board of directors

  • Viki Rife - Executive Director

    Viki has a deep desire to help others find what she has found in Christ, which drives her passion for discipling women and girls. A writer and editor who grew up in Argentina, she served in communications and girls’ ministries with Women of Grace USA before becoming executive director.

  • Sue Knight - Director of Spiritual Life

    Sue believes God has developed ministry and outreach opportunities available through WGUSA for such a time as this.  She loves to challenge women to a more intimate relationship with Jesus. She and her husband Dave work together in ministry and have been married for over 45 years.  

  • Jenn Avey - Director of Leadership Development

    Jenn is church planter who has led women's ministries and loves to teach God's Word. She is excited to marry her passion for teaching and equipping with her desire to see women utilizing their unique and varied gifts to impact the local church and beyond. 

  • Nicole Miller - Director of Girls' Ministry

    Nicole  has a passion to see girls and women grasp who they are in Christ. Overseeing the SMM (Sisters Mentoring with a Mission) discipleship ministry for girls, she is also currently working on a Doctorate of Educational Ministries through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • Rosa Munoz - Director of Ethnic Ministries

    Rosa was born in Puerto Rico and moved to the USA in 1983. Her passions are teaching, shepherding and mentoring women. Rosa’s background offers a unique opportunity to help the board know how to minister to women from various ethnic backgrounds.

  • Cindy Shuler - Director of Operations

    Cindy’s passion is to come alongside others and journey with them toward Christ-likeness. She studied Christian Education and Bible at Fort Wayne Bible (B.S.) and Grace Theological Seminary (M.A. in Ministry Studies). Her gifting and strengths are in the area of organization and administration. 

  • Pat Ashcraft - Director of Advancement

    Pat’s passion is teaching and helping other women grow spiritually. As a volunteer fundraiser for WGUSA, she says she is blessed to work with godly women on the board who share the same passion and to be part of the work to help women grow and use their spiritual gifts in their local churches.

  • Cathy Simms - Secretary of the Board

    Cathy has served on staff at Wooster Grace Church for 18 years as ministry assistant for women and children and has overseen women’s Bible study groups and events. She loves connecting with other women as well as helping with ideas and giving direction for women’s ministries.

ministry leaders

  • Dr. Christy Hill - Women's Leadership Studies Director

    Christy has a passion for spiritual formation. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Talbot School of Theology, eventually getting her Ph.D. in Educational Studies. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Ministry Studies at Grace College and Seminary.   

  • Amanda Paragon - Women's Leadership Studies Coordinator

      Amanda coordinates, as well as teaches, the Women's Leadership Studies classes offered through Women of Grace USA. Amanda has a passion to empower women to be all God calls them to be. She believes her involvement with WGUSA is an important way to live out that calling.

  • Mandy Swain - Mission Teams Coordinator

    Mandy was born into a missionary family. She enjoys leading the WGUSA mission teams and encouraging the women on the field, whether missionary women and families or the national women. She loves to see women take the leap of faith to go on these teams.

  • Sally Miller - Prayer Force Coordinator