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Founder | President
Erin Bishop is the Founder and President of Whatever Girls. Whatever Girls exist to empower girls, support moms, and inspire dads through resources, products, and community. Erin is a contributing writer for MomLife Today. She and her husband live in Washington State, have a grown daughter and son in law, and a teenage son.
Kim is a member of City Life Church Leadership team with a degree in Sociology. A wife of 23 years and mother of two, Kim is currently enrolled in Portland Bible College (never stop learning and growing). Her passion is helping women of all ages really understand how much God loves them. Kim was honored to be a speaker in a media seminar at the 2013 Christian Women in Media Association National conference in Texas. She is also a blog writer at Heartfelt Ramblings of a Midlife Domestic Goddess.
Yvonne, 17 years old, has a desire to see God do great things too, through and for her, this generation and the ones to follow. She is a junior in high school and also participates in running start at Spokane Community College. She has aspirations to attend Howard University but is willing to wait on what God has for her. She recently started a job as a barista. She serves at her local church with the youth as a media relations person and is involved with bridging the gap with the youth and the church’s women’s ministry. She is the younger generations ministry coordinator. She has a heart to see others reach their potential in Christ as well as finding their identity in Him.
Dr. Joneal Kirby
Joneal Kirby, Ph.D., is founding director of Heartfelt Ministry, a women’s mentoring program and conference. She is the author of three books and over fifty Bible studies. Dr. Kirby earned a PhD in marriage and family therapy and has taught about marriage and parenting for more than thirty years in churches, hosted the Legacy Network’s talk show Girlfriends, is a popular conference speaker, and is the host of Heartfelt Radio.
Rick founded Better Dads, a fathering skills program, based on the urgent need to empower men to lead and serve in their families and communities. Rick’s books have expanded his ministry to include influencing the whole family, with life-changing insights for men and women on parenting, marriage, and personal growth. Inspiring and equipping through innovative multimedia presentations and seminars, Rick’s work has been transforming the lives of men, women, and their families for over 12 years.
Susan Norris is the Founder and Executive Director of Rescuing Hope and has been involved in the fight against sex trafficking in America since 2010. Her passion is to raise awareness about the issue, educate potential victims and first responders, and encourage and empower survivors to live an abundant life.
Susan partners with other front line organizations, therapists and law enforcement officers she met through writing her novel, Rescuing Hope, as well as through mentoring survivors. She also leverages resources throughout the community to provide services for survivors.
Susan is a member of the Georgia State Human Trafficking Task Force. She is P.O.S.T. certified to train law enforcement in Georgia and is a CLASS certified speaker. She holds a Master’s of Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She taught in public and private schools and served as a leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes prior to joining the fight against sex trafficking.
Susan is a wife and the mother of two adult children. She and her husband live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rhema is a freshman in Spokane. She is on ASB at school and knows her mission at school is to be a light in the darkness and to influence students and staff for Jesus at her school. Outside of school, she dances tap, hip hop, lyrical and jazz. She loves little people and helps in children’s ministry at her church and helps teach dance to 4 year olds at her dance school. She is actively involved at her youth group and loves helping new people feel at home at church. She has a heart to make sure others feel included and never excluded.
Brenda Yoder, LMHC
Brenda Yoder is a speaker, author, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and life coach whose pas- sion is encouraging others when life doesn’t fit the storybook image. Her new book, Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind is a personal handbook for parents in the season of raising and releasing kids and is endorsed by Jim Daly of Focus on the Family. Brenda’s been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the Washington Post, and For Every Mom. Brenda is also former teacher and school counselor and was twice awarded the Touchstone Award for teachers. Her ministry and podcast, Life Beyond the Picket Fence, is found at brendayoder.com where she writes about faith, life, and family beyond the storybook image. Brenda is a wife and mom of four children, ranging from college students to adults, and lives on a farm in Indiana.