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.

  • 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. 

  • Amy Shirk - 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.

  • Jenn Avey

    Jenn is the director of Leadership Development.  She is also a 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 church.  

  • Nicole Miller

    Nicole  has a passion to see girls and women grasp who they are in Christ. She is the Director of SMM (Sisters Mentoring with a Mission) discipleship ministry for girls and recently earned a Doctorate of Educational Ministries through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • Cindy Swain

    Cindy is excited about sharing Jesus Christ with others. She has served in missions, two years with the Navajo and 21 years with Encompass in the Czech Republic. She is now a pastor's wife who enjoys working with women, coming alongside to equip them in applying God's Word in their  lives. 

  • Josie Ramirez


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. 

  • Josie Ramirez - Women's Leadership Studies Coordinator

    Josie finds joy in serving Jesus and others. Her passion is to see women and girls being equipped to serve the Lord in different areas of ministry.  She and her husband Joey have three children and live in Norwalk, CA

  • 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