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.
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.
Lynne Kelly is a pastor's wife, missionary, and church planter currently leading Women's ministry at WestChurch, Florida. She has been in full-time ministry for over 20 years. Lynne and her family spent ten years in East Africa planting CC Kampala. It was during that time that God grew in her a love to see women grow in their relationship with Jesus. She has a passion to see women succeed wherever God has called them, balancing their family and ministry. Lynne has been married to Brian for almost 25 years; they have three grown children. She also works in real estate and loves hosting a party for any occasion.
Shirley Ruiz is the Church Administrator of Reliance Church in Temecula, California with over 30 years of ministry experience. Her duties span from church finances, Human Resources, and church law with a passion for effective and accurate record keeping, church structure, and assisting pastors to carry out their vision. Shirley also serves on the Women’s Ministry Board. Shirley and her husband Mike were married in 1989 and together they have four adult children and two grandchildren.
Krista Rull is an Administrative Assistant at Reliance Church for the Women’s Ministry. Her love for God’s people and ministry were cultivated through her time at Calvary Chapel Bible College and her service with the On The Edge Youth Program. Krista and her husband, Royce serve in the worship team, and occasionally in Reliance’s Student Ministries. She has a heart to serve in administrative work and event planning.