JOSIE VALLEY- FOUNDER & VISIONARY
Josie is the founder of Minutes Matter, a ministry that God put on her heart back in 2011. Her desire is to journey alongside women and help them live intentionally, discover their unique purpose, link arms with other women, and lead lives that bring glory to God. Over the past ten years, the Lord has used her Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management and her Master’s degree in Biblical counseling to adequately prepare her for serving women as either project coordinator, counselor, mentor, Bible teacher, and friend. Although she enjoys serving under those titles, her heart is most satisfied in being wife and mama. Josie resides in Cleveland, Ohio with her best friend and husband Jason, and their children Noah, Clara, and Hannah. She believes that women who make their Minutes Matter know what it is that matters most: loving Jesus, honoring family, fearless faith, authentic relationships, and living a life of great purpose!
JACKIE PABST- ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATORJackie is a wife to her sweet husband, Chris and mommy to their precious 5 year old daughter, Lydia. Jackie has spent the last 17 plus years working for a major financial institution where her coordination/administration skills have greatly sharpened. She volunteers her time at different organizations, such as the Cleveland Food Bank and Salvation Army. Jackie loves knowing that she can give back to the communities she grew up in! She looks forward to giving back even more and sharing the love of Jesus through Minutes Matter. Her life verse is:‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’Philippians 4:13
TESHA FRITZ– CONTENT CONTRIBUTORTesha is a believer in winning ways. As a wife, mother, friend and family member she has learned to lean toward victory when defeat seems certain. She has been published in national publications, such as Proverbs 31 magazine, presented at national and local conference and facilitates small groups for women who want to see God’s best in their lives.
Tesha is the wife of Tony and mother to two precious children ages 9 and 10. She loves coaching people to see their dreams come true. She is in the struggle right with you. Connect with Tesha at www.imagineyourvictory.com or @TeshaFritz on social media.
LEIGH-ANN BRISBIN- COUNSEL & PRAYER
Leigh-Ann is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and the author of My True Reflection; Freedom from Eating Disorders. She is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary and has been leading/teaching/mentoring women for 25 years. She is currently the Director of Women’s Ministry at her church where she counsels, coordinates women’s events, equips and mentors leaders of lifegroups, and encourages women to move into their calling and purpose. Leigh-Ann has a heart to walk with women in their faith journey and help them discover the love and truth of Christ so that they are able to walk freely, obediently and joyfully in Him.
KRISTI M. STOKES- WORSHIP, CONTENT CONTRIBUTOR & VISIONARY
Kristi was born and raised on the West Side of Cleveland. At the age of 18 she began traveling as a missionary. Shortly after moving back to the States she migrated to Florida where she met and married her husband David of now, fifteen years. They currently reside in the state of Ohio. Having a passion for all things ministry Kristi has served as a Worship Leader, Church Admin, Pastor’s Assistant, Co-Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor during her ministerial career. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling and will be Board-Certified in Addiction Counseling. She has a passion for the lost and His broken people; she desires to be an instrument that leads Gods people to being healed and revived in order to fulfill their God given passions and purpose. Kristi loves to write, read and walk and has two male bi-blue Shelties, Koda and Fritz, who keep her very entertained.
MELISSA ERIKSON- MEDIA MANAGER & CONTENT CONTRIBUTOR
With a degree from Baldwin Wallace University and nearly a decade of video work under her belt, Melissa has been passionate about using her gifts in visual storytelling to share about the incredible things God is doing all around the world. She’s excited to support and lend whatever assistance she can to the ministry efforts and team at Minutes Matter! When not at work, Melissa can most often be found outside, out of the country, quality timing it up with friends, running, or simply curling up with a good book and cat…or two!
MARLIA BRYONNE-CONTENT/MEDIA CONTRIBUTOR, & VISIONARYEvery second of every day we are blessed with another opportunity to make the most out of our lives. Because our Minutes Matter, Marlia Bryonne believes that the greatest decision anyone will ever make is accepting Christ as their Lord and Savior. In Him there is fullness of joy. It is her desire to see women embrace His love and peace so that they can live lives free from shame, regret, and other negative mindsets. Marlia is a passionate writer and a speaker. She uses her gifts daily to service God’s people. Marlia is joined by her loving husband that supports her in ministry. Together they have total of six children. Their story is truly one of God’s grace where He took what was broken and made it whole. This is a message that she believes many can relate to. Please allow her transparency to assist you in valuing the moments and minutes of your life. Connect with Marlia on Instagram @marliabryonne Facebook as Marlia Bryonne or by email email@example.com. She would love to hear from you!