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bullet Wife of a loving husband whose military career brought them to Colorado Springs. Mother of two adult daughters; Itinerant Elder African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME); Board Certified Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC); Staff Chaplain for a Hospice & Palliative Care agency; Assistant Minister, AME Church Colorado Springs; volunteer Chaplain at Memorial; Desert Mountain Conference, Recent Past President Women In Ministry (WIM) of the AME Church 5th Episcopal District.
bullet Graduate Miami-Dade Junior College; Nazarene Bible College; MAT Fuller Colorado Theological Seminary.
bullet Owner and CEO of LMS Publisher, Published author of four books. Two are African-American and Devotional books, A New Slave Song (LMS Publishers) and He Calls Me By The Thunder (Thomas Nelson Publishers). Latest release is Everyday Soaring Since My Emancipation. Author of numerous magazines and newspaper articles, contributor to devotional writings at Princeton University's School of Divinity (Lenten Booklet l995, Consultation on Church Union), Christian Education Department AMEC Sunday School Curriculum writer and teacher.
bullet Community Service: Participant national holiday of Martin Luther King Jr., Day, Colorado College; Motivational speaker You Can Do It Too!!! self-publishing seminars held at Community Center and the University of Colorado; National Women History Month keynote speaker, Ft. Carson, CO.; Protestant Women of the Chapel, (PWOC) keynote speaker Western Region; Black Heritage Committee, speaker Peterson Air Force Base; Coordinator of workshops on Prostate & Breast Cancer Awareness, Healthy Eating and Good Nutrition for Senior citizens, Girl Scouts Wagon Wheel Council Woman of Distinction Finalist Community Sector.


A Board Certified (APC) hospice and palliative care Chaplain, Reverend Lonzie is trained to journey with those who are facing the impact of life-threatening illness. She respects their "here and now" and offers an active presence according to their belief system. She is also an adjunct instructor at Fuller Colorado Theological Seminary.

Her class lectures connects and bridges the gap between grief and loss, death and dying, the importance of sound relationships and an enduring faith especially when approaching the end of life. There are many spiritual issues that arise at the end of life, and Chaplain Lonzie has encountered many "in your face" experiences. A thought-provoking, humorous, and a dynamic speaker, her personal testimony entitled Real Happiness Is Within Reach explains how God helps her to cope. With humorous stories from her childhood in Miami, Florida, she highlights the importance of embracing and enjoying real happiness based on applying God's Word to our daily lives.

Chaplain Symonette is one of the Lord's special prophetess...a woman who traffics in an area where the church needs to go. Our preacher tonight...is a trail blazer cutting new paths for the entire church..." states The Right Reverend John Richard Bryant, the l06th Consecrated and Elected Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, She is "...a sensitive and serious interpreter of life," said The Right Reverend Vinton Randolph Anderson, 92nd Consecrated and Elected Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Past President World Council of Churches.

Welcome into the space of a published author, speaker, teacher, and preacher. One who combines life experiences with love for God and God's people.

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord..." (Revelation 14:13a NIV)

 

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Recent International Travel
Exploration travels in the Bible Land & Jerusalem, November 2015.
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A study tour of Johannesburg/Cape Town townships, South Africa.
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AMEC 5th Episcopal District
A Call To The Wall 3
The Grace for Grieving Success Strategy Session. 
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HATS OFF HONOREE
Rev. Lonzie is a June 2012 Colorado Springs Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Hats Off Honoree. Each year four women are recognized for their contributions to improve the quality of life for all in the Pikes Peak region.  Click to view the beautiful pictures from the Hats Off Luncheon

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International Symposium of Global and Cultural Eye on Aging in Istanbul Turkey
Presenter: Seniors Breaking The Silence On Grief & Loss, Death & Dying
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The Colordao Business Journal named Lonzie Symonette as a Women of Influence honoree. Lonzie was nominated for this honor by her Colorado Springs area friends and peers. Click here to see the complete article.