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Melissa Petty
MELISSA PETTY

Melissa is an ordained minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is a gifted and anointed teacher with a contagious passion for reading and sharing the Word of God. She has spoken at numerous conferences, retreats, and women's events. Melissa also teaches a ladies' Bible Study every week at The Word Is Life Deliverance Church, where she and her husband Jim are members. She has written: "The Weight of a Feather", "Princess Warrior", "Love Sacrificial", "The Covering", and "The Secret Place". Melissa is a real estate broker in Snyder, TX where she and her husband, Jim, reside. They have 3 married children and 7 grandbabies whom are all beautiful gifts from God.

 
From Melissa's Heart: "I have a strong love and desire for ministering to women, to birth into them God's plans and purposes for their lives, for them to see themselves as God sees them so that He can launch them into their own ministries..."to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ..."  Ephesians 4:12-13   
Beth HarringtonBETH HARRINGTON
 

Beth felt God call to ministry when she was about 20 years old. She trained and served as an RN assisting with open heart surgery procedures. After 4 wayward years God renewed the call on her life. She is a full-time pastor in the Methodist Church.

Beth has two wonderful daughters Lia and Whitney, a heaven sent son-in-law Mark, and two of the grandest grandbabies Evelyn and Ellis (aka  Evy and Ellie).

From Beth's Heart: "When God renewed the call on my life, and at the time there were VERY few women in ministry I didn't know entirely what to do with it.  He clearly said, 'You will still be working with hearts.'  My passion is to see lives lived abundantly and hearts on fire for our Lord."

 

 
Sheila Plagens
SHEILA PLAGENS
 
Sheila and her husband Earl live in Colorado City, Texas. With over 30 years in the newspaper business, she has heard and seen it all, and uses some of that “knowledge” to share with others. Sheila has been doing a little comedy and comedic skits for several years and will have you laughing about things we all face from time to time.
 
From Sheila's Heart:"There isn’t much to say about me … nor would you want to, because I'll make some kind of funny story out of it! Most of all, I want to see my audience having a good time, laughing at my experiences with me. "The joy of the Lord is my strength."
 
Jackie Hackfeld
JACKIE
 
Jackie is from Snyder, Texas and has been happily married to Keith for 35 years.  She is the mother of 3 and has 3 grandchildren.  She has recorded 3 CDs and has been leading God's people in worship with her contagious joy for over 25 years.  Jackie is a secretary at their Real Estate business, Professional Home Stager and owns a business, HackiShack - where she creates beautiful furniture from castoffs.
 
From Jackie's Heart: "I have a passion to sing and share the joy that God has placed in my heart.  My desire is for infectious  joy to stir God's people to enter into His Presence.  God has also put me in a position of leading and mentoring young women at our church, The Word is Life Deliverance Church.  He has placed so much love in my heart for these young women.  This  retreat will combine both of the gifts God have given me - the passion to worship and to show His love to  women."
 
Nathalie Kelley
NATHALIE KELLEY

Nathalie Kelley is an ordained minister with multi-faceted creativity. She has ministered to the Lord and to His people with worship arts since the early 1980’s. She has had the awesome privilege of sharing her creativity utilizing visual worship arts. She has helped to birth, launch, and mentor dance teams and ministries. She has ministered at numerous conferences, retreats, Aglow meetings, on Primetime Christian Broadcasting, at the 2005 and 2007 Women of Faith National Convention in San Antonio, and the Joy In Jesus Retreat in Guatemala. Her dance team, The Doorkeepers of His Glory, were blessed to be part of Randall Bane's concert production "The Ark of His Presence" produced by Lamb and Lion Ministry and shown on Daystar and TBN . She was a mentor and instructor at Beltway Park’s “ECHO” Academy of Worship Arts for 6 semesters. She has made her home in Snyder, where she is a member of The Word is Life Deliverance Church.

She is a professional, award winning artist. Her art work graces numerous businesses, homes, offices, and churches. Her commissioned works include various murals for private and corporate collections, portraits, silk flags for worship celebrations and the illustrations for 4 children's books. Nathalie holds workshops and classes to teach others to release their own artistic expressions.

From Nathalie's heart: "I know that He has called me out of darkness and into His marvelous light. I cannot praise Him enough for such great mercy! It is my desire to "make His praise glorious" and to worship God with all my art. I really have a passion to see the people of God equipped and released into their gifts and callings".

 

Kim Gorman Speaker Musican
KIM GORMAN

Kim and her husband, Jack, have been married for 37 years.  In August of 2017 they moved from Snyder, TX, where they had raised their 2 sons and called home for 31 years, to Lubbock, TX, to begin an exciting new chapter in their lives.  For 30 years Kim has taught and led ladies Bible studies whether in churches, at conferences or retreats, in her home, and now, for the past 16 years, in Scurry County jail.

Kim has her Bachelor’s degree in Harp Performance and has played with the Austin, San Antonio, Abilene, and Midland-Odessa Symphonies.  However, she recalls the day when God spoke specifically to her heart and said, “Play for Me!” – and playing the harp took on a whole new meaning and purpose.

 
From Kim’s Heart:  "This year has been a year of many changes – change of home, change of town, change of church, change relationally as we care for our aging parents.  And yet, there is peace as God reminds me that He never changes and He never leaves me or forsakes me.  So the foundation is secure!  Honestly, from my heart, I want to not just live FOR God in these changes, but FROM God; from His life (the life of Jesus by His Spirit) Who lives in me – come what may!!  To Him be the Glory!"
 
Jennifer Young
JENNIFER YOUNG

Jennifer was born and raised in Hermleigh, TX, and currently calls Amarillo, TX home. She is married to Jeremiah and they will celebrate their 10-year anniversary this March. They have two children, Emmalyn (8), a third grader, at Gene Howe Elementary School in Canyon ISD, and Tristan (4), who attends Heroland  Preschool at Trinity Fellowship Church.  Jennifer is a stay at home mother and absolutely cherishes being a wife, and mother to these precious littles God has entrusted her with. Prior to that, Jennifer was a high school business teacher and coach for 9 years. She still teaches and coaches, it just looks a little different.

At Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Jennifer serves in the North College and Early Career ministry, leading a small group, and mentoring young women. She also is a part of the We Are One Women’s ministry team, co-leading a small group, and serving at many women’s events in whatever capacity needed. Jennifer is passionate about equipping and empowering the next generation of young women to know who they are in Christ, find their passion, purpose, and propel them into the calling God has placed on their life. 

 
From Jennifer's Heart: For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21
 
Myra Nelson
MYRA NELSON

Myra Nelson is 27 years young and she currently work as a dental assistant.  Myra takes pleasure in spreading confidence in people through beautiful smiles. She enjoys spending time with her God given family, playing games or enjoying the outdoors.

What she loves most of all is learning about and growing in the gifts of the Spirit.

From Myra's Heart: "I'm passionate about helping people get set free from all types of bondage and filled with the Holy Spirit, who gives them the power to live victoriously and equips them to be exactly who God created them to be."

 

 

     

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