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Larissa's passion is to help women navigate life. Committed to personal development and spiritual growth, Larissa is always striving to deepen her walk with Jesus. The vision of Sister, Sister has been at the core of her heart for nearly three decades and we're excited to see it come to fruition. Larissa is a certified Life Coach, Teacher, Speaker & Trainer with The John Maxwell Team, Larissa teaches, encourages, and inspires at conferences, Bible studies, and one-on-one relationships. As a proponent of self-growth & development, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biblical History & Archaeology.
Jennie Lusko serves alongside her husband, Levi, leading Fresh Life Church in Montana, Utah, Oregon, and Wyoming, as well as across the world online. They have five children: Alivia, Daisy, Clover, Lennox, and Lenya, who is waiting for them in heaven. The Lusko family lives in Montana and enjoys bike rides, walks, lake days, late-night hot tub and cold plunge parties, movies, and family breakfast. Jennie loves spin and boxing, good food and sugary coffee, and wearing the same thing every day but also getting fashion advice from Levi. Jennie is also a hugger, so beware if you meet her.
Dominic Done is founder of Pursuing Faith and author of When Faith Fails. With a master’s in theology from the University of Oxford, he has served as a pastor in Portland, Oregon; North Carolina; and Hawaii. Dominic has also taught English for companies in Europe, lectured in theology and history at various Christian colleges, worked as a radio DJ, and lived as a missionary in Vanuatu and Mexico. He and his wife, Elyssa, have a daughter, Amelia, and a fuzzy Goldendoodle, Bella.
Lenya Heitzig is an award-winning author, national speaker, and global philanthropist. She’s passionate about God’s Word doing His work in the lives of women. Her heart for children caught in the crossfire of terrorism propelled her to found a ministry called Reload Love. By transforming spent bullet casings into beautiful brass charms, Reload Love raises awareness for child victims of terror while the proceeds transform battlegrounds into playgrounds. As executive director of Sheologie, Lenya encourages thousands of women to engage in God’s Word, helping them experience transforming change in their lives through Bible studies, national conferences, and regional retreats.
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Whitney is passionate about life. She is an adventurer who is always seeking the next thrill. But her deepest desire is to serve Jesus with every act & every breath...with her entire being. Whether it’s at home or away at a rodeo, Whitney shines bright and inspires others with the experiences of her life. With her gift of exhortation, Whitney mentors and encourages women to seize every opportunity and utilize what God has placed before them for His glory.
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Angela Everett is pursuing a PhD in Archaeology & Biblical History. She excavates annually at Tall el-Hammam in Jordan, believing the ancient site to be Biblical Sodom. She is passionate about sharing archaeological discoveries that confirm the reliability and historicity of the Bible. Her goal is to show others that they can trust the Bible, so they, in turn, can trust the God of the Bible. Angela has been married 30 years to Zach, the love of her life, and is a veteran homeschool mom of six. She has been teaching academics and the Bible her whole adult life to her own children, in private schools, through Bible studies and mentoring programs. Currently, when she is not digging in the dirt in Jordan, she enjoys public speaking and teaching God’s Word and Biblical Archaeology.
The passion of Melanie is knowing God more day by day. Throughout the past 34 years, Melanie has journeyed on a continuous path of seeking, falling and rising, and knowing Him. Her journey encompasses an array of experiences that have deepened her connection to God’s generous love, grace, and goodness, through struggles, sorrows, sickness, healing, loss ... ordinary life in this world. Melanie is a Christian educator and Spiritual Director. Her heart's growing passion is to help others listen to and be with God in quietness and stillness. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband Brian, three grown-up children, and one grandchild.
Zanetta is passionate about encouraging women to follow hard after Jesus. More than 20 years after their separation, she is now walking out an amazing testimony of her restored marriage to her high school sweetheart, Jason. She is a mother of two and a grandma “ZZ” to three grandsons. She enjoys spending time with family, going on adventures with her husband, and spending time in the Word of God while curled up with a good cup of coffee. Zanetta and Jason love pursuing ways that they can provide hope to hurting marriages. They do this through their marriage ministry, Foxes & Vineyards. For nearly ten years, Zanetta has been teaching the Word of God and finds great joy in watching the lives of women be transformed.
Heather is currently pursuing a MA degree in Biblical History at Trinity Southwest University. She has a missions heart and regularly serves in Haiti with Project Help and Kenya with Open World Ministries. She and her husband, Chad, live in Maryland and have two grown sons.
“God has brought me on an interesting journey to where I am in my life. I love the stages God has walked and sometimes push/pulled me through! I settle on the knowledge that I am not alone, EVER!”
Gayle was born and raised in Jos, Nigeria, West Africa. Her American mother and English father served as missionaries with SIM. Gayle graduated High School in Jos (1971) and moved to the United States (Maryland).
Gayle took a job on Capitol Hill and put herself through Nursing School with plans to go back to Nigeria. Instead, she married a young pastor, Gary, who started a church in Frederick, Maryland. For 18 years Gayle served alongside her husband, worked in nursing part-time while raising two children. In 1992 Gayle went to work full-time on an acute in-patient unit for treatment of Mental Health and Addictions for 27 years.
Retiring in May 2019 Gayle and Gary moved to Albuquerque where Gary is Dean of the School of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University. Gayle and Gary excavate together in Israel and Jordan every year.
Tamra is a singer and speaker who values people and speaking truth into their lives.
Her degree is in Interpersonal Communication and Psychology and although she is thankful for the education she believes that the power of God's Word in action is better than any education out there. Tamra is also a singer and song writer and desires to share truth through her writing and music.
Bekah Lusko is a wife, mother, and musician who was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico but is currently on the greatest adventure starting a church with her family in the heart of Portland, OR. She is consistently pursuing what it means to love God and love others, and hopes to reflect that through her music and through Counterculture Church. In her downtime, she loves chatting about dinosaurs with her son Lyon, dancing/singing with her daughter River, and doing a little of both with her husband Jesse.