The Team

More to Be is about more than just one woman's mission to see real change transpire in others through the power of God at work in their lives.  Rather, what you'll find behind the scenes at More to Be is a collection of gals, from all seasons in life, offering their voices as they serve in various capacities.  It is truly a collaborative effort.

Elisa Pulliam, Founder of More to Be

Elisa

Founder of More to Be

Elisa Pulliam is the founder of More to Be, a ministry devoted to inspiring and equipping women to experience a fresh encounter with God and His Word for the sake of impacting the next generation. She is also a certified life coach, coach trainer, mentor, speaker, and author of numerous books, including Unblinded Faith: Gaining Spiritual Sight Through Believing God's WordMeet the New You: A 21 Day Plan for Embracing Fresh Attitudes and Focused Habits for Real Life Change and Impact Together: Biblical Mentoring SimplifiedYou can also find Lisa writing online, contributing to TheBetterMom.com and GirlfriendsinGod, and as well as a speaker at women's events and MOPS groups.
Lisa, as she prefers to be called, counts it a privilege to work with women from all over the world, and in all seasons and stages of life, helping them discover how to join God in His work and cultivate a life of kingdom impact. As a result of what she has experienced through God’s redeeming work in her life and twenty-plus years in youth and women’s ministry, she fully believes that a changed-by-God woman leaves a life-changing legacy that gives Him all the glory.  She and her husband, Stephen, savor life together with their four children.

Kalie

Podcast Co-Host

Kalie Kelch has a passion for youth ministry and helping teens find their true identity in Jesus and develop a lasting relationship with Him. What began as a God-sized dream to minister to youth in an official capacity, culminated when she was offered the position of assistant chaplain at a Christian boarding high school. Before jumping in youth ministry, Kalie worked as a freelance Christian book editor and a public relations professional. She is also a certified Christian life coach and the author of Grab Your Boarding Pass, a tween devotional.

In addition to spending time with God and nurturing those He puts in her path, Kalie has a variety of interests outside of ministry, including reading, cycling, traveling, playing the piano, woodworking, and gardening. A perfect day for her is spending time with her family or students playing together or engaging in meaningful conversations. Kalie is married to her best friend, and together they have two teenage children. Connect with Kalie on Facebook and Instagram.

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Stephanie Gaddis

Stephanie

M2B Tribe Co-Leader

Stephanie is a wife and mom of six. She grew up in Arkansas, but after moving to RI over two decades ago, she now comfortably calls Rhode Island home. As a seasoned mom and homeschooler, she is confident that following God’s calling is always an adventure – even when it shows up as potty training, long division, laundry, and teen drivers. She is passionate about helping others thrive as they walk God’s adventure in their own lives. You can connect with Stephanie on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/StephanieGaddisWrites/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/stephaniegaddiswrites/) and her blog, StephanieGaddis.com.

Jaci

M2B Tribe Co-Leader, and Prayer Leader

Jaci is first a wife to her husband Ramon, and momma to their three children. She serves at her church as a Youth Leader Coach, walking alongside the leaders, students and their families.

She and her husband have been in youth ministry for 10 years. Jaci is passionate about living in community with others and seeing the gospel transform lives. She enjoys coffee and tacos and great conversation. She can be found on IG @jaclynquintero and occasionally blogs at www.oxenandchickens.wordpress.com

Jaci
Lori Sammartino

Lori

M2B Tribe Co-Leader

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, Lori has 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.LoriSammartino.com.

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