Linda Frost-Clark 
Keynote Speaker
October 2019

Dramatization: Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate  

Out of a passion to learn and better understand the scriptures, Linda Frost-Clark began imagining herself as some of the women the Holy Scriptures tell us about.  This led to writing vignettes in first person singular which she began to share with friends who encouraged her to continue. After a series of events, she began presenting them in period costume, becoming the woman and telling her story in what might have been her own words. For over twenty years and having presented to numerous churches and groups, her passion is undimmed.

VOICES…IN THEIR WORDS FROM THE PAGES OF THE PAST, IN THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD, ECHOING DOWN FROM THE CENTURIES, ARE VOICES OF OTHER TIMES, OTHER PLACES, RECORDING HUMAN LIVES AND THEIR PART IN HISTORY.   
You are invited to view this dramatization of Claudia Procula as she steps out of the pages of
 Holy Scripture. 
You will  listen as she is alone in her private chambers recounting to herself the events she witnessed and how they might have changed her life.  
Imagine 
that the time is around 33 AD. The crucifixion and death of Jesus of Nazareth has just taken place. There were many eyewitnesses to this event, an event that would change lives then and certainly the world from that time forth.
 One of the witnesses was Claudia Procula, wife of Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea. This is the man who history records as having sentenced
 Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of the Living God, to his death on a Roman Cross.
  

Judy Kennedy
Beauty for Ashes  
September 2019
Keynote Speaker

Judy clearly believes that what the enemy meant for her harm, God used for her good. In her words Judy says, "The enemy's plan was to take me out. God's plan is to use my life to minister to broken people. The pain I've experienced has awakened a determination to spend the rest of my life making my enemy regret he ever messed with me!" And this is exactly what she is doing. 
Judy Kennedy serves as Co-Pastor of Mustang Creek Community Church in Forney,TX.   She and her husband Robert have spent 34 of their 37 years of marriage in ministry.   A gifted communicator, Judy’s credibility comes from her life experiences.  An amazing testimony of God’s faithfulness and a true example of overcoming power, her life is full of truth lived out. 
Her history includes perseverance through devastating challenges which she insists developed in her God’s purpose.  Growing up in a seriously dysfunctional home, experiencing abuse in difficult relationships, suffering the loss of a child and enduring complicated health issues, she has discovered God’s ability to take the difficult things in life and use them for His glory. 
Along with an anointed international speaking ministry, Judy is an exceptional writer.   She currently offers parenting and marriage enrichment advice as a columnist, “Just Judy”. She enjoys blogging, vlogging and writing for a local magazine.   She has authored 4 books: “Holy Crap", “Divine Dysfunction", “Who Washed the Sky”, “It’s Just Judy”, and “Chasing Legacy". Her simple presentation of truth is covered with a passionate anointing and an abundant amount of joy.
Reading about her life and how God has used the mess, that she often refers to as crap, and then hearing her share about how God made the crap into something holy is a captivating and powerful experience. She gives God all of the glory. You will be blessed as Judy articulately and succinctly shares her real life, movie-like story. 
 

 
 
  
  


  
  
  

 Lisa Burkhardt Worley
Who’s Your Daddy?
May 2019
​Keynote Speaker
 
Did you have a father wound? Or have you found it difficult to have a close, intimate relationship with God as Father? At our May Ladies In Touch luncheon, Lisa B. Worley will share her story about how God went from being a distant Being to a loving Father in her life.
 
After her father died of a massive heart attack before she was born, Lisa grew up fatherless with a mentally ill mother and was starved for love. However, amazingly, she became one of the first female television sportscasters in the country and made it to a national platform. It was in the midst of that rise to the top that God became real to her and changed her life forever. 
 
Lisa B. Worley is an award winning author and speaker, and is the founder of Pearls of Promise Ministries. The goal of this ministry is to help women overcome dysfunction and trials in their lives through the strength and love of Christ.
 
Lisa is a former national and local sportscaster, working as a correspondent for HBO Sports on the program, Inside the NFL. She was also an anchor and reporter for the Madison Square Garden Network in New York City, KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas and WTVC-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
 
Lisa has authored or co-authored six books. These books include the Pearls of Promise devotional, If I Only Had…Wrapping Yourself in God’s Truth During Storms of Insecurity, The Most Powerful P: A Child’s Introduction to the Power of Prayer, The Most Powerful P Activity Book and Prayer Journal, Stories of Roaring Faith and Stories of Roaring Faith, Volume 2
 
Come learn about the attributes of God that are Father-like, attributes
He wants to share with all of us. Understanding God and His Fatherly love for us as our Heavenly Father helps us to totally trust and depend upon Him and see the role of a father in a positive and reassuring way. Her testimony is shared in a candid, yet very warm way, that allows us to see God in one of His most precious roles, our Father.
 
  
  


  
  
Dr. Lynnette Simm
Learning Truth: Holding the Lies Captive
April 2019
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Lynnette Gresham Simm refers to herself as a “dyslexic, obsessive–compulsive, attention-deficit, anxiety filled, abandoned, and abused sinner.” She is a wife, mother, author, and professor. Dr. Simm lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband of 20 years and two daughters. She holds degrees in Psychology (BA), Education (MA), and is certified in Adult Learning, Training, and Development. Her doctoral degree is also in Education (Ed.D). Dr. Simm has worked in early childhood development, and as a college professor since 2006. She began her writing career in 2013 and her most recent book is entitled And the Day Came.

As you listen to her share her story, you will discover a girl abandoned and abused. As an adult, in her struggles, Lynnette began therapy and let God take control. She learned to heal and rebuild relationships, proving that nothing is unforgivable. She will share with us how healing is possible with the Lord.  This testimony is truly one of complete forgiveness and love in spite of hardship, abuse, and abandonment. As one listens to her share her life, it becomes totally clear that an abundant life is waiting for anyone who trusts completely in Jesus. 
  


  

Julie Brooks
God's Miracle Minutes
March 2019
Keynote Speaker

Julie Brooks has been a tireless ambassador to the mentally ill for the past 8 years. It is her personal passion to openly challenge the ongoing stigma and shame commonly associated with mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive behavior, bipolar disorder, and the like. 
Julie graduated from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She was one of 6 non-mental health professionals invited to certify as facilitator for the faith - based Thrive curriculum, developed by Mental Health Grace Alliance. For the last 6 years, she has led mental health support groups for both caregivers and peers which are named Family and Living Grace Groups. These groups are part of the Mental Health Grace Alliance. 
Julie is married to Todd, her husband of 36 years, Mom to 5 Miracles and Mimi to 8 Grandmiracles  (one more due to arrive this June).
Her son suffered greatly from his bipolar mental illness disorder for many years. Then, shortly after his 18th birthday and high school graduation, he had run out of options to reduce the ongoing misery and he made the most implosive decision to end his life.
It was then, as deep grief weighed permanent anchor in her heart of hearts, and in desperate anguish,  Julie cried out, "Break my heart for what breaks yours, Lord, " perhaps the greatest prayer of humility ever penned. With this prayer in earnest, she had "dangerously surrendered" to be "gloriously ruined" for Him and His purpose for her to help reduce the stigma of mental illness by modeling transparency and educating any and all who will listen.
Ever since that moment of promise, Julie has been a tireless advocate for breaking the chains of mental illness stigma through greater education, transp
  arency...and God's Miracle Minutes. 

YOU'LL WANT TO HEAR JULIE'S HEART-FELT STORY OF HOW GOD IS WORKING NUMEROUS MIRACLE MINUTES IN HER LIFE.
Ladies In Touch
Las Colinas/Irving 

Catherine Walker
Boosting Your Joy
February 2019
Keynote Speaker

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Catherine Walker is an author, professional speaker, business coach, and entrpreneur.  She spent 19 years as an Executive Leader in the direct sales industry, training and mentoring thousands of team members.  Consistently recognized as a top award winner and having earned 32 incentive trips, Catherine achieved success without sacrificing the relationships closest to her.  She has been married to Vincent for 25 years and raised 3 daughters, Hailey, Whitney, and Kennedy.

In 2016 Catherine started her own training and professional development company called The Success Walk.  Her passion is building leaders and helping people create the best life possible by balancing work and family.

Catherine shares her story of being joyful in spite of it all.  We all have trials and tribulations that can weigh on us but they need not define us.  We are bigger than our problems because God is bigger.  We can choose JOY in the midst of pain.  Jesus wants us to be joyful.

Catherine will suggest practical and tangible strategies to increase your happiness.  She will divulge insights about coordinating a Ten For Him group, how to define your own Joy Breaks, and how to create a Blessings Jar.  Don't miss your chance on February 28th to Boost Your Joy!

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Alexandra Goode
A Holocaust Survivors Story of Hope
January 2019
Keynote Speaker

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On September 13, 1929, Alexandra was born into a family of nobility, George and Katherine Maderash were her parents.  Her father George Maderash who later became a general was a wealthy man who provided his family with the luxury of living on a large estate in a beautiful mansion.  As a result of her mother's untimely death, Alexandra was schooled by governesses for the early portion of her life.  In 1940, however, when returnng her to a Russian boarding school, her father took her to the train station in Sarajevo to kiss her goodbye.  This was the last time Alexandra saw him.  It was the eve of WWII.  Alexandra's father and brothers were killed leaving her orphaned and alone.

Sometime between May 1941 and early 1942, Alexandra and ten other girls were sent to a Russion orphanage.  The orphanage where Alexandra lived was sieged and the smaller children were sent to a death camp.  The older ones, who were stronge enough to work, went to Germany. On April of 1944, at the age of fourteen, Alexandra and many others were carted on the train to the heart of Germany.

Many died during the 600 torturous miles of riding in cattle cars.  They arrived in Dachau, a concentration camp with a long and evil history.  After spending four months at Dachau where her job was digging graves and covering bodies, Alexandra was chosen to go to a labor camp in northern Germany on the island of Rugen.  The rations were minimal.  Rugen also carried out the infamous medical experiments.  Alexandra was given a series of injections, some resulting in boils all over her body.  Her tonsils were ripped out of her mouth without any kind of anesthesia.  It was not uncommon for inmates, after having their tonsils removed, to bleed to death.

One night, Alexandra, barely fifteen, wept quietly on her metal triple-bunk.  She was questioning everything she knew of had been taught.  Who is God?  Who am I? Why am I here? What is real? What seemed most real were the guns of the Germans and their harrowing medical injections.  Pain was real.  Sin was real.  Was God real and did He care?  Her mind was troubled and afraid.  She wept to God saying, "If You are real and You love me, take my life."

When every concentaration camp tried to dehumanize it's victims, God had another plan and brillant purpose for Alexandra.  Seeing death, sickness, isolation, pain, suffering, hopelessness, and fear led Alexandra to a miraculous escape and an unwavering hope.  May her story touch your heart and give you encouragement on your own jouneys.





Ladies In Touch
Las Colinas/Irving 

Lt. Colonel Allen B. West
Thoughts, Insights, and Perspective on Current Issues
October 2018
Keynote Speaker

Ladies In Touch
Las Colinas/Irving 
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Lt. Col. West is a man of faith.  He believes it will be principled, constitutional conservative policies, not politics, which secures a sound economic future for Americans - with growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the American dream for this generation and those to come.

He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family.  During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.  In 1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year.

In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida's 22nd District.  As a member of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in passage of the 2011 and 2012 National Defense Authorization Acts.

He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic:  An American Ronin's Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom.  West also hosts a podcast called the Old School Patriot available on Stitcher and Apple Podcasts.

LTC West holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee as well as two Masters degrees, one from Kansas State University and another from the US Army Command and General Staff Officers College.  West is an avid distance runner, a Master SCUBA diver, a motorcyclist, and in his spare time he enjoys cheering his beloved Tennessee Volunteers.

Lieutenant Colonel West is an inductee into the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Hall of Fame and most recently he was inducted into the Roaring Lambs Hall of Fame.

He is married to Dr. Angela Graham-West, a financial advisor, and they have two daughters, Aubrey, who recently graduated with her Masters from SMU, now attending Physician Asistant school in West Virginia, and youngest daughter Austen.

Exercise daily in God - no spiritual flabbiness, please!  Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever.

1 Timothy 4:7b-8




Ladies In Touch
Las Colinas/Irving 

Sandra Wakefield
"Rahab the Prostitute"
September 2018
Keynote Speaker

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The dramatization by Sandra Wakefield of Rahab the Prostitute is the most moving and inspiring story of redemption that I've had the priviledge of watching.  As one sees and listens to this compelling Biblical story about Rahab and how her life was powerfully changed, it causes much reflection about the real meaning of life and how God can change people no matter what their circumstance.  It is an appealing and inviting message that will engage you in a mighty way!

Rahab was a prostitute who lived in Jericho during the time the Israelites were on the move to the Promised Land the Lord God gave them.  Their journey took them through Jericho, and this woman who grew up in a pagan culture realized that the Israelites' God was the only true God, and not Baal, the only god she'd ever known. Her bravery in hiding the Israelite spies who had come to investigate Jericho brought her renown, and as a consequence of her actions, she became part of the nation of Israel.  Ultimately, this brave woman became the great-great-grandmother of King David.  No one is beyond the reach of the Lord, and no one is too dirty for the Lord to forgive and use mightily.

Sandra Wakefield is one of two Americans to participate in the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.  While living in England, she sang with the London Bach Choir, presenting concerts in the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall in London.  Sandra is an award-winning actress, earning a Meritorious Achievement in Acting Award from the State of Arizona, and is a Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Award Nominee for excellencee in acting.  She writes and performs original one-woman plays, including women of the Bible.  She has done TV and radio commercials, and is a dynamic public speaker as well as an accomplished writer.  She teaches a Bible study class, and leads women's retreats.  Sandra is an ordained minister and hospital chaplain.



Ladies In Touch
Las Colinas/Irving 

Rebecca Carrell
"The Prodigal Chasing God"
May 2018
Keynote Speakers

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In order of importance, Rebecca Ashbrook Carrell is a Christ follower, a wife to Mike, mother to Caitlyn and Nick, author, conference speaker, and morning radio co-host on 90.9 KCBI.  KCBI is a movement of God to communicate the Good News of Jesus' love and transforming power.

Rebecca grew up in a Christian home and was raised throughout her formative years in the church.  She knew her parents loved her deeply.  None of that stopped her from going off the rails.

From alcoholism and bulimia, through anxiety and depression, God never stopped chasing her.  In 2009, after a long bout with depression and anxiety, Rebecca redirected her life and answered God's call to ministry.  One day, while asking God what He wanted her to do with her life, He gave her three words: Love, Serve, Shine!

"Love, Serve, Shine" Became her life's mission, then a blog, and now has an interdenominational ministry designed to draw women closer to the heart of God through the faithful study of the Word.

Rebecca has authored two books.  One of them is entitled Holy Jellybeans:  Finding God Through EverydayThings. 
The second one is Holy Hiking Boots:  When God Makes the Ordinary Extraordinary.

Rebecca is currently working towards her Master's in Biblical Studies and Theology.  She speaks frequently at women's conferences and retreats.

Are you praying for someone who has gone astray?  You will be deeply encouraged by Rebecca's story of feeble and faith and the Progical Chasing God.



Ladies In Touch
Las Colinas/Irving 

Charles Garrett
"Ancient Hebrew Scroll Project"
April 20-18
Keynote Speakers

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The Ancient Hebrew Scroll Display is the only complete set of the TANAKH (Old Testament) that you can see in the world today.  Walter G. Wize and Mary Ann Wize, founders of the Christian Heritage Foundation, through their amazing studies became aware of the necessity of supporting, loving, and reaching out to the nation of Isreal and the Jewish people.

Biblical Hebrew manuscripts are the Holy Scripture-received, recorded and preserved by the Jewish people.  They have been carefully copied from the originals throughout the millennia.  The oldest scrolls date back to the 1300's, and the newest scrolls are 40 years old.  Ancient scrolls were made of sheepskin vellum with a very special formula for the ink that is permanent.  The ink recipe is a secret ancient recipe dated back to Biblical times.

Come bring family, friends and neighbors to this incredible and amazing once in a lifetime event.  You will stand in awe as you observe the ancient scrolls and hear their ancient history story.  Men are invited to join us in the special exhibition and presentation.


Ladies In Touch
Las Colinas/Irving 

Ben and Charlsie Godwin
"Miracles of God"
February 2018
Keynote Speakers

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​Ben and Charlsie Godwin are enthusiastic, energetic young pastors in the Salvation Army organization.  They currently live in San Antonio, Texas with their new-born son, Oliver Lucas Godwin, who was born in December of 2017. 

Ben is a Kansas boy and Charlsie grew up in Oklahoma.  Ben's parents moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma when he was a junior in high school.  That's where he met Charlsie, who was a sophomore at the school he attended.  They began dating and so they definitely are what we call "childhood sweethearts."

Both Ben and Charlsie were raised in the church and met the Lord at a young age.  However, events in Ben's life led him into a downward spiral of depression and grief.  God intervened in a miraculous way and literally gave Ben a second chance at life.  His story is nothing less than miraculous.

Charlsie grew up in the church as a pastor's kid, but she also was rescued from what might have been an incredibly different life if God wasn't still in the business of miracles.  Charlsie was also given a second chance at life and in her own words says, "God changed my life for ever".

Although Ben and Charlsie had very different upbringings and walked uniquely different paths, God brought them together for His purpose.  Since they both knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that they were given a second chance at life, they decided to dedicate their lives to serving Him together.

This dynamic duo testimony about the miracles of God will touch your heart and bless you beyond measure.  It's a testimony that causes you to think and reflect about the absolute goodness, mercy, and caring love of God.



Thelma Wells
"Begin Again"
January 2018
Keynote Speaker

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​Known as "Mama T," Thelma Wells is a feisty 75 year old who has been featured in D Magazine, Southern Living, The Dallas Business Journal, Significant Living and many more publications and TV shows including Dr. Phil, The Joanie Show, Life Today and the 77 Club.

Thelma is no stranger to the stage, having presented to over a million people in her 35 year career and spoken on the stage with the best including Zig Ziglar, Max Lucado, the late Rosa Parks, Kay Arthur, Julie Hunt, Serita Jakes and of course, her Women of Faith porch pals:  Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn Meberg, Nicole Johnson and international singer Sandi Patti.

Thelma's passion to inspire everyone to be their best never slows down.  Her latest venture is leading That a Girl and Friend's Speaker Agency (with her daughter Vikki) to motivate, inspire, and invest in the lives of others.

NOW...Thelma has launched her "Generation Love Divine Explosion" conference tour.  She delights in seeing generations come together who stand for Christ.  This conference encourages women to bring their entire family including girls from age 10 and up.

We are honored and proud to have Thelma Wells share her thoughts and insights with us on January 25th.  She will enable each of us to begin 2018 with a fresh start and a new perspective as she presents how to "Begin Again."  Let's all support one of our own ladies and start the new year in the most positive way possible.

Melissa Henry
"From Sin to Savior"
October 2017
Keynote Speaker

Sandra is a seasone

​Melissa Henry is a dynamic and sincere motivational speaker.  She is a Pastor's wife and the mother of 6 children.  Some other notable accomplishments include a radio co-host and director of a women's ministry.

Melissa shares her story of how she was literally "looking for love in all the wrong places."  Ever been there?  She walks her audience through her own personal process of discovering who she was truly created to be...someone who is extremely valuable, purpose driven, and most importantly, forgiven.

Her remarkable story of moving from depression to delivery gives hope when it's needed the most...NOW!  Honest and transparent, loving and kind, Melissa's testimony reminds us of how to move from emotional bondage to freedom.

Join us as we hear a testimony of how success and victory can be found on the other side of failure and brokenness.

Sandra Crawford Williamson
I Am All That:
 The Sin Of Self Sufficiency
September 2017
Keynote Speaker

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​Sandra Crawford Williamson is a seasoned executive, Wall Street industry veteran, author, and public speaker who was most recently Chief Marketing Officer for a $3 billion advertising agency.

Sandy is CEO of Crawford Creative Consulting, helping businesses break free from being the "best kept secret." 

After being in NYC on 9/11, surviving cancer and other personal loss, Sandra's authentic, "nothing held back" story of perserverance and hope is inspiring to all.  She shares how everything that seemed so important in 90 minutes became meaningless and absolutely worthless.  In her own words, "I was standing alone and lonely before the Lord."

Join our Ladies In Touch September luncheon and discover how "His grace is sufficient for you."
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Suzie Humphreys
"Suzie!  Where is Your Faith?"
May 2017
Keynote Speaker


​Suzie Humphreys has been fired, been broke, been disappointed, been a petried expectant mother at 40 years old, and lives her life with a passion for not only being better, but to see things differently.  She lifts, jolts, and nurtures her audiences and they love every minute of it. She makes her audiences laugh until they swear they can't laugh anymore...then she "grabs" them again.
Suzie says "If all else fails...LAUGH!"  She believes that laughing is really the best medicine.  Being able to find humor in the most critical situations dispels fear and doubt quicker than any pill you can swallow.  Along with laughter, forgiveness is a great chaser.  Forgiveness is the ultimate path toward unconditional love.  Jesus showed us how to do this.
"IF HE COULD, I CAN", declares Suzie emphatically.  Suzie is a motivational and inspirational humorist.  She belongs to the National Speakers Association and is in their "Hall of Fame."  Suzie is also an author and broadcaster having been inducted into the "Texas Radio Hall of Fame."
FEEL BETTER AND BE BLESSED AS YOU COME HEAR SUZIE SHARE HER FAITH.
YOU WILL BE UPIFTED, ENCOURAGED, AND ENABLED TO MEET TODAY'S CHALLENGES.

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Rene Gutteridge
"A Life In Words"
April 2017
Keynote Speaker


Rene Gutteridge is the award-winning and best-selling author of 24 multi-genre novels and is a seasoned collaborator in both fiction and film.  She has novelized six screenplays and movies.  Her romantic comedy entitled Never the Bride won the Carol Award in 2010 for Best Women's fictional.

Rene's indie film, the comedy SKID, was deadCENTER Film Festival's Best Feature Film Winner in 2015 and also won Best Oklahoma Feature at Red Dirt and Trail Dance.  She is a creative consultant on BOO, a script based on her beloved novel series, which is in development at Sodium 11 Entertainment with Audrea Nasfell (Mom's Night Out, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone) as screenwriter.

Her novel, My Life as a Doormat, was adapted into a Hallmark film called Love's Complicated, which premiered in January 2016 and scored 2.1 million viewers opening weekend.  She is the head writer at The Skit Guys.
We welcome Rene, who has been married to her husband, Sean, for 21 years.  Sean is a worship leader at a prominent church in Oklahoma. Rene and Sean have 2 children, John, 17, and Cate, 14.

Rene accepted Jesus as a small child growing up in Oklahoma.  She was a gymnast, and played basketball and soccer.

As a screenwriter and when not filming movies, Rene enjoys going to the movies, trying new restaurants, and in her own words "puttering around the house pretending to accomplish something."

Rene is a very blessed and talented young woman who you certainly want to meet and hear.  So mark April 27th on your calendars and come enjoy Rene as she shares her journey of A Life In Words.


Rabbi Marty Cohen
"What Are You Still Holding On To?"
March 2017
Keynote Speaker


Marty Cohen is a Jewish man.  Like Jewish men have for centuries, he sought a relationship with the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  And, like thousands of Jewish men and women have done, he found that relationship through a personal relationship with Y'shua Ha Moshiach, Jesus the Messiah.
While worshipping in Messianic Jewish congregations in Dallas, Texas for over ten years, Marty began teaching both within the congregations and in churches throughout North Texas.  As he incorporated Messianic messages, he began a teaching ministry that reaches out through Bible studies, a visiting pulpit ministry, a regular email newsletter, and through cooperation with Jewish ministries and churches.  He was ordained in 1997.
Although his heart's desire is that all Israel would be saved and come to know the same L-RD that he knows and serves, his ministry is predominately to the Gentile church, bringing a Jewish light to the nations.  Two or three times a year, he takes Christians to tour Israel and to meet Messianic Jewish leaders who are laboring in what he calls "the most important mission field in the world."

Both women and men are invited and encouraged to attend this very special luncheon.  All will be enlightened as Rabbi Marty shares his testimony.  He and his wife, Devora, will together sing the song entitled Allelujah.  You will be blessed!

Maricela Zamora
"The Gift of Laughter"
February 2017
Keynote Speaker


Maricela was born and raised in Costa Rica and has been playing the guitar and performing since she was fourteen.  Growing up, her first audiences were those in her own school, hospitals, and orphanages.  After graduating high school, she attended the University of Costa Rica in pursuit of an Education major.  While there, she discovered her love of music and ultimately launching her singing career.  Maricela is the mother of 8 children, 2 in-laws, and 1 granddaughter.  Her motto quickly became "Give the Gift of Laughter."  Since then she has traveled the world inspiring thousands, both young and old alike.  Her influence to others has been through radio, TV, and live performnces. Her bilingual shows encourage good morals, love, respect, health, obedience, excellence, and self-esteem.  Combining entertaining and teaching makes any ordinary event extraordinary and fun.  Her friends-the puppets-are almost real.

COME JOIN OUR LADIES AS WE MEET MARICELA AND HER PUPPETS NAMED APPROPRIATELY "GRANDMA SARAH AND GRANDPA PETER." YOU WILL BE DELIGHTED, INSPIRED, AND AMAZED AT HOW THE WORD OF JESUS COMES THROUGH BOTH HER TEACHING, PUPPETRY, AND MUSIC.  THIS IS A 'MUST SEE AND HEAR FOR ALL AGES!!"

Karol Ladd
"Thrive, Don't Simply Survive"
January 2017
Keynote Speaker



Start out this new year with a renewed hope and fresh strength!  Best-selling author Karol Ladd will share about overcoming adversity and discovering joy even in the midst of difficulties.  Her positive and inspiring message will encourage you to walk in peace and not despair as you fix your eyes on Jesus in the coming year.

Karol's choice scripture for 2017 is Proverbs 31:25.  It says, "She is clothed with strength and dignity."  Her chosen word for 2017 is "strength."

After listening to Karol share her message, you will leave feeling uplifted and ready to live a more fulfilled and puposeful life!

Jeanne Nigro
"Unshaken in Uncertain Times"
October 2016
Keynote Speaker



"At age 28, I was planning how I might end my life because it was SO HOPELESS in every area!

      -searching for truth and meaning in life

      -searching for a career I believed in

      -searching for a meaningful relationship with a man

      -attempting to overcome deep feelings of worthlessness"

Jeanne's amazing story of her life before God and her life after meeting His Son, Jesus, is one that is genuine and inspiring.

"My passion in ministry now comes from the healing work that God has done in my life"

She loves Ephesians 3:20 that states, "He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think, according to the power that works in us."

Jeanne Nigro is a seasoned teacher, speaking at conferences, retreats and churches, and through her television and radio programs.

She is passionate about leading her audiences to stand strong in uncertain times - rather than in fear, frustration, or apathy.

Bonnie Floyd
"Peace in the Midst of Tragedy"
September 2016
Keynote Speaker

 
 



Bonnie Floyd is an author, Bible teacher, and inspirational speaker.  Real, relateable and refreshing are words often used to describe Bonnie's contagious zeal for the Lord and her authentic love for people.
Bonnie has a deep love and respect for God's Word that is born out of her service as a teacher, group leader and minister of the Gospel for more than twenty-three yars.  Her powerful and dynamic messages bring the Scriptures alive to audiences of all ages and gender, and offer useful, practical ways to apply them to everyday living.  Her personality comes through in every message, she will have you laughing out loud one minute and reaching for your Kleenex the next!

In rhe early hours of February 1, 1994, Bonnie received a phone call that would change the course of her life.  Her parents, who were sailing in the West Indies, were brutally murdered along with two other passengers while moored off the island of Barbuda.  The next two years would test and grow Bonnie's faith in ways she never imagined.  During the five-week trial, Bonnie's outspoken Christian faith touched many key players in the tragic story-the team from Scotland Yard, the prosecuting attorneys, the local law enforement, and the grieving families of the other victims.  Bonnie shocked everyone when she insisted on going to the prison and meeting one of the men responsible for her parents' death.

Shortly after she returned from Antigua, Bonnie was asked to share her amazing experience at a women's luncheon.  This event launched a full-time speaking ministry that has brought thousands to believe in Christ and even more to learn it is possible to forgive even the seemingly impossible.  Urged on by her husband and many others who have been inspired by her story, Bonnie put this incredible true-life-tale to paper.  Bound to a promise beautifully communicates her story of love, murder and redemption.

Bonnie lives with her husband, Donnie in Celina, a small country town near Dallas, Texas.

Debbie Stuart
"Real Life Stuff"
May 2016
Keynote Speaker

 
 

DEBBIE STUART IS ON FIRE...to draw women into the Word of God and equip them to become powerful influencers in their families and communities.
Debbie is the Director of Ministry Initiatives at Hope for the Heart.  She recently served as Director of Church and Leadership Development for Women of Faith.  She has been a Women's Ministry Consultant and Trainer for Life Way Christian Resources for 15+ years.
To encourage women to develop a lifetime habit of spending daily quality time with God, Debbie authored 20 Minutes a Day for the Rest of Your Life,  which is a great workbook for developing your study time with the Lord and incorporating Biblical principles for personal application.  Proceeds help suport Prison Ministry.  Her sequel, 20 Lessons Learned From 20 Minutes a Day is now available.
Honoring decades of excellence in women's ministries, Proven Way Ministries honored Debbie as the 2011 recipient of the Shining Star Award, which recognizes Outstanding Women In Leadership.  In March 2015 she was honored with the "2015 Woman of the Word" award by Salem Communications.
Debbie's life verse is Luke 1:45 (ESV) "And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.
Debbie is deeply burdened for those behind bars.  Working in partnership with the local church and Hope for the Heart, prison ministry training and prison ministry projects are offered to churches.
​It was my privilege to hear Debbie share her personal testimony for the first time.  Her story will speak to you and touch you in the innermost parts of your heart.  After hearing her, you will leave a changed lady.

Sandra Wakefield
Mary of Bethany 
April 2016
Keynote Speaker

 
 

Sandra is an award winning actress and received a nomination for the Irene Ryan Award for Excellence from the Kennedy Center in New York.  As part of her ministry, life theater, she writes and performs original portrayals of women of the Bible.  Sandra has performed these Bible heroes in multiple states and in England.  She is a dyamic speaker and encourages people to survive and thrive.  Her motto is, "All Weakness Can Be Turned Into Strengths."
Mary of Bethany is an exciting portrayal of the sister of Lazarus and Martha.  This portrayal brings the audience into the experiences of Martha with her family and Jesus Himself.  You will feel as if you are there as Jesus visits their home, and as He raises Lazarus from the dead!
Join us as we are privilged to experience this amazing portrayal of Mary of Bethany.

Jackie Musgrave
"Phone Calls From the Heart"
March 2016
Keynote Speaker

 
 

Jackie Musgrave is an attractive and vivacious speaker who will encourage us to think about our relationship with Christ.  She is also a talented singer who loves to praise God through songs.
She has written a book entitled "Phone Calls-Choices! Decisions That Change Your Life."  Jackie, a former pageant winner and well known speaker, shares her story of the best and worst calls she's ever received and how to deal wih both.  She has an amazing story of how Jesus literally saved her life and continues to restore joy within her heart as she shares His story.
You will truly be blessed!

Shannon Johnson 
HUSH!
February 2016
Keynote Speaker

 
 

Shannon Johnson is a writer, private investigator, human tafficking advocate, Ladies In Touch prayer team leader, and the mother of three teenagers.  I'd say she is a very busy lady!
The title of Shannon's testimony is "HUSH!" As she shares her personal testimony, Shannon will reveal how she investigated God's Word to expose an identity thief.  She'll also tell us how she silenced or "hushed" the voices of shame, lonliness, and other circumstances in her life through the power of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  By doing this, Shannon was able to rest completely in God, her true identity.

Safeeya Schnaufer
Penny Dyer 
"Same Kind of Different"
January 2016
​Keynote Speakers

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Safeeya and Penny couldn't be more different and yet they share a mutual love for Jesus and His people.  This amazing duo testimony is informational, spell bounding, humorous, and heart warming.
You will be intrigued and mesmerized as each lady shares her life story in conversatonal style.  Born and raised in Kuwait, Safeeya grew up in a strict Muslim family and community.  Penny, however, was born and raised in a traditional middle class Christian family in Waco, Texas.
Both ladies share remarkable stories that you will relate to and understand.  What drew them together as friends was truly a work of God.
You will laugh and cry and you will definitely be blessed as you realize God's power and wisdom as He worked in both lives.
 
YES, THEY REALLY ARE "THE SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT"

Sandra Wakefield
Portraying Mary,
the Mother of Jesus
December 9, 2015
Keynote Speaker
 
 
 

This exciting portrayal of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, takes you behind the scenes into her life.  She tells what it was like to hear from Gabriel that she would conceive the Son of God.  Re-live with her Jesus' childhood, His ministry, His crucifixion, resurrection and finally His ascension.  You will never forget this experience!
Sandra is an award-winning actress and received a nomination for the Irene Ryan Award for excellence in acting from the Kennedy Center in New York  As part of her ministry, Life Theater, she writes and performs original portrayals of women of the Bible.  As a member of the London Bach choir, Sandra was one of the two Americans to participate in the Royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.  Sandra lives in Ennis, Texas. 

Angie McCoy
Who Are You?
October 2015 Keynote Speaker
 
 
 

Ladies In Touch was happy to introduce Angie McCoy as its Keynote Speaker. Her topic of discussion was entitled "Who Are You?" Angie's heartfelt story of how she found her real self after working in the corporate world is genuine and compelling. We were blessed!
Angie McCoy is many things:  wife, mother, friend volunteer, rabid TCU football fan, book fiend and wanna-be-chef.  Above all, she is a beloved daughter of God and committed follower of Jesus Christ.  For more than 20 years, Angie worked in communications, including 15 years leading corporate and executive communiations programs for a Fortune 150 global consumer products company.  Today she is a freelance writer and full-time mother of two nearly perfect (wink) teenage sons who make parenting an exhilarating ride.  Angie is the volunteer coordinator for Denton Country Traffic911, a Christian-based nonprofit organization working to free youth from sex-trafficking.
Angie shared her story and journey with Jesus with the Ladies In Touch group of Las Colinas and other surrounding areas in the DFW Metroplex.

Sandra Crawford Williamson
Escape & Rescue:
How Surviving 9/11 Save Me
September 2015 Keynote Speaker

Sandra is a seasoned executive, Wall Street industry expert, author, and public speaker who was most recently Chief Marketing Officer for a $3 billion advertising agency.  She also serves as COO for 4word, a non-profit that serves workplace women.
 
After being in NYC on 9/11, surviving cancer and other personal loss, Sandra's authentic, nothing held back story of perserverance and hope is inspiring to all.  She shares how, in 90 minutes, all that once seemed important to her and controlled her life became meaningless and absolutely worthless.  In her own words, "I was standing alone and lonely before the Lord."
 
Join our Ladies In Touch September luncheon as Sandra Crawford Williamson shares her amazing story of how she survived 9/11 and how this devastation and loss changed her life and brought her back to the One who loves her most.