Susan, a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary, has served with 5 churches over the last 26 years, twenty-three of which have been within the EPC. Churches she has served include Second Presbyterian (Memphis), First Presbyterian (Baton Rouge), Northwest Bible Church (Dallas), Germantown Presbyterian (Memphis), and Downtown Church plant (Memphis). She has experience with tall steeple churches, urban church plants, churches transitioning from the PCUSA and missions overseas. Growing up in the Presbyterian church, she dates her conversion to 1967 and has been focused on "becoming like Christ" ever since. Her passion is transformation through the Gospel of people and cities as women and men serve Christ together. Her background includes, teaching and writing Bible studies and leading meditative retreats, strategic planning and program and leadership development. Single, she loves visiting friends all over the world and her large family of three sisters and a brother, the nieces and nephew, and a grand niece and nephew.
Cell: 901-412-6933; Email: Susan Nash
After retiring from a long career in education as a teacher and administrator, Rill responded to a call in her life to begin a new journey with Women In Ministry as assistant to Jacky Gatliff. She has been a member of Ward EPC for 33 years where she has actively served the Lord in many ways, including as a ruling elder. Her two married children and two grandchildren are adjusting well to her new role in life.
Email: Rill Currie
Ruth Baer is married with two adult children and ten grandchildren. She has been involved for over 30 years in women's ministries. As the pastor's wife of several churches, Ruth has led bible studies, served on the board of a crisis pregnancy center and been involved in family counseling. Ruth and her husband, Dave, serve FamiliesAlive, a ministry that strengthens families and encourages them to actively pass Biblical faith to the next generation. Ruth is a member of Cherry Creek EPC, Englewood, CO.
Email: Ruth Baer
Julie Battenfield serves as the Director of Women's Ministry at Centerpoint Community Church in Roseville, CA. She's also an RN working as pediatric phone advice nurse in Sacramento. Julie is married to Scott and they have five teenagers. She enjoys singing with the praise and worship band at Centerpoint, the same church where she grew up.
Email: Julie Battenfield
Abigail is an environmental scientist, knitter, reader, teacher, amateur philosopher, wife, sister, daughter, and all around overachiever. She lives wth her husband, Tom, in their hometown of Chattanooga, TN. She attends Brainard Presbyterian Church where she served as head of Women in Ministry, led youth and women's Bible studies. Abigail currently leads a women's mentoring program. She is continually amazed and blessed at how God chooses to use and equip her for His work.
Email: Abigail Bowen
Lilian Werner is married to Brad Werner, who has been pastoring a St. Louis city church plant for the last seven years. They have three children: Inna, 19; Ivan, 4; and Anya, 2. She is also a counselor in private practice.
Email: Lilian Werner
Suzanne Stelling works with the women of Cedar Springs Presbyterian church, creatively supporting women on mission in her city and the world through relevant Bible studies and groups, "7 Minutes" (a ministry to women in the workplace), mission trips, and "Lovely: a School of Deep Places." She would rather wear boots than heels, choose a front porch over a high rise, and will pick a good brownie over almost anything. She is married to Grant and they have two girls, age 20.
Email: Suzanne Stelling
Jo Kadlecek is an elder at NorthPoint EPC in Danvers, MA, a new church she and her husband Chris GIlbert helped to plant in 2009. For the past twentysomething years, she's worked as a reporter, writer, soccer coach, editor, speaker and professor, and currently serves as the senior writer and journalist in residence at Gordon College, a top Christian liberal arts college just 25 minutes from Boston.
For more information on her books, articles and stories, visit: About Jo
Email: Jo Kadlecek