Patsy Clairmont is a bookish woman who loves words and has a penchant for dark chocolate sorbet. A former agoraphobic, Patsy never imagined more adventure than just making it to the grocery store and safely home again. Instead, for the past 35 years she has been traipsing worldwide, speaking to millions of women, offering spiritual and emotional hope. Patsy lives in Tennessee, which fits her “like a cozy pair of cowgirl boots.” She delights in her two grown sons and two grand boys.
Margaret Feinberg is one of American’s most beloved Bible teachers. Her books and studies have sold more than one million copies, and she was recently named one of fifty women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today. Margaret savors life with Leif, a pastor in Park City, Utah, and their superpup, Hershey. A self-described “hot mess,” Margaret believes some of the best days are spent in jammies, laughing, and being silly.
Mary Graham is best-known as the warm and welcoming person who created a safe space for the thousands of women at Women of Faith events. Originally, Mary travelled with the team as a volunteer while maintaining her day job with Campus Crusade for Christ International (now CRU). In 1998 Mary was named president of Women of Faith and for more than 13 years led the team of hundreds of employees, weekend event staff, production crew, and volunteers while also serving as event emcee.
Nicole Johnson, like many women, has faced spirit-crushing challenges in her life: the divorce of her parents, childhood loneliness, and a difficult marriage that ended in a painful divorce. Her unique ability to portray the inner-most feelings of women facing life’s daily struggles has made her one of the most sought-after creative communicators in America today. A bestselling author, performer, and motivational speaker, Nicole lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and two children.
Christa Kinde is a cheerful homebody who believes in good manners, crazy socks, word games, cat naps, and postage stamps. But most of all, she believes in God. Making her home between misty mornings and brimming bookshelves in Southern California, she writes about her faith with studies, stories, and devotionals that bring truth into focus and give faith a practical spin.
Marilyn Meberg’s previous roles include being a licensed counselor and a college English professor. Never one to avoid pulling a great prank, her stories of tormenting her fellow-Women of Faith speakers are legendary. Among her hobbies you will not find cooking—there is a pillow on her kitchen counter that reads, “I only have a kitchen because it came with the house.” She currently lives in Texas, which she’s been calling an “extended visit” since 2005.
Luci Swindoll has a sense of adventure that just won’t quit. Her exuberant love for life has seen her through a career as a corporate executive at Mobil Oil, performances with the Dallas Opera, and a stint as vice president of public relations at her brother Chuck’s ministry, Insight for Living. Author, speaker, photographer, musician, and artist, Luci lives in Texas in a home that is part art gallery, part library, part studio, and all Luci.
Sheila Walsh first came to fame as a Scottish-born contemporary Christian singer, and the co-host of The 700 Club. But what endears her to audiences is her story of how God met her when she was at her lowest point and lifted her up again. Sheila lives in Dallas with her husband and son, and she loves teaching the Bible, writing daily, her menagerie of animals, and coffee (rumor has it she’s lobbying a well-known coffee chain to add a bigger serving size called “bucket”).
Thelma Wells is a popular author, speaker, and businesswoman. As an African-American woman, Thelma was instrumental in bringing racial diversity to the Women of Faith conferences. Thelma has had her own television show, been an assistant vice president of a bank, and an inspirational public speaker, presenting to over a million people in her lifetime. Her greatest joy is her family: George, her childhood sweetheart for over 55 years and her three children, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.