ABOUT US

Learn the heart, vision, and team behind our ministry.

OUR MISSION

Choose to Soar has accepted God’s calling and leading to equip and empower women to be all He intended. As well-equipped disciple-makers, the CTS team possesses nearly a hundred years of experience in ministry training, teaching, coaching, and mentoring.

Through hundreds and hundreds of hours working with Christian women, the CTS team has identified essential training and development needs for those desiring to live the life God purposed for them.

Women who are being equipped and empowered through our impactful Encounter Weekends, Bible teaching, written content, podcasts, and intentional mentoring are becoming faithful disciples and are desiring to live the life God purposed for them.

Our team is committed to our vision and mission as we are not only products of change but have also witnessed that when you get a woman in a posture to receive who God says she is and what God has for her, her life changes! When a woman’s life is changed, a family is changed. When a family is changed, a generation is changed. A changed generation will create a changed culture for His glory.

We are dedicated to our passionate mission to create contributors to the Kingdom, not consumers.

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Our Team

EQUIPPERS

TANYA MAGNUS

Tanya has over 27 years of business ownership, leadership training, mentoring/coaching, and Bible teaching. She loves being a constant student of the Bible and declares what Jeremiah said, "his word is in my heart like a fire, I am weary of holding it in, indeed, I cannot. Tanya's God given gifts combined with her education, equipping skills, and her broad knowledge from personal and professional experiences, makes her approach and style very impactful! Her deepest passion is to guide women to become all that God has intended.

TAYLOR WILLIAMS

Taylor is a University of Arkansas graduate (Woo Pig) with a BS in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development. Currently Taylor is a product developer for Pioneer Woman and Better Homes & Gardens. With her extensive background in design and marketing, she is an asset to our Choose to Soar merchandise line. Taylor also serves in the capacity of leading CTS with current and fresh ideas to be appealing to the women we serve. Her love for the Lord, and passion to encourage women, empowers every woman she meets. Taylor resides in Bella Vista, Arkansas with her husband and two golden doodles.

SAMMI EDWARDS

Sammi has 10 years of experience as a videographer and photographer and 4 years of experience working with ministries. She strongly believes in the power of visual storytelling in connecting people with each other and with the Lord. Sammi plays a vital part in CTS in bringing awareness of their mission to other women. Since experiencing the power of mentorship and discipleship in her own personal relationship with God, one of her greatest desires is for women to feel strong in following where the Lord is calling them and confident using their gifts to glorify Him.

TERRI BRANCH

Terri is a graduate of Baylor University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Her favorite part of her nursing career was the time spent in trauma ER and home hospice. Terri currently serves as a passionate leader in the ReGeneration program at her church because she experienced the healing the ReGen program brings. She also serves full time with CTS as Assistant to the Executive Director, Volunteer Director, and Office Manager. Terri is a wife to Doug, and mom to two teenage boys. Besides reading and traveling, she loves watching her boys play soccer and lacrosse.

Board of Directors

TERESA KRAEMER

Teresa is the CEO of Precision Appliance Leasing with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Teresa is an executive leader that is a visionary and has a focus on supporting and helping people discover their strengths for success. She brings her love of Jesus to the workplace by instilling her company’s culture based on the values of CHRIST. With over 35 years in executive leadership roles, Teresa has a reputation as a results-getter for leading people and establishing a culture for success. Teresa has served in the Women’s Mentoring Ministry at her church, and as a volunteer and member of the fundraising committee for Nexus Recovery in North Texas, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Choose to Soar Ministries, non-profit, 501(c ) 3 non-profit.

TANYA MAGNUS

Tanya is a Jill-of-all-trade’s. She’s been a professional athlete, in the music business, has built several small businesses, and has been in many leadership positions in the corporate world and in ministry. Tanya’s plethora of certifications, education, and experience, serves her well as the founder and Executive Director of Choose to Soar Ministries. Tanya mentor’s women ministry leaders and is an active board member for other non-profits as well. But it was through Tanya’s study of God’s Word she found her heart’s true home and learned her identity in Christ means more than all the fame and fortune the world can offer.

JESSICA JUDERMAN VAN BRUNT

Jessica is a highly accomplished and visionary professional with a proven track record of success as a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and world-traveling missionary. Currently serving as VP, Development for two construction companies, where she provides insightful leadership and guidance to drive business growth through process and procedure implementation, while cultivating and building up leaders from within. Possessing a strong commitment to a Kingdom-focused worldview, she has translated her skills and extensive experience in business and non-profit development to create a positive impact across diverse sectors. She is a results-driven professional who is passionate about empowering individuals, organizations, and communities to reach their full potential.