Meet the Ladies

Melissa Weber

“Let your light shine before men that they will see your good deeds and glorify your God who is in Heaven.”
Matthew 5:16

I grew up in Orange County, California. I was adopted into a loving Christian family and am the sister to 3 awesome brothers. Life was not always sunshine and roses, especially with the emotional baggage that comes along with being adopted, but God gave me the best family to go through it all with.
I was saved at a youth event when I was 13. I wish I could say that from that point on my life was super easy and I followed Jesus perfectly. I did not, but despite my continual pursuit of my own destructive paths, God was so faithful! When I was 29 and had completely exhausted my own will, Jesus met me right there where I was at – a homeless, broken, blubbering mess driving down a mountain road. I pulled the car over and heard Him say so clearly, “Come follow me!”
My passion is that every woman would know the truth of Jesus, His plan for their life, that He is real, He is now and that there is no reason to live defeated when Jesus has overcame all.
I currently live in Colorado with my husband. Between the two of us, we have seven children and are currently raising the last two up to adulthood.

Amanda Turnbull

“I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
Acts 20:24

I grew up in the small town of Pine Bluffs, WY.  Growing up, we attended church and I was taught to believe in God, but never how to know God personally.  At the age of 8, I vividly remember being told by a Sunday School teacher that I was too stupid and not nearly spiritual enough to understand scripture and I needed others to tell me what God wanted me to know. That was be beginning of a misguided attempt at Christianity that lead me down a very destructive path. It wasn’t until I met my husband and I was exposed to solid Biblical teaching and strong Christians that I began to truly understand what God wanted for my life. I accepted Christ at the age of 19, just one month after getting married.  Since then, I have been blessed to be surrounded by women who helped fuel my fire for the Lord and drive me towards a deeper relationship with Christ. I have a passion to help help other women know that God can speak to them through scripture – no matter their past, experiences or station.  I love bringing Biblical history into my teachings and studies.  My husband Justin and I now have three children and view our family as the first and greatest ministry that God has entrusted to us. 

Brandi Clark

“For I know the plans I have for you. They are plans for good and not for disaster. To give you a future and hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11

I grew up in Orange County and attended a private Christian school. There I was taught to regurgitate prayer and songs, but never how to have a true relationship with Christ.
After college, I moved to Oregon where I married my childhood friend. We went though a lot of trials and struggles, but we needed to grow up. We walked through financial struggles, infertility and marriage tension.
I was invited to a community outreach event at a local church by a neighbor. For the first time in my life, I was attending a church that had true Biblical teaching and women who would speak truth to me without the “hearts and flowers.” Even though I accepted Christ as a child, I didn’t fully surrender to His Will for my life until after the birth of our oldest son.
Now I have a overwhelming passion to help women see that it is okay to say you’re not okay. There is beauty and growth in accepting your struggles and admitting your true heart before God.
My husband and I now live with our two boys in Colorado.

Areena Simonetti

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of our God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

I grew up in a rural town in western Nebraska. My family attended church and I am thankful I learned foundational stories from both the Old and New Testaments as a young child.
After experiencing severe trauma at the age of either, my world became scary and uncertain. Fear and feelings of abandonment turned to resentment and then to bitterness, resulting in a bitter and rebellious heart.
At the age of 26, I turned my life over to the Lord but still held onto that emotional baggage for many years. It took turning my back completely on God, walking away from my marriage and suffering through consequences of deliberate disobedience for God to not only humble me, but show me the great depths of His love.
I remarried and my husband Peter and I have a blended family of 13 children and a growing number of grandchildren.
My heart is to reach women who are broken and hurting and show them how much God loves them. My passion is to teach how the Bible is the living Word that remains as relevant today as the day it was breathed.

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