Prepared is led by a group of women with varied ministry experiences in the EFCA.
Gloria loves discipling younger women, teaching women God’s Word, leading Ministry to Women leadership teams and equipping women to fulfill God’s purposes. She has served as a Director of Children’s Ministries, pastor’s wife, missionary, Ministry to Women leader in the local church, Director of Ministry to Women with the EFCA International Mission, Directory of Ministry to Women with the EFCA Great Lakes District and an adjunct professor at Moody Bible Institute.
Gloria earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1985 and a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2015. Gloria is a wife, mother of five and grandmother of twelve. She is the Director of Prepared.
Lorna enjoys teaching, training and empowering women to find and work within their God-given gifts. She is an entrepreneur at heart who enjoys starting new things. She has been a missionary with ReachGlobal for 30 years with a focus on discipling and mentoring women and couples. Through the years, she has had the privilege of helping establish a short-term missions program, worked in Recruitment and Training for new missionaries and started several church plants with her husband in Japan.
Lorna earned her Advanced Studies degree from Moody Bible Institute in 1987 and her Masters in Missions from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1994. She and her husband currently serve as pastors to missionaries. Lorna serves on the Prepared leadership team.
Pam has been involved in ministry to women in both church and parachurch settings for over 30 years. She served on the Women’s Ministry board at First Evangelical Free Church in Rockford, IL for over 18 years. Pam is a professor at Moody Bible Institute where she oversees the Ministry to Women and Ministry to Victims of Sexual Exploitation majors. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Pam led conferences for women around the country for Moody, and in the last 5 years, she has led the Called conference, which trains women ministry leaders. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and retreats.
Pam earned her Master of Arts in Ministry from Moody Theological Seminary and her Doctorate of Ministry from Bethel Seminary. Pam and her husband, Bob, who is also a professor at Moody, have two married daughters and six grandchildren. Pam serves on the Prepared leadership team and is one of the instructors.
Deb has a passion for spiritual formation and a deep desire to see women prepared to use their gifts for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. She has served in two different churches in three different ministry leadership roles. She teaches at Lancaster Bible College as an adjunct professor and serves full-time at Hershey Free Church as the Director of Spiritual Formation and Family Ministry.
She earned a Master of Arts degree in Ministry Leadership from Lancaster Bible College where she taught for 12 years in the Church and Ministry Leadership department, overseeing the Women in Ministry Leadership Program and creating the Children and Family Ministry and Spiritual Formation and Discipleship programs. Deb is part of the leadership team working to create the Prepared program and also serves as one of the instructors.
Kyle is an MK (missionary kid). He grew up in the Philippines, in Cebu City, where his parents, Ernest and Donna Manges, served as EFCA missionaries since the eighties. He started school in Scotland, since that's where his family happened to be at the time. He studied middle level education at Illinois State University. Since graduating, Kyle has lived in Kentucky and worked for the EFCA as an online course editor and IT sort of role. When he's not doing working, he might be playing piano, reading, gaming, sleeping, writing, eating or any combination of those.