say about the matter.

“This is going to be a very large crowd,” Lee said. She stressed that it is important to make a reservation as soon as possible. Female Factor has a capacity of 200 people and reservations will be cut off when the limit is reached.

To make a lunch reservation, call 334-670-5487 or email Karen Herring at

Female Factor, sponsored by Troy Regional Medical Center, among other local sponsors, holds a meeting the second Wednesday of each month at noon in The Studio in Downtown Troy.