Gayle Thornberry - As founder of the ministry in 2006, Gayle brings vision, direction and leadership to her role at the helm. She provides our team with theologically sound and impactful teaching of the Word. Her gifts have taken her into many denominations, states and settings as a Keynote Speaker. Her humor is contagious while her ability to speak the truth in a way that the "hard stuff" is received and learned is easily evident. Gayle is a story-teller, whose real-life personal experience stories will have you laughing in the aisle, as she weaves them into a message of truth. She and her husband, Wes, are both pastors, living in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley where they love to travel and go RVing. They have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.
Jessica Grimbleby – Jessica owns the stage in her performance of the character "Yare," a young mother who feels defeated, rejected and never good enough at anything she does. Jessica's natural style brings a "believability" of which all will relate. Jessica's drive and organization are a natural fit for her role in marketing and promotion for Delightfully Restored. Jessica is a mom to two fun-loving kids, Connor and Isla, and is wife to her high school sweetheart, Ian. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys blogging and photography, as well as being actively involved in her local MOPS group.
Ev Horne - As "Ministry Coordinator" Ev is the wheel that keeps this ministry rolling smoothly. She has a God-given gift of "empowerment" and organization. "Miss Ev" negotiates event contracting and heads up all technical aspects of getting from one place to the next. She empowers a large volunteer base at each conference to accomplish the task of setting up, tearing down and re-loading all ministry equipment and supplies, keeping us stocked and ever-ready for the next event. Ev's natural leadership style keeps us inspired and reminded of the privilege of serving God through this ministry. She loves music, people and watching God change lives with His love and grace. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska and attends Two Rivers Community Church of the Nazarene, the farthest north Church of the Nazarene.
Lisa Seaton - Delightfully Restored Women's Conferences have been blessed with an anointed worship leader in Lisa. After ushering us into the very presence of God's throne-room, we will emerge with a new sense of being restored! She brings life and humor to her character of "Awzab," a Jewish mother-in-law with a story of God's redemptive love, in an original musical drama set in Biblical times. Lisa began singing in church at the age of seven and has been in full-time ministry since 2000, having served as director of youth and music ministries throughout Texas and Arizona. Lisa and her husband, Chris, live on a farm in West Texas where they oversee an outreach ministry to nursing home residents and incarcerated youth called Providing Life Ministries.
Chris Seaton – How blessed can six ladies be to have Chris travel and share in this ministry with us. He and Lisa have a passion for leading others into the throne room of God through intimate worship. Chris began playing the piano at the age of three and spent his teenage years traveling across the country ministering in various churches and concert halls. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and has served as a pastor and chaplain in Texas and Georgia for the past twenty-five years. Chris and his wife, Lisa, live on a farm in West Texas where they oversee an outreach ministry to nursing home residents and incarcerated youth called Providing Life Ministries.
Dianne Sackrider - Dianne is a member of the Board of Directors for our parent company "Hepzibah Word & Worship, Inc." and our accountant. Dianne's key role is to ensure that this ministry fulfills its mission statement as a "theatrical and teaching ministry dedicated to glorifying God through the spoken Word, worship and drama. Our purpose is to lead people to identify the value of a higher standard of Christian living, while reaching out to the least, the last and the lost, through the gift of Jesus Christ, resulting in restored wholeness." Dianne is a "deep well" of spiritual guidance and encouragement for this ministry as she seeks prayerfully to keep us focused on our purpose as our Board Representative, so that faithfulness and integrity remain the foundation of our operations. Dianne and her husband, Dale, live in Sun City, Arizona. They have 5 grown children and 9 grandchildren, whom they love spending time with.
Pam Roberson - Everything Delightfully Restored Women's Conferences is about is held together by prayer. Pam has answered the call to serve as "Director of Intercession." She heads up a team of ladies who are devoted to praying over every aspect of this ministry. This team of "prayer warriors" receives prayer requests from our web-site and conferences, taking those before God in intercession. If there is contact information attached to the request, these ladies call and personally pray with the individual, or they pray until they feel a "release." This ministry is blessed beyond what we could hope or imagine because of them. Pam and her husband, Scott, are retired from farming in Olton, Texas. They have two grown children, Derek and Joni.