Women & Work

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.

Board of Directors

Courtney Moore

Founder + President of Women & Work
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Penney Smith

Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for Women & Work
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Amy Whitfield

Board Member
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Faith Whatley

Board Member
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Sheila West

Board Member
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Our Team

Courtney Moore

Founder + President
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Courtney Powell

Director of Ministry Content
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Casey Speck

Director of Events
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Madi Wuebben

Director of Marketing and Communications
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Missie Branch

Podcast Cohost
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Fernie Cosgrove

Book Club Coordinator
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Chloe Riley

Secretary & Podcast Coordinator
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Carrie Jones

Work Done Well Coordinator
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Whitney Pipkin

Written Content Coordinator
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Erika Blaine

Project Coordinator
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Elizabeth Hauenstein

Digital Content Creator
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Claudia Glover

Digital Content Creator
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Matt Holland

Podcast Producer
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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 former Director of Adult Ministry at LifeWay Christian Resources. For 25 years, she led and directed the work of Women’s Ministry serving churches all over the country. In 2019, Faith began to step back from her responsibilities and assumed the role of Director of Strategic Partnerships. In 2021 she retired after almost 30 years at LifeWay.

Faith is married to Jim (35 years) and has two grown married children. Faith and Jim are blessed with three grandsons, Jameson, Hank, Clyde, and another grandson on the way. They spend most of their time on Center Hill Lake, golfing and keeping grandkids.

Sheila West

Board Member

Sheila is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, and communicator with thirty-plus years of experience. She was President/CEO of a multi-million dollar company that twice made the INC 500 list of America’s fastest-growing companies which has brought her national recognition and various awards. Sheila served as President of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce after serving on the executive committee for seven years. She was the first woman to serve on the Archery Merchants and Manufacturers Organization Board of Directors, serving three years as Secretary-Treasurer. 

Sheila has experience as a platform, seminar, and panel speaker nationwide, both within the business and Christian community. She is the author of Beyond Chaos: Stress Relief for the Working Woman published by NavPress and founder of Real Living Ministries. Sheila is married to John and they have two children and 7 precious grandchildren.

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.

Missie Branch serves as Asst. Dean of Students to Women and Director of Graduate Life at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in NC. She is also currently a student there completing her graduate degree in Ethics, Theology, and Culture. Missie is married to Duce Branch and together they have four children. She is passionate about women seeing themselves as theologians and disciples first. Missie is a contributing author to The Whole Woman: Ministering to Her Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength.

Fernie Cosgrove

Book Club Coordinator

Fernie is passionate about encouraging women to grow deeper in their understanding of the Scriptures and helping them apply this to their day-to-day context. She is a wife and mama and works full time as a child welfare social worker. In her free time, you’ll find her seeking outdoor adventures, reading all genres of good books, and pursuing her M. Div. at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Fernie is originally from Cd. Juárez, México and lives with her husband and son in Connecticut. You can find more of her writing at la Coalicion por el Evangelio and her book reviews on her blog ferniecosgrove.com.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

 

Claudia Glover

Digital Content Creator

Claudia is the USA Marketing Coordinator for Pyramid Educational Consultants. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Eastern University and is working towards obtaining a Ph.D. in Communication. She is passionate about using social media to uplift others and further the Kingdom. Claudia lives in Delaware with her best friend, Katelyn, and Katelyn’s husky, Athena.  

Matt Holland

Podcast Producer

Matt Holland lives in Wilmington, NC with his lovely wife and two kids. He has been called to full-time vocational ministry as a pastor at Scotts Hill Baptist Church. Matt has a MA in Worship Leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a BA from Liberty University in Arts & Religion. His love for audio engineering and recording arts began in grade school serving in the church where he grew up in Charlotte, NC. He has been around ministry his whole life and is blessed to have great women of faith around him in his family (grandmothers, mom, and sisters), as well as in the church. He is grateful to use his gifts and skills to help edit and produce the podcast for Women & Work.