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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.