Founder & Executive Director
Founder & Executive Director
Kay is a Bible teacher, author, and speaker. After a total of ten years of leading women’s ministries on church staffs, she wrote From Ordinary Woman to Spiritual Leader: Grow your Influence, which provides practical help for all Christian women to increase their influence. Kay is Founder and Executive Director of Beyond Ordinary Women Ministries. She was privileged to serve twice as Chairman of the Association for Women in Ministry Professions and on the Women’s Leadership Team for bible.org.
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 where her research involved leadership development for women. Her many Bible studies written specifically for women are available here or at bible.org.
Kay’s family includes her husband of over forty years, Gary, as well as two grown children, a son-in-law, two granddaughters, and two dogs. She loves Tex-Mex, seafood, books, movies, travel, and Texas Rangers games, as well as time with good friends. Look for her in the Dallas area driving her sporty little car.
Evelyn has a BA in Music & Chemistry, a PhD in chemistry, and worked as a MRI Physicist for over thirty years at UT Southwestern Medical Center. As a (hesitant) leader, Evelyn has served in various roles in her local church’s Women’s Ministry – Bible Study coordinator, small group leader, and audio-visual team leader. The ministry of BOW has personally encouraged and challenged Evelyn, so she feels especially honored to be a member of this board.
When time allows, Evelyn enjoys puzzles of all types: logic, jigsaw, Sudoku, etc.
Deborah is a retired Texas educator who now spends her time volunteering at her home church, Northwest Bible Church of Dallas, where she served as Chairman or member of their Ministry to Women’s Board for 10 years. That time has allowed her to be an assistant to the Minister to Women, coordinate Bible studies, establish relationships with the refugee women that attend the Swahili service on site, as well as coordinate a women’s mission trip to Kazakhstan. Deborah also serves on the Grand Prairie Public Library Foundation Board and volunteers at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Quilter’s Guild of Dallas. (Yes, she makes quilts, but not the kind your grandmothers made.)
After twenty-two years in the classroom as a high-school math and art teacher, she spent thirteen years as an Instructional Technology facilitator for Secondary schools in Grand Prairie. She has lived in Dallas for 28 years, now living in what used to be the first Sears catalog center outside of Chicago built in 1918 in what is now the Cedars District.
She joined the Beyond Ordinary Women Ministries Board in 2013.
Irish Kinney has served in her home churches primarily leading Precept Bible studies or small groups. Using her love of language, she has edited church communications, BOW Bible studies, and two Christian books. While serving on the board of an international missions organization, Irish traveled to Tanzania twice a year to teach and evangelize.
She has been married to her husband, Wayne, for 46 years. They have four grown children and six grandchildren. She loves reading, watching British crime series, and creating with all things Lego.
Although he prefers playing golf, Gary has worked as a group health insurance broker and employee benefit specialist for many years. His professional credentials consist of a CEBS, Certified Employee Benefits Specialist; CLU, Certified Life Underwriter; and RHU, Registered Health Underwriter.
Gary’s diverse leadership experience includes board positions with Addison Midday Rotary (President), Bent Tree Country Club, Society of Financial Service Professionals Dallas Chapter, Health Underwriters Association Dallas Chapter, Society of Professional Benefit Administrators, Mass Marketing Insurance Institute, Inter-Company Marketing Association, and Stone Lake Estates Homeowners Association. He served as a deacon at Northwest Bible Church, Prestonwood Baptist Church, and Legacy Drive Baptist Church. His volunteer positions also included years as a Sunday School Director and teacher at both Prestonwood and Legacy Drive Baptist churches.
Besides golf and his classic Corvette, Gary enjoys his family, which includes Kay, son Matt, daughter Lindsay, son-in-law Tyler, and two granddaughters.