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SPEAKER - Becca Gray

Becca met her husband Paul on a blind date, where he shared his desire to serve on the mission field. That began their preparation for a life overseas, and they lived in Ethiopia for six years where Paul trained African Christian doctors in surgery and together they discipled the doctors' families. Becca knows firsthand many of the challenges that come with ministry, and she is passionate about serving people in local or overseas ministry.

Becca and Paul have three children: Nathan (11), Lydia (9), and Elizabeth (2). Becca has a masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in Cross Cultural Ministries. She spends her time volunteering for her kids’ school and teaching Bible classes at their church.

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WORSHIP LEADER - Joy Beless

Joy has a heart for leading worship and encouraging women in their faith journey. Having lived internationally, she brings a unique perspective to both. Joy leads worship weekly in the Dallas area, where she lives with her husband Roger, and at retreats and conferences globally. She understands third culture kids and is inspired by her children’s choices to serve in the military and with Every Village, a ministry based in South Sudan. She is “JoJo” to her six young grandchildren.

Partner with Joy:  

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Crystal Boecker

Crystal is a trained Spiritual Director, Counselor and Pilates instructor and enjoys using every bit of each of these practices to ignite women’s curiosity and love for the Lord! She lives in Denver Colorado with her dapper husband and has 2 delightful daughters. Crystal and her husband were global workers in East Asia for 20 years. 

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Diane Farris

Diane has a servant’s heart and genuinely loves people. She lives and works in Colorado as an Elementary English Language Specialist, working with families from around the world. She grew up on church camps, serving early in life--from clear cutting paths to roofing to the kitchens. Diane teaches Sunday School, helps with VBS at her church, and in recent summers, Ensenada, Mexico, a sister church.  She loves to listen, encourage, and give of her time and talents ~sometimes in unexpected ways! The awesomeness of God, fellowship with others, and nature still overwhelm her.  A widow, Diane has three grown children, two daughters, and a son, married with three boys! 

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Stacey Jaramillo

Stacey is from Boulder Colorado. She has been married to her husband for 22 years and is a mother of three children. She has been a Licensed Cosmetologist for 29 years and is thrilled to use her gifts and talents to serve at her first Azmera Retreat. She owned her own salon, Divine Creations for 7 years in Erie, Colorado. She also served as a Group Leader for Bible Study Fellowship for 5 years. She enjoys arts and crafts so she's enjoyed being a part of her church’s Vacation Bible School as a Decoration Coordinator for many years. Her hobbies include working on puzzles with her husband, reading, journaling, and coloring.

Partner with Stacey:

Elise Pistor

Elise loves Jesus and delights in encouraging and affirming women of all ages in their walk with Christ. Calling Dallas, TX, home for 30+ years, she and Jeff have been married for 25 years, have two sons, and a daughter at Baylor! After 23 years as a pilot for American Airlines, Elise retired to homeschool their three children, assuming the director role of the international homeschool program, Classical Conversations, for seven years. Outside of her biweekly discipleship group for her own spiritual growth and accountability, she leads a monthly ladies prayer group where she models enthusiasm for Christ, passion for the Bible, and commitment to regular accountability. Recently, Elise completed her master’s degree in International Relations through Liberty University to enhance her undergraduate Business and Aviation Degrees. The fuel that drives her comes from consistent early mornings on her front porch where she loves meeting with the Lord daily.

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Patti Weber

Patti is a Registered Nurse and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Corvallis Oregon.  This is her third Azmera Haven retreat and she is so excited to be able to support and encourage the women who will come for this time of refreshment.  Patti loves working with the youth at her church and spending time with her family and friends, as well as outdoors in God's amazing creation.

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***Azmera is a registered 501(c)3. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you!***