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 connect with Tracie on her blog at www.traciemiles.com and all social media outlets.

Suzie Eller

Suzie Eller is a Proverbs 31 Ministries author, Encouragement for Today devotion writer, and serves on the Intl. Initiatives team. She has written for First5 and is a Bible Gateway blogger. Her blog (tsuzanneeller.com) has been listed in the top 100 Christian blogs two years in a row. Suzie is an International speaker and Bible teacher. She has been featured on programs such as Focus on the Family, Aspiring Women, The Harvest Show, KLOVE, It’s a Miracle, MidDay Connection, DayStar, and many other radio and television programs. Suzie has published hundreds of articles in magazines such as Today’s Christian Woman, Parenting Today, Woman’s World and others. She’s authored eleven books including her most recent book, The Spirit-Led Heart: Living a Life of Love and Faith Without Borders. Suzie served as a mentor with The Christian Writers’ Guild for seven years and has taught at writers’ conferences across the nation.


Janette Albury

COMPEL Training Coordinator

Janette Albury is the COMPEL Training Coordinator for Proverbs 31 Ministries. She earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Religion and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Liberty University, and serves the Church as a worship leader. Her counseling background, missional mindset and heart for worship make her a unique addition to the Proverbs team. Janette has a strong background in church ministry and discipleship, and has a desire to inspire those around her to live passionately for Jesus Christ. She currently resides in Durham, NC with her wonderful husband and their two sweet miracle daughters.

Katie Haines

COMPEL Administrator

Katie Haines is the COMPEL Administrator for Proverbs 31 Ministries. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Eastern Illinois University and previously worked in marketing communications. She currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and their rescue dog, Olivia.


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