Tina Parker: Loving Loud Leader
One of Tina’s favorite themes is the “less desirable qualities” found in children can be molded into their finest attributes when nurtured by loving parents in a Christian home. This is certainly true of Tina; growing up with the “less than desirable quality” of being loud and talkative. As an adult growing in the Lord, the greatest compliment she has ever received is that she “loves people loud.” This has been one of the driving forces in forming Imago Dei Ministries. Tina enjoys being her husband, Bryan’s, number one fan, mothering their three children and making herself available to God. She has an overwhelming love for any type of athletic endeavor. Her biggest accomplishments have been running marathons,competing in triathlons and adventure racing. Several years ago a friend spoke Romans 10:14-15 over Tina’s life.“How then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the the one whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone teaching them? And how can they preach if they are not sent? As it is written, how beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.” Tina has determined this to be her life verse as she walks out the places God has called her to. She continues to seek His best for her life and Imago Dei Ministries with a wonderful mix of exuberance and humility. Tina’s obedience to walk out God’s vision for Imago Dei ministries and her heart for women to have revelation knowledge of their true images are the threads that bind together all the facets of Imago Dei ministries.
Becca Chase: Finance Girl
Becca Chase is Imago Dei’s resident financial guru. Since “retiring” from the fast and furious world of corporate finance, her life has picked up velocity. Becca is Todd’s wife and spends her days mothering their four children while still making time for her athletic endeavors, which include marathons, triathlons and adventure races. She knows God is a part of her busy life and she has come to rely on this verse from the warrior Joshua: “I will be strong and courageous. I will not be terrified or discouraged; for the Lord my God is with me wherever I go.” Becca is overjoyed to be part of Imago Dei and looks forward to what God has in store. Not only can Becca crunch numbers but she also brings to Imago Dei a tough practical wisdom tempered with her belief that God is our faithful companion and protector.
Karen Simmons: Body Enrichment Enthusiast
Karen is the proud and happy wife of Matthew. She has four fun, energetic boys that are “ALL boy”. She loves staying home with them and is a fitness trainer in her “spare time”. Karen likes to refer to Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me.” She comments, “Stop relying on YOU. Christ can make you so much more, whether during your workout or in everyday life!” Karen is honored to share her gift of encouragement and enthusiasm with Imago Dei. She has a deep passion to encourage individuals that struggle to see what and who they are made for. She likes to push individuals out of their comfort zone so that they can become the salt of the world, in Christ! He gives her a sweet innocent spirit, bringing lots of love to the Imago Dei leadership team.
Joanna Andrews: Go to girl 1
Though Joanna’s best time and energy right now are devoted to her home team (supportive husband Jeff and children Will, Gray, Jane and Josh), she feels honored and called to serve on the Imago Dei leadership team. Through her commitment to Imago Dei over the last several years, God has called Joanna out of her comfort zone and into the abundant life that Jesus offers to all of us. One of her favorite scriptures is John 10:10 when Jesus says “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly!” Joanna’s greatest life passion is Jesus. She also loves to run, exercise, spend quiet time in the Word, serve and drink coffee (we all need a little java and a lot of Jesus everyday!). Through God’s awesome ways of weaving, provision and restoration He has given her the opportunity to do all of these things in the fellowship of women all seeking abundant life with Jesus together. Joanna loves the gracious spirit of Imago Dei and is thankful for a fellowship of women that is always excited to see a new face and welcome a new friend into the sisterhood.
Carol Hewitt: Go to girl 2
Carol Hewitt is Imago Dei’s most recent member of the Leadership Team. Since retiring from thirty (30) plus years as a fitness trainer, Carol has searched for another meaningful path to enrich the lives of the women of our community. Her journey and true walk with Christ began seven (7) years ago at an Imago Dei Image Quest. It has been her relationships with strong women of faith that has led Carol down this new and exciting path. Mother of two wonderful children, Drew Taylor and Joshua and happily married to Andy for 24 plus years, Carol is ready to continue her Christian journey as a leader with Imago Dei. Embracing the scripture of Psalm 46:5 “God is within her she will not fall, God will help her at break of day.” Carol knows it is her time to shine and to share her love for the Lord for all to see.
Gwynn Smithdeal: Queen of Administration
Gwynn is Trip’s wife and mother of three. Her hobbies center on her family and friends, reading talking with close friends and exercising. She feels that her life is defined by Psalm 27:4. “One thing I desired of the Lord and that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon His beauty and to seek Him in His temple.” Gwynn states “To experience the Lord’s hand upon Imago Dei has been an amazing thing. I am excited to be part of a vision of showering women with our Father’s love. I have been amazed at where He has brought this ministry thus far and wait with excitement for what lies in Imago Dei’s future.” Gwynn’s gifts of planning and organizing are amazing assets but the greatest gifts she brings to Imago Dei are her strong faith and her sense of God as a loving, generous Father.
We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins. There is only one true God and that the bible is the one Truth. It is God breathed. God moves through the trinity which is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. You must do only one thing to receive Jesus as your Savior. We are sinners in need of a Savior and we cannot do this on our own. Once we receive God’s grace through accepting Jesus and believing in faith that He died on the cross for our sins then your salvation is sealed and you will spend eternity in Heaven. While we know that faith is not based on works so that no man can boast, we love that the Word also says that we do not light a light and then hide it. We put it on a hill so that all can see and praise our Father in Heaven. We desire to help women understand that there is so much more of experiencing the Trinity while still here on the earth. The majority of women who claim to be believers are missing this better part. This is our passion, that we would change the world starting in our own homes, communities, cities and states so that women would begin seeing their Image in what it was meant to be, in the image of God.
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