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Women and Leadership Mentoring

Detailed information about 2020 Forum Mentoring is not yet available but will be posted in the future. Please review the information from the 2019 Forum for a look at the types of mentoring that may be available at the 2020 Forum.

In life, it is easy to lose sight of the calling and purpose that God has given you. From the busyness of family life, to the demands of leadership, it is sometimes difficult to feel the empowerment and inspiration that comes from living a life worthy of the calling of Christ.

Sometimes there is just nothing like having another Christian to speak to about the things that may be hindering you in your walk with the Lord.  All Christians are sinners and struggle to maintain the sanctification process while ministering to others.  Another person may see the "blind spot" that you may have missed.  That individual can consider and laugh and pray with you in the love that Jesus offers.  Forum Women and Leadership Mentoring meetings are a time to do just this—to seek the perspective that God may have on your circumstances and situations.

WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP MENTORS

Ann Pritchard Blaser has led women through Bible Study Fellowship International for thirty years, teaching Scripture classes for women and training leadership groups. Her work now consists of mentoring and advising other women who are teaching and training leaders in Bible Study Fellowship. She is responsible for visiting classes and observing the training and teaching taking place and for giving encouragement and shepherding to the teachers. She is involved in her church through discipling, teaching, and writing training materials. Ann is married to Bill, and they have two children and two grandsons.

 

Sarah Breuel serves as the director of the Revive Europe and the evangelism training coordinator for IFES Europe. Included in the Christianity Today’s  “33 under 33” list of leaders to watch, Sarah served as Chair of the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering 2016. Originally from Brazil and currently living in Rome, Sarah has worked for IFES in four national movements in the last 13 years (Brazil, Canada, Norway, and Italy) and now works in the European region. She has a business degree and an MDiv from Regent College. She has recently joined the Lausanne Board of Directors as its youngest member.  Sarah is married to René. They have planted a vibrant church in Rome and have two boys: Pietro and Matteo.

 

Margunn Serigstad Dahle, the co-leader of the European Media Communicators Network, is Associate Professor at Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication, NLA University College, Norway, where she has taught in the fields of communication, media and worldviews since 1991. She is Programme Director for the Communication and Worldviews Bachelor Program, which is designed to equip evangelical communicators and apologists in various fields for the contemporary Western cultural context. Especially connected to her Damaris involvement, she is a regular lecturer, speaker and writer in various contexts in Norway and beyond. She was a co-editor of The Lausanne Movement: A Range of Perspectives (Oxford: Regnum, 2014). Margunn formerly served as Chairman of Lunde Publishing House.

 

Jeanette Frahm has been leading women for over 45 years in the church, her community and as a staff member of The Navigators through Bible studies, discipleship groups, conferences, banquets and retreats.  She co-founded The Northfield Women's Center and serves as President of the Board of Directors. A certified Narrative Life Coach who listens well and helps women feel inspired and empowered to make long-term changes that will benefit them the rest of their lives. 

 

Nola Leach is a co-leader of the European Politics and Society Network and serves as the Chief Executive of CARE (Christian Action Research & Education), one of Europe’s leading Christian charities, which provides resources and helps bring Christian insight and experience to matters of public policy and practical caring initiatives. CARE undertakes a variety of social caring and educational programmes and research and is represented in the UK Parliaments and Assemblies. As Head of the Public Affairs team, Nola leads campaigns on topics such as human trafficking, Internet pornography, and the value of human life from its beginning to natural end. She has overseen the publication of Living Free, a sequel to the CARE book Searching for Intimacy – a resource designed to help those trapped in the net of Internet pornography. She has a passion for developing Christian leaders and heads up CARE’s unique Leadership Programme. She is increasingly in demand as both a writer and a public speaker, has penned numerous articles, and regularly appears in the media.

 

Jane E. Norton is CEO of Norton & Associates LLC consulting firm. She earned her BS in Health Sciences from Colorado State University, her MS in Management from Regis University, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Colorado Christian University. Jane served as a Presidential appointee in the administrations of three US Presidents at the US Department of Health and Human Services; and in the cabinet of Governor Owens as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  She was elected Colorado’s 46th Lieutenant Governor.  Norton served on the Board of Trustees of the Denver Seminary, Valor Christian High School and was a Fellow with the Centennial Institute. Mother of two, step mother of two, and grandmother to seven, she is active in women’s Bible studies and teaching Sunday School to three-year olds.

 

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