Christian Miss is more than a pageant!
This is a ministry
Christian Miss helps young women shine bright in this world by becoming positive, bold, and uncompromising role models. Our program is designed to help each participant discover the greatness that already lies inside of her and use it to
IMPACT GENERATIONS FOR CHRIST!
What does it mean to be a Christian Miss?
We want you to discover who you are in Christ
Queens Who Honor THE KING
Community Outreach Projects
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~Colossians 3:17
Christian Miss affords girls ages 4-24 the opportunity to develop and/or improve their public speaking, interview, presentation, and performance skills through a combination of workshops, on and off-stage competitions, and community service projects. We want to assist families that embrace, respect and appreciate Christian values- families that want their girl(s) to participate in a program that will help them stand as morally sound leaders and role-models for their generation.
Christian Miss helps young women shine bright in this world by becoming
positive, bold, and uncompromising role models. Our program is designed to help each participant discover the greatness that already lies inside of her and use it to change the world. Participants will:
Develop important life skills that will help them fulfill their life's purpose
Use their God-given abilities confidently before anyone.
Become a positive voice for their generation.
Christian Miss affords girls ages 4-25 the opportunity to develop and/or improve their public speaking, interview, presentation, and performance skills through a combination of workshops, on and off-stage competitions, and community service projects. We want to assist families that embrace, respect and appreciate Christian values- families that want their girl(s) to participate in a program that will help them stand as morally sound leaders and role-models for their generation. We promise pageantry without compromise.
Through our outreach program, Tiny Temples, Christian Miss spreads a message of wholeness- encouraging health of the mind, body, and soul. We know that developing healthy habits at a young age contribute to healthy living in one’s adult years. Therefore, we promote the importance of eating right, staying active and living well with an emphasis on increasingly growing as a Christian at all stages of life.
We believe education and encouragement can contribute to better awareness of common mental health challenges children face, improve the utilization of available resources, and increase the number of voices speaking out against mental health stigma.
The Christian Miss Team
In 2011, Christian Miss was a small idea that eventually turned into an enormous dream had by its founder, Yvette Barnes. An elementary school teacher for 14 years Yvette brings with her a love for education, spiritual development, and helping young people reach and surpass goals. In 2013, she began directing the Inner Beauty Walk, an event consisting of confidence-boosting workshops that culminates with a pageant during which girls 3-14 are celebrated for being confident in who they are. Witnessing the success of the Inner Beauty Walk, and watching each participant gain something from the experience motivated Yvette to start Christian Miss, LLC. Through Christian Miss' teachings on the truths found in Matthew 5:16 and Proverbs 18:16, Yvette hopes girls who participate will become better equipped to let their light shine by effectively using their gifts, talents, and abilities before anyone. She is excited to be a part of this journey to help girls stir up the gifts inside of them and, as a result, make a Godly impact on this world for years to come.
Yvette is a wife and mom of 4
Yvette also runs a web development and design business
Yvette fell in love with pageants while helping her daughter compete for over a decade
Yvette's favorite food is taco salad
Yvette's favorite musical artist is Fred Hammond
One of Yvette's favorite scriptures is Joshua 1:9
A life-long passion for learning and serving has led to Tammi Pierre-Pierre joining the Christian Miss staff. With the love and support of her husband Ron, she has worked in various youth driven areas including Couples Mentoring Youth and Family Services, LLC as a mentor to pre-teen and teenage girls in the foster care system and held numerous positions as an employee of Homewood Christian Academy where she daily interacted with students to help encourage and motivate them to be the best version of themselves academically and spiritually. In 2013, she joined alongside Yvette Barnes in helping behind the scenes with the Inner Beauty Walk. Watching young ladies blossom and grow into their purpose is one of the most rewarding things to see.
Currently, she works as a licensed nail technician, provides senior support care to her mother-in-love and uncle, serves on the Praise and Worship team at Freedom Church Ministries, Inc. and is a member of the greek-lettered beauty industry organization Alpha Chi Pi Omega Sorority and Fraternity of Illinois.
Favorite color is blue
Loves House Music and dancing
Avid Chicago Bears fan - #BearDown
Celebrates her birthday the whole month, not just the day!
Professed foodie - loves exploring different cuisines (bacon and seafood are her favorites)
Heidi Culbertson is the Christian Miss National Royalty Liaison, a role she cherishes as she completely agrees with the Christian Miss mission of helping to build up today's Christian girls. Heidi has been with Christian Miss from the beginning. Her incredible journey began as the 2019 Miss Missouri before winning the title of National Christian Miss Queen in our inaugural year. She was also named the Christian Miss Lifetime Queen in 2021. Heidi is known to have a kind and genuine personality that leaves an unforgettable first impression on the families of Christian Miss.
A resident of Springfield, Missouri, Heidi works as an academic advisor for the online programs at Evangel University. She has a Master's in Organizational Leadership and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership in Higher Education through Northwest University in Kirkland, WA.
Heidi expresses her love for Christian Miss and how proud she is to be part of this organization whenever she can.
In 2019, Yakeea was invited to style hair and apply makeup for a Christian Miss photo shoot. As a newly licensed cosmetologist,she jumped on this amazing opportunity to share her craft with young girls and women. She had no idea how much the Christian Miss pageant and its mission would touch her heart. Witnessing how the organization inspired young ladies to use their gifts, talents and abilities to serve God was and still is an inspiration to her. She can see the growth in each young lady that has participated in the pageant. They all realize that putting God first is most important, which is something Yakeea wishes she had truly understood at that age. She is so thankful to be able to share her gifts with Christian Miss.
Yakeea is the wife of Bryan and mother of AJ and Ayanna
Yakeea works in technology during the day for a university in addition to cosmetology
My favorite food is pasta
My favorite color is green
My favorite scripture is Matthew 6:33