Leadership & Staff

Kim Kerr
Executive Director

Kim Kerr, Executive Director

Kim is the visionary and founding Director of Women in the Window International. Her passion is to display the wonder and welcome of the Gospel as she leads this life-giving and capacity building ministry.

“Together with some incredible women leaders from Africa, Asia, America, and the Middle East, we bring the power 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 for eight years, leading their women’s ministry as she organized and led teams of women to train women leaders through strategic initiatives into the 10/40 Window. She also served with Mission One as the Executive Director of ONE Woman for five years, and Director of LifeCare pro-life ministry for ten years.

Kim is the author of Women in the Window, a narrative inductive Bible study which enables women to see their worth in God’s Story through the unique methods learned from seminary professor Howard Hendricks, and author, Dave Veerman. She has recently completed a unique version of this Bible study entitled “Essentials” for next generation women leaders which focuses on 5 Essentials that connect women across cultures and generations. Essentials is available in six languages with more in process.

Kim is a lifelong learner earning several certificates of achievement for her studies and practical application of the same into the lives of hundreds of women leaders. She recently completed a two-year intensive with Leadership Transformation Institute of Gordon Conwell Seminary in Formational Leadership.  She has traveled to 45 nations so far.

Kim is thrilled to be the mom of four grown and married children and Mimi to 11 grandchildren and the wonderful bonus of a great-grandson.

Staff

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

Ivory Baker, Administrative Manager

Women in the Window is thrilled to have Ivory Baker serving on our staff in the critical role of Administrative Manager. She organizes and maintains international development plans for all WiW ministry partnerships and provides essential administrative structure for all procedures. She earned a Bachelors’ degree in Biology and went on to pursue a Masters’ degree in Business Administration.  Ivory has extensive experience planning mission trips and conferences, leading mission teams, and conducting discipleship training workshops for Pastors and church leaders in Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, and the United States to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

She was one of the founding leaders of NAAMC, National African American Missions Conference and served as their Executive Administrator for 10 years.  Since that time, she has been active in discipleship training as she is committed to equipping women and girls to fulfill their God-given purpose through the local and global church.

Ivory has served as a ministry leader in a number of churches in the Palm Beaches.  She currently serves as a small group and prayer leader in her local church.  Ivory, a native of Washington, D.C., relocated to Florida in July of 2002 and currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens.

Board of Directors

Jean Bowen-Smith, Chair

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.

Kim Kerr

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

Carolyn Weda, Secretary

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.

Efriann (Toni) Gonzalez, Treasurer

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.

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.

Mona Barham

Mona Barham and her husband Bart live in Palm Beach Gardens and are actively involved in their local church, Family Church and have served together as board members of ministries such as Youth For Christ, First Care Pregnancy Centers, Refuge Ranch and as a vital part of the Women in the Window International event teams. We are grateful to have Mona join our board of directors! With her extensive business background in Human Resources as well as education, she brings a breadth and depth of wisdom and knowledge to our board. Mona has a passion to serve the Lord by helping hurting people. The WiW mission of replacing poverty and injustice with dignity and purpose in Christ resonate well with her personal lifestyle of service.

Mona and Bart are blessed with two wonderful adult sons and three beautiful granddaughters.  She has been actively involved with Women In the Window International from day one.  She loves to tell people WIW is a great way to be involved with International Ministry and have an impact for God’s Kingdom even if you can’t travel.

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 (Microbusiness)
  • Marilyn Farag & Sarah Peters Yu, Heart (Spiritual formation)
  • Michelle McCormick, Advocacy (Human rights training)
  • Sarah Pascual & Julia Horton, Head (Leadership training and development)
  • Stephanie Ballard & Dr. Nakisha Kinlaw-Williams, Health (Hygiene and nutrition)
  • Michelle McCormick & Dr. Christine Conti, Advocacy (Human rights training)