Tracy Steel graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in interior design and has a master’s degree in biblical and theological studies from Phoenix Seminary. Moving from one type of interior design to another, Tracy then worked in full-time ministry, serving as the Director of Female Students and most recently as the Associate Minister to Women at Scottsdale Bible Church. God’s true design for Tracy now involves improving the interior space of the hearts and minds of women
This military wife and mother of two enjoys speaking at women’s ministries events nationwide and enjoys serving women locally via various ministries within Christ’s Church of the Valley. Tracy is also the author of “A Redesigned Life: Uncovering God’s Purpose When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned” and enjoys sharing her heart on sites such as “For Every Mom”, “Just Moved”, “Jesus Calling”, “ChristianParenting.org”, “Ann Voskamp”, and is a contributor for the UK based online news
Vicki Voyce — Co-Director
Vicki served as Director of Women’s Ministry for 15 years at NPHX Church. Graduating from ASU with a degree in Education, she taught elementary school for 25 years along with teaching workshops and providing ongoing teacher training for her school district. Being a lifelong learner, training is something she values. That’s why she has loved being a part of LIFT for the past 15 years; seeking to continually grow and learn as she leads in different ministries. She has served on the AZ Southern Baptist Women’s Conference Team and serves as the Welcome Lead for Arise Movement PHX. Spending time with her three married adult children and six grandchildren, all of whom live in the same neighborhood, brings her great joy. She is passionate about serving the Lord and encouraging women of all ages and stages of life. Her desire is to “Love each other with brotherly affection and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically. “ (TLB)
Cinda Adams – Prayer Coordinator
Cinda has served the Lord alongside Dennis, her husband of 50 years. She has supported, encouraged, and mentored women where God sent them. Cinda knows the hearts of women and God has used her gifts to help women seek the presence, direction, and strength of the Lord in their lives. Cinda has been encouraged daily by Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
She is the mother of two sons and 8 grandchildren. Cinda’s experience as mom to her sons was the springboard for founding APPS for iMom’s. APPS is an acronym for Application, Prayer, Practical and Support for moms. The heartbeat of this ministry was prayer! She enlisted grandmothers to mentor young moms and great-grandmothers to pray for the moms. Cinda was also on the Woman’s Coordinating Team at North Phoenix that planned statewide women’s retreats. She has served as a leader to women in many ways over the years. She has involved with LIFT since 2000. LIFT has been a source of inspiration, growth, and fellowship.
She is delighted to serve as prayer coordinator. Prayer is the heartbeat of Cinda’s life. When you ask her to pray for you, you can be confident she will pray.
Pat Cannon – Event Support Coordinator
Pat has been married to her husband for 38 years and has one grown son. All her family is in the eastern U.S. and she makes several trips a year to North Carolina. She retired from the telephone company after 31 years and subsequently served on a Women’s Ministry leadership team for14 years. She continues to serve in her church as well as several ministries in the community. As a longtime member of LIFT she shares the desire of the LIFT leaders to equip and encourage women who are serving in their churches to grow in their faith and in their ministries.
Pat Johnson – Hospitality Coordinator
Pat Johnson has been married for 52 years to Vince and has two married adult children and four grandchildren. She received her Elementary Education degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Pat has served in many leadership roles! She has served on various Board positions for the Air Force Officer’s Wives Club, Former NPHX Church Preschool Director, Conference leader and curriculum writer for Southern Baptists along with Coordinating Arizona Baptist Women’s Conferences. Pat has currently been a leader in Women’s Ministry, Bible Study Teacher and leader in MOPS ministries. She has been a Christ follower for 65 years and continues to pray that others see Jesus in her.
Courtney Lowman – Communications Coordinator
Courtney Lowman is a wife, mom, speaker and podcast host. After a few years of teaching high school choir, God allowed Courtney to follow her passions while working at home and caring for her boys. Courtney’s time as a Bible study teacher, a missionary, and discipler of women has convinced her that women have an absolute need for discipleship and mentorship. Courtney created The Journey of Ruth Podcast with the desire to provide Godly counsel and share conversations with those who have imparted wisdom upon her. The podcast has grown to reach a global audience, however Courtney also enjoys living out her mission closer to home as a bible study teacher and discipler of young women. Courtney’s energetic and honest presentation of the Word of God encourages women to connect with scripture in a deeper way. This allows the Bible to not just inform, but direct their daily lives. Her desire is to empower women to search the scriptures on their own, seek out discipleship in Christian Community, and grow in their understanding of Jesus.
Susan Lollar – Networking & Community Liaison
A Christian since 1975, Susan has followed her heart and served in some capacity since that time to bring others the hope she has received from having God in her life. Psalms 139 has been the cornerstone of her faith. Knowing that God has known everything about her from the day He formed her and that she is fearfully and wonderfully made, has gotten her through the many trials and hurts in her life. She has used that verse as the basis for her life and the ministries she has been a part of through the years. She started Secrets of the Heart ministry for sexually abused women when she lived in New York and now serves in many ministries in Phoenix. In her 20 years of serving the Lord she has been a Church board member, Women’s Ministry and Bible Study Coordinator, a member of a Multi-state retreat committee, and is currently serves on the Arise Team. Her desire is her passion for Women’s Ministry and seeing the wonderful transformation women undergo when they realize the truth found in Psalm 139:14.
Jennifer Sorcinelli – Church Liaison
Jennifer believes in looking to see where God is already at work and joining in. She is thankful to be a part of LIFT where God is clearly equipping and encouraging women for His kingdom cause. Jennifer has been married to her wonderful husband Lee for 25 years and they have one adult son. Her desire is to be used by God to lead women to a saving knowledge of Himself and to encourage them in the freedom He provides. She has been involved with ministries for women at The Church At Arrowhead for many years and also finds great joy and is humbled to get to serve regularly at a women’s group home in downtown Phoenix. Jennifer’s life verse is Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” email@example.com
Sondra Wetzel – Admin Assistant
Sondra describes herself as an “almost Arizona native” having moved from Pennsylvania in 1955. She earned her BSBA from University of Phoenix and retired in 2001 after 35 years at Motorola. Currently Ministry Support Director at Mesa Baptist Church, Sondra stays busy as a leader in the Church’s Women’s Ministry, as First Impression Team Coordinator, and member of VCNSW Women’s Retreat Team. Sondra loves to travel and has visited foreign places such as Asia, Philippines, Africa, United Kingdom, and Eastern Europe. Her travels have afforded her many opportunities to encourage women as they grow in their faith. As a member of LIFT for the past 3 years she loves to volunteer to fill a need wherever it may be. Hebrews 11:1 “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for, it is the evidence of things we cannot see” is her heart verse.