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SPEAKER - Beth Kliewer

Beth loves her Savior; spending quality time together is priceless. She can’t get enough of following Jesus on various adventures from her Bakersfield California home to Ireland, Texas, Hungary, and back again. Through 30 years of marriage, 4 kids, multiple callings, she has focused on encouraging and loving the least of these. Bringing hope for the hopeless, loving the forgotten, and touching the sick in Jesus' Name is who she is.

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Debi has been involved in short-term ministry work around the world for several years and has a deep desire to "serve the servant" abroad. She loves to be involved in women's ministry conferences; teaching, speaking, encouraging, listening, praying for, and of course, leading women into God's courts with praise, where we can find contentment and God's great joy! Debi and her husband live in Canon City, Colorado and own an excavation and wildland firefighting company. They are co-founders of Pearls of Education Foundation, a charity that provides education and restoration to Liberian students. Debi is the co-author of the children's book "A Girl Like Me."

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Tracy Adreon

Tracy is honored to serve alongside others to encourage and refresh women serving overseas. She recently retired from IBM where she focused on equipping others to succeed through marketing and sales. She is from Evergreen, CO, and attends Rockland Community Church as an elder, Bible study teacher, communion server, and scripture reader. Tracy loves encouraging and leading others and in her free time, she can usually be found outdoors hiking, playing tennis, or reading. She shares two daughters Nicole (26) and Elise (24) with her husband Jim.

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Heather Fowler

Heather Fowler is the Co-Founder of Gracious Ministries along with her husband, Alan. Heather is a retired teacher and now devotes much of her time to social media ministry. Heather and Alan are in Marriage Ministry and Heather has authored several books and Bible studies while teaching and speaking to women and men across the country and around the world. Some of her most precious ministry opportunities have been spent encouraging women in their marriages and through difficult trials. Heather is the proud mother of McKenzie and Collin. 

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Pat Kroeker

Pat has lived in Gunnison, Colorado since 2007 to be near her two sons and seven grandchildren.  She has attended Community Church since moving there and has worked as the office manager and bookkeeper for nine years.  She also sings with the Praise Team.  It is such a joy to be able to sing God’s praises each Sunday! She attends Bible study each week and is dedicated to serving the Lord in whatever capacity He has for her.

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Kay Landis

Kay and her family have served for over 20 years in the Philippines, Jordan, Cyprus, and the US in various ministries. She has four TCK daughters, two are grown and currently living in the US. Kay and her family are passionate about empowering the next generation to the nations. Currently, she is serving in the long-term training school at YWAM Kona/University of the Nations. Her ministry experience includes children’s ministry, refugee ministry, counseling, and crisis and trauma training. She has a heart to help global workers be healthy when they launch and stay healthy on the field. 

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Annette Nicholl

Annette Nicholl served with CRU campus ministry for 20 years, 8 Years in Irkutsk, Russia. Currently, she and her husband Spencer serve in Member Care for Samaritans Purse and direct a small ministry in Ohio City Colorado called Big Horn Ministries. Their mission is to help people take their next step in life and toward Christ. They offer a place in their remote Colorado location for respite and rest for those who are in crisis, burned out, or just need a break. Her passion is to help women get back to a listening place with the Lord. She has three grown children; Andrew, Kayla and Kate. 

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Kelly Osness

Kelly and her husband, Chris, started a retail store in the small mountain town of Gunnison Colorado in 1998, which they still own and operate.  She has been a Life Group Bible study leader for over 15 years, serves as a mentor for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), and was a local group leader for Women of Faith for twelve years. Her goal is to serve and grow God’s Kingdom through service, encouragement, and leadership. She is the proud mom of Zach (and daughter-in-law, Laura) and Nana to Theo (6), Lukas (4), Eva (21 months), and Titus (newborn).

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Elise Pistor

Elise loves Jesus and delights in encouraging and affirming women of all ages in their walk with Christ. Calling Dallas, TX home, she and her husband Jeff 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. Recently, Elise completed her master’s degree in International Relations through Liberty University. 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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Diane Ristvey

Diane is currently a stay-at-home mom in Thornton, CO with two grown daughters and a teenage son. In the past, she served as the coordinator of the meals ministry and the director of AWANA Cubbies and Sparkies. She was also a teacher at Options School, a para-educator with Aurora Public Schools, and a payroll specialist with Altitude Payroll. Diane and her husband John have served on short-term trips together. She is currently learning how to play the piano and watercolor. She enjoys making greeting cards and spends some of her free time volunteering.  

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Renee Rodriguez

Renee worked as a caregiver for 15+ years. She has 3 grown children, plus 3 grandchildren. She was an active member of a Christian church in Boulder, CO for 7 years, and participated in Bible Study Fellowship. Alcohol and drug abuse pulled her away from God. By His grace and mercy, and the continued prayer of the Lord's children, she has been redeemed and restored. Jesus delivered her from drugs and alcohol 3 1/2 years ago. Now it's her heart’s desire to love others as God has always loved her. 

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Mary Jane Utterback

 Mary Jane is a worshipper, prayer warrior, and encourager. Through honest vulnerability, she has experienced the Holy Spirit breaking up and freeing hearts from pain and bondages and seen feet a’dancing. Coming from Scottsdale Arizona, she brings over 40 years of prayer ministry to Azmera for God’s Glory. As a retired teacher, she volunteers for Sunday school, VBS, and an after-school program called Mentor Kids for children in underprivileged schools. She serves as a music, swimming, and reading teacher. She has 4 married children and 17 grandchildren. Excited to serve, she counts it a privilege to pray for God’s girls in Azmera.

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Patti Weber

Patti is a Registered Nurse and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Corvallis, Oregon.  She loves serving at Azmera Haven retreat and is so excited to be able to support and encourage the women who will come for this time of refreshment.  Patti’s great joy is mentoring the younger women that God brings into her life.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, Ed, their families, and exploring God’s amazing creation.

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

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