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-generational 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 church staffs, most recently at Northwest Bible 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, two grown children, a son-in-law, two granddaughters, and of course dogs–a Westie and a Goldendoodle puppy. She loves Tex-Mex, seafood, books, movies, travel, the Texas Rangers, and especially time with family and good friends. Look for her in the Dallas area driving her sporty little car.
Virginia has a passion for God’s Word and women’s ministry, and she loves to speak and teach women the wonder of the journey of faith. Learning to live through difficulties and challenges in a way that honors God has given her a message of hope and encouragement for today’s woman. For more than twenty years Virginia has taught the Bible, and she has also spoken at numerous women’s events. Her Bible Studies, poetry, and devotionals are purposed to grow women in faith and teach them life lessons for survival in today’s world. After spending years in the corporate world, Virginia and her husband founded Victim Relief Ministries, where they have served together. She earned a diploma for Advanced Biblical Studies from Liberty University and a Masters of Ministry.
Virginia is a wife, mom, and grandmother to seven boys whom she adores.
Kelley Mathews (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) has a not-so-secret love affair with books: She primarily writes non-fiction, including her latest, Leading Women Who Wound (with Sue Edwards), and articles for Bible Study Magazine. But she indulges her love of fiction by reviewing Christian novels for Publishers Weekly and serving as a Christy Award judge.
A former women’s ministry director and Bible study teacher, she has been married to her husband, a local school district administrator, for twenty years. She spends most days following or chauffeuring their four loquacious children from one event to another. Find her books and blog at kelleymathews.com.
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!
A New York native, Sharifa earned a bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University before moving to Dallas, Texas, where she received a master of theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. She currently serves as a writer for a DFW-area ministry, and contributed to the book Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, & Marginalized Women of the Bible.
Sharifa is passionate about worship through music and the intersection of faith and culture.
She is wife to a Renaissance man and mother to two lively boys.