Calling all women of the Northwest! We have been marked by the sound of bravery. As women, we have been called to be strong and courageous, not to be terrified or afraid.
Throughout the generations, women have been called to be brave: pioneering unknown territories and unforeseen obstacles and bearing children and raising them into righteousness and character with love and grace all while maintaining beauty and strength.
The Northwest has been a drawing point for the brave, and we feel the Holy Spirit is ready to activate a sound that is the essence of the pioneer spirit throughout the generations of women in the Northwest. Come for extravagant times of worship, build new friendships, be encouraged, inspired, equipped and transformed as we experience the presence of God together, and step into the fullness of our inheritance as pioneer women. Discover your voice, discover your sound, discover your call and be BRAVE.
Christine Potter has been cultivating a message and lifestyle of teaching people how to awaken their Spirit man and to live from that place of the Spirit rather than the soul realm. She is passionate about seeing all of God's children walk in their full stature as "sons" and "daughters" of God, and she has a unique gift in releasing people to live from that place.
Christine Potter is a prophetic intercessor. She is a pioneer in what she calls "Worship Intercession." This is a spontaneous physical demonstration of what the Spirit is saying and doing through the music. Not a trained singer, dancer or musician, she believes we are all called to be creative expressers of what the Spirit of God wants to release thru our lives and to worship the Lord with our entire being.
One of her desires is to see God's people restored to childlikeness. She believes the Lord has given us all the rights to childlike faith, freedom and creativity. She finds that God uses her in unusual ways to push out the wall of established worship expressions; not to remove, but to add to them.
Christine finds herself a little bit like Manna! The first impressions of her ministry expressions are often, "What is it?" She is definitely different; not for everyone's taste; could make you grumble, stretching; but, sort of sweet and especially good if you are really hungry!
Ramona Mathany was born in the Bahamas, and at the age of 5, she moved to Oregon. She met the living God, Jesus Christ, at a Billy Graham crusade in Portland in the early 1990's. Her radical encounter with Him changed every part of her life. Her testimony is one that not only moves hearts, but changes lives. She carries an anointing to release passion and the love of God to the hearts of all. Ramona's life and message will be sure to send out the call to pursue Jesus and know Him like never before.
For over 5 years, Ramona has been cultivating relationships and releasing hope to the women of the Oregon state Women's prison. A queen from the inside out, Ramona offers love, identity, beauty, inner healing and restoration to the women that most of the world would leave behind in the tragedy of their pasts. Ramona and her teams offer life, hope, forgiveness, freedom and a fresh beginning by presenting the Gospel and the reality of the presence of God as they share truth, love and acceptance with these beautiful women that are simply in need of a Savior. Currently, Ramona owns and manages a staffing business that provides local businesses with employees, especially those that need a second chance. Her passion for this business springs out of her prison ministry.
Ramona lives in Lake Oswego with her husband, Jim, and their four children. Her relationship with Jesus has led her to four foundational truths: We are saved by GRACE ALONE through FAITH ALONE in Christ ALONE and all the GLORY TO GOD ALONE.
Born and raised in Alaska, Angela Pinkston started musical training at an early age and was mentored in worship leading. Much of her teenage and young adult years were spent traveling to Alaskan towns and villages and North America and the nations, spreading the love of Jesus.
In the midst of 12 years of marriage and raising 2 children, Angela Pinkston has been traveling the world, leading, teaching, mentoring, and writing in the area of worship. She has helped pioneer a ministry school in Alaska, which focused much on worship, intercession and the prophetic. In 2005, she moved to Nashville to work with Ray Hughes, playing accordion, piano and various other instruments in the band.
Now in Albany, Oregon, Angela is a worship leader at her home church, Jesus Pursuit. She also travels the world, leading worship and teaching. She is both a recording artist and published author. She currently has two CDs out, Awaken and The Pursuit. Her new album Revival is Reality will be out this fall. She also contributed a chapter to the book Worship the King, published by XP Media. Passionate about the love of God and seeing the Lord loved in return by His Church, her songs and messages carry eternal realities of experience with Jesus.
Emily Tedrow is one of God's young champions. She is not only a wife and mother of two beautiful girls, but is serving as a pastor and worship leader at Jesus Pursuit church in Albany, Oregon. Emily has a unique style of worship mixed with prayer, proclamation and prophetic song that carries a passion from the Father's heart that can't be missed. You can be moved to intercession, surrender and war in the spirit in any given worship time as Emily sings and is moved by the Holy Spirit. Her great passion is to see hearts set on fire for God in worship and in action. But more than all of the above, it is Emily's genuine love for God and people that defines her ministry.
Amy Sollars is a lover of Jesus that has given her life to see the Kingdom of Heaven released on the earth. She carries a prophetic anointing and releases the heart of the Father over people and places. She has a heart to see people have a radical intimate relationship with Jesus. Most of all, she longs to be the friend of God and for everyone to know Him as friend.
Amy was born in Alaska in 1980. Born into the fifth generation of an Alaskan fisherman, she grew up in remote parts of Southeast, Alaska, spending many summers on the fishing boat. At a young age in the Alaskan wilderness, she learned to hear the voice of the Lord. Throughout her young life, she encountered the Lord and has an amazing testimony of the delivering power of Jesus Christ that set her free and into the destiny of the Lord.
Early on, Amy studied ministry in various places and went into full time ministry in the areas of house of prayer, school of ministry, worship, prophetic training, youth and young adult ministry, church planting, and much more. She ministered primarily in the state of Alaska with Northwind Global Ministries until 2007.
In the spring of 2008, she joined Youth With A Mission. Amy now resides in Kailua Kona, Hawaii where she is on staff with Youth With A Mission in the area of training, worship, and prayer. Her main role is bringing leadership to training in a ministry within YWAM called Fire and Fragrance. She has given her life to see a generation raised up on the earth, walking in the fullness of God and planting communities centered around the presence of God all over the earth. Amy travels and ministers all over the world with YWAM and other ministries.