workshop leader bios

KIMBERLY BLACK | SHE SAID, SHE SAID | TEEN EXCLUSIVE

Kimberly Black has a heart for others! She loves meeting new people and helping wherever there is a need. Kim is a past student leader in campus ministry who currently serves as a high school life group leader and member of the Harvester worship team. She loves spending time outdoors and with family and friends.

 

TIJUANNA BRYANT | BUSY LIKE MARTHA, PEACEFUL LIKE MARY

Together with her husband of 21 years, Tijuanna Bryant is the proud parent of eight sweet blessings, ages 6-20. Three of their children are biological, three were adopted from foster care, and two joined their family through Safe Families for Children. A harried homeschool mom, Tijuanna has learned how to live in the peace of Christ even when everything around her is falling down...or on fire!

 

DANIELLE CLARKE | ZOMBIES ARISE!

Danielle Clarke is a Christ-following wife, mother of three, and co-founder of Unleashed.Life, an organization dedicated to helping others find their purpose and reach their full potential. She is a relevant and dynamic speaker with relatable messages that help her audience grow closer to the life God intended. Danielle has spoken at multiple women’s events, retreats, youth ministries, and conferences.

 

JESSICA CONLEY | WONDER WOMAN

Jessica Conley is a full-time working mother of three with an online business coaching Christian women in health and weight loss. Her main focus is empowering women to be their most confident and courageous selves. Jessie loves to share with others the story of how she learned to balance it all so they, too, can succeed.

 

KIM DENT | STAMPIN’ FUN

Kim Dent has been a Stampin' Up demonstrator for over 17 years, and she loves what she does! She recently hit the half-million-dollar mark in sales and is ranked #48 in the United States in sales and leadership. Kim and her husband Rick have enjoyed eight incentive trips that she has won during her time with the company.

 

STACEY HALL | MADE WITH LOVE

Stacey Hall is an energetic gal who loves making people laugh and creating cute things. She and her husband own Happy Camper Clothing Co. on Main Street in St. Charles and fill their store with unique gifts and clothing they design and make themselves. The designated “game girl” for Harvester's high school ministry, you can bet Stacey will make her workshop a fun experience.

 

JESSICA KRIEGER | BREATHE. MOVE. PRAY.

As a free diver, Jessica Krieger started taking yoga classes in her early teens to learn to control her breathing. She continued to use yoga through the years for exercise, stress relief, and pain reduction, and learned that focusing on breath control and poses freed her mind from random thoughts and made her prayers more focused and intentional. Now a certified instructor, Jessica hopes to share what she's learned with others to help them live more balanced lives.

 

ANDREA KRUEGER | T-N-T: FOSTERING TEAMWORK & TRUST WITH YOUR FINANCES

The lessons Andrea Krueger has learned about faith and finances are hard-won through personal experience and continued exploration of God's great purpose in her life. She and her husband own and operate a financial service company, where she specializes in client relations, account management, and organizational growth. Andrea enjoys hiking, yoga, volunteering, and spending time with her family.

 

CLAUDIA LARKIN | STAMPIN’ FUN

A hairdresser by trade, Claudia Larkin loves to express her creativity. She enjoys volunteering, spending time with family and friends, crafting, and card making. She attends monthly Stampin' Up meetings and has been creating beautiful, handmade cards for the past eight years. Claudia and her husband Mike have six children and seven grandchildren.

 

COURTNEY LONGNECKER | GOD NEVER WASTES A HURT

Courtney Longnecker is a stay-at-home mom and wedding photographer who can most often be found re-heating her coffee and chasing around an energetic toddler. A Mississippi girl who married a Pennsylvania boy, she and her family now call St. Charles home. After losing their first little one in the early stages of pregnancy in 2016, Courtney began to feel a calling to help others walk through grief and suffering. She has since founded Still Ministry to help women know they are not alone.

 

PAT MEROLD | A MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE

Pat Merold is a gifted speaker and author who has shared with hundreds of women over the years in conventions, retreats, seminars, and workshops. Her written lessons and articles have appeared in various periodicals throughout her 50+ years in ministry. Pat has dedicated her life to making God's Word interesting and challenging to women.

 

JENNA MOORE | SHE SAID, SHE SAID | TEEN EXCLUSIVE

Jenna Moore is a graduate of Missouri State University with a degree in Hospitality and Event Management. A former college ministry small group leader, Jenna continues to minister to teens both as an admissions counselor at Missouri Baptist University and a high school life group leader. She enjoys the outdoors, reading, and cooking.

 

KRIS NEWMAN | COME ON OVER!

As a wife, mother of three, volunteer, teacher, and leader, Kris Newman is constantly on the move. Yet you will find her willing to stop what she's doing to extend hospitality with a cheerful heart and smile on her face. Kris loves Jesus, tacos, and soccer and is grateful for a house full of love and noise.

 

TERRY NORRIS | BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN: FINDING GOD'S HEALING IN OUR BROKEN PLACES

Terry Norris currently serves as a CARE pastor at Harvester Christian Church, providing pastoral, premarital, and spiritual formations counseling as well as leading Celebrate Recovery. He holds an undergraduate degree in psychology, a Master of Arts in counseling, and certification from the Merold Institute of Ministry. Terry has worked as a professional counselor for seventeen years in both private practices and hospital settings.

 

JAYNE PATTON | BFF | BEYOND FAKE FRIENDS

Jayne Patton is the founder of Altered Ministries and currently ministers weekly at the women's maximum security prison in Vandalia, Missouri through the Beauty for Ashes Program. She is a popular motivational speaker at events, conferences, and churches. Jayne loves to read, can always be bribed with Mexican food, and never, ever turns down a double-stuffed Oreo.


JEAN ROTH | JUST BETWEEN US | A FORUM FOR LEAD PASTORS' WIVES

Jean Roth's kind demeanor and gift of encouragement are evident to all who meet her. She is the wife of Doyle Roth, Lead Pastor of Harvester Christian Church, which gives her a unique perspective and opportunity to share with other wives of lead pastors. Jean has a bachelor's degree from St. Louis Christian College and over the years has served in missions, children's ministry, worship, and Bible studies. Jean especially enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

DON SANDERS | SCANDALOUS SECRETS OF JESUS' FAMILY TREE

Don Sanders has been on staff at Harvester Christian Church for the past 20 years, currently serving as Staff Development Pastor and Director of the Merold Institute of Ministry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible & Preaching from St. Louis Christian College, a Master of Arts in Old Testament from Lincoln Christian Seminary, and a Master of Religious Education from Lincoln Christian University. He is currently completing a Doctor of Education degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Don has served as an adjunct instructor at St. Louis Christian College and Central Christian College of the Bible.

 

DAWN SCHAPPE | GET OUT OF THE PIT

An avid learner, Dawn Schappe has both bachelor’s and master’s degrees and is taking theology classes through the Merold Institute of Ministry. Her diverse career includes jobs in nursing, finance, and consulting. Dawn has a passion for ministering to others, and volunteers at Harvester's Troy campus in the women's, benevolence, and prayer ministries as well as Celebrate Recovery. She is also a board member for El Shaddai Children's Home.

 

KATHRYN SHIPLEY | LIVING MY BEST LIFE

Recording artist and songwriter Kathryn Shipley has won numerous awards, including 2017 Gospel/Country Gospel Artist of the Year at The Josie Music Awards. Passionate about sharing her love of Christ through music, she is also a member of the Harvester worship team. Kathryn is a board member of the Raintree Arts Guild in Louisiana, MO, where a scholarship has been created in her name for any student who wishes to pursue his or her dreams in fine arts. She has three children and resides in St. Charles, Missouri.

 

MEG SKAGGS | EMPOWERING WOMEN

Meg Skaggs is a college student who can see the finish line! Pursuing a master’s degree in nonprofit administration, her education has exposed her to a number of organizations that work to empower women in impoverished situations. She has also been a small group leader for middle school girls for the past six years. Meg will graduate from Lindenwood University in December 2018.

 

SARA SMITH | FARMHOUSE STYLE ON A BUDGET

Sara Smith is a wife and former teacher turned stay-at-home mom of three busy girls. Most days, you'll find her in yoga pants, running on coffee and a prayer! She has a love of all things farmhouse and has found a hobby in transforming her family's home into a rustic oasis in the middle of O'Fallon, MO.


BRAD STRETAR | WHY WORSHIP?

Brad Stretar serves as the worship pastor at Harvester Christian Church. At home on the stage, Brad is passionate about the local church and seeing people grow in their faith. Before moving to St. Louis, he spent ten years on staff at Heights Church in Prescott, Arizona. Brad and his wife Courtney have a one-year-old daughter, Evelyn.

 

RACHEL URTON | GOD NEVER WASTES A HURT & I AM WHO YOU SAY I AM | TEEN EXCLUSIVE

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Rachel Urton is a life-long member of Harvester Christian Church. She currently works on staff with the connections and outreach teams. She is a volunteer leader with Harvester's student ministry and has both a love for people and a heart to help them, no matter the need. Rachel is married to Ryne and recently became a new mom.

 

RAYMOND WASHINGTON | LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

Raymond Washington is a native St. Louisan who grew up in the shadows of the Pruitt-Igoe housing development, a failed urban renewal project infamous for its poverty, crime, and racial segregation. He has traversed the often-divided landscape of the St. Louis and St. Charles areas and has first-hand experience in racial reconciliation. Raymond has led his multi-ethnic, multi-cultural church, as well as Lindenwood Athletes in Action and many other churches, through his class on Gracism.

 

RANDA-KAY WOODS | PICTURE THIS: YOUR BEAUTY FROM GOD’S WORD

Randa-Kay Woods is a professional photographer, preacher's kid, and parent, and she loves to take the best lessons from each of those roles and instill in women the value God sees in them. Certified in special needs photography, she has a passion for every child and adult to feel great in front of the camera. When she's not working in her St. Charles studio, Randa-Kay spends every possible moment cuddling and laughing with her two daughters.

 

JEFFREY AND RACHEL WOODSON | RACE MATTERS

Jeffrey and Rachel Woodson are an interracial couple that have been married for ten years. Their son, Zane, is a four-year-old Ethiopian American, and together their families have quite a diverse population. They believe their family gatherings give them a small glimpse of heaven. Jeffrey and Rachel are passionate about breaking down racial barriers in the church and community.