Meet our Video Contributors
Kelly most enjoys heart-level conversation and guiding women in soul care. Her desire to study God’s Word and help women apply it to their lives led her and husband Tre to Dallas from their home in Louisiana. She earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary and served on staff as both Women’s Ministry Director for Coppell Bible Fellowship and Women’s Ministry Counselor at Insight for Living. Kelly’s experiences of shepherding by godly women have given her a deep desire to see women cared for in the Body of Christ worldwide, especially in cross-generation relationships.
Kay is a life-long Texan who loves to teach the Bible and develop women as servant-leaders. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Beyond Ordinary Women Ministries, purposed to maximize the influence of women by providing resources to inspire and equip them to make a difference for Christ.
Kay spent ten years leading women’s ministries on staff at Northwest Bible Church and Prestonwood Baptist Church. Kay is the author of From Ordinary Woman to Spiritual Leader: Grow your Influence, a practical and simple guide to help all Christian women apply foundational leadership skills in every area of their lives, and a number of free online Bible studies for women. Kay earned an M.A.C.E. from Dallas Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Effective Ministries to Women.
Kay’s family includes her husband Gary, as well as two grown children, a son-in-law, two granddaughters, and two Westies. She loves Tex-Mex, books, movies, travel, the Texas Rangers, and especially time with good friends. Look for her in the Dallas area driving her sporty little car.
Natalie Eastman (M.Div. ‘02, D.Min. ’05–Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is a freelance writer, editor, and member of the Redbud Writers Guild. She has served as a full-time youth minister to girls and women; Bible study teacher; worship leader and team developer; missionary to east Asia; and retreat and event teacher/speaker. She lives in Delaware, OH, with her husband and three young children. Links to her blogs may be found at natalieeastman.com, and her training and coaching at your.biblicalbreakthrough.com.
Susie Hawkins earned an M.A. in Christian Leadership and Theology at Criswell College and is the author of From One Ministry Wife to Another: Conversations about Ministry Connections (Moody, 2009). Previously, she served as the Director of the Women’s Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX.
Susie and her husband O.S. have 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren, keeping her life full of craziness and joy.
Cheri is engaged in training the Life with God Leaders for Grafted Life Ministries. She is excited and grateful that her current role allows her to invest in the lives of church leaders.
In 2003, the Lord led Cheri to step away from her first career as a Certified Public Accountant and enter seminary. She completed a Master of Arts in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008, there discovering the art of listening to the Lord and to others through prayer. She received additional training after Fuller, including becoming a Recommended Facilitator for Listen To My Life and completing spiritual direction training from Selah, a ministry of Leadership Transformations near Boston, MA.
Cheri lives with her husband Dave in Highland Village, TX. They have entered the “empty nest” stage and enjoy every opportunity they have to share life with their son, Matt.
Claudia McGuire built a ministry career at Chase Oaks Church in Plano, Texas, beginning in 1997 and served in several roles including Women’s Ministry Pastor, Connections Pastor, First Impressions Pastor and Venue Pastor. She retired as Leadership Development Pastor in 2014. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Claudia is also a Certified Life Purpose Coach, enjoying coaching others in their various life stages, teaching Bible Studies and speaking at workshops, trainings, seminars, and retreats.
She is a native Texan, married to a wonderful husband, Jim. They love spending time with family including two fabulous daughters, two fantastic sons-in-law and three almost perfect granddaughters!
Kristen has a heart for encouraging women and a love for teaching God’s word. She currently works in connections and women’s ministry at Dallas Bible Church, where she has served for eight years.
She is a native Ohioan who completed her Bachelor’s degree in Bible at Cedarville University and her Master’s degree in Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary.
She is married to Andrew, a high school teacher, and they enjoy cooking, traveling, learning about history, and surviving life with a beagle puppy.
Debbie Stuart has a passion for Biblical literacy, practical application of Biblical principles and effective ministry to women, including those incarcerated. Her utmost desire is to motivate women toward a deeper and more meaningful relationship with the One who loves them most. She is devoted to equipping women for leadership under the guidelines of God’s Word.
Having served for 25 years leading women’s ministries, Debbie is the Director of Ministry Initiatives for Hope for the Heart in Plano, Texas, and serves as Women’s Ministry Consultant/Trainer for Lifeway Christian Resources. She often speaks at conferences and retreats and has written two books: 20 Minutes a Day for the Rest of Your Life and 20 Lessons Learned.
She and her husband John Mark live in Texas and have two grown children, Jarrad and Haley, a son-in-law Chris, and a two-year-old grandson Clark.