Our Team



Lysa TerKeurst

President

Lysa TerKeurst is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited and The Best Yes as well as 19 other titles. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa and her team reach over 2 million women through their First 5 app, over 1 million women through their daily online devotion, and thousands more through online Bible studies, social media, radio and more. As a speaker for over 40+ events annually, she is passionate about helping women uncomplicate the deeper truths of scriptures and connect the messy parts of life with the miraculous hope of God. Lysa lives in North Carolina with her family.

Glynnis Whitwer

Executive Director of Communications

Glynnis Whitwer is on staff with Proverbs 31 Ministries as Executive Director of Communications, overseeing COMPEL, the First 5 app content, content for She Speaks Conference, and Encouragement for Today devotions, with over 1 million subscribers. She is the author or co-author of 10 books. She also served as the general editor for the NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible featuring 366 Proverbs 31 Ministries’ devotions. Glynnis has a degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Arizona State University and worked as a PR writer before joining the staff of Proverbs 31 Ministries in 1998. Glynnis and her husband Tod live in Glendale, Arizona. They have five young adult children.


Tracie Miles

Director of COMPEL Training

Tracie Miles is the Director of COMPEL at Proverbs 31 Ministries, and has been a member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries Speaker and Writer teams since 2006. She is the author of four best-selling books, Love Life Again (2018), Unsinkable Faith (2017), Your Life Still Counts (2014), and Stressed Less Living (2012). Tracie is a contributing author to the NIV Women’s Devotional Bible and the Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today Daily Devotional Book, in addition to being a monthly contributing writer for the Proverbs 31 Ministries Encouragement for Today daily devotions. Tracie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and worked in human resources, operations management and corporate training prior to working in full time ministry. She has 3 children and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can also connect with Tracie on her blog at www.traciemiles.com and all social media outlets.

Ashley Jackson

COMPEL Community Coordinator

Ashley Jackson is the COMPEL Community Coordinator and joined Proverbs 31 Ministries in 2019. She is an author who loves encouraging women in Christ to walk boldly in their identity and calling. She has written a book about her depression, ``The Blessing of Being Broken``, a Bible study by the name of ``Called to Build`` on the book of Nehemiah and recently released a podcast by the same name to equip women to take steps toward the dreams God has placed in their hearts. She is a wife of eleven years, a mother of two little boys, and a lover of all things social media. You can connect further with Ashley at www.ashleymorganjackson.com and all social media channels.


Katie Haines

COMPEL Coordinator

Katie is our behind-the-scenes guru for all things technical and beautiful. She uploads the teaching content to the website after watching, listening and editing every teaching carefully. She is responsible for making sure communications to our membership database go out on time and handles other administrative tasks for COMPEL. She connects with members who have questions or concerns and has a precious heart for serving the needs of our members. Katie also works with our teaching guests, making sure they are taken care of and that we receive the teachings on time, in addition to maintaining the vendor content on the Communicator’s Marketplace. Katie also handles a lot of important administrative tasks and organization of projects, such as the COMPEL book clubs and other COMPEL initiatives, as well as managing the COMPEL blog. Katie holds a Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Illinois University in Journalism and worked in marketing communications prior to working in full-time ministry. She resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, son and a rescue poodle.