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Kay Marshall Strom and Michelle Rickett

Featured on Woman to Woman on August 07, 2010.

Kay Marshall-Strom is an author with a heart for God's family all over the world. As a writer, she has penned 37 books, many with a global reach. Her writing credits include numerous magazine articles, prize-winning screenplays, and curricula and books for children. She had contributed to many large works as well, including the NIV Devotional Bibles.

Increasingly Strom's writing is taking her to the far corners of the world. She also speaks both in the United States and overseas on issues she's written about.

Michele Rickett is founder and president of Sisters In Service (SIS), an international ministry that tackles the abuse and exploitation of women and girls through practical empowerment projects involving local women in remote locations. It raises awareness and advocacy through publishing research on the hard-hitting issues women and girls face. From her experience living as a missionary in Africa, a personal life mission was born: she now seeks to intervene on behalf of women and girls in countries where they are considered property.

Rickett studied bible and biblical literature at Trinity College in Florida. For more than 15 years she has been appointed to leadership roles in local church women's ministry and international missions/development work. In 1997 she launched the department for women's projects for her missions organization with 2,500 indigenous women missionaries.

Along with her international work, Rickett is a biblical communicator. Speaking at conferences, retreats, and churches, she encourages people to give their all to Christ as she shares research and stories of today's women and girls. She motivates people to resist the evils of injustice against women and girls by leveraging a powerful, united voice for the voiceless.

Rickett and SIS founding board member, Kay Strom, co-authored the InterVarsity Press bestseller, Daughters of Hope: Stories of Witness and Courage in the Face of Persecution, and the 2009 release, Forgotten Girls: Stories of Hope and Courage. She also co-authored Least-valued No More, Research and Recommendations on the Plight of Women. She is a frequent radio guest covering international issues of injustice against women and girls on such programs as Moody Radio's Midday Connection, and Bob Lepine and Dennis Rainey's, Family Life Today.

Rickett and her husband, Daniel, have worked side by side for over 20 years. Daniel serves as SIS vice president for International Ministries, writes, and helps churches and ministries grow effective cross-cultural partnerships. They live in Roswell, Georgia, and they have two grown daughters.


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