Erin Davis: Welcome back to The Women of the Bible podcast. I’m Erin Davis. We’re walking through the study Esther: Trusting God’s Plan, and I have some friends with me and we’re walking through the book of Esther together.

I want you ladies to introduce yourselves to those who are listening, and what I’d love to know (because of what we’re talking about in this session) is how you’re interacting with women? I know that we have a shared heart for women to know and love the Word of God.

You’re impacting women’s lives in areas that I’m not, so just tell us your name and how you’re interacting with women. Venessa, we’ll start with you.

Dr. Venessa Ellen: I’m Dr. Venessa Ellen, and I have a couple of touchpoints where I get to really minister to women, and it’s exciting! One, I serve as a chair of a Women’s Ministry Degree program at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas.

So I get to mentor the ladies and take them through and watch them graduate with their degree—for some of them, their very first degree! So that’s really exciting!

Then on the other side, my husband is a pastor. So at our church, Community of Faith Bible Church in Houston, I’m the Women’s Ministry Director and church administrator.

So I get to really, really dig deep into the lives of women. Also, my husband and I spend a lot of time doing premarital and marital counseling. So …