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2024 Conference Speakers

Learn more about the speakers and the topics they will be covering at our 2024 Deep in the Heart Women’s Conference in Tyler, TX.

Main Stage Speakers

Hear powerful testimonies from our Main Stage speakers below Friday & Saturday at the Deep in the Heart Women’s Conference.

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Obey Now,
Understand Later

Cynthia Ramirez

I will be sharing my testimony on how I came to meet Jesus Christ in a prison. After He delivered me from many years of drug addiction and many overdoses and the loss of relationships. And how today, after 25 years, the Lord has called me to full-time ministry.

Cynthia Ramirez lives in Lindale, Texas and is a mother of five children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She has a Bachelors Degree from Calvary Bible Institute and has been serving and teaching with the ministry Calvary Commission for 25 years. Cynthia travels around the world doing prison ministry, women’s conferences, and preaching the gospel wherever she goes. She will be speaking on Obey Now, Understand Later, a lesson she learned many years ago in a Texas prison cell.

Email Cynthia at: cynthia@calvarycommission.org

A Humbled Heart

Gina Butler

We hear a lot about pride in our world today, but Scripture says God the Father weeps in secret because of our pride. Women today are urged to be self-sufficient - and I lived it with all my heart. But then God revealed to me pride and self-sufficiency walk hand in hand and He took me on a field trip! It was then God showed me His answer to pride - a humbled heart. And humbled hearts only happen through Jesus.

Lover of all things Texas (especially burnt orange ones), Gina R.J. Butler tells it like it is no matter what the subject. Using God’s Word as her guide, Gina connects the 21st century woman with women of the Bible revealing Christ’s grace, redemption, joy and beauty.

Gina and Shane, her husband of 38 years (and counting), have two grown children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, a genius son-in-law and 5 glorious grandchildren!

Author of What About Her? A Study of Biblical Women, Gina teaches several Bible studies originating in Tyler, TX. You can learn more about her ministry at www.grjbministries.com

Email Gina at: ginarjbutler@gmail.com

The Journey of Surrender

Kimberly Zimber

Sharing her personal testimony of a continued journey of surrendering her same-sex desires to Jesus in pursuit of the greater love she has found in Him.

Through her personal testimony, she helps give others insight into how to love those around them who identify within the LGBTQ+ community and also gives hope and direction to those who may have same-sex attraction or struggle with their identity.

Kim Zember shares her personal testimony of a continued journey of surrendering her same-sex desires to Jesus in pursuit of the greater love she has found in Him. Through her personal testimony she helps give others insight into how to love those around them who identify within the LGBTQ community and also gives hope and direction to those who may have same-sex attraction or struggle with their identity.

She loves sharing God The Father’s heart with everyone and strives to be totally transparent, to help others know they are safe to do the same, not only with God but with one another. She is part of the leadership of Rainbow Revival, who out out into big cities throughout the US leading Freedom Marches where worship and testimony go out for all to hear the sound of freedom.

When Kim is not at home in Atlanta, Georgia, she is most likely found serving and playing with her 500+ children at her ‘home-away-from-home’ in Ethiopia through her ministry Unforgotten Faces.

Email Kimberly at: kim@overcomemin.org

The God Who Restores

Tami Glasco

Where is God when your life is devastated and you find yourself sitting in the wreckage? That is where I found myself following the unexpected death of my husband. What I found was a God who was waiting to restore all that was broken. What seems impossible can become something beautiful even with its flaws and imperfections.

Tami is the mother of 7 - 4 daughters by birth and 3 sons when those daughters married. She has 12 grandchildren who are her greatest joy! She and her family make their home in Brenham Texas - the land of bluebonnets and Blue Bell ice cream. Her precious husband, one daughter and one grandson reside in heaven where she will reunite with them one glorious day.

She called her husband Troy, her knight in shining armor, the love of her life and her very best friend. They were married for almost 33 years.

Becoming a widow is not the story she had written for her life but she has come to trust the story God is writing even when she doesn’t understand it. This story she would have never written is ultimately where Hope Gathering was born.

Tami and two friends founded Hope Gathering in December of 2015. She currently serves as the President and Executive Director. Hope Gathering became a nonprofit ministry in 2020. Widows in all 50 states have been reached with Hope Boxes and so far 38 Hope Gathering committees have been launched throughout Texas, Georgia, Florida, Missouri and California. The prayer is to help widows find Hope and healing in Christ-centered communities all across the United States. She firmly believes that no widow should have to travel this journey alone.

Email Tami at: tami@hopegathering.org

Unlocking the Boundless Blessings of the Bible

Tara Borgonah

After breaking free from decades in a religious cult, Tara thought she was finished with God. Fortunately, she was mistaken. At her lowest point, following a devastating trauma, Tara’s healing journey began in what was once a difficult place: The Bible. During her transformative journey from Genesis to Revelation, she discovered three key principles that helped her overcome obstacles hindering spiritual growth, leading to a deeper, richer relationship with God. Now devoted to full-time ministry, she inspires others to unlock the boundless blessings of the Bible, awaiting anyone willing to use the keys.

After experiencing a devastating trauma, Tara Borgonah discovered the life-changing power of the Bible, which unexpectedly led her into ministry to share God’s Word. With just one catch - she didn’t want to do it! Like Jonah, she wanted to set sail for Tarshish and avoid the call to Nineveh.

The deep wounds from her childhood, spent in a religious cult, left lasting scars, leaving her reluctant to trust again. But God won her heart by healing it with His boundless love.

She is the founder of the Women’s Global Support Network and The Girl Read Your Bible Study Group.

Email Tara at: tarab@borgonah.com

Craving a Heart of Joy

Christine Trimpe

Embark on a profound journey with Christine as your guide. Her awe-inspiring story of a 100-pound weight loss and victorious battle over food and sugar addiction testifies to the transformative power of faith. Discover and embrace the genuine joy that transcends mere happiness, even when facing your heaviest burdens. Christine’s mission is to empower you to break free from the heavy chains, allowing you to savor the radiant joy found in God’s Word while nourishing your body, mind, and spirit. Get ready to be captivated and join Christine on this transformative journey as she unveils the secret to everlasting joy.

A former casual Christian, Christine Trimpe picked up her Bible, and Jesus transformed her heart. Shedding a remarkable 100 pounds, her story became an inspiration worldwide and graced the cover of Women’s World and many articles in First for Women and Reader’s Digest.

As an award-winning author, she penned the acclaimed Advent devotional, Seeking Joy through the Gospel of Luke. Today, Christine is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and captivating speaker.

Through The SugarFreed™ Me Method, she empowers women to embrace life for God’s glory fully. Join Christine on a journey of joy, freedom, and faith at ChristineTrimpe.com.

Email Christine at: christine@christinetrimpe.com

The Journey Through Loss

Doug & Mo McSwane

Doug and Mo will share their journey through the loss of a child from mental illness and suicide. Their oldest son, Patrick, was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. After exploring all avenues for help at the time, Patrick took his own life on August 31st, 2012. The couple will describe God’s faithfullness in a time of great darkness in their lives. They will speak of God’s love that supported them and the hope that arose out of the ashes.

Doug McSwane was an attorney with the Potter Minton Law Firm (retired after 35 years) and is an active member of nonprofit agencies, including Living Alternatives and the National Association of Mental Illness.

Mo McSwane owns an antique business and served on the board of Womenary, a group that provides theological studies for women.

Together, they have children Marcie and Ryan and attend Bethel Bible Church. The McSwane’s have turned personal tragedy into public awareness about mental illness after their son, Patrick McSwane, took his own life after battling schizophrenia for 9 years. The McSwanes educate hundreds of people struggling with mental health through their annual conference, Peace of Mind.

Email Doug at: dtex82@outlook.com
or Mo at: momcswane@gmail.com

Breakout Session Leaders

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Hard Hurts to Healed Hearts

Jackie Hayden

Being betrayed is a deep wound in our heart that can be hard to overcome. We have probably ALL gone through that at some point in our life. How do we live through that? How is it possible for God to heal us when that hurt is so deep? Even Jesus was betrayed many times in his ministry… Join me as we share together, how betrayal impacts our hearts and minds, and how we can begin to take steps to heal our hearts.

Jackie Hayden is a pastor’s wife, momma to 3 grown, 5 grands. Jackie is a Christian Women’s Speaker and tells her story of Hard Hurt, Disappointments and Betrayal. Jackie struggled with the false focus on herself instead of her Lord who created her for his purpose.

Jackie encourages women not to give up, forgive even in the hard times and learn to see hurt as opportunities for God to show how a deeper love for God can change that deep hurt into His victory.

Email Jackie at: jaqlynhayden@yahoo.com

Run to Win

Jodi Thomas

Learn how to “take off” the hindrances that are keeping you from living your best life! Be inspired and learn how to thrive in life with God’s strength despite life’s hurdles and disappointments.

Jodi is familiar with life’s challenges. She and her husband, Peter of over 35 years have faced many. From heartbreak to heart mending, infertility, adoption, illness, incarceration and more. Despite life not working out the way she planned, she is passionate about sharing hope and health with other women.

Jodi has been a personal trainer over 20 years and now also enjoys being a health coach and helping women become their “strongest” physically, spiritually, and emotionally!

Jodi loves to paddleboard, boogie board and hike in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina where and her hubby currently reside.

Email Jodi at: jodithomas17@gmail.com

Discovering Your Worth

Indira Karimova

Indira experienced a life of trauma: a childhood of physical and emotional abuse, then an arranged marriage to an abusive Muslim man. Fleeing the abuse with her young daughters resulted in homelessness and despair. In seeking God, she discovered the God-of-love was named Jesus. Her greatest joy has been discovering both her value and purpose in life as a child of God.

Indira Karimova was born in Kyrgyzstan and grew up with a Muslim faith. She came to the United States when she was nineteen. She heard of the love of Jesus Christ from Christian friends and accepted Him as her Savior during challenging hardships in her life. Indira has discovered the power of forgiveness and love. She has also learned how to trust Jesus in all things.

Indira received multiple scholarships in her education journey, and she was awarded the International Student Organization Bete Alpha Psi Medal of Inspiration Award in 2019. She graduated from the Literacy Council of Tyler, Christian Women Job Corp, Tyler Junior College, and the University of Texas at Tyler. She has an Associate Degree in Business Administration, a B.A. in Accounting, and an M.Ed. in Organizational Development and Leadership. Indira resides in Tyler, Texas with her two daughters, April and Jasmin.

Email Indira at: karimovaindira@gmail.com

The Journey of Surrender

Kimberly Zimber

Sharing her personal testimony of a continued journey of surrendering her same-sex desires to Jesus in pursuit of the greater love she has found in Him.

Through her personal testimony, she helps give others insight into how to love those around them who identify within the LGBTQ+ community and also gives hope and direction to those who may have same-sex attraction or struggle with their identity.

Kim Zember shares her personal testimony of a continued journey of surrendering her same-sex desires to Jesus in pursuit of the greater love she has found in Him. Through her personal testimony she helps give others insight into how to love those around them who identify within the LGBTQ community and also gives hope and direction to those who may have same-sex attraction or struggle with their identity.

She loves sharing God The Father’s heart with everyone and strives to be totally transparent, to help others know they are safe to do the same, not only with God but with one another. She is part of the leadership of Rainbow Revival, who out out into big cities throughout the US leading Freedom Marches where worship and testimony go out for all to hear the sound of freedom.

When Kim is not at home in Atlanta, Georgia, she is most likely found serving and playing with her 500+ children at her ‘home-away-from-home’ in Ethiopia through her ministry Unforgotten Faces.

Email Kimberly at: kim@overcomemin.org

Craving a Heart of Joy

Christine Trimpe

Embark on a profound journey with Christine as your guide. Her awe-inspiring story of a 100-pound weight loss and victorious battle over food and sugar addiction testifies to the transformative power of faith. Discover and embrace the genuine joy that transcends mere happiness, even when facing your heaviest burdens. Christine’s mission is to empower you to break free from the heavy chains, allowing you to savor the radiant joy found in God’s Word while nourishing your body, mind, and spirit. Get ready to be captivated and join Christine on this transformative journey as she unveils the secret to everlasting joy.

A former casual Christian, Christine Trimpe picked up her Bible, and Jesus transformed her heart. Shedding a remarkable 100 pounds, her story became an inspiration worldwide and graced the cover of Women’s World and many articles in First for Women and Reader’s Digest.

As an award-winning author, she penned the acclaimed Advent devotional, Seeking Joy through the Gospel of Luke. Today, Christine is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and captivating speaker.

Through The SugarFreed™ Me Method, she empowers women to embrace life for God’s glory fully. Join Christine on a journey of joy, freedom, and faith at ChristineTrimpe.com.

Email Christine at: christine@christinetrimpe.com

The Journey Through Loss

Doug & Mo McSwane

Doug and Mo will share their journey through the loss of a child from mental illness and suicide. Their oldest son, Patrick, was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. After exploring all avenues for help at the time, Patrick took his own life on August 31st, 2012. The couple will describe God’s faithfullness in a time of great darkness in their lives. They will speak of God’s love that supported them and the hope that arose out of the ashes.

Doug McSwane was an attorney with the Potter Minton Law Firm (retired after 35 years) and is an active member of nonprofit agencies, including Living Alternatives and the National Association of Mental Illness.

Mo McSwane owns an antique business and served on the board of Womenary, a group that provides theological studies for women.

Together, they have children Marcie and Ryan and attend Bethel Bible Church. The McSwane’s have turned personal tragedy into public awareness about mental illness after their son, Patrick McSwane, took his own life after battling schizophrenia for 9 years. The McSwanes educate hundreds of people struggling with mental health through their annual conference, Peace of Mind.

Email Doug at: dtex82@outlook.com
or Mo at: momcswane@gmail.com

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