April Diaz is one of the leading voices in ministry and leadership in the States. She’s a Youth Ministry Associate at the Slingshot Group, passionately connecting remarkable churches and youth workers through staffing searches and coaching. April has participated in Fuller Youth Institute’s Advisory Council since their formation. She’s the Director of Coaching for The Youth Cartel, coaching youth workers all over the country through their Youth Ministry Coaching Program (YMCP). April became a certified coach through the Center for Advanced Coaching. April is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. They’ve been together over half their lives and he’s still her favorite person. After a deep calling into international adoption and excruciating infertility journey, they became parents. In January 2011 they became a “forever family” when they brought home the most beautiful Ethiopians, Judah and Addise. In a total miracle, fifteen months late they welcomed bio son, Asher, into the world. [Read more…]
Award-winning journalist Valerie Lowe has been host of The Harvest Show since 2010. Before that she was an associate editor for Charisma magazine. Her work has taken her across the U.S. and abroad to Haiti, Israel, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Ukraine and Canada. On Saturday mornings, Valerie can be found at thrift stores in search of all things vintage. She enjoys watching basketball and would rather miss a meal than a re-run of Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightly. Valerie is the mother of one daughter and her experiences as a single mom has opened the door for her to use television as a bullhorn to encourage other women.