Minister Daria Dillard Stone “The Servant” is the founder of Sharing Ministries LLC. Sharing Ministries focuses on helping women and families realize their full potential personally, professionally, and spiritually. Daria states “This website was birthed out of the grief I was experiencing in 2007 when my darling husband Todd died. But now it has grown out of the grief and exemplifies the G.R.I.T. (Grace, Resilience, Integrity, Tenacity).” She is an inspiring preacher/teacher, award-winning author of 3 books, and an international motivational speaker.
Minister Stone was awarded along with 6 other honorees – as one of the WOMEN OF INFLUENCE by during the 21st year of the Young Women Christian Association/YWCA. The award luncheon was held on 3.8.18 at the Dayton Convention Center over 700 were in attendance. Since 1998, YWCA Dayton has set aside one special day to recognize and honor women in our community. We are proud to present this year’s class of influential women, all of whom have made a difference through their dedication to the YWCA mission of empowering women, eliminating racism and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. On March 3, 2018, Mrs. Stone was awarded the GOALden Globe Community Service Award by the Dayton Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Daria is also a Team Director and Recognition Manager of the Transform Mastermind Group. Moreover, Daria is an award-winning co-author of three books; the first in 2016 was SUCCESS Powered by Relationships. Her second book is The 40/40 Rules Vol 2 – 40 Women Over 40 sharing wisdom and her third book is The CEO’s Playbook 1.0 – How to transform your business into an Empire and an Entrepreneur into a CEO.
Daria is an internationally known Motivational Speaker, Minister, and Mentor, she is presently the Parent Engagement Liaison for the Dayton Metro Library (since July 2017), a certified Family Development Specialist, formerly a Parent Advocate Consultant with Dayton Public Schools and was the Program Manager of Parents Advancing Choice in Education/PACE for approximately 14 years. Daria was recognized by Women in Business Networking/WiBN as one of the Top 25 Women to Watch; a vocalist and Servant Leader. She strives to be instrumental in organizing and mobilizing groups for various causes with success. Daria’s personal and professional experiences have taught her to engage, encourage, and enact positive results in the lives of others, especially women.
Minister Stone has preached/spoke at the following over the years: National Council of Negro Women/Dayton-Springfield Section, Black Alliance for Educational Options/BAEO, Women in Business Networking/WiBN, In His Presence World Ministries, Emmanuel West Baptist Church, New Life Christian Center (Middletown OH), Refresh Your Heart Women’s Conference in Lincoln Nebraska and internationally in Nassau Bahamas during the Sister To Sister Cruise in 2014- just to name a few. Daria is a widow and the mother of 3 adult children (Mrs. Keisha Lane, Ms. Katoshi Varner, Mrs. Billi Ewing, and the grandmother of four remarkable human beings (Tobi De’Ja, Kemet, Braelyn, and Trenton)