Ashley Freer didn't start out as a Texan, but 10 years here have taught her to appreciate the big and the small differentiators of this great state, breakfast tacos and gorgeous sunsets included. As group director and PR specialist at Fort Worth-based Balcom Agency, Ashley drives strategy and client projects for national, regional and local clients with 18 years of experience behind her. And while her job is one of her favorite things in life, she's eager to talk about other passions, including theology, history, travel and community engagement. After deciding to follow a call to study the biblical languages and Scripture, Ashley spent three years earning a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from Southwestern Seminary, graduating in 2009. She has been a part-time staff member for Christ Chapel Bible Church as part of Common Ground, its downtown outreach to working women, since her last semester in graduate school and is proud to call Fort Worth home.
Amanda Hill is a native Texan, an attorney, mother, and writer. She has her own law firm representing physicians and medical groups in Texas, as well as speaking to medical groups and practices across the state. She was a contestant on “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” and had a fabulous time interviewing for a job with Martha on national television. She is a blogger and writer of articles on essay regarding faith, humor, and motherhood. Her writing has appeared on sites like Scary Mommy, (in)courage, Blog Her, and Aiming Low. She finished her first novel and is currently working on an adapted screenplay.
Sharla Langston currently serves as the Minister of Generous Living at Northwest Bible Church, where she walks alongside God’s faithful stewards to encourage whole life generosity. This woman is all about giving!
In addition, Sharla serves the national ministry of Generous Giving, whose mission is to spread the biblical message of generosity in order to grow generous givers among those entrusted with much. Sharla is a founder of Women Doing Well, an organization created to help Christian women live and give in God’s image. In addition, she serves individuals and families as a giving coach by helping faithful stewards discover and execute their unique giving design.
Sharla has a background as a petroleum engineer, U.S Congressional committee staff, and 10 years with Highland Park Presbyterian Church as the director of Lifestyle Stewardship. She spent 6 years with the National Christian Foundation helping givers maximize their resources for the Kingdom on their journeys of generosity.
Sharla is the author of The Crowd-Sourced Marriage, Leveraging Your Trusted Community to Marry Well. She speaks and encourages Christians who desire marriage to trust the community God has provided for them.
Sharla's story is unique for a few reasons: 1) she married later in life and 2) her entire career has been dedicated to helping others make the most of the resources they've been given by GIVING. Sharla is compassionate and loves encouraging young professional women. Join us in November to hear more of her story!