We invite you to meet the amazing women that serve as our M2B Mentoring Training & Study leaders. These gals have all completed the six-week Mentoring Training Course and found the experience so incredibly rich, they have volunteered to lead groups of women who desire to dip their toe in the world of mentoring!
These leaders will bring women on a journey through Impact Together: Biblical Mentoring Simplified, written by Elisa Pulliam, within a super easy to use closed Facebook community group, and continue to support the completed six-week course participants with ongoing encouragement in their mentoring groups.
For more information about joining a study, click here.
Meet Our Leaders
Sarah lives in Ohio with her two children, Hannah and Owen. Although she’s dreamed of becoming a writer since age 8, her dream wasn’t realized until she began Making Much of Him 365 – a blog about intentionally making much of Jesus every day of the year, weaving Him throughout daily life. Sarah’s writing centers on God’s love and faithfulness -‐ Psalm 36:5, “Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.”
Sarah grew up West Virginia and earned a Journalism degree from West Virginia University and a Master’s degree in Teaching English from Marshall University. Before writing full-time, she worked in public relations and taught high school English. Sarah loves spending time with her family and friends, serving others, reading, learning, and teaching. She has a heart for marriage and mentoring wives as well as teens. You can connect with heron her blog, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Visit Sarah at Making Much of Him 365.
Meet Lori Sammartino, repurposed school teacher turned women’s Life Purpose Coach and firm believer that “all things have the potential to be made anew.” From this fundamental belief springs forth Lori’s mission: to inspire contagious hope in women and girls in search of a fresh start or new beginning,
because where there is hope, miracles blossom.
Since 2007, when Lori founded Bloom Into Being, LLC, she’s been providing individual and group coaching services and offering creative arts workshops and trainings with the purpose of empowering women and girls to discover their own God-given talents and gifts. Prior to that, Lori built her coaching experience in the Pittsburgh public school system where she served as an Education Coach, helping staff improve in their reflective practice as teachers. From that role, a passion was sparked in Lori to see others grow both personally and professionally, and that’s what led her to earn life coaching certification in 2006.
Because Lori enjoys showcasing God’s creative potential to remake, restore, and repurpose human lives for His splendor and glory, she’s ready to encourage and equip you for the exciting journey that lies ahead. Let today be the first day of the rest of your life when you choose to embark upon all that life coaching has to offer. Visit Lori at www.bloomintobeing.com.
As a Certified Life and Business Coach, Female Entrepreneur, Ministry Leader, Dance Choreographer, Manager and Stylist, Vanessa works with women daily to be the BEST they can be through encouragement, accountability, praise, fashion and personal style, goal setting and support. It is her passion to truly inspire women and to help them to achieve greatness in their life and work place. She helps bring the vision for your life and/or business ALIVE again! Not only can it be brought alive again, but it can become FABULOUSLY ALIVE! She is passionate about serving as a success/business life coach for women including busy moms, female entrepreneurs and college students. Visit Vanessa at http://www.vanessakromer.com/.
Jaci serves in full-time ministry with youth and their families and Spanish speakers alongside her husband Ramon, for whom she has been married to for almost 4 years. They have two lovely daughters! Jaci considers herself a full time homemaker, although she has a background in physical therapy. Her passion is for the Bible and encouraging others. She also blogs at Desiring to Be Titus 2, inspired from the challenge found in Titus 2:3-5. Jaci’s life verse is Phil. 3:10. Visit Jaci at www.desiringtobetitus2.com.
First and foremost, Susan considers herself a child of the King, followed by being a wife and mommy to four beautiful children (three girls and a boy). She is also Momma to several teenagers in her youth group that just really need and want someone other than their parents that they could talk to and question about so many things! Her heart for teens stems from that longing she had when she was a teen for someone to answer her questions! She doesn’t want others to be lost because no one was available to answer their questions. Susan lives on a small hobby farm in northern Indiana, where she loves to garden, read, go for long walks, camp, and hang with her friends and family and all of their animals! Visit Suz at http://www.mommasuzs.blogspot.com/.
Elisa is a life-long mentor, professional trainer, speaker, and trained Christian life coach whose purpose is to help women and girls of all ages become all that God has called them to be. She passionately and energetically shares her life experiences to encourage, support and spiritually mentor others through authenticity and transparency, but most of all based on the Word of God. She is the founder of Divine Exchanges, an organization committed to equipping and empowering individuals, families and communities in making a difference in the lives of future generations through Leadership, Mentorship, and Discipleship. As a wife to Brent and a mother to her two lovely daughters, she faithfully embraces her first calling to serve those within her home. Visit Elisa on Twitter at @DivineExchanges and her website (once it debuts) www.divineexchanges.org.
Josie is a mom of two. She can be found at her church nearly every night of the week – whether it be for the kids’ basketball, taking the kids to other various activities, or teaching or taking classes herself. Josie is a part of the women’s leadership team in her church’s care ministry, and she has led and co-led several classes and support-focused groups. She received certification in Biblical counseling from Southwestern Baptist in Fort Worth, Texas in August of 2013.
While Josie loves participating in all areas of women’s ministry, her current focus is as the volunteer coordinator and facilitator of her church’s single moms’ ministry, which she – as a single mom, herself – helped to initiate in the fall of 2011. Josie loves to read, loves to write, and loves to teach. Her heart in ministry is to help the lost and the hurting find the hope and peace that only Jesus can provide, to allow her testimony to be a demonstration of Christ’s healing redemption, and to live her life in a way that reflects the glory of the One she serves. Visit Josie on Facebook and at her blog www.christian-single-mom.blogspot.com.