Reservations for lunch meetings should be requested prior to the meeting by contacting Joan Niles by email at email@example.com or by telephone at (616) 450-2800 (cell) so that we may have your name tag ready when you arrive.
Reservations must be canceled on or before the Sunday prior to the meeting on Tuesday.
If you pay for your lunch at the door whenever you check in, the cost is $20.00.
You can pay online here through PayPal, but there is a $1.00 Convenience fee included.
The Tanglewood House
1601 Madison Street
About Maria Lee
Maria was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, as one of five children. After graduating high school, she attended the University of Maryland where she studied Elementary Education. It was her heart for service that brought her to Nashville, Tennessee, where she led girls in a youth ministry discipleship. Maria later became a third and fourth grade teacher at a local school where she also coached track.
Maria and Bill married in 2008. They are active members of Grace Chapel Church and are involved in numerous faith-based ministries that have taken them all over the world serving those in need. Maria currently serves on the board of Friend2Friend Book Project, a mission devoted to delivering uplifting literature to children and their families suffering from medical hardships.
As first lady, Maria wants to motivate others with her passion for service, and believes that through community engagement, fellow Tennesseans will be driven to serve their neighbors in need. As part of her initiative, Tennessee Serves, Maria is focused on serving the Volunteer State’s distressed counties while highlighting organizations and people already doing great work throughout the state.
When traveling the state with her husband, Maria enjoys meeting so many wonderful Tennesseans. She is deeply grateful for the privilege to serve as first lady to the great state of Tennessee.