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Quantrilla Ard, PhD, is a recent transplant to the Atlanta area along with her husband and three littles. A passionate creative at heart, she has answered the call to encourage women in all stages of life and of various backgrounds through empathy, transparency, and love. She is a faith-based personal and spiritual development writer and speaker who believes in the power in collective strength, community and fellowship. She is an advocate for social justice with a focus on Black maternal and infant health and mortality. You will find her wherever people are sharing stories of triumph.
● Elder Tabitha Hill’s Biography ● Elder Tabitha Hill was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. ● Elder Hill has been married for 28 years – they have an adult son. ● Elder Hill has a bonus adult daughter, and two adorable grandchildren. ● Elder Hill earned her Master’s in Finance degree from University of MD University College (UMUC). ● Elder Hill currently works for a government contractor as a Program Cost Analyst. ● Elder Hill is an ordained elder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ● Elder Hill serves as the prayer ministry leader at Miracle City Church in Baltimore, MD. ● Tabitha loves the Lord and studying His word ● Her favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. ● Her motto is stay: Focused on her God given assignment; Fortified in God’s Word; and Faithful until He comes.
Ariana Salmon-Vasquez is a recently graduated mechanical engineer who lives and works in beautiful Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about sharing the little things in life that help herself and others navigate the stress and distractions of a fast paced and constantly changing world. With little time on her hands, she is learning the importance of self-care and building habits which lift up healthy mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Ariana is a huge advocate for recognizing small life issues and developing targeted solutions before they expand into a massive source of distress. As a newlywed, she looks to absorb wisdom on how to grow as an intentional and loving partner who can adjust to the challenges of life.
Jackie Smith-Bell is a wife, mother of three, and speaker who loves to encourage women to trust God. Whether it’s helping mothers balance their journey of motherhood reminding them of God’s faithfulness, Jackie provides Biblical perspective, with wisdom, transparency, and truth. She has a published blog and podcast, ” At Home With Jackie” where she shares encouragement to help women grow well despite difficult circumstances.
Marilyn Salmon is founder and director of a women’s ministry-A Gathering of Friends Ministries. The focus and heart of the ministry is to equip and encourage women to a deeper walk with God. Marilyn’s passion by the Spirit is to be an ambassador for God through which He can make His appeal. The ministry offers on-line Bible studies, seminars, retreat options. Marilyn serves as an Elder in her local congregation. She is also Bible study coordinator for women’s ministry in her congregation. Marilyn is currently Registered Nurse for over 30 years spending 25 years in Critical Care. She draws spiritual application from her career experience in dealing with critically ill patients, their families and end-of-life issues. She feels it is such a privilege to come along side patients and their families during that part of life. Marilyn also minsters in foreign missions in Kenya. Her service there has taken her to the small rural village of Kipkaren in western Kenya. The work there includes service with Living Room International.
Dominique Young is a Bible teacher, author, and speaker passionate about empowering women in the love of Jesus Christ and helping them to connect with Christ through community. Through sound biblical teaching and a true passion for women’s ministry and Christ-centered community, Dominique is compelling women to find a deep relationship with Christ and connection with other believers. Dominique is working towards her Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Fuller University and is the founder of Faith Mamas Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit providing resources and community for women to connect with Christ daily & deeply. She is also the author of several books, Bible Studies, and the creator of the Faith Mamas Tribe App; that helps moms to connect with Christ-centered community and intentionally study the Bible and apply God’s word to their everyday lives.
A native of St. Lucia, Latoya is an author, poet, songwriter, international speaker, mentor, pastor,
and entrepreneur. She has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice with a concentrate in Human
Services and is currently completing her Masters of Divinity Program at the Theological
Seminary at Andrews University. Along with her studies, she serves on the leadership team for
the Andrews University Graduate Student Association, is an ordained elder and serves on the
Pastoral team at The Grace Place in South Bend, Indiana, under the leadership of Dr. Hyveth
Latoya has also served in Seventh-day Adventist Education and in the North America Division of
Seventh-day Adventists as a team member for the Ministerial Association. In addition she is
certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid, a proud Master Guide, and completing the ACS
Spiritual & Emotional Care Provider course with Adventist Community Services.
Learning from both the positive and negative experiences of her life, the insight and wisdom she
gained, and her compassion for the disenfranchised, she shifted her life’s work to helping others.
She joined 4 Real Women International, Inc (4RWI, Inc.)(4rwi.org) in 2012. During her time
serving with this amazing team of women, she planned and co-facilitated conferences on global
platforms dealing with trauma, crisis, abuse, immigration reform, mental health, social justice,
divorce, youth advocacy, and other women’s issues.
Latoya has worked in the media industry as a radio producer, on communications and media
teams for faith institutions, and in areas of leadership development nationwide and
internationally. Currently she is the producer and host of Life Talks TV, a YouTube series of talks
on everything pertaining to life and pathways to healing. Her multimedia company, Yandia
Designs offers services from web design, photography, and other graphic/media needs.
Currently she is the producer and host of Life Talks TV, a YouTube series of talks on everything
pertaining to life and pathways to healing and the author of the newly released book, “I Will
Her joy in life is her God, family and her three amazing young adults, Sierra, Victoria, and Nigel,
II. As a child of God she recognizes her talents and opportunities as a gift from above. She has
endured a slew of life’s ups and downs but is determined to live through them all. The lessons
learned in the past and those which are being learned today, come from some of the most painful
and difficult times. But they have made her determined to help anyone who would listen, and see
wisdom in the story of life. Her journey is not over but her influence is active now! Grace is her
claim and Jesus is her champion.