Leadership

Kim Kerr
Executive Director

Kim Kerr, Executive Director

Kim is the founding Director of Women in the Window International. Her efforts are focused on local women leaders in Africa, Asia, America, and the Middle East and their unique and distinct role in bringing the power, love, and light of Jesus Christ to some of the darkest places in our world today.

  • Prior to starting Women in the Window International, Kim served as the Director of Partners International Women, the women’s initiative of Partners International, for eight years, leading a team of dozens to train more than 8,000 women leaders in strategic ministry initiatives in the 10/40 Window.
  • She also served as the Executive Director of ONE Woman, the women’s ministry of Mission ONE, for five years, and as Executive Director of LifeCare Ministries, a holistic, pro-life ministry for ten years, leading a team of eight staff members and more than 100 volunteers.
  • She has traveled to 42 nations so far, and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon!
  • Her training includes both formal training with Moody Bible Institute, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Trinity Seminary, and non-formal training in various leadership workshops, conferences, and ongoing courses for her service in the church, community, and global networks.
  • She is the author of Women in the Window, a narrative inductive Bible study for women. She has taught this course to women in Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Senegal, Thailand, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Ghana, Turkey, and Indonesia. She is currently preparing a Women in the Window “trainer of trainers” curriculum and a unique version of the course for Western women.

One of her favorite verses is Isaiah 40:31: “Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary,” because it describes the transformational love of Christ that she has so freely received. As someone who intimately knows the tender mercies of the Lord and would be lost without Him, her heart’s desire is to bring women face to face with the amazing love and grace she freely and abundantly enjoys with Christ Jesus, her Lord and Savior.

Kim is grateful and proud to be the Mom of four children and Mimi to 11 grandchildren.

Servant Leader Team

Kim leads a team of highly qualified volunteers who coordinate our training and prayer strategies, and mobilize women leaders in the 10/40 Window and beyond to equip and empower other women:

  • Mindy Blount, Hands
  • Marilyn Farag, Heart
  • Michelle McCormick, Advocacy
  • Sarah Pascual, Heart
  • Diane Serrano, Advocacy
  • Katheryn Webb, Head

Servant Leader Apprentices

Lorena Arias
Stephanie Ballard
Connie Bogner
Julia Horton
Sarah Peters

Board of Directors

Carolyn Weda, Chair

Carolyn and her husband, Ken, live in North Palm Beach, Florida where they are actively involved in First Presbyterian Church. She served on the Board of the Guatemala Children’s Home for 20 years, serving as secretary and maintaining the office in their home for part of that time. She is a Stephen Minister, has volunteered at Urban Youth Impact for several years, and volunteers with Crossroad Bible Institute, a ministry to prisoners. As an English major, Carolyn loves good books, writes book reviews, and helps to lead the book club at her church. She is grateful to have the opportunity to share the love of the Lord with women in other parts of the world. She and her husband have two children and five grandchildren.

Gail Van Tassel, Secretary

Gail lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. After 15 years as an absent-from-church believer, God gave her the gift of her daughter, Monica, and through her, drew Gail back to Himself. Over her 40+ years as an executive assistant, she feels blessed to have worked for the top executives of several major corporations in New York and Florida. She has worked with Gunster Law Firm in West Palm Beach for almost 30 years. Gail is also very active at her home church, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, participating in women’s groups and serving as the council secretary. Gail delights in a close relationship with her grown daughter.

Kim Kerr

Learn more about Kim Kerr, Founder & Executive Director of Women in the Window International above.

Efriann (Toni) Gonzalez

Toni and her husband, Mike, have been married for more than 40 years and live in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is the Business Office Manager for WFGC, a full-power Christian Television channel on cable systems and satellite channels throughout the viewing area. Toni began home-schooling their four younger children in 1990 and continued until the last one graduated from high school in 2012. During those 22 years, she served on the Board of Parents Educating Children, a Palm Beach County homeschool support organization and was their New Family Inquiry contact person. Toni and her husband, Mike, attend Christ Fellowship at its Gardens campus and occasionally serve as interim pastors at various churches. Toni believes that every day is an opportunity to show and share the love of Christ. She and Mike have eight wonderful children and four awesome grandchildren.

Brigitte Sylvestre

Brigitte is a radio host with Moody Radio South Florida, and is passionate about fostering conversations that lead to a deeper relationship with Christ and a deeper understanding of how to live out and communicate the unchanging truth of Christ in a shifting culture. Brigitte has traveled internationally to India, Romania, Peru, Nicaragua, Haiti and more. She is passionate about seeing women here and abroad realize their value in Christ. She enjoys volunteering her time with Women in the Window International. She is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University and in 2015 she completed the Colson Center Fellows Program, a yearlong discipleship training in Christian Worldview in Action. Brigitte is married to her wonderful husband, Gibson.

Amgad Wahba

Amgad has been a faithful volunteer, Health Servant Leader, as well as a prayer warrior and friend to the ministry for years. Born in Egypt, she speaks fluent Arabic and English, plus a little French. Amgad has her MSN in Maternal Health and a Doctorate in International Development and Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She also has worked as a health consultant with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She is passionate about hospitality and is a wealth of wisdom. She and her husband have two children and four grandsons.

Jean Bowen-Smith

Jean and her husband, Fred, reside in Hobe Sound, Florida, where they are proprietors of a kitchen interior design business.  Jean is active at her local church, Christ Fellowship – Stuart, where she leads their Prayer and Altar Care ministries, as well as a women’s bible study group.  With a business background, Jean has also completed the Leadership College at her church and has a passion for journaling and sharing with others the power of prayer.  She is also actively involved in the Leadership Advisory Council for Place of Hope and has served at Women Doing Well events.

Jean and her husband have two adult sons.

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