Luann is first and foremost a wife to Dwight, mother to Jennifer, AJ and Tiffany and friend to Dwight’s daughters Kim and Christie. Her favorite role is grandmother! She is the Executive Director of Encouragement Café Ministries, Inc. and Host of the weekly radio/podcast show Encouragement Café with Luann and Friends, offering encouragement one cup at a time to women around the world. She is a contributing author of God’s Purpose for Every Woman & The Reason We Speak. Women say Luann’s love for life and her zest for living is contagious. She motivates the immovable, ignites the smoldering and encourages the brokenhearted. If you need to be inspired, challenged and spurred into action, allow Luann to grab your heart, touch your life and make you SMILE! From stained tragedies to the brilliant glow of grace, Luann allows God to use her life struggles and pain to portray a picture of hope and encouragement to others. For more information about Luann, visit www.LuannPrater.com.
T. Suzanne Eller
Suzie Eller loves to come alongside women as they walk in a new direction in family, feelings, and faith. She’s a Bible teacher and storyteller, drawing you deeper into scripture and how to apply that in real life. She is a passionate speaker with a powerful life story who loves to connect with her audience both on and off the stage. Suzie’s own story is of overcoming a painful past to discover intimacy with God, a new identity, and how to live a full, joy-filled, and intentional life. Suzie has spoken to groups of all sizes in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, El Salvador, Jamaica and throughout the United States.
Suzie is a frequent guest on radio and TV programs. She has been featured on programs such as The Harvest Show, MidDay Connection, Focus on the Family, Aspiring Women, At Home Live, KLOVE, PrimeTime America, FamilyLife, FamilyNet, and many others to talk about issues of relevant faith, parenting, teen issues, and overcoming a painful past. She is also a speaker/author with Proverbs 31 Ministries and she ministers to thousands of women daily through Moms Together and Live Free.
Suzie is the author of more than 1000 articles and columns and six books, her latest is The Unburdened Heart: Finding the Freedom of Forgiveness.
But her happiest place is as mom, wife, and Gramma to three beautiful babies. You can connect with Suzie at www.tsuzanneeller.com
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Carol is often described as “animated” and if you look at the definition of that word, it’s actually pretty accurate. Animated means ‘alive…full of movement and activity.’ Carol’s sense of humor combined with her passion to see others come to know Christ and have a dynamic relationship with Him, is a great blend of life and faith. Carol has been in radio for over 15 years, joining the Billy Graham Evangelistic Associations Radio Ministry at WMIT, 106.9 The Light in 2003. In 2006, Carol joined Matt Stockman as a co-host on the Matt and Carol in the morning show. In 2008, Matt and Carol were recognized by the National Religious Broadcasters as the Personalities of the Year. In 2006, Carol received the Southern Gospel DJ of the Year Award for her work on an additional ministry of the BGEA, wfgw.org. 106.9 The Light was also awarded the highest honor in radio, the Marconi Award in September, 2008. In February of 2010, Carol moved to the midday time slot and serves up encouragement during lunchtime from 12-3. She was nominated again this year for Personality of the Year. Carol is a graduate of Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, NC. She lives in the foothills of North Carolina and is the proud mom of Ella. For more information about Carol, visit www.cantcookalick.com.
Dallas is married to her high school sweetheart, Carl, and is a stay at home mom to their four children, Paris, Connor, Carson, and Cooper. Dallas and her husband have co-authored the book Feast of Faith, a Bible study designed for use individually or for small groups to explore the Jewish feasts of the Old Testament and how they relate to modern day Christianity. She is not Jewish but has a Bridegroom for eternity who is and He is the Love of her Life. Dallas speaks at women’s retreats, is involved in a weekly prayer group, has home-schooled her children on occasion, and is frequently found training along with her family for races ranging from 5Ks to marathons and triathlons. Although Dallas has taught Math and Physical Education at the seventh grade level through the college levels, her true passion is teaching others about the fascinating depths of God’s word.
Betty (B) Shoopman
Betty is known to many of us as just “B”. She loves to spend time with hubby, Denny and grandkids when she’s not in her art Studio. B is an established artist in several art media and is best known for her award-winning painting, The Walk to Emmaus, which is currently on loan to THE UPPER ROOM MINISTRIES, Emmaus International Offices in Nashville, TN. In recent years Betty realized God’s plan to use her art for His glory. She is drawn to encourage others to step boldly into what God has put into their hands. She joins The Encouragement EXTREME Event team to paint throughout the event. For more information about Betty or to view her work, visit www.bettyshoopman.com.