Speaker Line Up - Jingle Jangle
Pam Kanaly, while in the midst of a staggering blow of divorce, clearly sensed the Lord revealing to her a future single mothers ministry. Today, as co-founder of Arise Ministries, Pam is one of America’s leading advocates for single moms. She knows the challenges of single motherhood and invites single moms to rise up and place Christ as the head of their household. Pam was named one of three National Mothers of Achievement in Washington, DC, and chosen as one of the Top 50 Women Making a Difference in Oklahoma in 2016. Pam and Rich have been married for 29 years, and together they have nine grandchildren. Ask anyone; Pam loves life and it loves her right back.
Bee Smith is an international best-selling author, speaker, multi-media personality, and award-winning mental health advocate. Well known for her dynamic personality and high-impact presentations, she is a tireless community leader, spokesperson, mentor and educator who serves as a local Board member for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Since surviving suicide, she passionately uses her experiences as a beacon of hope for those battling depression and mental illness. She believes that living a life full of joy is a choice and a gift. A prize we receive every time we open our eyes!
Mel Hiett is the Project Development Director for Arise Ministries. She joined the Arise team in the Fall of 2020 after serving sixteen years as a youth pastor. Mel was a single mom of two boys for nine years before marrying her husband, Trae. Together they have five children, two dogs, and some chickens. Mel is honored to walk alongside single moms in their journey and has a handful of wild stories and God moments to share with all of you.