Breakout Session Leaders

Wife, Mother, Sister, Friend. Relationships are what Julie values above all else but there is one relationship that has defined all that she is: daughter of the King!

Whether it was helping to run the family business while earning her Biology degree, raising 3 kids as a LEO wife and working in the field of cancer genetics, or caring for her Mom in the late stages of dementia, her rock and foundation is the Lord.

Seeking Him when a car crash broke her neck or when her husband Noel’s job change required moving over 1000 miles away from her hometown, family and friends, one thing drives her peace: a heart and spirit that follows joyfully “as the Lord leads.”


Hannah Hagelstein is the founder & leader of the Women of the Word Ministry and host of “The Every LITTLE Thing Podcast”. She is mama to 3 boys and wife to the most amazing man.

Hannah felt the Lord lead her to a love for ministry over 10 years ago. She has led women’s bible studies in Portales, Artesia & Roswell, NM, and has participated in sharing God’s Word at conferences across New Mexico.

Hannah’s 2022 motto is “until my lungs give out” and she is stepping out in faith that God has called her to radically love the women in our communities and share the truth of the Word of God.

Elisabeth Jackson serves on the leadership team of Women of the Word Ministry and has been involved in women’s bible studies & ministry for over 20 years. She is the Executive Director of a local non-profit where she gets to fulfill her passion of cultivating a better community.


Her desire is that you would know there's no future version of yourself that Christ loves more. He loves you today, right where you are. Elisabeth's prayer is that more women would step into a relationship with their Creator. She is a walking example of His grace and deep, abounding love.


Of all things He has blessed her with, the three she's most thankful for are her husband Kale and their two daughters, Claire and Madison.

María Eugenia Tena (Maru like everyone calls her) was born and raised in México but has been living in Artesia for almost 12 years now.

She married Dorian in 12/12/12 and together they are raising 3 boys, all in different stages. A 16 years old teenager, a tween of 10 and a toddler of 3 which can be very challenging at times.

Maru started attending WOW Bible Study in 2019 and last year became part of the leadership team. It brings her a lot of joy to be able to join them in their mission of spreading the Gospel.


María Eugenia Tena ( todos la llaman Maru) nació y creció en México pero tiene casi 12 años viviendo en Artesia.

Se casó con Dorian el 12/12/12 y juntos están criando a 3 hijos, todos en diferentes etapas. Un adolescente de 16 años, un preadolescente de 10 años y un niño pequeño de 3, lo cual puede ser bastante retador algunas veces.

Maru empezó a asistir al estudio de la biblia WOW en el 2019 y el año pasado se unió al grupo de liderazgo. Le brinda gran alegría el poder formar parte de su misión que es esparcir la Palabra de Dios.