Board of Directors

God has provided for every aspect of Women & Work since He brought this ministry into existence in 2018, and this stellar group of women is yet another demonstration of His gracious hand toward us.

We are so thankful for each of these women, how they faithfully serve King Jesus and His kingdom, how they live out their calling, and for each of the unique strengths and perspectives they bring to the leadership of Women & Work.

Courtney Moore

Founder + President of Women & Work
Learn More

Penney Smith

Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for Women & Work
Learn More

Amy Whitfield

Board Member
Learn More

Faith Whatley

Board Member
Learn More

Our Team

As you pursue your God-given calling, know there are women who want to see you flourish and are working behind the scenes to encourage and inspire you toward imaging Christ through your work and leveraging your potential for His glory.

Courtney Moore

Founder + President
Learn More

Courtney Powell

Director of Ministry Content
Learn More

Casey Speck

Director of Events
Learn More

Madi Wuebben

Director of Marketing and Communications
Learn More

Missie Branch

Podcast Cohost
Learn More

Mary Wiley

Newsletter Coordinator
Learn More

Chloe Riley

Secretary & Podcast Coordinator
Learn More

Carrie Jones

Work Done Well Coordinator
Learn More

Wendy Bunce

Production Coordinator
Learn More

Erika Blaine

Project Coordinator
Learn More

Whitney Pipkin

Written Content Coordinator
Learn More

Elizabeth Hauenstein

Digital Content Creator
Learn More

Courtney Moore

Founder + President

Courtney Moore is the founder and president of Women & Work, as well as co-host of the Women & Work Podcast. She holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Mobile and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Courtney is passionate about seeing Jesus Christ honored by women as they steward their gifts and leverage their unique potential for His glory. She has been married to Brent for 15 years. They have 3 great kids and live in El Paso, TX where Brent pastors LIFEchurch.

Penney Smith is the founder and CEO of Smith & Associates Healthcare Consulting, LLC where she served as an executive healthcare consultant and legal nurse consultant. In both her professional and personal life, Penney is passionate about helping organizations and individuals succeed. She serves as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for Women & Work. With her gift for hospitality, Penney creates an environment where others flourish. Her ministry of encouragement is aimed at helping others to be all that God created them to be. She is a speaker at women’s ministry conferences, taught numerous women’s bible studies, and led women’s care groups and accountability groups.

Amy Whitfield serves as the Executive Director of Communications at The Summit Church and is co-author of SBC FAQ’s: A Ready Reference. She also co-hosts the weekly SBC This Week podcast with Jonathan Howe. Amy holds a B.A. in Politics from Converse College and an M.A. in Christian Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Amy is married to Keith, who is Dean of Graduate Studies and Vice President for Academic Administration at the seminary. They live in Wake Forest, NC with their children Mary and Drew.

Faith Whatley

Faith Whatley is the Director of Author and Strategic Partnerships at LifeWay Christian Resources. Faith has served at LifeWay for 28 years in various roles. Her main responsibilities have been tied to LifeWay’s ministry to women. She has led important new initiatives such as simulcasting, web training and digital resources for women, which at the time had never been offered to individuals or churches. She and her husband Jimmy live in Mount Juliet, TN where they attend The Glade Church where she leads a small group of young moms, supports the ministry to women, and has served on various committees over the years. Jimmy and Faith have two grown children who are both married and live nearby. This year they became grandparents for the first time to a precious little boy named Jameson. 

Courtney Powell

Director of Ministry Content

Courtney Powell holds a BM in Music with an emphasis in Christian studies from Union University and a MA in church ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She works for Southern Seminary as a Business Analyst and currently serves as the Director of Ministry Content for Women & Work, where she helps to create and promote content that encourages and inspires women to use their gifts for the advancement of the kingdom. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Denver, where her husband serves on staff at Storyline Church.

Casey Boss Speck

Director of Events

Casey Boss Speck is passionate about encouraging and equipping girls and women to love God and love people.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Counseling from Boyce College and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

She currently serves as a biblical counselor for women in Danville, Virginia where she and her husband, Cody, serve on staff at Mount Hermon Baptist Church. She formerly served as an Associate Student Minister at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL, and as a Girls Minister at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. She enjoys discipling, event planning, and teaching girls and women in the local church. 

Madi Wuebben

Director of Marketing & Communications

Madi Wuebben is a creative in Nashville, TN, passionate about the local church and helping others use their giftings to serve and advance the Gospel story. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Worship and Music from Boyce College in Louisville, KY. Madi currently serves at Brentwood Baptist Church as a Digital Content Manager.

Michelle “Missie” Branch is co-host of the Women & Work Podcast, the Assistant Dean of Students to Women, and the Director of Graduate Life at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary serving women in both the college and the seminary. She is the wife of Duce Branch, who is a PhD student and Assistant Professor at SEBTS. Several years ago, Duce and Missie co-planted a church in Philedelphia, PA where she served as a pastor’s wife, a children’s ministry director, and a women’s ministry leader. Missie is passionate about ministry to women and speaks at various conferences and ministry events to train, encourage, equip, and refresh others. Missie has been a mentor to many ladies and is currently serving alongside her family at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC.

Mary Wiley

Newsletter Coordinator

Mary Wiley is the author of Everyday Theology, an eight-week Bible study exploring essential doctrines and why they matter in our everyday lives. She holds a BA in Christian studies and English from the University of Mobile and an MA in theological studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her husband, John, have three children and live in the Nashville area. She leads the marketing team at B&H Publishing and hosts the Questions Kids Ask podcast.

Chloe Riley

Secretary & Podcast Coordinator

Chloe serves part time at Graceland Church as the Minister to K-2nd Grade in New Albany, IN. She received her Bachelor of Science in Missions and Evangelism from Boyce College in Louisville, KY. She and her husband Paul have a beautiful daughter. She served in full time ministry for over 6 years before stepping back for a season to stay at home with their daughter. She is passionate about women fulfilling their calling both inside and outside of the home.

Carrie Jones

Work Done Well Coordinator

Carrie is passionate about women’s ministry, biblical literacy, and all things leadership. She has a Master of Arts in Leadership from Southern Seminary and wants to see all women living out their God-given gifts, talents, and abilities. Currently, she lives in western Kentucky with her husband JT and daughter Rose Michelle. She is currently a stay at home mom after teaching school for several years. She serves alongside her husband as members at a growing church plant. In her spare time, she and her husband love to travel, try new foods, and just enjoy time together.

Wendy Bunce

Production Coordinator

Wendy works as a publications coordinator for Gainwell Technologies in Tallahassee, FL. Also, she is a Christian singer/songwriter. You can check out her debut album, “He is God, I am Me.” on all music platforms. Wendy is an active volunteer for the worship team at Capital City Church of God in Tallahassee. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Valdosta State University. She loves Jesus, music, writing, and coffee.

Erika Blaine

Project Coordinator

Erika loves the Bible and theology and is passionate about discipleship and biblical literacy in the local church. She serves as Communications & Marketing Director at MountainChild, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian aid to children in the Himalayas. She holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Denver Seminary. On a day off you’d likely find she and her husband Luke on an adventure in the Colorado mountains near where they live. 

Whitney Pipkin

Written Content Coordinator

Whitney Pipkin is an image bearer, writer, wife, mother of three and member of a little Bible church not far from big Washington, D.C. She’s worked as a journalist for more than a decade and is delving into more Christian writing at WhitneyKPipkin.com.

Elizabeth Hauenstein

Digital Content Creator

Elizabeth Hauenstein currently lives Chagrin Falls, OH, and works part-time at Parkside Church doing graphic design. She is a writer for her blog, Binding the Word, and the founder of it’s upcoming podcast. There, she seeks to encourage women to store God’s Word in their hearts and exemplify Christ in their everyday lives. Elizabeth is also working on earning her certification in Biblical counseling through ACBC with her husband, Trenton.