Ann Bowman has been a staff member of Campus Crusade for Christ since 1970. She currently serves with their Global Leadership Development Team and frequently ministers internationally. For 16 years she taught New Testament Language and Literature at the International School of Theology in San Bernardino, California, and prior to that taught in the Philippines and in West Africa. A frequent speaker and prolific writer as well as recipient of numerous awards, she lives in Laguna Niguel, California.
Betsy Durand received her Master of Divinity in Women’s Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in December 2003. She lives in North Carolina where she stays busy as a full-time homemaker and mother of four boys. She also leads the Women’s Ministry at North Roxboro Baptist Church, where her husband serves as pastor. She grew up as a missionary kid in Israel, learning Modern Hebrew and gaining a special appreciation and love for the Jewish people.
Candi Finch received her Master of Divinity with a concentration in Women’s Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2005 and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Systematic Theology from Southwestern. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas, where she is an adjunct faculty member with Southwestern. She has a heart to see teenage girls become mature disciples of Christ and is actively involved as a Sunday School teacher and small group mentor in the student ministry at Glenview Baptist Church.
Christa Friel is Director of Music Ministries at First United Methodist Church of Graham, Texas. A published hymn writer, she is a speaker and worship leader for women’s conferences and retreats. She has a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages and is completing her dissertation for a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theology in May 2011 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sharon Gritz is a freelance writer living in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband Paul, Professor of Church History at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her daughter Lydia is a student at Samford University. Dr. Gritz has served as Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She enjoys writing adult Bible study curriculum for LifeWay Christian Resources. She teaches Bible classes to younger children in an inner-city mission and English as a second language to adults.
Trish Hawley has a Master of Divinity in Women’s Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Christian Education from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work from Tulane University.
Tamra Hernandez has a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages and is a doctoral student in theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her husband have one son, a cancer survivor and college student. They live in Fort Worth, Texas, where they are members of Wedgwood Baptist Church.
Donna Hicks has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina. She also holds a Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages and a Master of Theology from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where she has also completed further post-graduate studies. She is president of Hope for Every Day Ministries. Donna is a speaker, writer, Bible teacher and life coach. Donna resides in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Jennie Huffines received a Master of Divinity in Women’s Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is a homemaker who lives in Brown Summit, North Carolina, with her husband and two daughters. She is active in the children's ministry at Osborne Baptist Church, where her family attends and very active at her daughter's school. She and her husband are also taking classes to become foster parents.
Mary Kassian is an award-winning author, international speaker, and distinguished professor of Women’s Studies at Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She has published several books, including The Feminist Mistake, and has written numerous Bible studies for women, including In My Father’s House, Conversation Peace, and Vertically Inclined. She was also a section editor and contributor to The Woman’s Study Bible.
Rhonda Harrington Kelley is the president’s wife and Professor of Women’s Ministry at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is also a Christian author and speaker. Formerly the director of speech pathology at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Kelley completed advanced degrees at Baylor University and University of New Orleans. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband Chuck, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is Director of Women’s Ministry at First Baptist Church New Orleans.
Kathy McReynolds is Director of Academic Studies at the Christian Institute on Disability at Joni and Friends International Disability Center and a professor in the Bible department at Biola and in the Education department at Liberty. Dr. Reynolds has written several books and articles on theology, ethics, and discipleship as they pertain especially to women. She lives in Oak Park, California, with her husband and three children. She and her family are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westlake Village, California.
Dorothy Kelley Patterson is a homemaker who helps her husband Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, by serving as Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies. With graduate and post-graduate degrees in theology, Dr. Patterson teaches, speaks, and writes for women. She is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, serves on the Advisory Board for the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and attends Birchman Baptist Church. The Pattersons reside in Fort Worth, Texas, but travel extensively throughout the world. Their children are married: Armour and Rachel Patterson live in Arizona; Carmen and Mark Howell, with their daughters Abigail and Rebekah, live in Houston, Texas.
Ashley Cherry Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Baylor University, a Master of Divinity in Women's Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently writing her dissertation for a Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is a frequent speaker and adjunct professor at the Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. She is the wife of Dr. Steven Smith, Dean of the College at Southwestern, and mother of two precious girls.
Donna Thoennes is Associate Professor in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University and involved in orphan care ministry at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada, California. Dr. Thoennes particularly enjoys ministering alongside her husband Erik at Biola, on missions trips, at Grace where he serves in pastoral ministry, and in the home they share with their two daughters, Caroline and Paige.
Joy Martin White received her Master of Divinity degree in Women's Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina. She is currently writing her dissertation for a Doctor of Philosophy in Systematic Theology from Southeastern. She resides in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband Thomas, who is Vice President for Student Services and Communications and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Southwestern; their daughter Rachel; and their two dogs.