Katherine (Katie) Roberts, co-director and co-founder of The Verity Fellowship, participates in the women’s ministry team at her church where she also leads Bible studies twice per week. She loves watching women grow in their understanding of the Scriptures as they point their hearts to Christ. Katie has a Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary. Katie and her husband Richard have been married for 17 years and have three children, two teenage girls and a 12-year-old boy. In her spare time, Katie enjoys drinking tea, hiking, cooking and reading. She is passionate about the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ and deepening her friendships. You can find Katie on Twitter as @ktlynnrob and on Instagram as @katherinelynnroberts, and you can contact her for speaking engagements at email@example.com.
Taylor Turkington, co-director and co-founder of The Verity Fellowship, has served in formal teaching and discipleship positions for the past 10 years, in both local and international contexts. Taylor and her husband Matt live in SW Portland, where she enjoys gardening in her back yard. Fun fact about Taylor: she knows more about tea (and drinks tea) than most people you know. She also loves kale, something which confounds friends. Taylor has a Masters in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary, where she presently labors to complete her Doctorate of Ministry. When she finds rare pockets of spare time, Taylor spends her minutes writing, speaking at various engagements/conferences, and escaping to a back room in her house to read a theology book with her cat Charlie in tow. You can find Taylor on Twitter and Instagram as @tayturkington. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cynthia Mathai, Administrator at The Verity Fellowship, is a member of Trinity Church of Portland where she serves in several areas such as a greeter, in the nursery and in the women’s ministry. As an alumna of Western Seminary, with a Masters in Ministry and Leadership, Cynthia is passionate about the theological training of women (regardless of vocational pursuit), and loves how Verity Fellowship trains women to use the Scriptures well. Cynthia has years of experience in the discipleship of college students. She is an avid reader, loves hiking, running, bouldering and cycling. She is Kenyan and drinks Kenyan chai religiously. She is the Associate Director of Finance at Warner Pacific College’s Adult Degree Program. You can find Cynthia on Twitter @cnmathai and on Instagram as @cynthia_mathai
Amelie Stoyer, Editor at The Verity Fellowship, is a sports enthusiast who enjoys anything that keeps her active. She particularly enjoys swimming and playing soccer and also instructs Zumba. Amelie’s desire to lead women’s Bible study groups drew her to a Verity Fellowship event. Amelie and her husband also enjoy hosting various ministries in their home in Corvallis. Few things delight her more than seeing women grow in their understanding of and love for Jesus. She is involved in the women’s ministry at Suburban Christian Church and works as an Office Specialist at Oregon State University’s English department.
Jennell Marks, Events Director at The Verity Fellowship, actively teaches and disciples women at Northeast Baptist Church. She also writes the curriculum for the children’s ministry for the church. Jennell and her husband Nick have been married for 11 years and have four wonderful children, ranging in age from two-years-old to 10-years-old, one of whom she homeschools. Jennell was drawn to Verity Fellowship’s mission of equipping women to use the Scriptures well by offering various training opportunities at an affordable cost. When this wonder-woman wishes to destress, she prefers running and baking – but not at the same time. She is quick to point out that her baking does not follow recipes as she finds great joy in experimenting. Her experiments, for those who are wondering, turn out delicious. You can find Jennell on Instagram as @jennellmarks
In addition to serving as Verity’s Digital Media Designer, Kelly Sauter, also serves as the Women’s Bible Study Coordinator for Hinson Baptist Church. Kelly has been teaching Bible studies for eight years and helping to writing study guides for two of those eight years. She loves seeing women build the confidence to study the Word for themselves. Kelly, with her husband Ryan of 20 years and two children - both of whom have special needs - lives in Vancouver, WA. Kelly, also known as Supermom, homeschools her kids.
Kelly has been attending and volunteering at Verity events from the very beginning. She appreciates Verity’s commitment to sound training for women in handling God's word rightly in all contexts, as well as the desire to make this training affordable and accessible to women who might not otherwise have the resources to pursue formal training. In her down time, Kelly enjoys photography, knitting, and admits to being a Marvel nerd!
Lindsey is our fresh-breath giving, tender-heart offering, step-in-to-save-the-day summer intern from Moody Bible Institute, where she's one year away from her bachelor's in communications and works as a teaching assistant for homiletics. She is helping Verity with a ton of summer tasks, including keeping our blog rolling and our events coming. Her love for Jesus and people is infectious, and we are so thankful to have her for the few summer months that she is in the Portland area.
When she's not busy with Verity tasks, Lindsey coordinates social media for Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, Washington, and she spends as much time as possible hiking and exploring the Oregon coast. She thinks Pacific Northwest coffee trumps everything else, but she is enjoying her (temporary) stint in the Midwest nonetheless. Lindsey welcomes your emails at email@example.com, and you can follow her on Instagram @lindseyr3nee.