Wendy Owens grew up in beautiful East Texas. In 2014, after moving “home” to Tyler, she married Dusty, who she first met while attending Bullard High School. They have an older son, Evan, a daughter, KeyLee, a younger son, Michael, and a very active puppy named Petra. Wendy, Dusty, and family have attended Rose Heights since early 2014. Wendy has taken a break from 25 years in the oil and gas industry, and is currently teaching at Arp High School. Wendy loves traveling, reading a good book, quiet time, and Jesus.
Julie Townsend was raised in Tyler, Texas and after graduating college moved to Hilo, Hawaii to work in a church. While there, she met and married her husband, Allen. They have been blessed with 2 beautiful daughters. After almost 14 years of ministry in Hawaii, she and her family returned home and joined the pastoral staff at Rose Heights. She is excited about what God has in store for the Refresh 2019 weekend.
Jan Hart runs her own business and enjoys teaching women how to create a new wardrobe with accessories. However, what Jan enjoys more is sharing God’s word with the many women she encounters. Jan is passionate about sharing her experience of transformation, freedom, and her discovery of the power of the Holy Spirit. Jan is married to Kent and they have 4 grown sons.
Angie McHann serves with her husband as the Children’s Pastors at Rose Heights. They have been in full time children’s ministry for 22 years. She is an RN, a business owner and volunteers helping women learn job skills at a local organization. She is passionate about helping women find who they are in Christ so they can reach their God-given potential.
Noelle Bonnette has been attending Rose Heights since 2013. Noelle is passionate about seeing others connect as the body of Christ. She serves as the greeter coordinator, leads a small group, and this year will begin to teach the Bible study, Believe, which she has written. Noelle is married to Ben Bonnette and has three boys; Hunter, Tanner, Zayin, and a Great Dane named Loretta. Noelle homeschools her youngest son and cares for her elderly mother-in-law. Noelle loves to read in her free time.
Denise Smith, a native Houstonian, retired to Tyler 3-years ago after living in the Boston area for over 20 years. Denise is a wife, mother and proud grandmother of three. Denise has been attending Rose Heights for over two years. Denise’s faith is the driving force in her life, but has not always been – while she identified as a Christian during her adult life, her faith and true relationship with The Lord has deepened profoundly over the last several years.
Susan Anderson was born in Vietnam and moved to Australia when she was three months old. She grew up in a suburb in Sydney, where she developed roots, pursued her education and career. Susan is the proud wife of Reece, a native Texan who she met in Australia. They were married in 2008 and moved to Texas a year later. They have two beautiful children, Sydney and Lachlan.
Susan was raised in Buddhist, traditional Vietnamese family. Despite this, the Lord pursued her in a very personal way, and she accepted Him in her life when she was 16 years old. Her life is a testimony of God’s relentless love, forgiveness and faithfulness.
Melody Nichols and her husband Fred Nichols are the founders and directors of Ishmael’s Blessing International, a ministry that focuses on engaging the Muslim world. From their local church in Dearborn, Reach International, they have developed the ministry models and techniques used to train workers and effectively share the message of Christ with their Muslim neighbors. It is Melody’s conviction that the integrity of the Scriptures can be upheld while respecting the cultural beliefs of others.
Along with Bejé being a committed Jesus follower, she is a happy wife, blessed mother & Gigi. She is passionate about all aspects of health in body, soul and spirit.
Bejé is a Certified Nutrition Coach who believes God created each of us to live longer and healthier lives. She uses her knowledge and expertise to educate and inform those who desire to thrive rather than just barely survive. Bejé is actively involved in her church and loves leading “The Daniel Plan Bible Study” for women who are hungry to learn ways they can bring honor God in their body.
What does your prayer life look like? How would you rate your relationship and intimacy with the Lord? Do you have faith to believe “With God, everything is possible?” If you are weak in prayer and faith and you desire a greater intimacy with your Creator, join us for this session on praying shameless persistent prayers.
Heather Allen is a wife and mother who loves to serve and share Jesus. Heather believes in the power of prayer and the benefits of an intimate relationship, through prayer with the Father. “If you keep on knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence.” Luke 11:8b
Miranda Gregory is a recent graduate of University of Texas at Tyler. She is a first year teacher at Bell Elementary where she teaches 5th grade Science. Miranda has been attending Rose Heights since 2016, and joyfully serves as Worship Leader for the College and Career group and is also a member of the Praise and Worship team. Miranda has a servant’s heart and enjoys going on mission trips; as well as, any opportunity to worship and share the word of God.
Janet Burns has been married for 42 years and have raised two children and are blessed with five grandchildren. Janet and her husband Mike have pastored a church in Canton, Texas for 27 years. She serves on the board of Hope Pregnancy Center, a pro-life organization with biblical principles for women. Janet’s true passion is to see women find their identity in Christ and walk in the fullness of their unique giftings.
Jammie Black is a Christian Journaling Blogger who is passionate, slightly goofy but always “real”. She is a fun-loving friend and journal teacher. Jammie says she is obsessed with having a good pen, coffee, and great talks. Jammie’s greatest quest in life is to inspire others to have a more fulfilling life through their connection with Jesus. Jammie lives in Plano, Texas.
There is a constant battle going on around us. It can be intense and unrelenting. Electronics, music, people and social media are all vying for a hold within our thought life. They want us to buy certain things, think a certain way, see our self in a way that benefits them, etc. The battle is so intense on the mind, because all sin begins as a thought. Your thoughts become words, then your words become actions and your actions become habits or your life style. Your thoughts control your everyday life and your future, SO one of the most important things that we can do is to learn to guard, strengthen and renew our minds, since that is where the battle for sin begins.
Amanda has been married to her college sweetheart, Jerrod, for 15 years and is a mom to 4 amazing children Victoria, Ella, Benjamen and Sophia. She has served in multiple ministries and non-profits over the last 20 years and has served with Rose Heights Church in the Missions and Outreach Ministry and in the College Ministry alongside her husband for last 7 years. God sought Amanda out, saved her, and set her free from many years of dysfunction, abuse and pain. One of her greatest joys is seeing others experience the same freedom she has experienced. Along with her family and ministry, she also enjoys traveling, reading biographies, drinking good coffee and having sincere, transparent conversations.