About

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 be equipped, encouraged, and connected. Our podcast, conferences, ZOOM gatherings, resources, care and coaching team are designed with this vision in focus. 

Leadership Cohorts

Join our Leadership Cohorts for a transformative journey! We’re a community of women in ministry, offering support, connection, and prayer. Led by experienced coaches, our monthly ZOOM meetings focus on different leadership topics, fostering growth and unity!

The Core Team

Brenda Leavenworth

She 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.

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 has written several in-depth Bible studies, including her 2016 release of Proverbs 31 study, Far Above Rubies. Brenda enjoys traveling the globe to share God’s Word and holds a master’s degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Christian Leadership from Calvary Chapel University, where she has recently become adjunct faculty. 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, Brenda currently serves and loves her community as the Director of Women’s Ministry. Together they have three adult children and ten wonderful grandchildren.

Kelly Bell

Kelly is the director of Women’s Ministry at Calvary Murrieta for over 35 years. Her passion to see women grow in their faith and become doers of the Word.

Kelly has been married to Brian, Senior Pastor of Calvary Murrieta, for 40 years. They have two children and 5 grands!
Kelly has been the Director of Women’s Ministry at Calvary for over 35 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 teacher, a devotional writer, and author of a Bible Study series called “Reasons to Rejoice.”
Concerning Human Trafficking and other injustices, 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 feels compelled to do whatever she can to help “ensure justice for those being crushed.” (Proverbs 31:8-9) Kelly volunteers for the Riverside County’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force whenever possible and oversees the Justice Ministry at her church, working to help people figure out how to use their gifts, talents, and finances in fighting this battle. She also loves to serve in her community and volunteers with various other organizations, including the local chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Rebirth Homes, California Family Life Center, and the Murrieta Food Pantry.
As far as hobbies go, Kelly loves to run, cycle, hike, and anything else that burns calories! She loves to read, eat, play with her grandkids, travel, go to the beach, and find ways to share Jesus with her world!

Rosemary Cady

Rosemary spent 14 years as a missionary in Hungary, church planting with Calvary Chapel.

Rosemary Cady is a pastor’s wife, serving at White Fields Community Church in Longmont, Colorado. A Southern California native, she spent 14 years as a missionary in Hungary, church planting with Calvary Chapel. She and her husband Nick have four children. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and sharing God’s Word.

Krista Fox

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

Krista Fox and her family lived and served 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 pastored and Krista served as the women's ministry leader and led 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's degree in counseling focusing on trauma as her heart's desire is to see the hurt healed and walking with the Lord.

Conferences

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)

Equipped for a Purpose dates

West Coast Conference

OCT 18-19, 2024 | Murrieta Hot Springs Resort

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Podcast

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.