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Valerie holds a law degree and the Certified Financial Planner designation. She works with National Christian Foundation, Orchard Ministry Development, and Widow Connection. Since 2000 Valerie has served at church leading groups and individuals toward good stewardship with Christian Financial Concepts, Crown Financial, then Financial Peace University. She loves to assist people in overcoming financial obstacles to get more freedom, be more generous, and do more ministry. She is married, has three adopted children, and one fabulous rescue dog.

What I’m listening to: Faith Driven Investor Podcast & Faith Driven Entrepreneur Podcast

What I wrote: Wise Women Managing Money

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Brooke Martin is an EMMY-winning anchor and reporter. For 15 years, Brooke told the community’s stories and asked the hard questions of those in charge. From an Oval Office interview to a conversation with a neighbor who just lost their job, Brooke has had a front row seat to both the impressive and the important stories that make up our lives. But none impacted her more than her own. Shortly after announcing her second pregnancy on air, Brooke and her husband received a fatal diagnosis for their daughter, Emma Noelle. For 8 months, Brooke carried their daughter while publicly walking through grief and ultimately loss. Brooke is now working to show others how life’s fires have the ability to bring new growth, greater beauty and everlasting hope through

What I’m listening to: The Braveheart Podcast

What I’m reading: Fierce Convictions by Karen Swallow Prior

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Dr. Berkhalter gained strong experience as a leader in strategic planning, management and fundraising as the Chief Advancement Officer with SpringHill Camps. Dr. Berkhalter holds an Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Education from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Taylor University. Dr. Berkhalter also serves as a visiting professor at Taylor University. She currently serves as the Executive Director for Central Indiana Youth for Christ.

What I’m listening to: The Next Question video series by Austin Channing Brown

What I’m reading: Hinge Moments by D. Michael Lindsay

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Valerie is a lawyer focusing on estate planning and administration. Recognizing that many do not want to think about the end of life but know having an estate plan in place is of utmost importance, Valerie thoughtfully guides clients through the process of planning for the future and life’s uncertainties. Outside of work, Valerie loves to cook and bake, travel, read, practice yoga, ride her Peloton, volunteer, and hang out with her fur-baby, Oscar, and husband, Nich.

What I’m listening to: The Paula Faris “Faith and Calling” podcast

What I’m reading: Anything by Brené Brown

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Sandy and her husband Rod live and volunteer in downtown Indy and attend Traders Point downtown campus. Sandy serves on the NCF Indiana board and the Outreach Indiana board. They enjoy their community, love to host gatherings in their home, and love spending time with their five amazing adult kids, four incredible sons and daughters-in-law and five delicious grandkids.

What I’m listening to: Shift the Gravity Podcast

What I’m reading: Core52 by Mark Moore

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Nicole works on a Palliative/Oncology ward where she serves Veteran patients and their families. She is part of the No Veteran Dies Alone program where she spends time praying, holding hands, and singing with patients as they take their last breath. Nicole truly believes in God’s purposeful plan. When the love of her life, her husband, passed away from undiagnosed liver cancer on what would have been his 48th birthday God showed her that He is still faithful and that He is her love that will never leave. Nicole enjoys spending time with family and is the mother of two wonderful children. She feels blessed to be a mother figure to several others as well.

What I’m listening to: Life Matters Podcast

What I’m reading: What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD & Oprah Winfrey

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As an experienced senior private wealth advisor with Ronald Blue Trust, Janine uses her objective perspective to help clients make wise financial decisions to experience clarity and confidence and leave a lasting legacy. Her goal is to help those she serves focus on the things that matter most to them. She is a 1985 Grace College grad and a CPA/PFS. Janine loves spending time with her family and watching sports (especially Colts and Cubs).

What I’m listening to: Wisdom for Wealth. For Life. Podcast, The Max Lucado Encouraging Word Podcast, Leading the Next Generation with Tim Elmore, The Matthew West Podcast, Dream Big with Bob Goff, Ask Pastor John, Sports Spectrum

What I’m reading: Glad You’re Here by Craig Cooper & Walker Hayes, Undistracted by Bob Goff, Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets by Andy Stanley, and anything by Karen Kingsbury

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