My Journey of Faith Women

Meet our Board Members

Sandra Hardage

CEO and Founder

Sandra is a wife, mother of three and grandmother of eight.  Her delight is her family especially the ones that call her Mimi.  Sandra knew from the time she was in the fourth grade that she wanted to be a teacher so she pursued her dream and received her BSE and MSE degrees.  Public education was her career until she retired and began serving her greater passion, Jesus Christ by teaching Bible studies and classes using many venues including print, face-to-face and online.  Following the Lord’s leading, Sandra’s journey led her to create the online website and ministry - My Journey of Faith Ministries.  

She is author of FAITH Joseph’s Story a novel and Christian Bible Study available through Amazon.

Find out more about Sandra at:

Favorite Verse

Ephesians 2: 4-5, 8-10
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God... not by works, so that no one can boast."  

Carissa Hardage

Board Member and Creative Director

Professionally, Carissa is a Licensed Masters of Social Work and has worked as a Clinician in child and family therapy before leaving the workforce to serve her family as a stay at home mother. Carissa’s favorite past time is traveling and spending quality time with her husband Matt, and their three children ages 12, 11, and 8.  The great passion of her heart is studying and teaching God’s Word and she longs to make that passion contagious for others.  Carissa has holds a Masters in Biblical and Theological Studies through Dallas Theological Seminary.


Favorite Verse

1 John 4: 10 

"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."

Betty Lacy

Board President

Betty Lacy lives in Hot Springs where she is a wife of 39 years, a mom to two sons (both firefighters), mother-in-law to two beautiful, godly, young ladies, Mimi to four grandchildren and most of all she is a child of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  She considers everyday a gift from her Heavenly Father and she lives each day to the fullest.

On January 13, 2014 God began re-inventing Betty’s life by guiding her deeper into women’s ministry.  She has always felt a calling to the women’s ministry but now she has a story to share and a new found love for this ministry.

Betty is beginning to get the hang of retirement after working in real estate for the last 23 years.  Her days consist of Bible study, writing devotionals and stories, taking care of her home and family, working at her church (she is there so much they have given her a desk) where she works in the Women’s Ministry and the Senior Adult Ministry.

In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, watching grandkids, cooking, reading, shopping at thrift stores and flea markets, taking photos of old barns and buildings while traveling Arkansas, and speaking at women’s ministry meetings and retreats.

She can be found on her website:

Favorite Verse

Jeremiah 29: 11-13 

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

Rebekah Beene

Board Member and Devotions

In a Christian Women’s meeting in 1983, Rebekah was given a prophetic message that she would write books. Several years ago she began writing stories about special holiday memories and travels, sharing God’s love and care through each story. God has gifted Rebekah with the ability to look at the natural and see the supernatural.

Both Rebekah and her husband Danny have a heart to share the Gospel and the riches of life in Christ to everyone they meet. They have served in the local church and in ministry to motorcyclists. Danny is an ordained minister and they both have been Bible study teachers for many years. Rebekah also speaks at women’s retreats and conferences. Her tag line says it all “God loves you and He’s for you”

Favorite Verse

John 15: 5

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."

April McCullough

Board Member and Magazine Editor

April has a background in Psychology and Counseling and has 10+ years in healthcare.  She is currently enrolled at Dallas Theological Seminary and is a stay at home wife and mom to three children.  In her spare time, April enjoys writing, exercise, and spending time with family and friends.  Her strength and passion is in encouraging women to rise above every setback and circumstance to fulfill the destiny for which God has purposely placed within them.  

Favorite Verse

Philippians 1: 6

Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus".