Irene Gallegos | Host
The Talk Show
Irene is passionate about women’s spiritual, physical, and mental health. She is an active member of Getsemani Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX, works as a health advocate in domestic violence shelters, and is a full-time Ph.D. student at Texas Woman’s University.
The Talk Show
The Talk Show is a segment of the conference where our host interviews a panel of girls, and also answers questions submitted by the audience via their mobile devices,
Holly Everett is originally from Rockwall, Texas and moved to Dallas five years ago to attend Christ For the Nations Institute and later graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a bachelors in theology focused in Youth Ministry and a bachelors in psychology. Holly has cheered her whole life and even got to do it collegiately. She loves to travel, explore and shop! But her greatest passion is simply being God’s hands and feet. “The Lord has so graciously saved me from so much, it's an honor to live for Him and serve others. I absolutely love people and I strive to bring others the same joy and love the Lord has shown to me.”
Mia Mathes with a deep passion for God and a sincere heart for worship and ministering to people, Mia moved to Dallas after high school to study at Christ for the Nations Bible Institute. Now at just 21 years of age with an Associates in Biblical Theology, together with her husband, Mia is serving as a youth pastor in her hometown of Lubbock, Texas. She is also a new blogger that enjoys writing about faith, fashion, lifestyle, and her love for all things sparkly! Mia's heart for this new blog is based on Mathew 5:16 “In the same way let your light SHINE before others, that they might see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” You can follow her journey at MiaSMathes.wordpress.com or connect on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for everyday-life kind of posts!
Kimberly Rincones is originally from West Texas and is a first-year student at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor studying graphic design. Most of her days are filled with school, work, community, and growing with Jesus. “People are the reason I do what I do - to show people my Jesus and the love of God.” Kimberly is passionate about reaching this generation for Christ. Besides Jesus, she enjoys good jam sessions, close conversations, warm cups of coffee, and people to enjoy them with. She also likes cute planners, journals, colorful pens, home décor, and taking pictures with her dog, Bentley.
Precious Anselm at only 18 years of age is ready to conquer the world for Christ! Originally from San Antonio, Precious is currently studying at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor majoring in Social Work. She enjoys leading worship at her church or just simply singing for fun. And she loves sports, especially volleyball and tennis. She is a big fan of the San Antonio Spurs! But her biggest passion is helping others and showing the unconditional love of Christ. Precious is excited as she prepares to go on a mission trip to Cuba this summer for a month to help reach people who have yet to hear about Jesus. She will be serving in orphanages and disability centers. Precious enjoys animals, sharing a laugh with her friends, a good quesadilla, but most of all, Jesus! "For no word of God shall fail." ~Luke 1:37
Blessie Kurapati is a 26-year-old Indian-American who currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in India and lived in Saudi Arabia with her family for ten years where she was a Bible smuggler as part of an underground church movement in the 90s. Four years ago, she responded to the call to ministry when the Lord stirred her heart towards helping people find their identities in Him. Now, she uses her testimony to encourage believers to spread the Gospel fearlessly. Blessie is a two-time Liberty University graduate with a Masters in Human Services Counseling- Marriage and Family Therapy. She founded Worthy Worldwide Ministries, through which food, shelter, and Christian counseling is provided to unreached South Indian orphans to help remove them from the world of sex-trafficking and child labor. In her spare time, she loves reading and writing along with taking road trips with family and friends.
Darlene Pacheco recommitted her life to Christ four years ago. Despite making a series of bad choices as a teen and continuing down the wrong path as a college student, Darlene received God’s undeniable calling and was reminded by God that as a believer in Christ, there was no shame and fear in her past. Darlene now serves as a student group leader at her church in Houston and uses her story to encourage young girls to stay close to God. As an advocate for education, Darlene graduated with a business degree from the University of Houston- Downtown and looks forward to being a first generation MBA graduate in 2019. In her free time, Darlene enjoys traveling, playing soccer and planning for her wedding to the guy of her dreams.
Tana Castañeda is 15 years old and has a passion and desire to see her generation be bold in Christ. She surrendered her life to ministry at the age of 14 as a missionary. Her heart is for the people of Africa and Asia. She has been asked to speak at many conferences and youth events. When she is not doing ministry you can find her hanging out with her friends and playing volleyball.