Our Teams

LeadHer is made up of both Staff and a Board of Directors. Both teams are passionate about empowering women in their faith and leadership worldwide!

Christie Love
Founder and Executive Director
Christie is passionate about seeing women of all ages, backgrounds, life experiences identify and exceed limitations that hold them back from being the woman that God created and calls her to be. She loves to challenge others to go deeper in their personal relationship with God as well as their activity level to make an impact on the world around them. In 2015, Christie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Ministry and Leadership from Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, MI through their adult online education program, and is currently working on her Masters of Divinity from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. She was awarded membership into the Delta Epsilon Chi Honor Society – given by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Currently she is pursuing her Master’s of Divinity at Regent University. Christie is a regular contributor to FaithHappenings.com’s Women in Leadership blog. In 2016, Christie was named to John Maxwell’s Top 100 Leaders of the Year list. Christie lives in Springfield, MO with her husband Robert and combined they have four amazing children; Andrew, Bryson, Katie, and Montanah. When she is not preaching, mentoring, training leaders, or sharing about LeadHer- Christie loves to read, write, connect with others over coffee.
Connect with Christie on LinkedIn or on Facebook.


Holly Madden
LeadHer Development Director
Holly is passionate about empowering women of all ages to realize that they are seen and called with purpose by their Creator. She is living proof of how God can create beauty from ashes and instill healing and passion in place of a wounded heart. She quit nursing school to pursue her calling and work full time for Jesus through LeadHer in 2013. She is passionate about bringing the love of Jesus to women who feel like they deserve it the least. Holly is also a worship leader and song writer and serves in her church and in LeadHer leading others in worship. Holly has a B.A. in Leadership and Ministry from Grace Bible College and lives in Springfield, Missouri with her husband, Scott, her amazing foster son, and a miracle baby on the way.
Connect with Holly on LinkedIn.


Kim Bausinger
LeadHer Local Director
Hi! I am Kim Bausinger. I have been a part of LeadHer since about the end of year one.  I started coming to the Springfield Local chapter as a way to meet up with my youngest daughter when she was in college.  What I found was way more than a planned midweek meeting with my daughter.  I found a community of women who loved each other, loved God more, and spoke into me that there was a ton of untapped potential just waiting to be used for God.  After a lifetime of kitchen and nursery duty, I was challenged to make leadership a part of my everyday life in the places I always went.  While I still find great love in the kitchen and nursery (let me feed you and love your babies, and I am a happy girl), I have found a voice I never knew I had.  God has given me the ability to see His hand, and lessons to be shared in the small and everyday things around us. He has given me opportunities to teach and write, and I absolutely love encouraging women to tap into what God has given them that they have never seen in themselves!  I am so excited to be a part of the LeadHer staff as well as the teaching team.

My family is one of my greatest treasures here on earth!  I have been married for 25 years to my wonderful, encouraging husband Robert. We love to spend time camping, watching sci-fi movies, and hanging out with my extended family.  We live in Carthage, MO and have 2 grown daughters that make us proud every single day.  Marisa, our oldest, is married to Logan, and the mama to our newest grandson, Alden. She is a part time children’s minister and a previous retail store manager. Rachel, our youngest, is our artistic, musical, airplane flying, random girl. She and her husband Dan are starting their life together in Arizona!  Our family is rounded out by two more grandchildren, Mathew who is 12, and lives in Arkansas, and Kendra who is 8 and lives in Montana.

Jana Greig
Board Chair
Jana has been a member of a LeadHer chapter in Springfield, Missouri, since early 2014. Through her experience, she understands and believes in the invaluable teachings, programs and tools LeadHer uses to help women in various walks of life build their leadership skills, relationships and faith. Professionally, she has experience in the marketing and journalism industries, including writing, editing and managing persuasive marketing content; planning, organizing and overseeing various marketing initiatives; and serving as a not-for-profit industry resource. Jana’s experience also includes writing and producing news stories and managing website content for local news outlets. Jana is a graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in chemistry.

Kristina Penland
Vice Chair 

Kristina has spent her time and talents serving nonprofit organizations in various capacities. After graduating from Southwest Baptist University, she served with Cornerstone Assistance Network, a ministry which provided assistance and programs to the homeless population in Tarrant County, Texas. In December 2009, she joined the Enactus Worldwide team, eventually transitioning into the role as the Director, International Program. Working with staff from 30+ country operations, she was responsible for directing the research and development of tools and resources for building capacity for staff and program participants worldwide. Kristina is spending this season of her life loving her role as a woman of faith, a wife to Nathan and a mom to her daughters, Katelyn and Karaline, and son, Noble. She delights in the opportunity to love and learn alongside many college women each year by supporting her husband in his role as the Director, Student Activities at Southwest Baptist University. As a ministry, the couple enjoys participating in the transformational leadership growth of students through campus activities and by hosting student leaders in their home.

Deneé Hughes

Deneé is a radio talkshow host of the creative, quirky team Aaron and Denee currently on the “Morning DNA” at Boost 101.9 in St. Louis. Her experience includes morning show co-host and Promotions Coordinator at 88.3 The Wind, a business consultant, co-founder of iBody, and a massage therapist. She is passionate about her faith, networking and community, health and wellness, and her family. She lives in southwest Missouri with her husband and daughter.

Gretchen Russell

Gretchen is a Senior Accountant at KPM CPAs in Springfield, Missouri. She is first a wife and a mom to 3 kids and one beautiful granddaughter. Several years ago, she decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in accounting. Today she is passionate about numbers and serving her customers, but she is also passionate about using her expertise to volunteer in the nonprofit world.


Lance Coffman

Board Member
Lance is an independent marketing consultant focusing in online marketing and analytics. After several years as the Marketing Manager for a college bookstore, he was hired into an agency as the Online Marketing Director. Through his work at the marketing agency, Lance had the privilege of working with both local and national clients across many industries. While working as Online Marketing Director, Lance completed a B.S. in Marketing concentrating in Marketing Management with a minor in Economics from Missouri State University. He made the transition to working from home shortly before his oldest son was born while completing a Master of Business Administration also at Missouri State University. Lance is an active member of NorthBridge Church in Springfield, Missouri where he serves on the worship team with his voice, bass, guitar, and occasionally the ukulele. He is also a part of the creative team, helping to plan special elements for services. Lance lives on a farm in Southwest Missouri with his wife, Sara, and their young sons, Les and Leo.

Kerry McManus

Board Member
Kerry graduated from College of the Ozarks with a B.S. in business, with an emphasis in economics. She studied international business and finance at Richmond College in London, England. Her post-graduate studies have included Drury University Breech School of Business and The American College. Professionally, Kerry is a self-employed insurance agent. She represents several insurance companies by being a secret shopper for her clients, advising them on matters related to annuities, and life and health insurance. Kerry enjoys ministering to others through her gift of hospitality. She cooks for the youth group and sick from her church and community. Food is her favorite way to encourage others. Kerry loves serving on the LeadHer board of directors to give back to an organization that has helped her draw closer to God, and listen more carefully to His whispers to be salt and light. She is especially excited about the work LeadHer is doing with teachers, military families, and victims of domestic abuse. She looks forward to her chapter meeting every two weeks, and all the women she meets there from all age groups. She is very excited to see what God has in store for the future of LeadHer!

Cliff Conquest

Board Member
Accomplished financial professional with progressive experience across a broad range of industries, including technology, manufacturing, distribution, health care, real estate, retail and public accounting. Expertise in strategic planning, banking relations, financial management, reporting and analysis and re-engineering financial controls and systems. Results-oriented team player with proven leadership, management and organizational skills with strong communication and analytical abilities. Currently Cliff serves as a Controller at Jordan Valley Community Health Center. Cliff lives in Southwest Missouri with his wife.

Michelle Peak

Board Member
Michelle works as at Holland Elementary School in Springfield, Missouri and is equally passionate about children growing into their leadership potential as she is seeing women discover their leadership potential. She leads a LeadHer Local Chapter at her workplace, uniting teachers and staff as they grow in their faith and leadership. She is an activist and a leader in her community. Michelle lives in Springfield, Missouri with her husband and is the proud mother of 2.

Mary Kay Glunt

Board Member
Mary Kay currently serves as the lead pastor at Stockton Presbyterian Church. She has served as a pastor, writer, poet, speaker, substitute teacher, secretary, manager, and a paralegal. She is passionate about the church, about leadership, and about women embracing their calling and living for Christ.