Tara DeMaris is the founder and president of Titus II Woman Ministries as well as a contributing writer and speaker. She is the wife to David, seventeen years, and the mother to their four children. Together, they make their home in South Dakota. She is a graduate of Crown College and most passionate about reaching the hearts of women globally through mentorship, friendship and God’s Word. “Make history with God and He will make history through you.”
Amanda Keller is the executive director of ministry training and contributes as a writer and speaker for Titus II Woman Ministry. She is a homeschooling mother of two great children and wife to Nathan of sixteen years. Their family makes their home in North Dakota. Amanda’s passion for leading others in worship shines through along with her love for Jesus, her family and laughter. Amanda holds associates degrees in both music performance and office administration from Trinity Bible College. “Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do but something you raise.” ~Andy Stanley
Nikki Rasmussen is the executive director of communications and contributes as a writer and speaker for Titus II Woman Ministry. She is the mother to four and wife of Tim. Together, they make their home in Texas. Nikki is a graduate of Trinity Bible College and the University of Texas at Arlington. Her passion is to reach women on a daily basis through real life and mentorship. “On the day you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that on the day you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” ~Author Unknown
Tiffany Heth is a regular contributor to the blog and is also on the speaking team for Titus II Woman Ministry. She is the mother to four amazing children and wife to John. Their family make their home in Iowa, where they minister to a congregation of Christian believers. Tiffany is not only a pastor’s wife, but she takes great joy in teaching students English as a second language. “How great is the Father’s love for us that we shall be called children of God, for that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1
Angela Loven is a contributor of the writing team. She is passionate about her relationship with Jesus, seeing others growing in their walk with Christ, prayer, and speaking. Currently, her family resides in Nebraska. She is a pastor’s wife to Lance for over fourteen years and they have four children at home. Two of her favorite words are vulnerable and transparent. Angela strives to live her life authentically through those two words; believing that what she wrestles with and through can be an encouragement to others.
Becky Reid is part of the communications team in editing. Becky has a passion for teaching children. She has five children combined with her husband and has been active in children’s ministry for over ten years. Becky and her family live in Wyoming and help her parents with the church that they establish. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for,” declared the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Cindy Nyberg is a contributor to the blog. Her passion to share the goodness of Jesus Christ spills from the page and into your heart. Cindy is known to light up the room with the joy of Jesus and contagious laughter! Admittedly she says her one and only hobby is enjoying great conversation with friends over a good cup of coffee. She is the wife to Tracy and mom to four. They make their home in Nebraska. “Only one life ‘twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last”-Charles Studd.
Danielle DeBoef is a regular contributor to the Titus II Woman Ministry blog. She is a graduate of Trinity Bible College and passionate about her family. She is the mother to five and her heart hopes to provide hope to women who are hurting. Together, Danielle and Derrick started a ministry called Finishline Ministries where they spread hope to seemingly disqualified. Danielle and her family make their home in Illinois.
Glennette Christian is a regular contributer to the writing team. She is the mother to three grown children and wife to Michale for 39 years. Together they have been to many places throughout the United States in ministry and currently pastor in Missouri. She is also the grandmother to eleven beautiful children and loves every minute she gets with them. Philippians 4:13, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” (NIV)
Jessica Nelsen is a regular writer for the Titus II Woman Ministry blog. She has a passion for revival and worship. She is the homeschooling mother of two daughters and married to Mark for more than a decade. Together, they make their home in Montana where they planted a church in a rural community. Jessica finds great joy in helping others to find freedom through a relationship with Christ. She graduated with a Biblical Studies degree from Trinity Bible College. Jeremiah 20:9 says, “But if I say, ‘I will not remember Him or speak anymore in His name,’ “then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire shut up in my bones; and I am weary of holding it in, and I cannot endure it.” Jessica’s passion for the love of God starts fires of His glory wherever she goes.
Julia Martin is a guest writer for the Titus II Woman Ministry blog while working as a missionary in Mexico with her husband, Duane, and three children. Julia was called as a young girl into missions, but it wasn’t until 2004 while on a trip to Queretaro that they knew as a couple this would one day be their mission field. Psalm 37:44, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
Kelly Havemeier is a regular contributor to the blog. She is the mother to four sweet girls, wife to Lee, and lover of Jesus. She lives on a little acreage, deep in the heart of Iowa, where she can often be found greeting the sunrise on the back porch with a fresh cup of coffee. Kelly is deeply passionate about speaking to the hearts of women in every season of life. She holds an Associate of Arts degree in Youth Development and Bachelor of Arts degree in Church Leadership. “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
Lenna Rivera is a regular contributor to the Tuesday Tips section of the blog as well as studies. She was born and raised in Volgograd, Russia. She grew up in a family that did not know Christ. At the age of ten, she and her brother found a Gospel preaching church and became first the generation of Christ followers in their family. Then, at the age of eighteen, Lenna felt a strong calling for missions and the Lord opened doors for her to become a missionary to the country of Georgia. Today, Lenna and her husband, Zach, reside in Nebraska and they have three children together.
Lorinda Freeman is a contributor to the writing and speaking team of Titus II Woman Ministry. She has a passion and desire to teach children about the love of God. She is a homeschooling mom of four and wife to Chris for nearly two decades. Together they work within their church with the children’s programs making sure the hearts of all the children are being taught God’s love for them. Lorinda and her family make their home in Minnesota.
Michelle Casey is a regular contributor to the writing team for Titus II Woman Ministry. She is the mother to two daughters and wife of over fifteen years to Matthew. Her family live in Nebraska where they are involved ministry. Her favorite verse is from Proverbs 16:3, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”
Mikayla Winafeld is a regular writer on the Titus II Woman Ministry blog. She has a heart for student ministries and seeing lives transformed as well as a passion for worship ministry. Mikayla, her husband, Joey, and their two daughters make their home in Ohio. Mikayla is a graduate of Central Bible College with a bachelor’s in Children’s Ministry and a minor in Music. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all Your heart, lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”
Nancy Bjorklund visits the Titus II Woman Ministry blog throughout the year with inspiration and poetic writing. She lives in Nebraska with her husband, Bob and they are the partent’s to four grown children as well grandparents and great-grandparents. She holds both bachelors and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska in education. Her much loved verse comes from Proverbs 3:5 and 6, “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths”.
Stacey Ray is a regular writer on the Titus II Woman Ministry blog. She has been married to Rex for over 25 years and together they parent four sons. Stacey has a passion to help people become the best that they can be and she currently does that as a community college instructor in psychology and human development. Stacey and her family currently make their home in Minnesota. “To be significant, all you have to do is make a difference with others wherever you are, with whatever you have, day by day.” John Maxwell
Shannon Smith is a regular contributor to the Titus II Woman Ministry blog. She is the mother to three children and wife to Scott for over sixteen years. Together their family makes their home in Minnesota on a 40-acre farm. They love all things outdoors including hunting and fishing and taking care of their chickens and cow. Shannon’s passion lies in teaching her students, writing and reading. Shannon has her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Bemidji State University.
Oriana Reinke is featured on the blog as a guest contributor. She grew up in a large family as the oldest of six kids. She has a passion for adoption as 4 of her younger siblings are adopted. Oriana is married her high school sweetheart, Evan, and will be adding a member to their family this winter in their home in Nebraska. Oriana’s deepest passion is to help sexual assault survivors overcome being a victim and help them realize they are a survivor; that they can get through anything with Jesus.