Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Best Life Ministries Team

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Kathy Weckwerth, Founder & Executive Director

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...

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Best Life Ministries Team

  We speak to women at conferences and events, delivering an inspiring message of help, hope, and healing. You will hear us share tears and laughter from our personal journeys, teach from scripture what it means to...

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Kathleen Sogge, Director of Prayer & Speaker

Kathleen serves as a Director of Prayer for Best Life, and a speaker.  For over thirty-five years, Kathleen has been a part of women’s groups and facilitated numerous Bible studies. She served as the Women's Director at River of...

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Bernadette Fuchs, Executive Assistant

Bernadette serves as our ministry assistant and blesses us continually with her servant-spirit, genuine smile, and love for others. She also serves as secretary for MamreLund Lutheran and Salem Covenant Churches in Pennock, Minnesota, as well as...

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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...

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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...

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Dr. Mary Michener, Ed. D., 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...

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Mary Weckwerth, Registration

Mary Weckwerth serves with our team encouraging women as they check in at our conferences.  She also serves as a sales associate and our resident driver!  She makes each journey a lot of fun! Mary is a...

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Tiffany Felty, Speaker

  With a BA in Religion and Philosophy, Tiffany serves as  motivational speaker on our staff.  A former youth pastor and married to  full-time Pastor Aaron Felty, Tiffany writes her own curriculum and teaches the women’s ministries Bible...

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Dr. Justin Hildebrand, Contributing Author & Radio Guest

      Dr. Justin Hildebrand owns KC North Spine & Joint Center in Kansas City, MO.  Aside from treating patients, Justin teaches at a local...

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Deb Treat, Assistant Director of Prayer

  Deb Treat serves as an incredible helper to Director of Prayer, Kathleen Sogge and the entire team.  She fills our life with encouragement and purposeful prayer. As a pastor's wife, and a survivor of cancer,...

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Alexis Iskierka, Staff Photographer

  Alexis has served as the staff photographer for our ministry for the past nine years.  She is a wonderful asset to Best Life, as she takes photographs for our magazine, YOUR BEST, our newsletters, staff photos, conference...

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Ruth Ewing, Visual Arts Team

   Ruth is a wonderful addition to our Best Life staff as leader of our visual arts team.   Ruth's love for  God, worship and visual arts makes her incredible at her job!  When she isn't busy with the Best...

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Contributing Author & Radio Spot Host

Tony Guerrero, former worship director for Rick Warren from Saddleback Church,  is a musician, author, speaker, and has been a contributing author for Best Life's magazine, YOUR BEST, and numerous...

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Julie Carver, Conference Promotional Coordinator

  Julie is a retired nurse, and feels blessed that she has been able to care for people for over forty years, always trying to focus and see her patients through the eyes of Jesus. She attends Peace Lutheran Church...

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