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SPEAKER - Peg Forrest

Peg Forrest’s passion is for living out her calling to teach and disciple women of all ages, whether through the spoken or written word. Peg leans on her years of “on-the-job-training” as a global worker in Kenya, as a biblical counselor and Dean of Women at Arizona Christian University, as well as, her experiences in leading women’s bible studies, and her love of sharing Jesus-relevant-stories, to draw women into deeper intimacy and a more secure identity in their Savior. Peg considers herself a simple woman with a simple message to which ladies everywhere relate and are encouraged.

Peg and her husband, a former 6′ 10″ NBA center for the Phoenix Suns, began Focus Ministries in 1992 on their return from Africa (www.focusministries.org), and travel worldwide, using their life-stories and experiences to share the gospel with a FreshOutlookCentering Upon the Savior. Together they have written and/or co-authored six books.

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Tracy Meola is one of the founding members of Azmera and loves cross-cultural women! As she has traveled around the world leading worship for retreats, she always comes away in awe at the work God is doing around the world. She holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership/Worship from Denver Seminary, considers herself a worship theology “geek” and enjoys sharing that passion as she teaches future worship leaders in the worship arts program at Colorado Christian University. She and her husband Matt attend a Messianic Jewish congregation in the Denver area where they have learned to love and embrace the Jewish roots of the Christian faith.

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Priscilla Young - Retreat Manager

Priscilla is an adult “third culture kid” – born in the Canal Zone, Panama, raised in Ethiopia, and served for a number of years in Eastern Europe. She and her husband have partnered in ministry for 38 years, teaching and discipling men and women around the world to fully engage in the mission of God. She loves traveling and encouraging women who live and serve overseas, but her favorite trips are from her home in Denver, CO to Dallas, TX where her six grandchildren live!

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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 missionaries in East Asia for 20 years. 

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Jan Bromley

Jan Bromley has lived in and loved Colorado for the last 21 years. Married for 41 years, with 2 adult children, and 4 grandchildren, life has been a thrilling adventure! Having lived in six other states before Colorado, God and his people have always helped give her a life of purpose. She finds her heart yearning to come alongside women in whatever season they find themselves in. Whether digging in God’s word through women’s Bible Study, serving at the food bank, or just lending an open hand and heart when needed, God is always faithful. Since retired, Jan enjoys travel and doing life with family and friends.

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Kelly Brown

Kelly lives in Denver, CO and works with the Communications team at her church. She has a passion for studying the Bible through Women’s Bible studies, and recently had the opportunity to co-host a Bible study podcast for her church. Kelly loves to learn and discuss how God is moving in her life with others. She has seen the benefit of community and discipleship from women in her own life, and God is growing her to be a disciple to others as well. In her free time, Kelly enjoys reading, cooking, one-on-one time with friends, and hiking in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.

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Tracy Carlson

Tracy Carlson lives in south Denver with the love of her life, her husband Steve. They have three grown children and their first grandchild, a six-month-old boy. Her passion has always been faith, marriage, and family and she has valued close relationships with female friends through ministry for all of her adult life. She is excited to be a part of this passionate team of women and to serve on her first Azmera trip! 

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Brooke Gage

Brooke Gage lives in Denver Colorado but was raised in Oklahoma. She currently works at Mission Hills Church as a Biblical Counselor. She meets with women of all ages and truly enjoys the work of digging into thoughts and hidden heart issues as well as digging into the Truth of the Gospel. She has a passion to lead others in learning how lies slowly creep in and build a false theology. Through her own times of hardship; Brooke learned how her thoughts and heart issues compounded the problems. Exposing those and bringing in the Truth about God’s grace and her identity in Christ, she found lasting security. Brooke and her husband Robbie have been married for 28 years. They partner together in a marriage ministry at their church called ReEngage.They have 2 young adult children, Grant and Katie. Brooke enjoys running, reading, and cooking.

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Carole Hale

Carole loves to help women grow strong in their love of Christ so that when the storms come, they can stand firm. She has been able to serve Him internationally while her husband served 30 years in the military. One of her greatest enjoyments is opening her home to others. Women’s ministry has been a cornerstone in her many moves, giving her the opportunity to meet women from many different backgrounds. She has lead women’s studies as well as opened her home for small groups for years. Carole’s latest and hopefully final move is to Colorado where she and her husband spend as much time as they can outdoors. 

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Jill Johnke

Jill Johnke is a Colorado native who moved around the US with her husband before resettling in Colorado for good. She works as a clinical dietitian in a hospital setting, and with three grown children now launched,  has free time to golf, make art, garden, and do anything imaginable with edible flowers. Nearly 20 years ago God drew her into the world of global workers when she hardly knew what it was all about. She served for years on an outreach team that trained teams, recruited, and planned international short-term trips . She has participated in trips to France, West Virginia, El Salvador, and most recently Moldova. From years of supporting and visiting global workers, she has a strong concern and respect for their challenges and burdens, and really enjoys caring for them in small ways that help them continue their work.

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Alice Kreinbring

Alice grew up in the church and came to faith as a child at a church summer camp.  She is active in ministry through Moms-in-Prayer International and serves on her local church’s prayer teams.  She has a heart for supporting those who are on the front lines of ministry.  She has three adult children, loves to travel with her husband of over thirty years, read, and is learning to play online games to keep connected to her scattered family.

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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 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. She has two kiddos, Andrew (22) and Kate (18). 

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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. Chris is also the associate pastor at their local church, where Kelly currently serves as the Hospitality Chair.  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 (3) and Lukas (1).

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Marian Sims

After living 27 years internationally, Marian recently moved to Orlando, Florida where she works with cross-cultural families who are in transition. She has been married to Daniel for 30 years and they have three sons and a daughter-in-law. Marian is an experienced cross-cultural worker, reflective listener, prayer minister, and storyteller.

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Amy Whitehouse

Amy loves to sit with women one-on-one and listen to their stories.  She is a biblical counselor at her home church in Colorado and absolutely loves working with women of all ages.  She loves to pray, listen and encourage women, and often leaves inspired by Gods way of meeting the needs of His daughters.  She is married to Brad and has four children, two of which are in college and two still at home.  She is extremely excited to serve with Azmera in Romania!

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