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
Kristen is a recent Seminary graduate with a Masters in Divinity and Clinical Psychology from Moody Theological Seminary-Michigan. Currently, she is in the process of Chaplaincy ordination within the EPC with the hopes of becoming an Army National Guard Chaplain. Until that time, she is looking forward to serving women in ministry alongside Susan, seeking to glorify God and do His kingdom work.
Email: Kristen Uppendahl
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 in college.
Email: Suzanne Stelling
Karen serves as the Executive Ministry Director at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village, Ohio, where she is responsible for overseeing and shepherding the church’s ministry staff and participating in the spiritual leadership team. An ordained elder, Karen actively engages in the equipping and releasing of people to be followers of Jesus Christ in the world, primarily through what she calls a “biblical worldview' which defines exactly who Jesus is and what it means to follow and embrace His mission. Karen has a passion for helping people to know the true Jesus – to experience the story of scripture and connect the dots, looking beyond the “pieces-parts” of the Bible to fully realize just how our story connects with God's story.
Karen and her husband Steve are parents to Katie, a 20-year-old college junior. She loves the outdoors and can often be found relaxing by a campfire, exploring a hiking trail or tending the family's backyard vegetable garden.
Stacey has been married for 22 years to her best friend Jeff, a mother of four children, and serves as team leader for Women in Ministry at Trinity EPC in Plymouth, MI,. She is also a facilitator for bible studies and grief support groups. Furthermore, she is a lifetime volunteer and has spent many hours fundraising for causes close to her heart. Lastly, Stacey is a part-time blogger, gardener and runner who will stop to have a Chai Latte with a girlfriend any day of the week!
Email: Stacey Laho
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 twenty something 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
Lana is in her eighth year of service as Associate Pastor on the staff of First Presbyterian Church, Fresno, CA. Prior to ordination, she volunteered for 23 years as a lay leader in the areas of music, worship arts, and women’s ministries. She has been a stay-at-home mom, and a teacher of English, Theatre, and Speech in public schools. For nine years she served as the primary care-giver to her mother who passed away in 2011. She is blessedly married to Brian; they have a grown daughter, and a son and daughter-in-law who have four boys between the ages of 2 and 7 – the extended family all worships at ‘First Pres’. Intergenerational ministry is a value for her, and she believes it is important for the church to recapture its sense of unity among the generations now living. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve the women of the EPC in this seminal and transitional season.
Email: Lana Roberts