In May of 2011, Christie Love launched the woman's ministry, LeadHer with the purpose of challenging women in their faith and leadership while also connecting women of all ages and denominations in Southwest Missouri. From the very beginning, Christie's vision for LeadHer was simple: chapters would be open to the public, free to attend and join, and all chapters would meet twice a month. Every chapter would watch the same teaching video each month, following a yearly theme. The video purposed to draw women deeper in their faith, challenge them to live as leaders and to connect them through discussion and testimonies with one another.
In July of 2017, after sensing a call to pastoring a church-plant, Christie felt it was time to lay down LeadHer. In the meantime, He began speaking to the coordinators of the Mexico, NY LeadHer chapter that a change was about to take place. Little did Chrissy and Kolleen know rather than shut the ministry down completely, He would simply pass the mantle from Christie and bring what appeared dead back to life. In August of 2018 LeadHer became Activ8Her...
Meet the Activ8Her team:
Chrissy and Kolleen met over twenty years ago when the Lucariello family began worshipping at Believers' Chapel North, home church of the Garrett family. The Lord worked fast on connecting hearts in friendship! They've spent years serving God, studying His Word together, and speaking life into each other. Words Kolleen would use to describe Chrissy: humble, peacefully-steadfast and beautifully-wise. Words Chrissy would use to describe Kolleen: lover of God and His Word, articulate and FUN!!
We look forward to the journey—together, and with whomever the Lord has called to travel along with us.
Chrissy is a wife, mother of four adult children, and grandmother to six. She sees those roles as her primary calling. She has served as Administrator of Believers' Chapel North in Mexico, NY since 2011. In the almost two decades leading up to that time she served as the church's Women's Ministry Director.
Chrissy serves as the Executive Director of Administration in Activ8Her.
When she is not looking for opportunities to speak life into those around her, Chrissy enjoys spending time in the outdoors and with her family at the Five Ponds Farm.
Kolleen and her high school sweetheart, Pat have been married for 40 years, have three married children and six grandchildren. She delights in her role as wife and mom, but discovered her favorite title might just be, Mimi.
She is an author, writer and speaker who loves to share whatever life-lessons the Lord is teaching her through her writing and speaking. Kolleen's book, #beYOU: Change Your Identity One Letter at a Time, comes from Kolleen's own struggle to find her voice and her identity in Christ. Now, it is her passion to help others walk in their God-given identity so they can discover the destiny God created them for.
You can learn more about Kolleen by going to her website at www.speakkolleen.com.
Kolleen serves as the Executive Director of Communication and Content for Activ8Her. She enjoys family time, photography, hiking and figuring out how to kayak in a straight line.
Activ8Her Board Members
Board Chair: Barbara Knight – Barb is the REACH Administrator for Abundant Life Christian Center.
Vice Chair: Ben Schell — Ben is the founder of Warrior Within Ministries and serves as Lifekids Ministry Owner for Life.Church. He and his wife, Kecia reside in Edmond, OK and have four children. Ben enjoys roasting coffee for fun. (His neighborhood enjoys it, too!)
Treasurer: Linda Clark – Linda has been a professional within the healthcare field serving as a nurse and business manager. Presently, Linda is semi-retired, working from home as a medical coder and is an active volunteer for several ministries.
Legal Advisor: Robert Genant, Esq. Bob has been a General Practice Attorney since 1974, and is an Assistant District Attorney with the Oswego County District Attorney's office. He also serves as an Allied Attorney lawyer for the Alliance Defending Freedom.
Activ8Her's Statement of Faith:
We actively believe:
Each woman’s personality, talents, and skills are gifts from God. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, she has the capacity to make a significant impact within her sphere of influence. Our goal is to celebrate her uniqueness, increase her Biblical knowledge, inspire her kingdom vision, and teach her to develop deeper connections with others. Activ8Her strives to help each woman recognize she has been perfectly placed and called to be confident in her leadership, connect in her relationships and courageous in her faith.
Our organization is founded on three biblical principles: the Great Call (Matthew 28:18-20), the intentional design of each woman (Psalm 139:13-16), and the development of the individual in her divinely appointed purpose (Ephesians 2:10, Acts 17:26-27). From this foundation, we strive to encourage women to develop their gifts and talents for the glory of God and the expansion of His kingdom.
God is the creator of the universe creating both of the seen (physical) and the unseen (spiritual) realms.
God, the Creator, is also the giver of life who created man and woman in his image.
The Bible (39 books of the O.T. and 27 books of the N.T.) is the only inspired, unfailing and complete flawless word of God.
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died for our sins on the cross at Calvary. He was resurrected from the grave and ascended into Heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father.
We anxiously await the second coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
People receive the forgiveness of sins, the gift of salvation, and eternal life through Jesus Christ alone.
God has created each person with a unique plan and purpose.
Christians are called to be examples of the love and truth of God in this world.
Christians are called to share both love and the truth of the Gospel with the world around them.
God calls us to treat others with dignity and respect.