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, 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...

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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 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, Conference Registration, Sales Associate & Assistant

Bernadette joined our staff in 2013 and we believe the old saying is true! “If you want something done … find a busy person to do it!” She's just the busy person we needed! Bernadette currently serves 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.  They are passionate about the union of marriage-their own and others.  They have facilitated numerous marriage conferences.  Their wedding verse out of I John, "We love because He first loved us", is still...

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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 has been on our staff for the past three years.  Mary is a Jr. high tennis coach, organist/pianist at her local church, and employed as a para for the local school. She is mother to...

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Tiffany Felty, Speaker

With a BA in Religion and Philosophy, Tiffany serves as speaker on our staff .  A former youth pastor, and married to Aaron Felty a full-time  pastor, Tiffany writes her...

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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  has been part of our team for over two years  helping Kathleen Sogge and the team. As a pastor's wife, and a survivor of cancer, Deb's greatest desire is to inspire and encourage women to know that they are valuable in the eyes of God, and...

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Alexis Iskierka, Staff Photographer

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

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Ruth Ewing, Visual Arts Team

Ruth is a recent addition to our Best Life team as part of our visual arts team.  When she isn't busy with the Best Life team, she serves as Office Administrator at Harbor Community Church in...

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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 Carver  joined the Best Life team two years ago, bringing a vivacious smile and happiness for life and sharing the unconditional love of God to women everywhere. Julie has served for the past 40 years as a nurse...

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