ChannelMom Staff

Jenny Dean Schmidt
Executive Director, Radio Host

Jenny is mom to Otis and Georgia and wife to Mike. Before motherhood, Jenny had an extensive career in TV news, working as an on-air reporter, producer and writer for media entities including ABC News, PBS and FNN as well as NBC, ABC, CBS and WB affiliates in major U.S. cities. She won an Emmy for her reporting on the 1996 U.S. Presidential race.

Jenny has interviewed and posed questions to two presidents, as well as many other politicians and celebrities. She’s covered high-profile news stories, including the OJ Simpson trial, the Columbine massacre and a number of Presidential campaigns.

Jenny is passionate about the important role of mothers in modern America. She believes the role of moms is often overshadowed by the popular culture values portrayed in modern media. Jenny wants moms everywhere to understand their mothering role is priceless for our world and the future of our planet. Even more than that, the position of “mom” is priceless in the eyes of God.

Michele Force
Executive Assistant

Michele is called “Mom” by five kiddos – three sons and twin daughters. Although she spent several years in the corporate world before kids, she and her husband Michael decided that a career change to stay-at-home-mom would be the very best decision for their family. Michael and Michele have been married since 1992 and place tremendous importance on the stability of their marriage and family life. Together with the kids, they enjoy camping trips, hiking adventures, and beach vacations as well as simple family dinners all together.

Their two oldest have flown the nest, but Michele remains busy with the activities of the three still at home. Michele relies on her relationship with the Lord to strengthen and sustain her each day. In her free time, she enjoys drawing portraits, making (and sending) cards, and doing jigsaw puzzles… but her favorite place to be is on her deck with her precious kitty tending to her beautiful garden, feeding the birds, and admiring God’s beautiful creation. She is thrilled to rejoin the workforce in such an important capacity – helping ChannelMom reach its full potential and encouraging moms. 


Corina Toy
Prison Outreach Facilitator (Volunteer position)

Corina is excited to be a part of ChannelMom’s prison ministry. She came on board in June of 2020. She has been married since 1995 and has 4 kids, 2 of which are married, and she also has one, sweet granddaughter. Corina has always loved family time and looks forward to watching her family continue to grow.

During many moves from Phoenix to Las Vegas to California and now to Colorado, Corina has served in Children’s Ministry since 2000, going from volunteer to Director for Classrooms and Events. She was also a wedding coordinator, graduating from bridal consultant school with a degree in event planning in 1999. She operated her own wedding coordinating business for years. She is ecstatic that God has led her into a new journey, helping incarcerated moms grow closer to their kids and to the love of God. Through His strength and training, Corina and a dedicated team of volunteers will bless incarcerated moms and forever change their lives!