The vision for First 5 was developed by Proverbs 31 Ministries in order to connect a woman’s heart to God’s Word the First 5 minutes of her day. First 5 will greet you up with a short teaching first thing in the morning, so you can exchange whispers with God before shouts with the world. Meet our First 5 Writing Team!

Lysa TerKeurst is a mother of five and the President of Proverbs 31 Ministries. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Best Yes, Unglued and Made to Crave. Lysa was recently awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award and has been published in multiple publications such as Focus on the Family and CNN online. Additionally, she has appeared on the Today show as one of the leading voices in the Christian community.

Each year, Lysa is a featured keynote presenter at more than 40 events across North America, including the Women of Faith conferences and the Catalyst Leadership Conference. She has a passion for equipping women to share their stories for God’s glory through Proverbs 31 Ministries’ annual She Speaks Conference and writer training program, COMPEL: Words That Move People. Connect with Lysa!


Wendy Blight is an author, attorney and national leader with Proverbs 31 Ministries whose desire is to help every woman know with confidence she can tackle any problem life presents through God’s Word. Wendy has authored two books, Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner and her newest book, Living So That: Making Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Life. Wendy has been a featured guest on Oprah Radio, The 700 Club, Family Life Today with Dr. Dennis Rainey, Revive Our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss, and Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. She lives in Charlotte, N.C. with her husband and has two young adult children, Lauren and Bo. Connect with Wendy!

Whitney Capps is a wife and mom-in-the-trenches to four loud, wild and wonderful boys ages 9, 8, 6 and 3. She joined the Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker team in 2007. Leaning on her love of theology and honest in her struggles with sin, Whitney’s messages are funny, engaging and solid. Whitney is a regular gal with too-bushy eyebrows, rarely shaven legs and horribly pale cellulite. When not traveling or speaking, she serves as a Teaching Leader for Bible Study Fellowship. Whitney loves to shop, read and nap. Connect with Whitney!

Leah DiPascal is a speaker, inspirational Bible teacher and devotions writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries. Her love of ministry centers around training women and helping them learn how to engage, understand and apply God’s Word to their hectic and oftentimes stressful lives. Leah and her husband, Keith, live outside Charlotte, N.C., where they stay busy running a family business and raising two teenage boys. Connect with Leah on her blog, Whispers for the Soul, where she shares what God is teaching her, along with real-life stories of adventure that are helping women around the world. Connect with Leah!

Wendy Pope is a wife to Scott, mother to Blaire and Griffin, author, speaker and Bible study teacher. Whether in the pulpit or on paper, her passion is Biblical application. She’s a published author of Out of the Mouths of Babes and Trusting God for a Better Tomorrow, and is a contributing author for God’s Purpose for Every Woman and The Reason We Speak. Wendy is also a content provider for iDisciple. Each year, Wendy leads women all over the world to life change through her in-depth online Bible studies. She is witty, down-to-earth and transparent. Wendy teaches in such a way that every woman feels that she is speaking directly to their heart. Connect with Wendy!

Krista Williams is a Georgia girl through and through who believes she was created to help women love and live out God’s Word. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Art. She is also the mother of four married adult children and has six amazing grandchildren. Krista has been a Bible study teacher in her community for over 30 years, through both Precept Ministries International and Bible Study Fellowship. She believes some of the best talks happen on the porch, around the table or on a walk. She never gets tired of hearing how God is working in other people’s lives. Connect with Krista!

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