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Jim Lupino

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Jim Lupino Worship Leader Jim Lupino has years of experience in leading worship, teaching guitar, directing bands, and raising up worship leaders. He has been serving with Best Life Ministries for the past five years. Jim and his wife Kamela currently live in Maple Grove where he serves as the Director of Worship at UCMC […]

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Kathy Weckwerth, Founder & Executive Director

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Kathy Weckwerth Founder and Executive Director of Best Life Ministries Kathy Weckwerth is the Founder and Executive Director of Best Life Ministries, author, speaker, blogger, newspaper columnist and radio host. She has served in church leadership for the past thirty years in worship and women’s ministries. After an attack on her daughter, Kathy founded the ministry […]

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Best Life Ministries Team

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  [one_half]With the desire to encourage women in their everyday life, we share God’s Word and our personal knowledge through speaking at events, our YOUR BEST radio show with Kathy Weckwerth, magazines, blogging, newsletters, and our own women’s ministry Bible studies. At Best Life Ministries, our desire is to lift up and redirect women’s hearts and minds, […]

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Sandra Sheih, Speaker

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  Sandra Sheih Speaker Sandra Sheih serves as a speaker with Best Life Ministries.  She is a professional musician, mother of two children and the author of Abundantly Free Cooking , a gluten free cookbook that was featured in a Twin Cities magazine.  Sandra is passionate about bringing people into an intimate relationship with Jesus. Sandra has […]

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Gary & Susie Esboldt, Speakers

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  Gary & Susie Esboldt Speakers Associate Pastor Gary Esboldt and his wife Susie, have been married for over 35 years and bring incredible experience as they relate to our Best Life attendees in their workshop.  They are passionate about the union of marriage-their own and others. Esboldts have facilitated numerous marriage conferences.  They reside […]

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Dr. Scott Abrams, Speaker

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Dr. Scott Abrams Speaker Dr. Scott Abrams is a family practice physician, who also happens to be a recovering drug addict. His story is one of self-destructive behavior, faith, and recovery. Though he currently works as an Urgent Care physician, he left his Emergency Room position in 2014, due to his addiction to pain medications. […]

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Jena Hillenbrand, Speaker

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Jena Hillenbrand Speaker Jena Hillenbrand has recently joined the staff of Best Life Ministries and brings with her years of ministry experience and a passion for women to find the silver lining in every situation while encouraging them to live inspired. She has served as an Account Executive at a local radio station for the […]

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Kristen Kay Johnson, Speaker

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Kristen Kay Johnson Speaker Kristen Johnson is a music lover, a foodie, and a writer/blogger with a passion for encouraging mothers to live life abundantly. Leading her local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group, Kristen helps women deepen their knowledge about Jesus and encourages them to become their best. Kristen is currently writing her first book […]

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Dr. Mary Michener, Ed. D., Speaker

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Dr. Mary Michener Speaker Author, blogger, speaker, and teacher, Mary uses life, over 20 years of ministry and a doctorate in education to share with others how God has set her free from life’s burdens.  Mary blogs about her journey at marymichener.com, and has a book entitled Clean Your Inner House with God. Mary  works […]