The Pearls Team
Lisa Burkhardt Worley- Founder
Lisa Burkhardt Worley loves her sisters in Christ and has been called by God to write and speak to women about overcoming the strongholds in their lives. After a difficult childhood, God helped Lisa to overcome her own personal obstacles and has given her a desire to share what she’s learned from her life experiences. She also has a strong calling to teach women about growing in the faith.
Lisa was both a national and local television sports anchor and reporter for nineteen years with HBO Sports (Inside the NFL), the Madison Square Garden Network (MSG Sportsdesk), ESPN, the local CBS affiliate in San Antonio (KENS) and the ABC affiliate in Chattanooga, Tennessee (WTVC). As a sports reporter, she regularly covered the NFL, NBA and in 1994, spent three and a half weeks reporting from the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. She was also the spokesperson for San Antonio International Airport for five years, part of which was during the events of 9-11.
After she rededicated her life to Christ in 1993, God led Burkhardt-Worley on a path that has included numerous ministry leadership positions and a seminary degree. In addition to her work with Pearls of Promise, Lisa is the Director of Special Projects for Dallas-based Roaring Lambs Ministries, and is on the Advisory Board of international ministry, Christian Women in Media, where she now serves as Vice-President of Marketing and was the Director of CWIMA’s 2017 Global Media Summit. Along with the Executive Director of Roaring Lambs Ministries, Donna Skell, she now co-hosts an international radio interview show called “A Time to Dream.” “A Time to Dream” showcases men and women’s testimonies of how their lives have changed through the power of Jesus Christ.
Burkhardt Worley is the author, co-author or editor of eight books including her recently released book to help the fatherless, The Only Father I Ever Knew, Pearls of Promise devotional, four-time award winner If I Only Had: Wrapping Yourself in God’s Truth During Storms of Insecurity, two children’s books: The Most Powerful P: A Child’s Introduction to the Power of Prayer and The Most Powerful P Activity Book and Prayer Journal. She is a co-editor/compiler for three Roaring Lambs books, Stories of Roaring Faith, Volumes 1-3.
Burkhardt-Worley’s writing awards include a 2015 Christian Literary Award for The Most Powerful P. If I Only Had… also received a 2014 Christian Literary award and was named a finalist in the 2015 international “Next Generation Indie Book Award” competition. If I Only Had…was the recipient of two other national or regional awards. This past year, Stories of Roaring Faith received a 2017 Christian Literary Award in the “Testimonial” category.
Lisa provides biblically-based inspirational messages at church gatherings, retreats and she also gives presentations on leadership to secular groups, both in the Texas area and in other parts of the country. She is the former Women’s Ministry Leader at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound where she oversaw all women’s ministry activities, planned events, and spoke regularly at a monthly women’s luncheon at Trietsch called “First Friday Feast.” Lisa and her husband are now members at Gateway Church in Southlake, where she serves as the intercessory prayer leader for Jewish Ministries, is on Altar Ministry, and serves on the overall intercessory prayer team for Gateway Church.
Lisa earned her Masters of Theological Studies Degree at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2008. Lisa is a San Antonio, Texas native but moved to Flower Mound in 2005. She has been married to Jeff Worley for thirty-two years and has two children, Kyle, 29, and Bret, 22. You can reach Lisa at email@example.com.
Catherine Weiskopf- Creative Director
“For as long as I can remember God has used my writing to heal me and encourage others,” says Catherine Weiskopf about her call to write. “I love hearing stories of how God has intervened in people’s lives. I have a passion for helping them pass on those encouraging, life-changing, God adventures.”
Catherine is an accomplished author who has published three books to help children learn math in a fun and non-threatening way: Lemon & Ice & Everything Nice, A Scholastic Hello Math Reader, Adventure in Mathopolis: Estimating and Measuring and Adventure in Mathopolis: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow, Fractions and Decimals. Catherine has also written articles for both “Highlights for Children” and “Brio” (part of Focus on the Family). Through her articles, Catherine uses negative experiences from her past to bring light and healing to children with hurtful lives.
Within the last two years, God has grabbed the wheel and changed Catherine’s direction from math to Christian books and Bible studies. Recently, she finished “If I Only Had…Wrapping Yourself in God’s Protection During Storms of Insecurity,’ a project co-written with Lisa Burkhardt Worley, which will be published in late spring. Currently, Catherine is co-writing two Bible studies: The Un-Crowd: When God Calls You Out of the World to Do the Unpopular and Faith Marker Workshop: Tools to Help Non-Writers Record Their Faith Journey. She is thankful for her husband, Arthur, who has graciously been supportive of his non-domestic writing wife for over 25 years. She is also grateful for her two children; perfect, beautiful, and made in China.
Rosemary Legrand-Communications Coordinator
In addition to handling most of the communications for Pearls of Promise Ministries, Rosemary Legrand is also the Director of Operation for Joy and Company and co-host of The Review with Joy & Company Radio Show.
She is a retired administrative phenom from a legacy airline and has had the opportunity to travel extensively for many years. A vibrant, enthusiastic Christian, Rosemary loves God with all her heart. Spend just a few moments with her and she will encourage you wherever you are in your walk with Christ. She is the author of the “WIC (Words Inspiring Change)
Consistently being used by God, Rosemary is a powerful yet humble motivational speaker. Speaking to all groups from adults to teens, she has been on the battlefields enlightening and encouraging others for many years, for she feels she has no choice that it’s her God given duty. She is bountifully rewarded being in His service and graciously accepts the call to servant-hood.
Born and raised on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Rosemary and her family called London, England home for over twenty-two years. She attended Kenley College and later accepted the role as principal of Ebony School of Hairdressing.
Rosemary is a widow and has three wonderful children, six beautiful grandchildren, and three precious great-granddaughters. She is a member of The Potters House in Dallas, Texas. Rosiegw@tx.rr.com
Aurora Ortega Geis-Marketing Director
Aurora is a Leadership Coach, Digital Marketing Expert, and Founder of A GO Strategy, a coaching, training and consulting company. Aurora handles most of the marketing for Pearls of Promise, including Social Media posts and strategic planning of outreaches like the Pearls of Purpose Branding Workshop and the 2018 Level-Up Conference. She is also a regular speaker at Pearls of Promise events.
In addition to her work at Pearls of Promise, Aurora also leads the effort for Digital Creative Institute (DCI) to partner with the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, industry business leaders and public officials, to become the first digital marketing apprentice model in the U.S. She acts as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Head Coach with DCI.
Aurora is a former Chairman of the Board for CPS Energy, the nation’s largest public power company, and was the Director of the Fannie Mae Partnership in San Antonio. In 2007, She joined Credit Human, a $2.5 Billion Credit Union as a Senior Credit Officer growing the mortgage portfolio from $480M to over $800M and later became their Membership Officer expanding the federally charted credit union.
Aurora is a wife, mother and community volunteer. In the secular world, she guides the transformation of people and business by aligning purpose with strategy and execution. In ministry, Aurora’s heart is to teach universal biblical truths on leadership that unleash purpose and passion. AGeis@agostrategy.com