About the IGM Team
Dr. Dixie Yoder, D. Min.
Dr. Dixie Yoder grew up in western Oklahoma. She is the founder and Executive Director of Infinite Grace Ministries, an inter-denominational Biblical Guidance and teaching ministry located in Weatherford, Oklahoma.
Dr. Dixie has many years of experience in Biblical Personal Guidance ministry. She is an ordained minister and a Bible scholar who loves the Word of God and its application to everyday life. Her teaching emphasizes how receiving salvation through Jesus Christ and knowing God the Father intimately makes it possible to enjoy a life filled with meaning and purpose.
Dr. Dixie and her husband, Galen, have been married for forty-three years and enjoy time with two adult sons, their daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. Along with the knowledge she has gained during years of study, Dr. Dixie’s years of nurturing family relationships has contributed considerable practical wisdom into the ministry she offers to individuals, couples and and parents.
An experienced teacher and public speaker, Dr. Dixie has offered ministry in Western Oklahoma since 1991, including seminars for men and women. Through years of systematic Bible study, Dr. Dixie has gained a deep working knowledge of the principles contained in the Word of God and how they apply to practical every day living.
Dr. Dixie is a familiar voice on local radio stations through her daily devotional and live interviews. Her weekly newspaper columns offer practical wisdom to newspaper readers throughout Oklahoma.
Education, Credentials and Experience
Certification in Biblical/Pastoral Personal Guidance (1992)
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (1999)
Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (2001)
Doctor of Ministry (2003)
Over thirty years of Ministry Experience
Personal Guidance Ministry since 1996
Oklahoma Marriage Initiative Program
Dr. Dixie has been actively involved in the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative program since 2002. OMI’s mission is to reduce the divorce rate in Oklahoma, and its strategies have attracted national political and media attention.
About Ellen Vanderveer
Ellen has completed the year-long training course offered by Infinite Grace Ministries and taught by Dr. Dixie. She has also completed her 60 hours of observation practicum.
She writes this about herself:
“Hi! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Ellen Vanderveer, and if you were to come to me for Biblical Guidance Counseling, the first thing I would tell you is, “I sat in your chair for many years."
I started seeing Dr. Dixie over 20 years ago when my daughters were very little. They are now beautiful adult women of 24 and 20. It has been a journey of unraveling the LIE that had taken over my mind. The LIE I believed and built my life upon was the LIE that even after salvation, I was still separated from God by my imperfections. That LIE affected every area of my life. I am so grateful for the influence that Dr. Dixie, as well as Rev.Robert Huckleberry, have had on my life, and consequently, the lives of everyone I interact with.
I have had the privilege of being a part of Dr. Dixie’s Biblical Guidance Training program for over two years and have spent much of this past year in clinical observations and counseling sessions with clients. I hold a Master’s Degree in Education, with an emphasis in Agency Counseling. I would tell you, however, as thankful as I am for my formal education, it's the truth of God's love, the gift of Jesus, and the Holy Spirit that reaches into the many dimensions of our lives, in minute detail. God floods our lives with His love, filling the twists and turns of our every day as we accept and apply this incredible Love that changes lives!
I look forward to being a part of this ministry and offering hope to those seeking. In His JOY! Ellen Vanderveer “
About Reverend Robert Huckleberry
Robert is an ordained minister with full-time ministry experience since 1979. He has been active in Biblical Guidance counseling ministry since 1989. Robert and his wife Angie have two adult children and three grandchildren. He loves the Lord, and spends significant time reading, studying and growing in his understanding of God’s nature and His Word. He brings that understanding of God’s Word into his work with couples and individuals; teaching them how understanding the love of God on a deeper level brings healing into relationships.