Meet Your 2017 Conference Leaders:

Tammy Whitehurst

Tammy Whitehurst Co-DirectorTammy Whitehurst is the founder of Joy for the Journey Ministries. She was a middle school teacher for 16 years before bringing her message of hope, joy, and laughter full-time onstage to audiences . She travels all over the South getting to know women and sharing the joy found in Jesus Christ. Her messages are always centered around getting through what we are going through no matter how tough it might be to put one foot in front of the other. She believes a merry heart does good like medicine and we all need a whopping dose!

She is the author of a devotional, Throw It All Down and Laugh So You Can Pick Up the Pieces Later, and her uplifting articles have been published in LifeWay’s HomeLife, Christianity Today, Seek magazine, Evangel, Mature Years, and several other publications. She also has three speaking CDs as well: Joy for the Journey, Girl Talk, and Motherhood. Tammy is a graduate of Christian Communicators and is excited about her new role as a co-director of Christian Communicators, where she can invest in the lives of women who are called to ministry.

Tammy and her husband, Davis, are empty-nesters who live in East Texas. They serve at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview and love mission work together. They are the proud parents of 4 children and one spoiled rotten German Shephard.

To find out more about Tammy check out her website,, and join her daily devotion on Facebook at

Sherry Poundstone

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For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

God has allowed Sherry to touch the lives of hundreds of women through teaching bible studies, conference speaking, writing, and mentoring. She is an ordained minister and the author of two Bible studies, Becoming a Woman of Character and Becoming a Woman of Power With God. She has been a contributing writer to several online and print magazines for Women. Sherry has hosted Coffee and the Word radio since 2009 and writes a devotional blog by the same name. She also founded FOCUS International-A Teaching Ministry for Women in 2010.

Sherry is a graduate of Christian Communicators and is a member of Christian Women Alive, Christian Women in Media and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She is honored to be a co-director of Christian Communicators and is looking forward to working more closely with women who are called to speak for Him.

Above all else, Sherry’s most valued role is that of wife to her husband, John. Together, they are the founders of Bethesda Reno-Tahoe Ministry and John currently serves as Senior leader at Restoration Church in Fernley, Nevada.

You can find Sherry on Twitter at @sherpoundstone and on Facebook at Sherry Poundstone, Christian Conference Speaker/Writer. To contact Sherry, please visit or email

Lori Boruff

When Lori Boruff ministers to those who may find themselves in a broken place, she does so from the heart of experience. Having spent years hanging on to a well-kept secret of rape, attempted suicide, and parenting two sons who chose difficult paths, Lori can relate to the hurts and hopeless feelings faced by women in ministry.

She can also help bring healing and hope into those same broken places.

For over 15 years, Lori has been bringing this message of hope and healing to audiences at retreat centers, conferences, women’s groups and radio talk shows across the country. Three years ago, Lori became a certified life coach, and expanded her message to help speakers uncover the fears and circumstances that may be holding them back, and lead them into freedom and success through her transformational programs.

 “I discovered life-changing and proven principles that resulted in hope and freedom. As I look back, I can see that this has been one step at a time. Each step I can take away from worry is one step closer the ‘wonderful’ God has for me.” Her Lose Your Worry, Live Your Wonderful program gives speakers the tools to overcome emotional, psychological, and spiritual roadblocks that keep them from moving forward in their lives and careers. As a certified Find Your Beautiful life coach, Lori then equips women to take the next step as they discover their gifts and explore how to use those gifts for greater purpose.

Lori is an award-winning author and sought after speaker. Her book, Hope in the Ruins, released in 2014, and her articles have appeared in numerous print and online sources. Lori is a graduate of and has recently become a co-director of Christian Communicators, where she provides loving leadership, encourage women to open their hearts to God-sized possibilities and equip them to step out in faith to make their dreams reality.

Lori also provides keynote addresses for Stonecroft Ministries, leads workshops and retreats, volunteers, and has been a guest on JCTV, CTN, Moody Radio, Cec and Me Blogtalk Radio, and My Journey of Faith Radio. She is the founder of Embraced by Hope Life Coaching. Connect with Lori through her website  at, as well as on Christian Communicators.

Lori and her husband Rick reside in the quaint town of Aledo, IL. They are the proud parents of two adult sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and their fast-growing grandson. In February 2017, they welcome a new grandson!