Lysa TerKeurst is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited and The Best Yes as well as 18 other titles. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa and her team reach over 1 million women through their First 5 app, 900,000 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 connect the messy parts of life with the miraculous hope of God. Lysa lives in North Carolina with her family. You can connect with her at or on social media @LysaTerKeurst.



Glynnis Whitwer is on staff with Proverbs 31 Ministries as Executive Director of Communications, overseeing COMPEL, the content for She Speaks Conference, and Encouragement for Today devotions, with over 925,000 daily readers. She is the author or co-author of eight books, with her ninth releasing next year.  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. She blogs at

Janette Albury


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.


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 three best-selling books,  Your Life Still Counts: How God Uses Your Past To Create A Beautiful Future and Stressed Less Living: Finding God’s Peace In Your Chaotic World, and Unsinkable Faith: God-Filled Strategies for Transforming the Way You Think, Feel and Live. Her newest book will release on August 1, 2018, titled Love Life Again: Finding Joy When Life is Hard. 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 and all social media outlets..


Lisa Allen is the Executive Director of Ministry Training at Proverbs 31 Ministries. Lisa’s experience as a Board Certified Life Coach, Ministry Consultant and Certified Speaker has uniquely prepared her to develop and facilitate training and workshops for church staffs, leadership teams, women’s ministry teams and executive teams. She also has extensive team coaching experience with organizations locally and internationally facilitating DISC, leadership development, team building and partnership development. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and has two college-age children. She currently serves at Forest Hill Church where she leads Women Under Construction and is active in The Master Program for Women in the Charlotte community. Learn more about Lisa at



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 ( 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 FamilyAspiring WomenThe Harvest ShowKLOVEIt’s a MiracleMidDay ConnectionDayStar, 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 nine books including her most recent book, Come With Me: Discovering the Beauty of Following Where He leads. Her 10th will debut in Oct, 2017 and she’s currently writing her 11th. Suzie served as a mentor with The Christian Writers’ Guild for seven years and has taught at writers’ conferences across the nation.

Suzie serves as community coordinator for Compel.



Kenisha Bethea is the Community Groups Coordinator for COMPEL as well as the Communications Coordinator for Proverbs 31 Ministries. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Arts degree in Religious Journalism from Regent University. Kenisha has written for various newspapers, magazines and websites including the Atlanta Daily World, Good News Magazine and She loves to read Scripture and books based in Scripture. One of the joys of her heart is leading an AWANA class of 15 exuberant second graders at her church each week. She also has an obsession with all things leopard print.



Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and the author of eight books including KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It and When to Say Nothing at All. She is also a writer for Encouragement for Today, the Proverbs 31 Ministries online devotions. She has been a guest on national television and radio programs including The 700 Club, At Home Live, Engaging Women, The Harvest Show, Moody Midday Connection, FamilyLife and Focus on the Family. She is a graduate of Spring Arbor University with a B.A. in Social Science and has been married for over a quarter-century to her college sweetheart Todd. Together they raise their three sometimes quarrelsome but mostly charming children in the boondocks of central Michigan. Her mission is to help women to live their priorities and love their lives. Connect with her at