January 2007

Anita Carman

Get to know Anita Carman, one of our Gifted for Leadership editorial advisors.

Anita Carman knows a thing or two about new beginnings.

At the age of 17, following a childhood filled with emotional trauma and incredible challenges, Anita arrived in the United States to build a new life. Before coming to the states, Anita woke up on what she thought was a normal morning to find her world had unraveled in an instant: her mother took her own life.

Although ...

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Brenda Salter McNeil

Get to know Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, one of our Gifted for Leadership editorial advisors.

Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil is a powerful, prophetic preacher and thought-leader in the field of racial and ethnic reconciliation. She has more than 20 years of experience and speaks at conferences, on college and university campuses, and in churches around the world. Her mission is to inspire every mind and ignite every heart.

Brenda earned her bachelor's degree from Rutgers ...

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Julie Pierce

Get to know Julie Pierce, one of our Gifted for Leadership editorial advisors.

Julie Pierce has one big dream: to empower leaders to change the world.

Julie does this through one-on-one coaching, consulting teams and communicating with groups through Empowered by Pierce. She is on the board of advisors for Gifted for Leadership as well as Today's Christian Woman magazine and the presenting partner for ProvenWay Ministries monthly Leaders Lunches. She ...

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Linda Miller

Get to know Linda Miller, one of our Gifted for Leadership editorial advisors.

As a trainer and coach, Linda Miller believes that successful businesses are supported by strong internal dynamics. Linda helps organizations create a corporate climate that allows individuals to excel and teams to perform.

Linda's credentials make her a leader among corporate trainers and coaches. Holding two master's degrees, Linda worked for 12 years in the behavioral science ...

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Miriam Adeney

Get to know Miriam Adeney, one of our Gifted for Leadership editorial advisors.

Miriam Adeney is an international speaker, teacher, and writer with a widespread and varied ministry. She has written dozens of articles and books, including A Time for Risking: Priorities for Women and Daughters of Islam: Building Bridges with Muslim Women. She currently holds teaching positions at Seattle Pacific University, Regent College, and Fuller Theological Seminary, ...

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Nancy Beach

Get to know Nancy Beach, one of our Gifted for Leadership editorial advisors.

Nancy Beach is a speaker, author, visionary leader, and champion for the power of the arts and artists in the local church. She served for more than 20 years as the programming director for Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago, a congregation known around the world for creating culturally relevant, biblically based services that make full use of the arts.

Dedicated ...

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Carla Barnhill

Get to know Carla Barnhill, one of our Gifted for Leadership editorial advisors.

Carla Barnhill is the author of numerous articles and two books, The Myth of the Perfect Mother and Blessings Every Day, which has sold more than half a million copies and was awarded the 2002 Gold Medallion Award. Carla has been an editor in the Christian publishing market for more than 10 years, working in both magazine and book publishing.

The former editor of Christian ...

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Sarah Sumner

Get to know Dr. Sarah Sumner, one of our Gifted for Leadership editorial advisors.

Sarah Sumner is Dean of A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary. She is also an instructor for classes here and resides in Redding, CA. She is also an aerobics instructor at Goa Wellness Center. She's been married to Jim Sumner for 10 years. Sarah and Jim are in the process of adopting a little girl.

Sarah has earned four degrees, including a BA from Baylor University, an MA from ...

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Andrea Buczynski

Andrea Buczynski graduated from Penn State University and after joining the Campus Crusade for Christ staff, reported to her first assignment at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She stayed in the Midwest, moving to universities in Wisconsin and Indiana and then back to Wisconsin, where she was the associate area director.

After a U.S. campus restructuring in 1991, Andrea ...

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Elisa Morgan

Get to know Elisa Morgan, one of our Gifted for Leadership editorial advisors.

Since 1989, Elisa Morgan has served as CEO of MOPS International, an outreach ministry to moms with more than 4,000 groups in over 36 countries. Elisa is a sought-after public speaker to varied audiences. Her books include Twinkle, Naked Fruit, and The Orchard; her writings also include the Mom's Devotional Bibleand Mom, You Make a Difference. With Carol Kuykendall, she has ...

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