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 19 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 will serve as 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 recently released her fifth book, The Most Powerful P Activity Book and Prayer Journal. The Activity Book and Prayer Journal is a sequel to a children’s book she released in 2015, called The Most Powerful P: A Child’s Introduction to the Power of Prayer. The Most Powerful P received a 2015 Christian Literary Award as “Best Children’s Book.” Also this year, she was a co-editor and contributor on Stories of Roaring Faith, a book of testimonies released by Roaring Lambs Ministries.
In 2014, she completed a book with co-author Catherine Weiskopf called, If I Only Had…Wrapping Yourself in God’s Truth During Storms of Insecurity. If I Only Had…has received four writing awards, being named a Finalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the “Religion-Non Fiction” category (international award) and was a 2014 Christian Literary Award winner (international award). The manuscript was named “Best Non-Fiction Book” at the 2012 North Texas Christian Writer’s Conference, and took 2nd place overall in the 2012 Deep River Books Writing Contest (national award). If I Only Had… was released in June 2014 and is now available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. In addition, Catherine, Lisa and Dallas media personality, Rebecca Carrell, wrote a Bible study, The Un-Crowd: When God Calls You Out of the World to Do the Unpopular. Catherine and Lisa are now working on The Un-Crowd book.
Burkhardt Worley, along with former Pearls team member Lisa Mick and Creative Director Catherine Weiskopf, also co-authored and co-edited the Pearls of Promise devotional, which features 120 devotional “pearls” from 46 different authors from around the country. The devotional includes 20 devotions written by Lisa and is available on Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle, BarnesandNoble.com and Barnes and Noble Nook.
Lisa speaks at church gatherings, retreats and 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.
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 30 years and has two children, Kyle, 27, and Bret, 20. 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.