Let us plan your women's devotionals for a year!
Many of you have told us, "There are so many women back at my church who need this...I wish I could take it back to them." Good news...now you can! When you (or your church) purchase a one year subscription to the Women of Hope library, you will have access to:
- All keynote and breakout presentations from Women of Hope Weekend 2021
- Monthly devotional messages (20-30 minutes each) from some of your favorite Women of Hope speakers past and present
- Discussion guides with each devotional
- Interviews from Women of Hope partners on the ground around the world
Norma Burgess, PhD
Burgess lectures and conducts workshops nationally and internationally on leadership, self-management, diversity and inclusion, success, conflict management, professional image, self-esteem and faith.
Burgess earned a BA in Political Science (University of Tennessee-Martin), MPA and Ph.D. in Sociology from NCSU. She was Founding Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN and is now Associate Provost for Diversity, Inclusion, and Special Initiatives. Faculty member at Syracuse University; former dean, College for Graduate Studies, Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA).
Hobbies: International travel and cooking, baking, reading, and Yoga
Beverly Ross, M.A., LPC-S, founded Wise County Christian Counseling in 2006 and serves as the Executive Director. Her work with clients focuses on connections and reconciliations for families and couples and helps clients manage depression, anxiety and grief. In addition to seeing her own clients, Beverly manages a staff of 12 counselors and administrative support.
She recently co-authored a book with her oldest son, Josh - Scarred Hope. a book written about to carry grief and live with joy.
Beverly is a sought-after speaker and an international advocate for women’s ministries. Her featured workshop, Clinging to Hope, deals with finding His Light in the darkness and living in His Freedom while we are walking on dirt. Hundreds of women throughout Texas and beyond have been uplifted by her words.
In addition to her work as a licensed professional counselor and speaker, Beverly is a wife, mother, and grandmother. Her own very personal journey through grief—she lost her daughter Jenny in 2010—has positioned her to provide uniquely empathetic help to grief-stricken families and individuals. The life and loss of her daughter also inspired her to launch a sister practice, “Jenny’s Hope,” which provides ministry and counseling to her beloved community.
Beverly received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Stephen F. Austin University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Amberton University. In addition to working with clients and women’s ministries and spending time with her family, Beverly enjoys cooking for friends, working in her yard, and Eagles football.