A two-time finalist for the prestigious John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award, Susie is the author of over 20 books and devotionals, and her Daily Blessings reach over half a million people each week on social media.
Susie’s radio show is heard daily on the Faith Radio Network, as well as around the world through her podcast, which has more than 3.5 million downloads. A popular media guest and guest host, Susie has frequently appeared on shows like Focus on the Family, Life Today, and Family Life Today.
In addition to her work and ministry, Susie loves to laugh and relax with her family. She and her husband, Kevin, have been married since 1985. Together they have three wonderful (and hilarious) sons, three beautiful daughters-in-law, a growing bunch of delightful grandchildren, and one adorable pit bull named Memphis.
When they’re not traveling or doing ministry together, Susie and Kevin enjoy biking the trails and recharging by the lake near their home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
President and Founder of Sister’s of Grace, EmilyLeatherbarrow, and her husband James began a unique home for children at risk of human trafficking. This home not only rescues girls but offers a specialized mental health curriculum, healing programs and hope to young girls from the hill tribes of the golden triangle. With 20 years of experience preventing child labor and sexual slavery, serving homes in Thailand and West Africa, Emily now faces human trafficking both internationally and stateside. Emily received her bachelors from Southeastern University in 2004 and was ordained in 2006. Reverend Leathertherbarrow has held her ordination with IMF since 2011.
Author and speaker, Reverend Leatherbarrow has dedicated her life to sharing the gospel and raising awareness for human trafficking and the exploitation of children. Emily believes that a vital part of her calling is to teach about and pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to heal those who have suffered trauma, oppression and hopelessness. Over the last 20 years Emily has preached around the world, sharing the love of Christ in prisons, churches, recovery centers, homeless shelters, bars, grocery stores, public schools and wherever the Holy Spirit leads her. Emilybelieves God has called us to protect the vulnerable and heal the broken hearted. This can only be done through His grace and endless love.
Londa Lundstrom is a master-level disciple maker, speaker, author, worship leader, teacher, motivator, songwriter, award-winning composer and producer.
The oldest of Lowell and Connie Lundstrom’s four children, she grew up traveling across the nation over 300 days each year with her family in evangelistic ministry.
When asked about growing up ‘on the road’, she has said: “I think our family was the Christian version of the Partridge family. We have a heartfelt purpose: To reach the lost for Christ.” This mission began in 1957 when Lowell Lundstrom Ministries was founded by Londa’s parents, Lowell and Connie Lundstrom, and continues today through Londa’s ministry.
Pastor Londa’s natural leadership ability and disciplined pursuit of music have been evident from an early age. At the age of ten, she assumed the role of piano player and leader of her family’s traveling worship band.
Her natural talent and love for music continued to grow. Throughout the years, she has written hundreds of songs and produced many albums and CD’s. In September of 1996, the Lundstrom Family founded Celebration Church in Lakeville, Minnesota. In 2014, Pastor Londa planted a new church, The Father’s House in Burnsville, MN.
Tens of thousands of people have made decisions for Jesus Christ as a result of the events and evangelistic meetings she has led both here and around the world. Londa’s mission is to connect with people and help them break free from all limitations to achieve their God-given destiny.
Londa released her first book in September of 2020 , “Say YES… How One Word Can Change Your World”, and is currently writing on her next two books. Londa and her husband Brent Ramsey have a big, beautiful blended family with 7 kids between them and make their home in Burnsville, MN.
Londa is an Ordained Minister with IMF and former Board Member. Londa says, “ I love my IMF family and owe so much to this relationship that has helped train, support and encourage me in ministry.”
Christina M. Allen
Christina and her husband, Dr. Don Allen, have lived and raised their family of four children in North Georgia for the past 30 years.
Together they pastor The Church @ War Hill, a 6 campus Church that stretches from North Georgia into the Florida Pan Handle. At War Hill, Christina serves as part of the Teaching Team, Leads the Women’s Ministry, and mentors pastors wives across the southeast.
For the past four years the Allen’s have been one of the host pastors of the internationally celebrated North Georgia Revival where over 50,000 people have been baptized and thousand of documented miracles have occurred.
As well, Christina continues to work as a Nurse Practitioner at a local pediatric office serving the children of their community.
And if that were not enough, Christina now has undertaken her greatest joy of being “NiNI” to Jonah (5) and Reagan (1).
Kristen Larson is the Assistant Art Director at Bethany House Publishers and Chosen Books. She’s a self-taught writer who’s written devotionals for Barbour Publishing, the Faith Radio Network blog, Bridging the Gap, and Bethany House Publishers. Nothing excites her more than getting to encourage others to trust God in all things and keep the faith through good times and bad. She and her husband have been married for 13 years and make their home southwest of the Twin Cities
Vanessta Spark is the founder of Younique Spark, a company focused on providing encouragement and support to women through faith-based education and mentorship.
She has been in the education field for over 40 years as a teacher and administrator. Vanessta is a survivor of a multi-year, life-threatening depression during which she was completely disabled. As goes the saying, “rags to riches”, so is her journey back from being completely overwhelmed and disabled by the pressures of life as an educator and single parent to experiencing restoration and redemption by the love of God.
Vanessta’s passion is mentoring Christian women through her course “Educating from the Inside Out” — which incorporates the latest clinical research in neuroscience together with scripture and the true realities of life. Through the perspective, insight, and tools she shares, Vanessta helps women move from a mindset of performance, perfectionism, and people-pleasing to a new mindset of Christ awareness and grace.
Anna is the Discipleship Pastor at Freshwater Church in Waconia MN. She is passionate about practically applying God’s word to our real-life struggles as we follow Jesus. Anna enjoys encouraging others in the way God has gifted them and challenging things that keep us from doing those things God calls us into (especially women). She grew up in the church, and decided to follow Christ as a young teenager but struggled with her faith through her early adult life. She and her husband Jeff have been married 20 years, and they have 3 children together. Anna’s route into vocational ministry was unconventional and organic, she loves her church. She enjoys camping with her family (and their 2 doodles), trips to the beach and you can often find her on the bleachers watching kids play sports!