Meet the Teachers - Big Dream Ministries
Big Dream Ministries exists to help people understand the Bible as God's amazing Word and help them apply Biblical truth to their daily lives. We do this by offering studies that drive people to the Scriptures for answers and equipping leaders with excellent resources to reinforce learning.
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Meet Our Teachers

Pat Harley, Founder

Pat is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Big Dream Ministries. She committed her life to Jesus Christ at the age of 32 after He powerfully intervened and healed her broken marriage. Pat has ministered to women in her own community and around the world for more than 3 decades through the teaching of God’s Word. She has a Masters degree in education from Western Michigan and a Certificate of Biblical & Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. She and her husband have 2 married daughters and 7 grandchildren.

The Amazing Collection: The Bible, Book by Book;
Invincible Love, Invisible War; Be Amazing; The Amazing Life of Jesus Christ;
Empowered: The Amazing Church of Jesus Christ

Traci Martin

Traci is the President of Big Dream Ministries, Inc. She worked in the corporate world before starting her own consulting company in 1994. Although she grew up attending church, it was not until Traci was a young adult that she surrendered her life to Jesus. Traci serves the local and international body of Christ through mentoring, speaking, and leading Bible studies. Traci is married, has two newly married daughters, and is currently working toward her Masters of Arts in Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Be Amazing

Jennifer McClish

Jennifer came to faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 5. But it wasn’t until a season of suffering and loss in her late twenties that she settled in her heart that God is good all the time. She has been growing in grace and knowledge of her Savior ever since. Jennifer earned a Juris Doctor from The University of South Carolina School of Law and practiced law before God ignited a passion in her for teaching His Word to women. In 2012, she began teaching The Amazing Collection at her church. She and her husband live in Marietta, Georgia with their 3 teenagers.

The Amazing Life of Jesus Christ;
Empowered: The Amazing Church of Jesus Christ

Fay Runnion

Fay has been involved with Big Dream Ministries from the very beginning. Fay has led Bible studies for 30 years, including leading the first women’s conference in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – the first time Christian women from different denominations studied and fellowshipped together. As designer and editor of The Amazing Collection Teaching Guides, Fay provided foundational material for generations of future Bible teachers. Fay currently resides in Marietta, Georgia with her college sweetheart and husband. They have 2 married children, and the delights of her heart are her 4 grandchildren.

The Amazing Life of Jesus Christ;
Empowered: The Amazing Church of Jesus Christ

Kellye Rickman

Kellye was raised in a church going home, hearing about Jesus from her childhood. At age 23, she began to fully follow Jesus and surrendered to Him as the Lord of her life. Kellye has been leading and teaching Sunday school for many years, as well as mentoring women and young married couples. She also teaches a women’s Bible study to more than 100 women each week. Her desire is to encourage everyone she encounters to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Kellye lives with her husband and their son in Marietta, Georgia.

The Amazing Life of Jesus Christ;
Empowered: The Amazing Church of Jesus Christ

Linda Sweeney

Linda serves on the Board of Directors of Big Dream Ministries. She accepted Christ as her Savior when she was 12 years old, and as an adult, grew to love God’s Word more and more. Because of her passion to inspire women to know the Word of God, she began teaching the Bible in her church and community. Linda has taught Sunday school for many years and was a much-loved Bible Study Fellowship International Teaching Leader for 8 years. She has taught women’s retreats and conferences in the United States and Asia. She and her husband have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

The Amazing Collection: The Bible, Book by Book;
Invincible Love, Invisible War; Be Amazing

Robin Rosebrough

Robin Rosebrough serves on the Board of Directors for Big Dream Ministries. She has been involved in women’s ministries for more than twenty years, served on the board of The Women’s Fellowship for fourteen years, and was highly involved with the production of The Amazing Collection: The Bible, Book-by-Book DVD series. Because of Robin’s expertise as a cook, homemaker, Bible study leader, and disciple maker, she is a sought-after mentor, advisor, counselor, and teacher. Robin is married and has one daughter and two grandchildren.

Be Amazing;
Empowered: The Amazing Church of Jesus Christ

Eleanor Lewis

At 26, Eleanor accepted Christ for assurance of heaven. When her son was born with a severe birth defect, she turned to God’s Word for answers and found a Savior and an all-powerful Lord. She taught Bible studies for over 30 years and was an inspirational speaker in America and internationally. She was president of Insights & Beginnings, which produced a video Bible study to help people understand their temperament type and use their strengths for God’s glory. This developed into The Amazing Temperaments. Eleanor passed away in 2015 and is survived by her husband, son, and 2 grandchildren.

The Amazing Collection: The Bible, Book by Book;
Invincible Love, Invisible War; Be Amazing; The Amazing Temperaments

Margie Ruther

Margie was not raised in a Christian home; her parents committed their lives to Christ after Margie married. But it was her mother’s godly example and prayers that brought Margie to the throne of grace. Her growing love for Jesus and His Word led her to Bible Study Fellowship. After many years, she became one of the lead teachers at The Women’s Fellowship of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia, and has trained women to teach the Word of God at retreats and church conferences. Margie and her husband have two sons and a daughter.

The Amazing Collection: The Bible, Book by Book

Michele Helms

Michele Helms serves alongside her minister husband as Vice President of “Driven to Encourage,” an organization they founded together devoted to reaching at-risk teens. She spends much of her time mentoring young women in the areas of nutrition, stewardship, and parenting. Her expertise in these areas has made her a sought-after speaker at conferences, churches, and small groups. She is the author of Time Around the Table, a book designed to teach families about the importance of sharing meals together. Michele and her husband have 5 children.

Guest Teacher on Be Amazing

Crawford Loritts

Crawford Loritts holds a Doctor of Divinity from Biola University and a Doctor of Sacred Theology from Philadelphia Biblical University. He is an accomplished writer and speaker who has dedicated his life to ministry. Crawford served as the Senior Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia. He and his wife Karen have four children and eight grandchildren.

Guest Teacher on Invincible Love, Invisible War

John Alan Turner

John Allan Turner is a theologian who writes and teachers, and consults with churches to help them accomplish their mission. He believes God calls us to share His message with others in a way that makes sense to them. He has published numerous books, and blogs regularly. John and his wife live in the outskirts of Atlanta, and they have four children.

Guest Teacher on Invincible Love, Invisible War