Team

We are here to pour into you as you serve and pour into the girls in your life and in your GEMS Club. We are happy to serve you!

Cindy Bultema
Executive Director of GEMS Girls' Clubs

Cindy Bultema loves the Lord, loves life, loves her family, and loves to celebrate! With over 20 years in ministry, Cindy has trained leaders and created programs within a variety of settings including working with at-risk youth, and directing a mega-church's children's ministry. She is the author of Red Hot Faith and Live Full, Walk Free. Cindy speaks nationally for women's ministry events, and her personal testimony aired worldwide on the “Day of Discovery” television show. Cindy lives in West Michigan with her husband and their children, where you can often find her walking her two dogs, meeting a friend for coffee, attending her son’s hockey games, or trying to figure out what’s for dinner.

Lenae Bulthuis
Training & Club Development Manager of GEMS Girls' Clubs

Lenae Bulthuis counts it grace to serve as the Training & Club Development Manager for GEMS Girls’ Clubs. For fifteen years her work has given encouragement and hope to counselors and girls across North America through her writing and speaking. In addition to her work for GEMS, Lenae writes for blogs and magazines, and speaks to women about the life-changing truth that God didn’t just save us by grace, He invites us to live by grace. She lives with her husband Mike on a grain and livestock farm in west central Minnesota where she reads, writes, and wraps her arms around their grandlittles.

Amelia Rhodes
Senior Editor/Program Manager of GEMS Girls' Clubs

Amelia is the author of Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Pray for Your Community and is a national speaker for women’s ministry events. Her passion is providing women practical tools to live out their faith in their everyday lives. Amelia’s writing has been featured in the international devotional The Upper Room, Guideposts, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Amelia has loved serving in various children’s ministries and her local church as a children’s ministry storyteller and Bible teacher. Amelia has helped non-profits and Christian organizations for over a decade with marketing and communications. Amelia and her husband live in a small Michigan town with their two middle school-aged children where she enjoys hiking and hanging out with friends in coffee shops.

Guest Speakers

ReFresh will also feature guest instructors who are ministry experts from across the country. Learn from leaders such as Chris McKenna from Protect Young Eyes, Lynn Cowell from Proverbs 31, and more!

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