Brooke Bartz is the founder of the “Open Hearts in a Closed World” online Women’s conference bringing together biblically based solid women teachers to encourage and exhort women to live Christ honoring lives from the scripture. She is a published author. Her book “Chronic Love: Trusting God while suffering with a Chronic Illness” is available nationwide in stores and online.
Brooke is a stay-at-home wife and mom. She is a conference speaker, and loves to disciple women. She has been married to the love of her life and her best friend, Brad for 19 years. They have a precious daughter who is home-schooled. Brooke has a Christian teen fiction book that will be published in late 2021- early 2022.
Susan has been married since 1975. She and her husband, Doug, have 2 children and seven grandchildren. Both children and their spouses
are serving in full-time ministry. Susan’s teaching
ministry is an outgrowth of her personal knowledge of the Bible. She has memorized the entire New Testament along with two books from the Old Testament which include Ecclesiastes, Jonah and several of the Psalms and is now journeying her way through more of the Old Testament. To God be the glory!
Kimberly is a born and bred Texan who loves calling Southern California her home. She is the wife of 34 years to her beloved David, and a mom of two beautiful children, and two treasured in-loves.
Kimberly finds great delight ministering alongside her husband as a pastor’s wife at Lake Hills Community Church in Castaic, CA. The Lord has also given Kimberly a deep desire to proclaim Christ and His Word to women through discipleship. She has had the privilege over the past 25 years of being involved in various women’s ministries through teaching Bible studies, leading mission trip teams, as well as teaching women worldwide. She has also been a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors since 2009.
Shelbi Cullen currently teaches as an Assistant Professor for the School of Biblical Studies Department at The Master’s University. She completed her biblical counseling training from the Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship, the Master’s University, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has also been a member of The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) since 2005. She currently serves at Grace Community Church in Sunland, CA where she has the privilege of teaching women in Women’s Ministries, and serving as part of the Biblical Counseling Ministry team. Shelbi is married to her husband Sean and they have 4 grown children.
Erin is married to the love of her life, James, the preaching Pastor at GraceLife Church of Edmonton (GLC) and graduate of the Master’s Seminary. She homeschools their 2 boys (18 & 12) and is the Women’s Ministry Director at GLC. This year marks their 11 year anniversary serving this precious church.
When attending TMS, Erin was introduced to the women’s ministry church at Grace Community Church called Every Woman’s Grace. It modeled the significance of the Titus 2 ministry built upon verse-by-verse teaching through scripture. With a growing concern for the lack of discernment often seen among women and the unbiblical resources aimed them, it is her desire to see this kind of teaching in every women’s ministry. Erin is blessed to be surrounded by women who share the same heart for ministry and sound teaching. They encourage her in her daily life with Christ to excel further. Nothing excites her more than seeing local churches strengthened through Christ exalting Biblical Exposition, especially as this translates into the spread of the gospel to the nations
Martha is a gifted teacher and exhorter. She worked for eight years as a biblical counselor at the Atlanta Biblical Counseling Center on Old National Highway, College Park, Georgia, where she counseled women, children, and teenagers. For the past several years she has presented workshops on various biblical counseling issues for women at the national conference for NANC. She also instructed for 6 years at Carver Bible Institute and College in Atlanta where she taught women's classes including “The Excellent Wife,” “Raising Kids Without Raising Cain,” “Introduction to Biblical Counseling,” “Advanced Biblical Counseling,” “Personal Purity,” and “The Book of Esther.” Martha has authored a workbook, Raising Kids Without Raising Cain, and books entitled The Excellent Wife, The Study Guide to The Excellent Wife, Becoming a Titus 2 Woman, Tying the Knot Tighter (co-authored with her Pastor, John Crotts), Damsels In Distress, and a parenting book co-authored with Stuart Scott entitled The Faithful Parent. She also has several CD sets and DVD sets available for purchase.
Martha is active with her family in Faith Bible Church, which is located just outside Peachtree City, Georgia, where she teaches ladies' Bible study classes and counseling classes as well as counseling in the church counseling center. In addition, she travels extensively all over the world and conducts seminars for ladies' groups on topics such as “Raising Kids Without Raising Cain,” “The Excellent Wife,” “Becoming a Titus 2 Woman,” “Having a High View of God,” and “Personal Purity” as well as other topics.
Martha has been married to her high school sweetheart, Sanford Peace, since September 24th of 1966. They have 2 children and 12 grandchildren. They have one great-grandson, Calvin, who will be joined soon by their second great-grandchild.
Penny Amack has been married to Gerry for over 52 years, and they have 4 children, 16 grand children and 2 great grand children. Having been born and raised in Nebraska, they moved to Texas in 1993, where they have attended Countryside Bible Church in Southlake, Texas. She has served as a youth leader, teacher, mentor and Bible Study facilitator for women. Penny coordinates meals on wheels in her area, she and her husband host a Bible study in their home.
Michelle hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, (Geaux Tigers!) where she and her husband are the proud parents of five sons and one daughter ranging in age from their teens to their thirties. Michelle loves to read, cook, and stay active in women’s ministry and other activities at church. God has blessed her with ministry opportunities outside the church as well, from authoring a women’s Bible study to writing Sunday School material for a major Christian publisher to speaking all over the country at women’s conferences, on podcasts, and at other events. Currently, Michelle’s ministry focus is discipling Christian women through her writing and as co-host of the A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast. Find out more about Michelle and her ministry at her blog: Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women.
Marci is a follower of Jesus who is passionate about sharing gospel-driven encouragement to homemakers at Thankful Homemaker. Marci has been married to her husband and best friend Doug since 1986. They have two children and three grandchildren. They reside in Wisconsin and are active with their church family, where Doug serves as an elder and Marci is involved with the women's ministry. She loves caring for her home and family, studying God's Word, reading, and making lists. You can find her at her home on the web where she blogs and podcasts at ThankfulHomemaker.com.