SUE Z MCGRAY is a Christian Author, Speaker, Artist, and Mentor. Sue is honored to serve as President of Christian Women in Media and to continue the legacy that Suellen Roberts began over twenty years ago. With God’s help Sue grew from a shy, insecure, young woman into highly successful businesswomen. Her primary goal in life has always been to have a positive Christian impact in the lives of others. Sue has spent her life encouraging, coaching, training, and mentoring thousands of women. As she shares her struggles and failures, she is always reminded of God’s Grace. Professionally, Sue worked as a National Sales Director with an International Cosmetics Company, but while her product was cosmetics, her mission was mentoring women. God has opened doors for Sue to teach women that it’s never too late for hope. Sue is a domestic violence survivor and today serves as a mentor for Morning Star Sanctuary, a Christian safe place for women and children. Sue is the author of Life Changing Encounters and Divine Appointments and Becoming Visible-Letting Go of the Things That Hide Your True Beauty. She speaks at Christian Women’s Retreats, Conferences and for large and small women’s groups across the country. Sue’s greatest joy is her family. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Duane. They enjoy spending time with their three adult children and five beautiful granddaughters.
Sharon Hill is Founder of OnCall Prayer, Inc. and Past President of Christian Women in Media. Sharon has spent more than 40 years training, mentoring, and ministering to venues of all sizes. Because of her belief in the power of intentional prayer, along with discovering victory through real life experiences, she empowers others how to discover inner strength and develop an effective prayer life. Sharon has a gift of administration and organization. With a background as a corporate executive to include president of an international marketing company and sales and management for a Fortune 500 company, Sharon has trained thousands of men and women nationally. Sharon now uses her expertise in full time ministry. In this unprecedented time of uncertainly, Sharon’s passion is leading Women’s Prayer Retreats called “Becoming Women of Intentional Prayer.” Sharon, often referred to as “The Prayer Coach,” has a strong belief that every leader needs the prayer covering of a designated Prayer Shield, as portrayed in Ecclesiastes 4:12 …. “a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Sharon and husband, Ronnie, live a blessed life in Texas and have four grown children and several grandchildren. She is the author of the OnCall Prayer Journal, CWIMA Prayer Journal, The Power of Three-How a Protective Shield of Intentional Prayer Can Transform Your Life, and co-author of a children’s book The Most Powerful P Activity Book and Prayer Journal. In 2013 Sharon received the Exceptional Service Award for Christian Women in Media Association.
As one of the nation’s leading Bible teacher and conference speaker, Tracey Mitchell travels throughout America and internationally 40 plus weeks a year speaking to diverse and cross-cultural groups and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity. Whether speaking to men, women corporate CEO’s or the homeless, Tracey’s love and passion for re-writing the lives of the brokenhearted make her messages relevant and empowering. She is a published author of Downside Up, Becoming Brave and The Invitation. She is Vice President of Christian Women in Media and CEO of The Winning Woman, a ministry-based consulting firm. Executive Producers and Co Host of Life from DFW, Tracey and husband Robby, reach millions via satellite, cable television and internet. A veteran in the television industry, Tracey has compiled over 20+ years of on-air work. Programmer and guest appearances include: TBN, Daystar, Lesea Broadcasting, TCT Television, VTN Network, CTN Network, Cornerstone Television, Lamb Broadcasting, Channel 57 Atlanta, WACT TV. As Founder and CEO of THRIVE Conferences – Tracey’s Bi-Annual Conferences train and equip leaders and entrepreneurs. In 2016, Tracey was nominated for Texas Woman of Excellence. In 2015 she was the presented the “Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur” Award bestowed by the GSWB Chamber of Commerce. In 2008 she was awarded “The Excellence in Communications” Award given by Christian Women in Media.
Marina McLean is a keynote speaker, recording artist, songwriter and award-winning author. She has spoken in twenty-five countries. As a keynote speaker, Marina loves challenging individuals to court the presence of the Lord by using their voiceprints and unique expression of worship. She has been involved in teaching worship leaders and audiences in workshops that have brought people into an awareness of a deeper worship experience. London born, of Jamaican decent, her angelic voice captivates crowds and ushers in the true presence of God. Marina was called to ministry as a young child and her voice was the entrance. She knew growing up she would travel the world and preach the gospel. Her late parents Charles and Clarice Headlam provided the spiritual foundation of the word and hymns that make her the woman she is today. Marina has released three worship albums: In the Glory, Synchronized and Encounter with Worship. To her credit, she has three books: Appetite for Worship, which received the Christian Literary award in the Inspiration category, and her new devotional, The Invitation. She’s married to Dr. Renny McLean for thirty-four years and they have three adult children. In 2018, Marina was awarded the 2018 Global Media Summit Lifetime Achievement Award.
Karin Daniel is an award-winning International Television Producer and Co-Founder/Director of Freesound Media, LLC, a media production & management company. She is an expert in all aspects of television including production, management, talent, and media events. Karin spearheaded international content distribution for “programming” on two major Scandinavian television networks. As Executive and Creative Producer of Kanal10 network, longest running, primetime TV Talk program, Scandinavia Live, the viewing audience reached around 250million homes (including Scandinavia, Europe, most of Asia and much of the Middle East). As dual citizen of Britain and the United States, Karin’s world view perspective gives her a deep appreciation for global networking and is committed to building relationships that reflects unity and flow between the nations to communicate more effectively on a global level. Her burden to see the gospel spread began at an early age as her culturally diverse parents encouraged her to follow her dreams under God. After attending Oral Roberts University and Regent University in the Unites States she grew in knowledge and favor. She has worked with several high-level TV productions such as GOD TV in England, Daystar TV, Life Today w/ James and Betty Robison and Oral Roberts TV in the United States of America. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas area with her husband and two adult children.
Shayna Rattler transforms ministry and the marketplace from the page to the platform! She is the Founder of A God Shift Movement, and is a unique blend of spiritual and business leader, who empowers individuals and organizations around the world to move from disruption into greater possibility. She is passionate about helping others overcome adversity so they can fully experience the power of God. Her wit and humor makes God’s word relatable and her direct communication style makes it actionable. Shayna has helped celebrities, influencers, military officers, political dignitaries, pastors, seasoned entrepreneurs, and corporations achieve personal growth and organizational excellence. She and her businesses have received multiple awards, she has published several books and has been featured in over 450 media outlets. Shayna currently serves as a marketing executive for a leading technology company and hosts A God Shift Podcast and A God Shift with Shayna Rattler TV show.
Award-winning author, speaker, and life coach, Tina Yeager hosts the Flourish-Meant Podcast and Flourish Today radio show on Christian Mix 106 and publishes Inkspirations Online, a weekly writers’ devotional. She has been licensed as a counselor since 2005. Yeager serves on the marketing team for the upcoming streaming series, STRUCK. She is also Director of Traditional Groups with Word Weavers International and an active member of AWSA and Spark Media Network. For life coaching, writer coaching, or to book her as an event speaker, visit tinayeager.com. Look for her books, Upcycled: Crafted for a Purpose and Beautiful Warrior: Finding Victory Over the Lies Formed Against You.
Marion MacKenzie Pyle is an award-winning television host, writer, director, and producer who develops and shapes non-fiction and fiction programming for television, documentaries, video news magazines, commercials, educational series, and multi-media projects for traditional broadcast networks, streaming platforms, as well as corporate, public and nonprofit organizations. With a background in journalism, public affairs, advertising, public relations, and the performing arts, Marion understands the power of effective communication. Marion is Co-founder and President of Legacy Media Lab, Inc., an award-winning media production company headquartered in Nashville, TN specializing in storytelling with purpose, passion and impact for multi-media global channels. Topics have included health & wellness, business innovation, integrative medicine, conservation of natural resources, as well as homelessness & mental health. Her upbeat, family-friendly doc series Winning at Love, Spirit-filled Stories about Dating and Romance, that she hosted, wrote and co-produced, is currently airing on Inspiration TV, Bloom in the Dark TV, Trumpet TV, and Overcomers TV. For Trinity Broadcast Network, (TBN), Marion was Producer and Project Manager of On-Air Marketing. As writer, producer and host of the stylish Southern California video news magazine Straight From The Tap, (Bay Area PBS and Time Warner Cable) she received more than a dozen television and media industry awards. Marion’s best-selling book “Healed, Healthy and Whole, How We Beat Cancer” about her husband’s dramatic healing journey has led to media appearances on CBN’s 700 Club, Daystar’s Table Talk, the Dove Network, and numerous other outlets. Marion holds a B.A. in Film and Television and an M.A. in Media & Communication Management from University of Southern California.
Listening to Katherine Legg speak, pray and play her flute is a reminder of the kind of love, peace, joy and hope that Jesus intended in John 14:27. Her passion is to share the love and hope she’s learned through life experiences of God’s ability to redeem and restore us to His intended purposes and identity He created us to be. Her love of people and her ability to communicate with wisdom and understanding contributed to her professional success for 21 years as a Speech Pathologist and qualifies her to share God’s Word with others. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ohio State University and a Master’s Degree in Communication, Speech and Hearing Science from the University of North Texas. As a minister she’s had the opportunity to share Jesus and her faith across denominations, religions, ethnicities, nationalities, young and old, in juvenile detention centers, here in the U.S. and abroad. Katherine is dedicated to the women and media mandate of CWIMA. She traveled to Europe in 2016 to help establish Christian Women in Media Association groups in Amsterdam and Albania. She lends her talents as a flautist, intercessor, worship leader and speaker for conferences, TV, radio and podcast interviews. For 4 years she has been the Mainstage Production Manager for Global Media Summit and for CWIMA’s International Conference. She has been on the CWIMA National Advisory Board from 2018-2023, becoming an Executive Board member in 2023. Her extraordinary time as Executive Assistant to previous CWIMA President, Suellen Roberts from 2019-2021, has led to her current position helping to develop and implement the charitable division of CWIMA as the Executive Director of Heart of Mercy Mission.
Suellen is honored to have a group of dynamic, talented Christian women from all areas of media serving in leadership for Christian Women in Media. Things happen when women connect! Take a moment to see Who’s Who behind the scenes below.
3rd Thursday of Every Month
January 19 In Person
February 16 Zoom
March 16 In Person
April 20 Zoom
May 18 In Person
June 15 Zoom
July 20 In Person
August 17 Zoom
September 21 In Person
October 19 Zoom
November 16 In Person
December 21 Zoom
Marion MacKenzie Pyle
Tracey Mitchell – Dallas, TX
Lisa Hooks – Nashville, TN
Destiny Yarbrough – Atlanta, GA
Kandi Rose – Hot Springs, AR
Larinda King – Savannah, GA
Tina Wanamaker – Yakima, WA
Vanelle Hogan – Charlotte, NC
Terri Gilbert – Baton Rouge, LA
Jenn Gotzon – New York, NY