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CONTACT: Lisa Burkhardt Worley
972-809-6394
lisa@cwima.org  
August Connect Features Author and Media Leader Tina Wanamaker and
Jennifer Strickland Will Provide Professional Enrichment 
VP of Operations Marina Mclean, Sr VP of Connections Tracey Mitchell, President Sharon Hill, Founder & Chairman Suellen Roberts
and the Dallas, TX Media Members 
August 1, 2022 – Dallas, TX. – Christian Women in Media (CWIMA) members will get together for another inspiring and equipping meeting on ZOOM Thursday, August 18, 2022, for the CWIMA monthly Connect Event. The event will take place at Noon CST/10:00 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. GMT.
Tina Wanamaker has been married to her husband, Owen, for twenty-two years. They have four children and make their home in Selah, WA, where they raise children and chickens on their five-acre hobby farm. Tina has written women’s Bible studies, devotions, books, and newsletter articles with God at the center. Her passion is practical application of God’s Word to hearts and lives. She is a gifted teacher and enjoys bringing the Bible to life as she shares personal examples. Tina homeschools her children, speaks at ladies’ events, ministers in the jail as a chaplain, serves as an international women’s ministry leader, hosts a local connect meeting for CWIMA, and partners with her husband in ministering in the local community. In addition, they manage That I May Know Him Ministries, which utilize media in various forms to share the gospel and equip believers to practically walk out their faith. You can find more information on tinawanamaker.com.
The Professional Enrichment Message will be presented by Jennifer Strickland. Jennifer is a former international model, TEDx speaker, author, wife, mother of three, inspirational speaker, and the founder of a non-profit called U R More, that helps women and girls discover their value, identity, and purpose. Jennifer also leads a writing community called “Let’s Write,” where she assists women in pursuing their writing and speaking dreams. In her earlier days, Strickland was a professional model who appeared in Vogue and Glamour and walked the runways in Europe. But since leaving the modeling industry, Jennifer has written seven books and studies teaching women and girls their true worth, including Girl Perfect, More Beautiful Than You Know, Beautiful Lies, and 21 Myths (Even Good) Girls Believe About Sex. Jennifer passionately speaks across America helping women and girls discover their true worth in God’s eyes. Jennifer’s website is: https://urmore.org
The Worship Artist for the August Connect is Mary James. James has won numerous awards for her music. She has been named the Inspirational Country Music Awards “Female Vocalist of the Year” four different times and in 2016 she won the Inspirational Country Music Awards Video of the year. Her songs have made it to #1 on the Power Source Top 100 Christian Country Chart, the Christian Voice Magazine Country Christian Top 100 and the Power Source Top 100 Christian Country Chart. Through the words she writes, the songs she sings, and every message she shares, she hopes listeners will find the right amount of encouragement and hope to believe overcoming is possible. Find out more at www.maryjamesministries.org.
“This is going to be another amazing event that everyone will want to attend,” said Lisa Burkhardt Worley, VP of CWIMA Communications and organizer of the August Connect. “It will be an inspirational hour-and-a-half that will make you forget about the heat of the summer!” 
For more details on the CWIMA Connect meetings and to register, go to www.cwima.org/events.
 The next CWIMA “in-person” events are scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2022. Details and locations to be announced. To become a member of Christian Women in Media, visit CWIMA’s website at: https://cwima.org/.
About Christian Women in Media Association: Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA) is a professional association dedicated to connecting women in purpose and vision. With a national platform focused on impacting our culture through media, our members work in the fields of social media, film, TV, radio, publishing, music, the arts, and entertainment. The organization promotes and provides opportunities for industry networking, professional equipping, and spiritual inspiration. CWIMA provides global conferences, music showcases, regional events, local networks, and international outreach.
The Heart of Mercy Mission (HMM), established in 2019, is a charitable division of Christian Women in Media Association. The purpose of the Heart of Mercy Mission is to rescue, redeem and restore women through the power of Christ and a tangible humanitarian effort. God’s heart is for marginalized women who are oppressed, disadvantaged, and abused. May we reflect God’s heart by showing love and mercy to the abused women globally. 
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