When She Leads is an active community of women in ministry leadership. Knowing women contribute to high levels of church leadership, we want women to feel encouraged, equipped, and connected. Our podcast, conferences, zoom gatherings, resources, and our all-new care and coaching team are designed with this vision in focus. 

The Core Team

Brenda Leavenworth

Brenda Leavenworth is an author and speaker based in Temecula, CA. Her passion is to help women grow in their knowledge and understanding of Scripture as they pursue Christian maturity. She enjoys traveling the globe to share God’s Word and has written several in-depth Bible studies, including her 2016 release of Proverbs 31 study, Far Above Rubies. Brenda holds a master’s degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Christian Leadership from Calvary Chapel University and has joined their staff as an adjunct professor. As the host of When She Leads podcast, Brenda actively and passionately discusses the complexities and realities of leading ministry as a woman. Married to Ted Leavenworth, who serves as the Senior Pastor of Reliance Church,  together they share three adult children and ten grandchildren. Brenda currently serves and loves her community as the Director of Women’s Ministry at her home church.

Kelly Bell

Kelly has been the Director of Women’s Ministry at Calvary Murrieta for over 30 years and loves what she does. She has a passion to see women grow in their faith and become doers of the Word, not hearers only. She is a conference/retreat speaker, as well as a Bible Study teacher. She is the author of a Bible Study series called “Reasons to Rejoice.”

Concerning Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery, she has a passion to advocate for the rights of the oppressed and exploited, and to “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Kelly is a volunteer for Riverside County’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and oversees the Justice Ministry, working to help people figure out how to use their gifts, talents, and finances in fighting this battle. She also volunteers with other community organizations, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters in the Inland Empire and the Murrieta Food Pantry.

Rosemary Cady

Rosemary lives in Longmont, Colorado, where she serves as the leader of the Women’s Ministry at White Fields Community Church, where her husband, Nick, serves as Lead Pastor. They have four wonderful children, each having a unique testimony of God’s grace in their lives.
Growing up in Oceanside, California, Rosemary is a first-generation American, which made life an adventure and caused her to grow in appreciation for the USA. She came to know the Lord at the end of high school, and started attending Calvary Chapel in Vista, California, where she had the privilege of serving the Lord as a youth group leader. She then spent 14 years serving as a missionary in Hungary, church planting with Calvary Chapel.
Rosemary enjoys hiking, running, cooking, traveling, gardening, teaching the Bible, and most of all: spending time with family.

Krista Fox

Krista and her family live and serve as missionaries in the Amazonian region of Brazil in Belem, Para. She and her husband Kyle have been married for 20 years. They have two sons Aidan and Liam. She and her husband planted Calvary Chapel Belem where Kyle is the pastor and Krista serves as the women’s ministry leader and leads the Proverbs 24:11 ministry (a ministry dedicated to individuals involved in human trafficking and prostitution).

Krista has been involved in ministry for over 15 years. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in counseling focusing on trauma as her heart’s desire is to see the hurt healed and walking with the Lord.

When She Leads Conference

This When She Leads Conference is for every woman serving in ministry! Our theme is “Equipped for a Purpose,” taken from Hebrews 13:20-21.

“Now may the God of peace—who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood, may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May He produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to Him. All glory to Him forever and ever! Amen”. (NLT)

2024 Conference Dates

  • October 18-19, 2024, Murrieta Hot Springs Conference Center, CA
  • June 14-15, 2024, Spain 
  • June 7-8, 2024, Portugal

More dates and locations coming soon!

Zoom Gatherings

Join our When She Leads zoom gatherings, where we spend time getting to know one another and praying together on the first Tuesday of the month beginning January 3, 2023. Come as we join together 2-3 times a year as a community of servant-leaders, like-minded with a desire to ask the Lord to go before us and do mighty works within our congregations, communities, and to the ends of the earth.
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When She Leads is a podcast for women in ministry hosted by Brenda Leavenworth. With over 30 years of ministry experience and a degree in biblical studies, Brenda is uniquely qualified to train and guide the next generation of women leaders in the church. Co-hosts include Rosemary Cady, Krista Fox, and Kelly Bell, each bringing their collective experiences, research, victories, and failures to consider and discuss a range of topics from a biblical and practical perspective.