In today's fast paced world, there are men and women who are not coping with life well. Proverbs 31 Finishing School and Freedom Star Programs work with area missions and ministries to give life-skills to those in desperate need of help to find a new life. Then they can move forward with a brighter, more fulfilling future as sons and daughters of the King of Kings.


Rm 8:16-17, "The spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God and if children, then heirs - heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,...

About Us

Mission Statement

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to guide men & women in achieving their highest potential through life-skills training in  etiquette and self-worth using God's word.

Board of Directors

President/Director:  Miriam Gail Becker
Asst Director:  Janie Heatherly - P31FS
Member:  Ronald Becker - Freedom Star Program
Member:  Janie Holmes - Security Director
Member:  Patrick Irland, Retired
Member:  Tabitha McKinney, Christian Blogger
Member Emeritus:  Robbiccaa Williams,  Sports Trainer


Tennessee:                         North Carolina:                Ohio:
   Miriam Gail Becker         Renee Bruce                      Colleen Styer
   Joyce Woods                                                              Carol Lynn
   Sandi Brackett                                                           
   Theresa Craig                  Ekiti, Nigeria:             
   Debbie Hood                   Yemi Ologunde
   Nylayne Vendola
   Ronald Becker, Freedom Star
   Charles Butterini, Freedom Star
   Leonard Heatherly, Freedom Star

Love Letters


The Women of Salvation Army - 2018

"Miss Janie was so sweet and helpful and made me see everything through a different light.  She's very understanding and shared some very heartfelt stories to me."


The Women of KARM - 

"The education was just what I needed to help me move forward in my life, and help me in my life situations."


"Thank you for all you have showed me.  I really enjoyed this class.  It was a blessing from God.  My God bless you both with lots of happiness in life."


"I'm sorry that I didn't attend all the classes.  I know that I would have learned valuable insight!  Keep up the good work."


The Women of Serenity Rehabilitation, 2018


"Very instructive and informative.  I had almost forgotten some of these things."


"This was very helpful to me on re-entering society as a respected lady"


"Really enjoyed every class.  Always look forward to attending.  Sometimes we forget the important stuff!"

The Women of Roane County Jail, 2018

"I love this Class."

"The presenter is always so wonderful.  She made the etiquette class so understandable without being pretentious.  I just love her."

"Thank you. Takes a lot of paying attention."

Miriam Gail Becker

Mrs. Miriam Gail Becker, President, is a born again christian and felt the calling of God to reach out to the women & girls of today to guide them in Christian behavior and give them tools for success whever God leads them.


To prepare her for this ministry, Mrs. Becker was chosen Q83 Talk Radio's Resident Manners Coach in Ohio for her light-hearted responses to call-in questions on their morning show.


Additionally her manners classes were voted most fun activity by the Northeast Ohio Girl Scouts, (second only to Cedar Point Amusement Park in 2010). 


Her Ladies Tea Room "Southern Gardens" was designated as #1 in the State of Ohio and nominated as a "place not to miss" by the Akron Beacon Journal subscribers. 


Mrs Becker's was the host of an on-line Christian Radio Show called GG Talks, and continues with her Interior Decorating business.


Her hope is to share her love of God and prepare today's women and men for a future full of promise..

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Miriam, Director / Janie, Asst. Dir.

Janie Heatherly

Mrs. Heatherly has been in ministry for many years to those incarcerated in Prison.  Her Godly manner and loving attention to those in need make her a favorite P31FS instructor.  As our Assistant Director, her attention to detail and dedication to the Lord's work give her the tools she needs for ministry work and it is evident in her life.  

"I am involved with offering eye exams to the students in schools and other charitable orgainzations in the Roane County area.  I was very impressed with the young girls at the TN Baptist Children's Home in Oakdale as to their over all presentation of themselves as young ladies. I understand from Mrs. Becker of Proverbs 31 Finishing School, they were the first graduating class from the school.  I would like to see this finishing school  course  be added to the after school offerings in Roane County."

Silvia Mende, O.D.

Tennessee Eye Care

Harriman , TN


Winner of the 2019 Salvation Army Cup of Hope Award

Michele Sarnowski Young posted

to: Manners with Miss Miriam

     division of Proverbs 31 Finishing School


February 14, 2014:  It is so important to assist our youth with manners and tidbits to live in this world but its more, to have the right people guide their lessons!