Who We Are


    Author Lisa Sechler is a 30 year veteran of the financial industry.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the 
University of Maryland's College of Journalism and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business.  She g
rew up outside of Baltimore and has lived in seven different states. She has been married to her husband Tom since 1976 and they have one daughter, Kelly, who lives with her husband and their daughter in California. 

    This study is her opportunity to share her priority of keeping God's temple healthy and to help safeguard the precious and important lives of the people around her.  Lisa attends The Bridge Church in Newbury Park, CA.

Ministry Board of Directors
        A Board of Directors for this health ministry is made up of women who come from different backgrounds who bring wisdom, guidance and discernment to the work.  
Nadine Klein lives in South Florida with her mixed breed/Boston Terrier pup.  She works as a Compliance Specialist for a
managed care health concern, and part-time as a realtor.  ​Nadine helps coordinate Financial Peace University classes at the church she attends.

                         Kristy Anderson is a stay-at-home Mom with three small daughters.  
                    She and her husband, Ryan, are expecting their third child next March.
                They recently moved to Colorado Springs, CO.  Kristy was the first to lead 
                                                                                                                a Body Surprised! Bible study using Facebook.

Michelle Caldwell is an Army veteran who works for the 
Department of Defense. She is a wife and mother of 
two young children.  Being a busy lady, she was moved by 
Body Surprised! to not just exercise but re-prioritize her 
choices in life.  Michelle was an essential part of Body Surprised!
final editing.

Barbara Martin has spent her professional life in accounting and event planning.  As a wife, mother and daughter, her life revolves around five generations of family. She has been a longterm member of The Church at Severn Run in Severn, MD and she is dedicated to prayer.

Prayer Partners
        Nothing can substitute for continuous and on-going prayer.  Kathy Dean and Cathe Kender are committed to praying for those who seek Divine help to glorify God with their bodies.  Please let us know if you would like to join this effort or if they can pray for you.

    Kathy Dean is working hard to get her body healthy. The dress she wore to her daughter's wedding October 2013 can now fit, according to Kathy, "me and a small child."  There is more of Kathy's story on the Additional Thoughts page. 
Kathy grew up, and still lives in, Bowie, MD with her husband Pat, whom she married in 1985.  Kathy attends Mid-Atlantic Community Church.  She is the mother of three adult children: Dan, Tom and Katie and is a very happy and excited grandmother of Conner.

Cathe Kender is a mother of three adult daughters, many grandchildren and the great-grandmother of Grayson.  She lives in Wallingford, PA with her husband Ron, who helps her with her childcare business.