Ann White

Ann is an internationally known author, speaker, and passionate Bible teacher. She founded her global ministry, Courage For Life, out of a calling to share with others how God and His Word brought restoration to her life and marriage. Having personally experienced God’s grace, salvation, and the life-changing power of the Bible, Ann’s desire is to extend this same love, mercy, and encouragement to others, so they too may be reconciled to God. Ann is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She and her family reside in Belleair Shores, FL.

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Courage For Life Team

Angie Bauman

Chief Operating Officer
Discipleship | Accountability

Angie is passionate about discipleship. She serves others by mentoring, teaching, resourcing, and praying for others to grow in their relationship with Jesus. She helps others grow spiritually through teaching, curriculum development, mentoring relationships, mission experiences, and community engagement. Her leadership expertise and educational credentials are in education, online learning, instructional design, discipleship, apologetics, and mathematics. Dr. Bauman has earned an MDiv, ThM, and PhD in Christian education, an MSEd in instructional design for online learning, a graduate certificate in online teaching, a BSEd in secondary mathematics, and is currently working on a MA in Christian Leadership.

Ashley Cunningham

Chief Strategy Officer
Communications | Programs

Ashley has served in national non-profits for over a decade. Her expertise is in marketing strategy, public relations, and communications. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Print Journalism from Troy University. Ashley is also a passionate Bible teacher, who loves helping others navigate their doubts and discover confidence in Christ. She earned a Master of Divinity in Christian Apologetics from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ashley enjoys early mornings on her porch swing, sipping a good cup of coffee and cheering on her favorite sports team, the Chicago Cubs.

Kathy Sherwin

Prison Ministry Manager

Kathy is passionate about sharing Courage For Life through prison ministry. Her heart to serve incarcerated individuals resonates not only with the offenders she serves but with the prison officials and chaplains who recognize the tangible impact of the Courage For My Life discipleship resources. Kathy provides training for chaplains, volunteers, and peer facilitators who teach the Courage For My Life discipleship resource in prison facilities in various states. God has called and equipped her to live out Hebrews 13:3, “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison.” Kathy is the grateful mother of two adult sons and daughter-in-law, as well as grandmother to her precious granddaughter. Kathy enjoys hiking, traveling, and sharing life and laughter with her family and friends.

Courage For Life Board

Kathy Crockett


Kathy is the founder of a professional development company where she creates customized trainings and seminars for students, non-profit organizations, churches, and corporate groups globally. She specializes in leadership, team building, business strategy, conflict, organizational change, communication, career assessments, and wellness. In addition to her work with leaders, Kathy is also the author of the Courageous Book series published in 2014, 2016, and 2020. Kathy graduated from Texas A&M University and completed graduate work at Texas Tech University. She also has an MS in Leadership and has had formal training from the Center of Creative Leadership and the World Business Executive Coaching organization. Kathy completed a year-long leadership coaching program with Dr. John Townsend and facilitated the Franklin Covey seminar entitled Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results. She also recently completed an executive certificate program in Leadership through Cornell University. She has been married to the love of her life, Steve, for 26 years. They have two daughters, Calley and her husband Heston, and Maddy, who bring much joy to their lives. They are involved in mission ministries at their church.

Tessie DeVore

Vice President

Tessie is President of Bible Media Group and VP of Publishing for OneHope. She’s an award‐winning writer, whose career started in marketing and public relations when she was named the youngest account executive for Kaplinger & Associates. In this role, she supervised various national campaigns, including the USA tour of the Spanish version of Evita, the famed Broadway play. She was named one of the Top 100 Hispanic Journalists and Media Personalities by PR Newswire in 2002. In 2005, she was recognized as one of the “30 Emerging Voices Who Will Lead the Church in the Next Decade.” She was the first Chairwoman of the American Bible Society’s (ABS) Latino Advisory Council. Her board experience includes Oral Roberts University, ABS, Forum Of Bible Agencies/North America, and Mission Mutual. She is a book publishing industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in English and Spanish and has been responsible for multiple New York Times bestsellers. She has been married to David since 1996, and they have two sons: one is David from David After Dentist (viral video) and the other is a true genius!

Charles Steadham


Charles is a Civil Engineer in practice for nearly 40 years, and is honored and proud to be supporting God’s work with Courage for Life. Charles is also involved with the nationwide Saints Prison Ministry, which visits State and Federal prisons and reaches out to inmates though sports, testimony and the sharing of the Gospel. Charles has also led numerous Bible studies, enjoys diving even deeper into Gods word through inductive Bible studies, and is also a supporter of his community as a volunteer with Cobb County (Georgia) EMA and other local charities. Charles enjoys photography, history and exploring old, historical buildings and railroads.

Tonya Carruthers

Tonya is a corporate human resources professional whom has quickly become a sought-after speaker and teacher for women and youth ministries. Tonya has the ability to see things strategically and speak with the wisdom God provides. She helps people use what they have to get where and what they want. She works daily to help people find purpose and be positioned for greatness.Tonya Carruthers has led HR functions at corporations such as Interstate Batteries, Walmart, JCP, and Pizza Hut. She holds a bachelor’s in business administration and Human Resources from Texas Women’s University. She is a faithful wife to Daryn Carruthers and devoted mother to sons Daryn II and Micah.

Kathleen Cooke

A global media executive, producer/actress, writer, and speaker, Kathleen is a founding partner and the EVP at Cooke Media Group, ( where she oversees casting and is a producer and creative director. She is a former teacher and university adjunct professor and the co-director of the global Biola Media Conference, the National ASCEND Women’s Conference and founded Christian Women In Media Hollywood. She presently leads and is the co-founder of The Influence Lab and Influence Lab Women ( where she mentors and inspires media/entertainment leaders and artists to empower their lives by the integration of their faith and work, and to redefine Christian media strategies to change the culture. She’s on the advisory boards for the National Salvation Army, Hollywood Prayer Network, Courage For Life, and 4WordWomen. Her devotional, Hope 4 Today: Stay Connected To God In A Distracted Culture challenges readers to engage with Bible reading 4 or more times a week and watch their life flourish. She is married to her “first” husband, Phil Cooke, and they are blessed with two daughters, son-in-law, and two grandchildren

Bob Fink

Bob recently retired after thirty-nine years in consulting with large health care systems throughout the southeast. In addition to various volunteer work, he also serves as the Vice President of Investments and on the Board of Directors of the Gift of Hope Foundation. Bob and Suzanne, his wife of thirty-one years have three adult children, three grandchildren with the fourth due in late February. His passions include travel, golf, skiing, biking and multiple outdoor activities.

Robbie Goss

Robbie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor with offices in Tampa, Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management from New Mexico State University and also graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. Robbie later received a M.A. in Counseling from Liberty University. In 1990, he started a counseling center as a means of linking the local church with professional counseling services. Prior to starting The Christian Counseling Center, Robbie was a youth minister, college minister, and associate pastor.  He has also pastored a church for 10 years. Robbie’s hobbies include biking, golfing, and working out.

Hunter Hamm

Hunter Hamm is the Managing Director of the Southeastern Wealth Management Group at Rockefeller Global Family Office. With more than 25 years of experience in wealth management, investment banking, and public accounting, Hunter serves as a trusted advisor in navigating the complexities of dynamic family needs, generational wealth, and philanthropic endeavors. Hunter regularly partners with Rockefeller Capital Philanthropy to help clients and their families achieve charitable goals and make meaningful impacts. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned his B.B.A. in Accounting in 1997 and his MBA in 2007. He is a CFA® charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant. Outside of work, Hunter enjoys golfing, traveling, and giving back to his community. His greatest joy comes from spending time with his wife, Kelly, and two children, Henry and Josie. Hunter and his family currently reside in Milton, GA and attend First Baptist Church of Alpharetta.

Dan McNerney

Dan grew up in Trenton, MO. After graduating from THS in 1973, he attended Trenton Jr. College. Then he went on to Northeast Missouri State University (now called Truman State). During his “growing up” years, he enjoyed all the normal sports but spent most of his time going to rodeos and competing in Calf Roping and Team Roping. In 1973, he won the Missouri State High School Championship in both events, which qualified him to go to the National competition, where he placed third. He joined the Barnes Agency in 1979 as an agent and has spent his entire career with this company. In 1989, with the help of a financial partner, he bought the company that he had gone to work for 10 years previous. In 2003, they formed Senior Marketing Specialists and began recruiting and training agents across the entire country. Dan loved their business and gained his greatest enjoyment from seeing new associates come to the company and supporting, training, motivating, and helping them find greater success than they have ever experienced or expected. He feels lucky to be married to his best friend, Julie, and they have 1 Super Son, 2 Dynamic Daughters, and 5 Gorgeous Grandchildren.

Suzanne Niles

Suzanne works in publishing, the entertainment industry, and public relations. She is presently the Director of Relationship Development for BroadStreet Publishing and a producer with Beautifully Flawed Productions. Suzanne co-authored Fast Friends, The Amazing Power of Friendship, Fasting, and Prayer with Wendy Simpson and has been a contributing author on six devotionals. Suzanne studied at Moody Bible Institute and has had the privilege of serving with various ministries including Franklin Graham and World Compassion. She spent five years on staff with The Salvation Army’s production team SAVNtv. Suzanne’s goal and purpose in life are to be a prayer warrior on behalf of others and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is married to her high school sweetheart Bob, and they have three amazing adult children, a wonderful daughter-in-law and son-in-law, and five precious grandchildren.

Mary Perdue

Mary Perdue was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1950. She graduated from the University of Georgia and Ohio State University with a BS and MEd in Speech and Language Pathology. She married Sonny Perdue in 1972, while he was a captain in the US Air Force. For most of her adult life, she has been a homemaker, public school speech pathologist, and volunteer in her community and church. The Perdue’s were foster parents for pre-adoptive newborns during 2001-2002. On her husband’s gubernatorial election in Georgia in 2002, Mrs. Perdue understood the opportunity to improve the lives of vulnerable children. Her platform as First Lady of Georgia for eight years focused on reforming the foster care system in the state, increasing awareness and volunteerism within the general citizenry, and improving the system for foster parents and foster children. She created the first Children’s Cabinet in Georgia, which included directors of every government department dealing with children. It’s mission was to eliminate duplication of services, improve outcomes for children, decrease the number of children in state custody, and facilitate communication between the various agencies. She also established a non-profit to ensure the furnishings within the Governor’s Mansion would be maintained using private funds. This museum quality collection from the Federalist Period could then be preserved for future generations without legislation. Sonny and Mary Perdue have four grown children, and fourteen grandchildren.

Angie Steadham

Angie is the Operating Leader of AIMC, LLC and has worked as the Executive Assistant to the president of AIMC, LLC, 
Mike White for more than 20 years.  She has also worked alongside Ann White hosting various fundraising events and serving foster children and group homes in the North Georgia area.  Angie is an avid student of God’s Word and is passionate about encouraging others to find their hope, healing, and inspiration in their relationship with God and the study of His Word. Angie has raised three daughters on her own and has one grandson, Levi Gabriel.  When she is not working or spending time with her family, Angie enjoys exercising, scrapbooking, reading, and cooking. She currently resides in Acworth with her husband Charles Steadham. And together they attend First Baptist Church of Woodstock.

Bryan Tyson

Bryan focuses on civil litigation, appellate litigation, election law, and government. He primarily represents governments, candidates, and companies in election and campaign finance matters. Previously, Mr. Tyson served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Public Defender Council, a role that has been described as the managing partner of the largest criminal defense firm in the state. He was appointed to that position by Governor Nathan Deal. As Executive Director, he was responsible for overseeing more than 500 attorney employees, 200 attorneys working under contracts, and 400 staff and investigators in 43 judicial circuits across the state. He secured funding increases of more than $11 million, ended litigation against the agency, and professionalized agency operations. He also personally visited every judicial circuit where GPDC operates. Before serving at GPDC, Mr. Tyson was an associate at a litigation boutique, where he focused on civil and appellate litigation in state and federal court. With other lawyers in the firm, Mr. Tyson advised the Georgia General Assembly during its 2011 redistricting process and was appointed as Special Assistant Attorney General to assist in securing federal approval of all three redistricting plans adopted by the legislature during its special session. He has represented clients before the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to admission to the bar, he worked in the Georgia General Assembly, most recently with the office of the minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives. Following his work in the Georgia General Assembly, Mr. Tyson served as a policy aide to former Third District Congressman Lynn Westmoreland in Washington, D.C.