Founder & Executive Director
Founder & Executive Director
Kay is a Bible teacher, author and speaker. After a total of ten years leading women’s ministries involving two 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 on the Women’s Leadership Team for bible.org and twice as Chairman of the Association for Women in Ministry Professions.
Kay earned a MACE from Dallas Theological Seminary and a DMin 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 Gary, her husband of fifty years, as well as two married children and their spouses, two granddaughters and a Goldendoodle. 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 bachelor’s degrees in music & chemistry, as well as a PhD in chemistry. She worked as a MRI Physicist for over thirty years at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. 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 and a member of the board of their Ministry to Women. That time allowed her to be an assistant to the Minister to Women, to coordinate Bible studies and to establish relationships with the refugee women that attend the Swahili service on site, as well as to 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. Deborah is now retired and living in Grand Prairie, Texas with her rescued dog Jetty.
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 47 years. They have four grown children and six grandchildren. She loves reading, watching British crime series and creating with 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, Gary enjoys his family, which includes Kay, son Matt and wife Jennifer, daughter Lindsay and husband Tyler and two granddaughters.